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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
+1 310-393-0458
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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Elora, Canada
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When walking the pier or enjoying the surrounding beach area, this restaurant provides a nice place for good seafood and a few drinks. The food was decent but by no means what I would travel distances to get to. Drinks were also good but not top shelf, as reflected in the pricing. Would I go there again, yes if in... More 

Thank Stephen M
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a quirky restaurant and prices are higher than the other restaurants around. This is expected as it's a novelty restaurant. The food is yummy but portions are small and not filling enough. Staff were friendly. I got refused alcohol even though I'm almost 30 years old and I'm on my honeymoon. I thought this was a bit over... More 

Thank ehender
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kids went to ride rides on the pier so the wife and I went here for lunch. Great service, great food, and atmosphere. We are from Colorado so we had never been here. Just a great lunch and our server was excellent. Very nice place to eat

Thank Scoot1966
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't get a chance to visit any Michelin starred or high awarded restaurants, but this was very nice. Although before entering I did ask the women in the gift shop what the best thing on the menu was and she suggested to me the tilapia with lobster sauce which was fabulous. We will return here. Great for a quick... More 

Thank Kirshatomizer
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service and great food. We were seated quickly then asked to changed tables so we could see the sunset and no problem. Food was delicious and the service quick . We were not hurried for the table and had a lovely meal. The bonus was the gift shop were I got the cutest items for my dog at half... More 

Thank Emily F
Athens, Tennessee
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is on the Santa Monica pier. The food was typical Bubba Gump, good but a little pricey for me, but I think for the area it was fairly reasonable. Besides, it is on the pier and I think you pay extra for that.

Thank ShadySpot
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitively food isn't the best of LA. My one week experience wasn't good and unfortunately I expected more from Bubba Gump. This restaurant is based on Forest Gump and have a good place well located in middle of Santa Monica Pier. After 25 min waiting we was perfectly received for a nice waiter but we choose a fat option with... More 

Thank Bernardo S
Racine, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the shrimp people there is the best thanks .was just one of those days where you have to be hungry because if you leave hungry that's your own fault.

Thank jliquid
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Services a must see place and dinning area - food was amazing and service was spot on ! Defiantly recommend it !

Thank Tania R
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fabulous. Our group had Louisiana Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Macaroni with Shrimp, Scampi with Capers. It was all delicious. Greg was our waiter who took such good care of us. He was very personable. We got a table with a view. The place is on the Santa Monica Pier. It was a very special night and our Italian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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: +1 310-393-0458

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