I have been to Bubba Gumps in Santa Monica before, and was not overly impressed but it was our first night and the restaurant was right there on Market Street and we were hungry and so we just popped in and ordered. I was very pleasantly surprised! The food was reasonably priced considering the location, the atmosphere was great, the location great, and the shrimp and grits was the best I had the whole time I was there (and I had it at three different restaurants!) We ate on the outdoor patio which was a nice way to spend the evening. I would definitely go back!