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“Pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bubba Gump Shrimps Co

Bubba Gump Shrimps Co
Ranked #6 of 71 Restaurants in Kemah
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kemah, Texas
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Tool my daughter last night for the first time. I found it to be a good experience. I thought the food was excellent and service better than average. I don't like passing through a store just to get through a restaurant, though. Also, it was expensive for what I had. 23 dollars for 1 pound of crab and a $7 kids meal. I love the Forrest Gump theme and had a lot of fun overall.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Roxanne S
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English first
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Expensive, small portions, overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

When you pay 20+ dollars for "Shrimp Heaven" you expect something breathtaking. It was underwhelming, small, blah.

A restaurant chain based on the Forrest Gump movie? Honestly?

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Fejikso
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Cortez, Colorado
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Long John Silver's”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Remember that old Long John Silver's chain? With the fried, frozen everything that essentially tasted like cardboard? Well, crank up the cost to $20/entree, add a huge menu of overpriced, madeup tropical drinks in take-home plastic glasses, mix in a large dose of corporate advertising, and remove any semblance of service and you'll have this place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ruth V
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Cortez, Colorado
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Rubbery Fish and Shrimp”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Bubba Gump Shrimp is a theme restaurant built around the Forest Gump movie. Like most theme restaurants they are mainly selling the customers on the gimmick and merchandise and the food is not very good. Almost everything on the menu is frozen and then fried, or at least that is how it tastes. I do not know how you could make fresh fish or shrimp taste so rubbery and flavorless. They try to make up for the lack of quality in the fish and shrimp by giving you all kinds of sweet or tangy sauces to cover it with. Overall the food is fast food quality but not served to you quickly. It took over 30 minutes to get our drinks (draft beers and ice teas) and almost an hour to get our food. When the wait staff served the food one of our party was not served until several minutes later (we had all ordered at the same time). Requests for lemons or additional service were pretty much ignored. The restaurant does have nice outdoor seating overlooking the water but it was hard to enjoy our meal with the earsplitting music off the Boardwalk Beast docked adjacent to the restaurant. To top it off, it was not a cheap meal, over $35 a head.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank vaquero viajero
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The staff were so nice and what a neat place to eat. We really were not expecting food to be that good but to our surprise the food was excellent. There were five of us and we all got something different and the food was great.

Visited June 2013
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Thank TAYOCC
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