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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
+1 310-393-0458
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (290 reviews)
“seafood” (98 reviews)
“fries” (37 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
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Reviewed yesterday

The restaurant was filled with Forrest Gump memorabilia, and was a superfans dream! Real props and photos from the film plus other Gump related objects adorned the walls, and the gift shop was stocked with millions of great gifts. The food was all seafood, with...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the sampler appetizer-highly recommend for a little taste of everything when shared. Coconut shrimp was okay but probably not our favorite. Long wait but funny waiter who was prompt turned it all around!

Thank amber1127
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I traveled with my family through the California state during the entire month of November in 2014. We stopped in various good restaurants but our preferred was Bubba Gump Shrimp CO. This place has a themed decor reminiscent of a factory or shrimp fishing in...More

Thank Valdirarnaldo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived for early lunch and there was a birthday party table happening. This made the entire restaurant loud and the staff were very attentive to the birthday and no-one else. We arrived before others however didn't get service until later. Wouldn't bother again as there's...More

Thank acmp7577
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A novelty restaurant in Santa Monica Pier on the water. The food was average, but you’re there for fun and a bit of corny. Service was good and staff very friendly.

Thank Yolreg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the brussels sprout appetizers they were excellent presentation was good season just right good flavor just spicy enough the waiter and wait wait staff. We’re Excellent very friendly very happy, got a big kick out of the run Forrest run and stop forest stop...More

Thank Bradford W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was average, our table was a bit rubbish in the middle of the restaurant and next to where all the waiters seemed to congregate. The main thing that sticks out is the pushy waitress when it came to tipping. We tipped generally 20% throughout...More

Thank Nic7461
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was ok. It has a great location on the pier. The food is average. The drinks were good but on the expensive side. The service was good. They do have a vegan/vegetarian menu but it only has 3 items on it: mushroom burger,...More

Thank trishakelley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always visit Bubba Gump’s at Santa Monica Pier whenever I’m in LA. Ive never been disappointed. This is a must visit, especially if you are a Forrest Gump fan. The whole eating experience is the best entertainment you’ll have in Santa Monica. The staff...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Good variety. Love the appetizers. Great drink menu. Friendly staff. Really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Diane E
Santa Monica
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
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7 September 2016|
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Response from phoebehackett | Reviewed this property |
We didn't make a reservation, they took our names, told us it would be about a 30 min wait - We went away and came back after 30 mins and were taken to our table.
Ernie R
5 August 2016|
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Response from Globetrotski | Reviewed this property |
They get right into it ! Your daughter should have a birthday to remember for a long time !
7 September 2015|
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Response from elitepro | Reviewed this property |
It was my experience that they want you to buy stuff in their store so they make you wait for a table. Especially at the Galveston restaurant because all the entertainment on the pier is owned by the parent company. you may... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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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