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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
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301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days 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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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything you would expect from an American themed restaurant. If you love shrimp and Forest Gump then this is certainly worth a visit. Prices are mid range the staff are helpful and enthusiastic. Certainly worth a visit !

Thank Alun B
Cresco, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Bubba Gumps in NYC many times and Fort Lauderdale. As far as the menu goes there's little variation, which is good because you know what to expect. The service was in no way exceptional. The time from when we placed our order(an appetizer and a salad) and when we received our food was way too long.... More 

Thank supergrammy06
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the shrimp appetizer size and loved it..A lovely flavour and good sized meal..For an Aussie, the starter/appetiser was plenty..

Thank Kim W
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The meal we had was superb, I have celiac disease - the server was knowledgeable with the menu and guided be appropriately with what choices I had, we all had a fantastic meal with fab views of the beach and ocean. The place has a great atmosphere I would recommend to anyone visiting. Thank you

Thank 190748JoF
Murrieta, California
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194 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a come as you are place. It can be very crowded. Food is very good and average prices. Service is friendly. Good choice of beverages.

Thank Susan R
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I were so excited to visit! We had a long wait but plenty to do on the pier. The food was good, but our waiter Kevin was awesome! He gave us a pop quiz during our dinner about the Forrest Gump movie & Tom Hanks it was surprising & fun.

Thank Susanne G

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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
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
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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