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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
+1 310-393-0458
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We went to this iconic restaurant with the same expectation of something great. The setting was great until we were seated. Those of us who were seated facing the sun were "blinded" by the sun. When we asked if the blue news could be lowered a little another patron promptly argued that he had come for the sunset and put... More 

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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Located directly on the Santa Monica Pier. Had a long line when we went but I liked their check-in. They told us what time to come back when our table would be ready, and it worked out great since we were able to walk around the pier while we waited. Decent selection of American fare and seafood. We'd been wanting... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

We came around lunch time and luckily did not have to wait that long for a table! Our waiter was very nice, helpful with the menu, and even asked us Forrest Gump trivia questions while we waited for our food. The food did not disappoint! We had a great experience and I will go back if I'm ever in the... More 

Thank Launan49
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service. The staff was friendly and helpful. The service was fast. The restaurant and restrooms were clean.

Thank Adrienne Hodges S
los angeles
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213 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

What can you expect of a chain restaurant at a popular attraction? The food is not bad but overpriced as expected. They have some unique drinks and the bar area is always packed.

Thank shawnCA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

I wanted to go there for sentimental reasons... and it was fun. The shrimps I ate were delicious - Bubba would be pleased :-) If you watched the movie, it will bring all the memories, if not, you will enjoy the food for sure. The interiors are fun, a good place for families.

Thank JulitaDavies
New South Wales, Australia
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Didn't come here expecting great food but was pleasantly surprised. I love the movie so enjoyed all the memorabilia on the walls and the gift shop. The staff were attentive and the food came out on time.

Thank E5891
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Called in for lunch...great food, the place was so busy and the staff were working very hard and provided the highest standard of service. Thanks to all. We had a great time.

Thank Greg A
chelsea london
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

The pier is always busy with loads of restaurants and the big wheel. Bubba is fun and always crowded and noisy but it is great to say you have had the experience, the bench outside is a must for a selfie - life is like a box of ----------.

Thank chelseatraveller121
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

As you'd expect from a Babba gumps, fried and simplistic food but great atmosphere. Drinks are good and solid during happy hour.

Thank Mom_2_the_4th_Power

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, 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: +1 310-393-0458

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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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