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“A little over the top”

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
Ranked #24 of 301 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Massachusetts
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A little over the top”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We decided to try this out, despite the hokey look to it.

Although it's right on the water, the number of seats with a water view is extremely limited and the noise level inside the place is deafening. Definitely not the place for anyone with trouble hearing.

On the other hand, the menu was extensive and the food that we ordered was particularly good.

I could do without all of the movie trivia and the over-perkiness of the waitstaff. It wasn't particularly entertaining and felt a bit like we had to pass the test in order to eat.

I'd go again, but I would ask the waitperson to skip the scripts.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Amusing atmosphere”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We took our children there for the day. Had a great lunch and it was fun. We sat right by the window overlooking the ocean. The food was tasty and service was friendly.

  • Visited May 2014
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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fun time”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was a total chain experience, but it was fun for us. They asked us funny questions about the movie. Good times.

Visited November 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona
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“You pay for the gimmick”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The kids will love it. The adults, not so much. The decoration is there to make you forget about the mediocrity of the food and the prices (not mediocre).
There are really good fish restaurants nearby. Skip this.

  • Visited June 2014
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Houston
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“I was disappointed”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

I got the shrimp and fries and it tasted very fishy and frozen to me. I really didn't expect that because we were right there on the water. I didn't say anything to anyone. I guess when you travel you can't always get quality food. I would not go to a Bubba Gumps again.

Visited June 2014
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