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“Typical Bubba Gump” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Ranked #66 of 1,320 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Beach
Sherwood Park, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Typical Bubba Gump”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

I have eaten at these restaurants a number of times throughout the US. This one was the same. Nice ocean view and a server that was easy going. I did quite enjoy my 'Accidental Fish' dish.

  • Visited December 2013
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Harrisburg, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Four Times in One Week!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed four different meals at Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. The stuffed shrimp was more like crab balls with a shrimp pressed into the top, but it was delicious just the same. Fishwich was good but a bit thin (grilled mahi). Mushroom veggie burger is really unique, but sub the fries for more veggies if you want a healthier fare. Shrimp shack mac and cheese is a meal in itself, although it's listed as an appetizer (920 calories!). I felt better with a side salad attached to the m & c. Wonderful, friendly people!

Visited December 2013
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

We hadn't been to a Bubba Gump restaurant before, though we have seen them around the country. This was located directly in front of our hotel. As we walked the beach, other places were packed, but Bubba's had only a couple of tables occupied. My husband still wanted to eat there, so we got a table. We ordered the Shrimper's Heaven for $20.49. He tried the chilled shrimp first and spit it out, it was total mush. We each tried a tempura shrimp which was just ok and we split a coconut shrimp which again was marginal. We turned the plate to red as instructed if we needed help and waited about 10 minutes for our waitress to come over. She asked if there was a problem since we hadn't eaten our meal, we told her it wasn't very good and the chilled shrimp was terrible, she had a kind of "oh well" attitude, so we asked to speak to the manager. We waited yet another 10 minutes and the cook came out, we told him about the poor quality and he said to let him cook us something else. At this point we were all set, but he insisted. We asked why the manager sent him out instead of coming out to speak to us, he said he is both the cook and the manager. We told him to make what he thought was his best meal, he said that would be the fish & chips which was priced at $13.50. He took the shrimp meal away and had the waitress bring out the fish & chips when it was done. It was better than the original meal, but not great. We asked for our bill, we were very surprised to see we were still charged for the Shrimper's Heaven. When we said that the bill should be for the fish & chips, she said the fish was on the house but we had to pay for the shrimp meal because "we had eaten it all"!!! We reminder her we hadn't eaten that meal, in fact the cook/manager had removed it from our table. She said well that's your bill. We paid the bill and left. I never thought I would have to take a picture of an uneaten meal to prove to the waitress who went to get the manager to take the meal back that it was not eaten! We have another trip planned to Ft. Lauderdale, we will not be returning here to eat. This restaurant is located directly in front of the Marriott, go to Coconuts directly behind the Marriott, great service and wonderful food!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Different but nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

It was a pleasant atmosphere. The food was priced to high and not really that good. I kept to beverage glass that lights up from the bottom. Shimp menu could improve with a name like that. Should have more Shrimp choices. Service was just okay. Our order had to go back. Maybe we ordered the wrong things. Just okay.

Visited December 2012
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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

We went to Fort Lauderdale on vacation and dined out every night. The service here was one of the best we had during the week. It's reasonably priced and you know what you're going to get as far as quality. Our waiter made it a great experience. I would definitely say its family friendly and the location right across from the beach is great.

Visited November 2013
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