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“Hooked on the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
1501 Broadway, New York City, NY 10036-5505 (Midtown)
212-391-7100
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Ranked #268 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Hooked on the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Every year we girls go to New York for a few days of "retail therapy" and "we time" well away from our respective families.

The first entry in our schedule is a meal at Bubba Gump for fish'n'chips all round.

Didn't let us down this time with food and service up to the usual high standard.

Miss it at your peril!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Only good thing was the cocktails ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

After hearing about this place & being a fan of the movie we decided we would have a dinner at bubbas. Unfortunately I wasn't too impressed with the food. It looked quite nice but wasn't anything special. I had the chicken & was very dry, the chips were ok. My boyfriend had the bucked of boat trash which looked cool in a bucket, he said the shrimp was ok but again nothing special. The cocktails were really nice, the mango mojito was very refreshing. We turned up at the restaurant for 7:00 & had to put our names down & told we would have to wait 40 mins. I asked if we could leave & come back as it was very crowded in the reception area with people waiting for their table. We went to a bar round the corner for a drink & came back to be seated. We went upstairs & then had to stand in a queue for a further 20 mins to be seated. The view from the restaurant is nice, but you are only one floor up so it isn't as amazing as some of the reviews state on here. I enjoyed dinner at flip in bloomingdales, serendipity & even the 99cent slices of pizza far more than this place.

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“Boiled Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, Garlic Shrimp.......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Shrimp! And steak, chips, rice, beans......

We were in NYC for a long weekend and had a list of places to go, and loved every minute of the trip. We didn't plan to go to Bubba Gumps Shrimp Shack, but were walking through Times Square and Broadway and saw it above a row of shops, thought it looked funny and went in.

Great atmosphere inside, staff were great and the food delicious. I get bored when I see reviews that say things like "the food was in general, battered, fried or cooked in oil/butter" erm, it's a Shrimp Shack? That's what it sells?! If you want a salad don't go to a New York Shrimp Shack!

Dont go in expecting a quiet romantic meal, don't expect a pleasant meal for Auntie Veronicas 60th. Its tacky, commercial, brash, American, and utterly, utterly brilliant. I won't say more, as it would ruin the surprise.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We loved this restaurant in Times Sq. It was our favourite place to eat, great value for money, lovely cocktails amd 1st class service for which we based the rest of our trip on and no one else exceeded Bubba Gump, brilliant.

  • Visited January 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“I love Bubba Gumps!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This place is brilliant. It has atmosphere, it is lively, and different! Where else would you be served a drink in a glass with flashing lights in the bottom of it.

Portions are good, staff friendly, and food is tasty. Try the key lime pie - delicious!

The food is great, reasonably priced and it is a fun place to be. Depending on the drink you have, you can aso keep your glass, including the flashy disco light one! :-)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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