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“Tourist trap”

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Ranked #149 of 916 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

High prices for mediocre food and drinks. The shrimp is average tasting. Shrimp scampi linguine was drenched in lemon juice and had to be sent back. The novelty of visiting the place is what brings customers in. Staff is friendly but not very bright. Not worth the money.

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Fort Mill SC
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“If you love the movie you will enjoy”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Service a little slow, but our server was good. Food average. Got fish & chips. Small portions of fish. Took longer to get food out but might be because everyone was ordering shrimp. If you love the movie you will enjoy the memorabilia.

Visited April 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Save Your Money - Food Overrated”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

We found this place to be very dirty under the servers station. Food and lots of dirt under the station.
We also noticed a yellow extension cord running under clients chairs and tables. This seems to be a attached to an outlet. People could trip on the cord.
Their coleslaw was dry, lacking an sign of mayo. Their dipping cups for shrimp are so small that I had to ask twice for more

  • Visited April 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We ordered Forrest Feast, Shrimp Scampi Linguini and a cheeseburger meal. The portions were very small for the amount of money you spend. The food was flavorless. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Surviving on tourist”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

My family and I ate at Bubba Gumps yesterday, and the value, quality, and service was so bad we would never return. This place survives on tourist who have never eaten there. The locals know the restaurant relies on the name to get customers . Based on my experience I can tell management is not concerned with return customers. The tourists who try the restaurant because of the name provide a huge customer base. One visit and you will see why the locals dont eat there.

  • Visited April 2014
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