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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

301 Santa Monica Pier, Building 9, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
+1 310-393-0458
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“shrimp” (310 reviews)
“seafood” (96 reviews)
“fries” (77 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
301 Santa Monica Pier, Building 9, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely our fave spot to eat on the pier! Great service & no wait! Excellent food always. The kids menu is also great!

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a great visit and very very fun for my family! Great food and atmosphere! Have a cute little gift shop as well

Thank Bobbie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the drinks menu they offer bulldog margaritas (margaritas with a Corona). They are very high on advertising those drinks (15USD each), saying you can bring the glass back home. The same glass as on the picture. Only to our surprise, when we were about...More

Thank KristinaRomashenko
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is more about location and atmosphere. The food is OK. The place is located on the Santa Monica Pier. The views of the beach and the ocean are very good. The restaurant itself was crowded. The service was so-so and lacked attentiveness. We...More

Thank SCB951
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They serve all kind of shrimps!! The food is delicious and fresh! The staff are polite and friendly and they entertain you by asking questions about the movie Forest Gump. They have a pictures and stuff from the movie around so the place is recommended...More

Thank NadiaTrofimchuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following the idea originated from Forrest Gump, the Bubba Gump is a quaint restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier. There is usually a bit of a queue, so I'd suggest to book a table or to go at a less crowded time (if there is...More

Thank BoBre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The famous Bubba Gump Shrimp based on the fantastic film Forrest Gump. Great atmosphere as there is memorabilia from the movie. Friendly staff and delicious food.

Thank Snakedoctor321983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were fantastic however the beer was not. Would recommend to any seafood lover, if you order certain drinks you receive a souvenir glass

Thank kemoores2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best food we have possibly had, we visited the states last year, from Australia, and had this one our second day and I was hooked, shrimp tostadas were to die for. My fiancé doesn’t even like seafood normally, but he ate it...More

Thank Gemma W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a must after a long day at the beach and a visit to the historic Santa Monica Pier. The day I went, the place was crowded with no seats available so I was lucky to snag three as people were leaving. While...More

Thank Jim W
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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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6 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
4 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 !
6 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Santa Monica Pier, Building 9, 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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