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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

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Santa Monica
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301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here was lovely and we had an amazing view of the beach. The service however left a lot to be desired. 9 days in the US and the worst service we've had. Our waitress was Alison and it appeared almost everything was too much trouble. Waited 15 mins just to get a glass of wine and then to... More 

Thank Rebecca B
Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food came quickly. We had several dishes, their pasta is really good and of course their fried shrimps, fish and fries are really tasty. The smoothies and drinks are really good especially in a hot day. The place itself is decorated neatly and the staff there were extremely nice and cheerful.

Thank AsmaZaher
Colerne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service with tasty food! While it was busy we had very short waiting times for table and food. The service was excellent and food very tasty. Some nice options also for those that do not like shrimps or fish. Especially on the kids menu. The kids meal was served in a cool "Jenny" boat. Very family friendly place!

Thank FrauEB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Life's a box of chocolate, and dining in Bubba Gump is definitely a great choice! Loved it! Great service! Food's good! Just gotta wait a little because it's probably the only full-serve restaurant right on the pier!

Thank asylumescapee
North Bay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My first time at Santa Monica Pier and it was quite a busy day so there was a wait to get my table. Server was very friendly and helpful. I ordered my usual New England Clam Chowder and it was so good as always. Had the Shrimp Mac and Cheese. Best part was the Key Lime pie! OMG it's so... More 

Thank spooky_dooky
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit to a bubba gump and enjoyed it. Surprisingly full after what seemed only half the meal. Good atmosphere but should try and pre book as v busy.

Thank Macbad
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I knew when we went to The Santa Monica Pier we had to eat lunch at Bubba Gump. Some great fun and wonderful food. Most if the dishes will feed 2 people

Thank Connie S
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as a group of six people and we all had great meals. Service was very good. The place is very novel and fun. Great for those who have seen Forest Gump as there are lots of references to the movie.

Thank kozmohiggins
Havelock, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to play tourists on our business and we decided on this restaurant for lunch. While the food was okay, nobody thought it was *great*, and the service wasn't much either. Granted they were busy, but that should be the norm for that location. Five of us had three different choices - I had the tacos - and... More 

Thank Pam J
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited late afternoon/early evening after a day on the beach. The food was good, atmosphere was fun and our server was great. Would definitely recommend especially if you like seafood. There was even a view of the beach for those who were not engrossed in the wifi.

Thank Jennie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 13103930458

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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