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“Good place to eat on the Santa Monica Pier”

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
Ranked #17 of 696 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Food was delicious, service great. They have these signs that say "Run, Forest, Run" for waite staff to pass you by, and if you needed service, you flip up the sign to say "Stop, Forest, Stop". Great idea. You had a waitress but anyone would help you if they saw that sign. All places should impose this philosophy.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

First visit. Would go back. Sitting looking at the Pacific/ Santa Monica Pier activity.
Tried two different dishes, both were great.
Music too loud to visit, noise level pretty high to enjoy any conversation.
Service a little slow for a beach place w/ other eateries nearby.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

We decided that a trip to Santa Monica would not be complete without a visit here. We were not disappointed. We chose to dine here because we wanted to eat pancakes. The decor of the restaurant is great and it contributed to the whole dinning experience. Maybe a little pricey but remember you pay for the experience not just the food. The pancakes were delicious would definitely recommend .

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Came for a holiday family dinner and ordered drinks. We were carded, all of us are 45, 46, 48, and 78 years old. One of us didn't have I'd, asked for the manager. His name is Dan. We are all very obviously over 40. He refused to serve, because of Bubba Gump policy everyone must be carded. We decided to leave. Unfortunately Dan showed poor customer service. It was a judgement call on his part. We planned a $250 dinner and drink budged on a Wed night when they were having a less than busy night. I am writing to their corporate office With all 5 of our id's. No one has been I'd in years... We are all in our late 40's, it's just bad business and poor service when it was obvious. Sorry Bubba Gump Santa Monica, we won't be back, and you won't be recommended. Hope you will find managers who make smart judgement calls that make good sense for your establishment and your good patrons.



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Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a fun atmosphere place but food was not up to scratch. Children's fish orders were disappointing with dark green fish flesh. Perhaps our Australian experience of great fish clouded my judgement. Pricing was good & staff very friendly & helpful.

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