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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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301 Santa Monica Pier, Building 9, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
+1 310-393-0458
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“shrimp” (310 reviews)
“seafood” (96 reviews)
“fries” (77 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Santa Monica Pier, Building 9, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
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531 - 540 of 1,579 reviews

Reviewed July 23, 2016

Rating is for store only. We stopped here as it was the first shop on the pier to get a sweatshirt. California is always cooler at night than you expect. The folks working here were beyond friendly which is unusual for LA. The young man...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

It's the only sit down restaurant on the pier. We like seafood and have eaten at other locations. The seating was fast, especially in peak tourist season. The food was okay and service was fast. The view was beautiful. It was really difficult and heartbreaking...More

Thank haydenhw1
Reviewed July 22, 2016

This was our first time going to Bubba Gump Shrimp co. It nice to be able to look out at the sea while eating.The waiters and waitresses are very friendly and give you a bubba gump quiz at the end.If you want the waiters attention...More

Thank Lightwing12Star
Reviewed July 21, 2016

How can you not love this place?! The food is average but the service and location makes up for it! From the classic American hits playing throughout the restaurant to the gift shop with every souvenir imaginable to the Forrest Gump trivia, this place is...More

1  Thank Amy F
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is wonderful! The view is perfect! The food is just good...not horrible, just not the tastiest.

Thank Khbarrilleaux
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

While we waited for our table we went walking on the beach and played in the water till it was time for us to eat. The food was delicious and amazing. The service was spot on and there was never an empty drink cup (water,...More

Thank Amber V
Reviewed July 18, 2016

This was the 1st bubba gump restaurant we ever ate in - has been lots of others since! 5 years later and it hasn't changed. The food is excellent, if you enjoy shrimp, although they do offer alternatives, such as burgers, but if you go...More

Thank SheilaM70
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co Resturant on Santa Monica Pier.. Well all was okay, waitress seemed pleasant to start with, shrimp cocktail was awful, but the rest of dinner was nice enough. .

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The place had a great theme and lots of quotes, etc from the movie but I have to say the food was a little disappointing. The shrimp, which is the whole basis of the place, didn't taste fresh, which was disappointing. Interestingly, I went to...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed July 16, 2016

The movie is a legend of our era so there was no chance of missing a visit to this restaurant. It is everything you would expect with cool little sayings and memorabilia from the movie. Plus there are new things that are extensions of the...More

Thank wortho
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famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
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Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
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September 6, 2016|
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Response from phoebehackett | Reviewed this property |
We didn't make a reservation, they took our names, told us it would be about a 30 min wait - We went away and came back after 30 mins and were taken to our table.
Ernie R
August 4, 2016|
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Response from Globetrotski | Reviewed this property |
They get right into it ! Your daughter should have a birthday to remember for a long time !
September 6, 2015|
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Response from elitepro | Reviewed this property |
It was my experience that they want you to buy stuff in their store so they make you wait for a table. Especially at the Galveston restaurant because all the entertainment on the pier is owned by the parent company. you may... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Santa Monica Pier, Building 9, 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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