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“Loud, crazy, but good food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
720 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1025
(831) 373-1884
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Ranked #53 of 260 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Loud, crazy, but good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I was a bit dubious about coming to this place as it was "just" a bit chain and there was so many other places to eat. But in the end it was too tempting, being a big fan of shrimp (prawns!) we went for it.

I was actually really impressed, the place was very loud and crazy with people talking and music and staff racing around. But it all added to the atmosphere. The food lived up to the hype too, lots and lots of shrimp, we went all out and had a combo with loads of different types as well as some really tasty ones just served on paper (cooked in beer I think) for a starter. Loved it.

Even the drinks were cool (if extremely expensive) I had a sort of Margarita with a bottle of corona pouring into it, sounds bizarre, but was good! And of course you get to keep the souvenir glasses.

Can't wait for them to open one in London!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Family fun favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Watch Forrest Gump first to optimize fun. Been there dozens of times. Always great food and the staff is always pleasant and helpful. Noisy but not annoying table chatter noise. 70's music and fun time noise. Highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great place in a lovely spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Decided to take this in after reading the extensive menu and it didn't let us down. The service was extra friendly and food was served quickly and was delicious. Particularly the amazing hot cookie dessert, that is a must!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Ood food good atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Got a seat with a great window view of the Monteray bay.
Staff interaction was fun with plenty of Forrest Gump quiz questions.
Good food at a descent price.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good fun restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Got into Monterey late and needed to eat. Happened across Bubba Gump's. Wasn't sure at first as it's a little garish. However, it was great food, I had the chicken sandwich so not everything is shrimp! It was good as was the service. Our server Juan was great company. I would recommend if you aren't eating out fancy and need reliable hearty food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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