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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

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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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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great meal here whilst staying in Santa Monica. The staff were really welcoming and friendly. The menu was good with plenty of choice and tasted great. We enjoyed just relaxing and eating our meal with the view over the sea.

Thank Kelvin M
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Though on the pier with a good location with views across the sea, the food did not look appetising. Though to be fair we decided not to eat there so could have been wonderful. We had soft drinks which was politely served.

Thank JM-Mebear
Rotorua, New Zealand
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here are excellent. Good entertainment even if you aren't celebrating anything special The restaurant is obviously themed to Forrest Gump The food was very good. I had salmon and it was perfectly cooked and the accompaniments were very tasty too There is plenty of food on your plate and you won't be disappointed Lots of drink options and... More 

Thank KPwhanau
Geelong - Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service good quality great environment worth visiting fabulous evening A r real Santa Monica experience

Thank Kevin C
Lake Barrington, IL
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had appetizers and drinks. Corona-Rita is a MUST TRY. Very different but really good. It's just a fun place on Santa Monica pier.

Thank Q4240KFpeterl
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186 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the best option at the pier and I'm a big Forrest Gump fan so we ventured in to try what was on offer. Service was friendly, loved the theming. Had to laugh at the Run/Stop Forrest signs to show you were ready to order. Food itself was so so. I ordered the fish tacos. Was more fried batter... More 

Thank Mark G
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Los Angeles as chaperons of a group of high school students from Pennsylvania who were on their senior trip. During the planning process the management at Bubba Gumps was kind, helpful and accommodating. They made it very easy for our group of 70 to secure reservations and to enjoy dinner on the Pier at Santa Monica. The... More 

Thank John M
Calgary, Canada
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321 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The speciality of cocktails before start eating very good shrimp variarity help if you watched the movie Forrest Gump to understand the funny staff service not very profesional you can figured out for a few people's serving temporary job

Thank John R
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We where visiting Santa Monica and went to the pier where we found Bubba Gump's. it was lunchtime and this was convenient and to be honest I wasn't expecting a whole lot but we where very pleasantly surprised. Service was superb, food was great and our waiter Sinan was a bundle of energy. Good beer choices and deserts. Loved the... More 

Thank franDundalk_Ireland
Sigtuna, Sweden
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We expected expensive food and service since the location is right at the Pier but on the contrary well worth the money. The concept is of course taken right out of the movie Forrest Gump, so must have seen see the movie to get most out of the funny stuff around.

Thank thella

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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