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“Fun Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
75-5776 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1758
808-331-8442
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Ranked #56 of 209 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
utah
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29 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fun Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We try to go to all the Bubba Gumps when we are in a city with ome. They are fun places and it is about the only time we eat seafood. We would go back again just for the strawberry shortcake. Some of the best we have had. Always friendly service with some Gump trivia thrown in for fun.

  • Visited March 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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“Great view, so-so food, poor drinks.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Bubba Gumps is a fun place to go and right by the ocean with crashing waves. It was our first stop in Kona so we had fun but the margaritas were really bad. The food was adequate but not spectacular. I wouldn't go out of my way to go again.

Visited March 2013
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Orlando, FL
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“sit outside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

First, I absolutely LOVED the view. Bubba Gumps and another (much pricier) restaurant down the street have the best views in Kailua-Kona. Sitting outside watching and hearing the waves crash is worht the price of admission and I actually would go back even though the service was slow and the food maybe a notch above lousy.
When my wife and I entered the restaurant, we immediately noticed the smell. It really stunk! No other way to say it. We would not even consider eating inside if they gave us a free meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Spendy, chain restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

i guess i'm surprised by all the praise this place gets. this is my 5th visit to HI so it's not like i'm watching my pennies or anything but for the amount they charge for say, a coconut shrimp dinner, you'd think you're helping them pay their rent that month and chances are, you probably are. of course the views are beautiful, that's probably what draws so many people into this place. the food is fine, you know you're going to get ok food at a chain restaurant, but you're in Hawaii - wouldn't you rather venture out and try the gazillion other local places to choose from? you're probably even going to pay less than at Bubba Gumps and get to experience what you came to Hawaii for. i could visiting for happy hour, of if you have kids traveling with you.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Shingle Springs, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great sunset view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We went to Bubba Gumps for our last night dinner. The menu had something for everyone. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the scampi.

The sunset view is very nice. We went around 5:30 to secure the best table next to the ocean. We watched the sunset and enjoyed the surfers staying out to the last minute trying to catch that 'last wave of the day'.

Visited January 2013
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