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“Perfect location, wonderful dinner”

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Ranked #286 of 3,016 Restaurants in Denver
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Parker, Colorado
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect location, wonderful dinner”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you're doing something at the Denver Convention Center and come out looking for somewhere to eat, you're mostly out of luck for a couple blocks except for Bubba Gump. We parked right next to it and didn't see it until we had walked around for several blocks looking for somewhere to eat dinner. We had basically given up and headed back to the car only to realize where we had parked!

It's a wonderful place. Fun atmosphere, lively music playing, football on the screens behind the bar.

The manager heard we were Landry's members and came right over to offer us her service. I had the fish and chips, which was probably some of the nicest I've ever had. The fish was so moist and tender, like none I could recall.

If you're not familiar with BG's, there are two license plates hanging on your table (Run Forrest Run, and Stop Forrest Stop) so from a distance the servers know whether or not you are in need of their assistance.

And if you're a fan of the movie, you'll really love all the memorobilia as icing on the cake.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank bsb75
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Bonn, Germany
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“If a member of your party even thinks about this restaurant, Run Forrest Run”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

It's a mid-week evening and the restaurant is far less than half occupied. Nevertheless, our evening here, at the suggestion of a colleague, was one of the worst meals I've experienced in a very long time. Yes, it's a known that the restaurant is part of a chain which should, in theory, be held to some quality standard to insure that the patron has a similar experience anywhere in the country. And, granted, the theme depends on the patron wanting to believe that the protein is "fresh" rather than "fresh frozen" or, worse, just plain frozen. But, our meals not only took an inordinate amount of time between their first order and arrival at the table, but when they arrived, the food temperature didn't appear to have even been kept under a heat lamp because all of the fried food was cold. The fries were tepid; the fried fish was cold and greasy; and the coleslaw was so under-dressed and under-seasoned that eating raw cabbage and carrots would have been better than what was provided in the very small side cup of greens. One can't blame the waiter who tried his best to entertain us with the Bubba Gump trivia quiz, for which the "prize" was a "free" refill of our waters. There seems to be a major problem in the kitchen, being unable to handle an evening's orders in any semblance of what a decent restaurant should be capable. Behind our table were two families with small children who were kept waiting at least an hour for their meals; when we left, their food still had not arrived. The manager of the restaurant should be dismissed as this establishment is dysfunctional. If you even have the smallest inkling of spending your good, hard earned wages at Bubba Gump's in Denver, you should head the following advice: "Run, Forrest, Run."

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank LopingianTravels
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“Bubba Gump”
Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is good for family's , there good is ok but they have good service and there very quick

Visited September 2013
Thank Michelle B
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New Zealand
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“A wonderful surprise!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by Bubba Gumps. To be honest I didn't quite know what to expect as i feared it would be a but gimmicky but this place was great. The food was awesome and the waiter who looked after us was so helpful and friendly - he was a star! We are heading back to enjoy another meal before we leave Denver.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank KiwiTraveller111
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Brevard County, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good Experience”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Located by the convention center and directly across from the Hyatt, this is a fun place to eat with great food and friendly service. It was very quiet the night we were there but service was fine and our food (shrimp, of course) was tasty. It is a little pricey for some menu items but not outrageous. We enjoyed our dining experience at Bubba Gump!

Visited October 2013
Thank tripsahoy16
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