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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Santa Monica
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301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
+1 310-393-0458
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed eating at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co at Santa Monica Pier. We didn't have a reservation but were taken straight in. The wait staff were really friendly and the use of the 'Run Forrest Run' and the 'Stop Forrest Stop' signs made it very easy to get their attention! The food was delicious and there was plenty. The... More 

Thank Jelette
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was crowded. They are very optimistic about the wait times. 20 mins is nowhere near 45 - that's when we asked to just eat at the bar. If there is room at the bar, I would definitely suggest doing that - it's 1st come, 1st serve. When we finally sat down, the bartender was super-friendly & available to answer... More 

Thank Howietravels
Santa Monica, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company is one of the casual restaurants at the pier, the food is good and shrimps are freshly "budgeted" to your tast and hunger, you have the options picking your favorit beer and get ready for beach walk. Overall is one of the better place to satisfy your hunger and thrust while you know you are going... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You don't have to be a shrimp lover or a Forrest Gump movie lover to adorethis place. The staff are really well trained and there are a large variety of options, including healthy fresh choices. The games that the wait staff play with you are always fun. The best frozen margaritas that I've had in the US. Always busy but... More 

Thank Vicki K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There was a line up people were great staff cheerfully food was good I would go back great view of the pier and ocean

Thank Chris T
Spencer, Iowa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our time and the food, but our wait to get in was really long and the whole process to get to the table just seemed confusing. We had a 45 minute wait (on a week night) and it looked like they didn't open up the lower floor of the restaurant at all. Our server switched shifts mid way... More 

Thank eabat17
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647 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Always good fun to eat here particularly with your family- tasty seafood and drinks served with a friendly smile

Thank Michael S
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here 3 or 4 times and despite trying we never have room for dessert. The food is great, the beer is cold and the staff are fantastic. This is a must visit

Thank Brett H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with friends while on vacationing in Cali & the experience was amazing!! We didnt wait too long on our food! The service was amazing, would definitely come back. The desserts are HUGE so i would recommend sharing lol The food was definitely worth the price. I'd say its mid-range but you get what you pay for. BONUS: They... More 

Thank carmenvargasruiz
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A tasty and fresh meal. I had the crab and lobster and my husband had lt. dans surf and turf. Ribs and shrimp. Yum. The staff were great. One server was bouncing around doing gump trivia. A total laugh :)

Thank melt09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-0458

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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