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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

$$$
Downtown
American, Seafood, Family Fare
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99 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3152
843-723-5738
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 120
    Average
  • 59
    Poor
  • 42
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
After the tour of downtown/farmers market, we tried Bubba Gumps

TERRIFIC! a nice out door pleasant meal, moderate price for this tourista restaurant. Shrimp were fresh tasy and we went back for more...that's a best review, second helpings! Gump's is now where we go for a nice lunch when down town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
david554
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

TERRIFIC! a nice out door pleasant meal, moderate price for this tourista restaurant. Shrimp were fresh tasy and we went back for more...that's a best review, second helpings! Gump's is now where we go for a nice lunch when down town.

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Leicester, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped for lunch at this "Forrest Gump" themed restaurant with tons of memorabilia from the movie! When you flip the metal license plate on your table from " run Forrest" to " stop Forrest" the staff comes running to meet all your needs. We enjoyed the she crab bisque, mixed berry salad and the "po boy shrimp sandwich". Stop... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Although there are many restaurants in Charleston, we were happy to see it open on a cold, rainy and icy winter night in Charleston. I had the she crab soup and salad and it was very good. My husband had the fish and chips and he also liked it as the fish was light and tasty. The menu is typical... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Of course it's a tourist thing, but gotta do it once! We went around 2 pm so we didn't really have a wait. Theme restaurant, Forest Gump movie decor and references and gift shoppe. Good selection of offerings for diners. Had the hamburger w/ fries for lunch. Very happy with it. Good fries. Our waitress was very entertaining with a... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Helpings should be larger for the price you pay. The food is not some great thing you can't get elsewhere, I suppose you are paying more for the bubba gump's experience if you value that. Probably not the place to take your kids if you are want to fill them up at a fair price (if they want shrimp). Location... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I haven't had this much fun in a restaurant in a very long time. The food was great, atmosphere fun, Forrest Gump Movie Trivia Better. We will return our next trip to Charleston

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I spent my 50th birthday dinner here. The food was WONDERFUL as usual, but the service was outstanding. From our waitress Emily, to the manager and the chef that all came to our table, they made my BIG birthday so special for me.

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North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved every thing on the menu. Visit the gift shop outside 1st floor. Staff was great and play small trivia game from movie while taking your order. Walking distance from lots of shops. Just be careful on steps after rainy afternoon.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Bubba Gump not only accommodated our group of 80 but they made a lasting impression. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was super fun, and the staff was entertaining. Thank you to Sean and the rest of the wait staff for making our time at the Charleston Bubba Gump Shrimp Co memorable. Don't forget to get the chocolate cake!!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Ever since I was small, we had eaten here. The decor is fantastic, as is the atmosphere. Wonderful for a classic movie buff! The food is good, this time I got Lt. Dan's Drunken Shrimp, which was beer battered grilled shrimp, sausage, and mashed potatoes. It was good, but a small portion. Even at the size, it still filled me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3152
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 843-723-5738

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?