Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

★★★★☆
  • 700 East Grand Avenue Suite 131, Located at the Chicago Navy Pier

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Map & Directions
  • 312-252-4867

About Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Categories
  • Seafood Restaurants
  • Traditional American Restaurants
Details
  • $$
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Waterfront Dining
  • Open 7 Days
Hours
M-Th 11am-10pm, F-Sa 11am-11pm, Su 11am-10pm
Year Established
  • 1996
Keywords
  • Seafood
  • Shrimp
  • Steak
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Navy Pier
  • Family
  • Fun
  • Dining
  • Entertainment
  • Gump
  • Movies
  • Happy Hour
  • Burgers
  • Salads
  • Ribs
  • Fresh
  • Waterfront
  • Views
  • Sunset
  • Party
  • American
  • Birthday
  • Fresh Fish
  • Groups
  • Cocktails
  • Hamburger
  • Lobster
  • Landry's Select Club
Products
  • Food
  • Beer
  • Cocktails
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Traveler's Check
  • Visa
Brands
  • Bubba Gump
Languages
  • English

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Don't support or waste your money here. Company doen't stand behind the patron. Our issues on our visit:\r
3 of 4 of us became ill after eating there. Wait staff misplaced my c.card which was given for payment, did not have a view of the

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★★★★★

Don't support or waste your money here. Company doen't stand behind the patron. Our issues on our visit:\r
3 of 4 of us became ill after eating there. Wait staff misplaced my c.card which was given for payment, did not have a view of the

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Every time we have eaten at Bubba's it has been great food and service. Keep up the good work.

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★★★★★

Every time we have eaten at Bubba's it has been great food and service. Keep up the good work.

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I loved this place, but for some reason, the last few years haven't been so good here. Why? Because the fried food, especially the shrimp, taste like it was cooked in old cooking oil. I couldn't figure it out at first. Then it dawned on me...there are not cooking the shrimp in fresh oil. I sent my order back, only to get the same results. Please, please use fresh oil!

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★★☆☆☆

I loved this place, but for some reason, the last few years haven't been so good here. Why? Because the fried food, especially the shrimp, taste like it was cooked in old cooking oil. I couldn't figure it out at first. Then it dawned on me...there are not cooking the shrimp in fresh oil. I sent my order back, only to get the same results. Please, please use fresh oil!

Pros: Great Variety

Cons: Use fresh cooking oil

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My grandchildren wanted to go to Bubba Gump's at Navy Pier in Chicago. A bit pricy for ordinary or less than ordinary food. The Cobb salad at $ 10.99 was mostly spinach, lettuce, some cut-up chicken, a little avocado and little else. These days you can throw anything together and call it Cobb. The hamburger sandwich looked good . Clam chowder ok. Waiter brought the wrong salad first. Took 10 minutes to get the Cobb afterwards. Understandable in such a busy place. This is a place for kds.

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★★☆☆☆

My grandchildren wanted to go to Bubba Gump's at Navy Pier in Chicago. A bit pricy for ordinary or less than ordinary food. The Cobb salad at $ 10.99 was mostly spinach, lettuce, some cut-up chicken, a little avocado and little else. These days you can throw anything together and call it Cobb. The hamburger sandwich looked good . Clam chowder ok. Waiter brought the wrong salad first. Took 10 minutes to get the Cobb afterwards. Understandable in such a busy place. This is a place for kds.

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We stopped at Bubba Gump Shrimp for dinner on a weekend with our kids. The menu offered a variety of items. Portions were quite generous. The wait staff was exceptionally nice. Kids had fun browsing through their store on the way out.

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★★★★☆

We stopped at Bubba Gump Shrimp for dinner on a weekend with our kids. The menu offered a variety of items. Portions were quite generous. The wait staff was exceptionally nice. Kids had fun browsing through their store on the way out.

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My aunt and uncle were visiting from India and my Mom was visiting from NJ. I was showing them Chicago and the Navy Pier and we went here as a secondary choice - but, am I glad we did! It was a success! My uncle loved it! In particular, he loved the ambiance - he said "It looks like a place you'd see in a movie!" They loved the shrimp entree's. I ordered a 1 1/2 lb bucket of steamed peel & eat shrimp with Cajun spice, and it was excellent. The steaming partially splits the shrimp, making it even easier to take the shell off. You can order a 3/4 lb bucket, but I recommend getting the larger size - even if you can't finish it, the Cajun shrimp tastes great cold a couple days later. Service was excellent. Waiter was outgoing and pleasant, and his manner suited the environment perfectly. Also, we went for dinner at around 8:00 PM on a weekday and there was no wait (but it was still a happening place!)

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★★★★★

My aunt and uncle were visiting from India and my Mom was visiting from NJ. I was showing them Chicago and the Navy Pier and we went here as a secondary choice - but, am I glad we did! It was a success! My uncle loved it! In particular, he loved the ambiance - he said "It looks like a place you'd see in a movie!" They loved the shrimp entree's. I ordered a 1 1/2 lb bucket of steamed peel & eat shrimp with Cajun spice, and it was excellent. The steaming partially splits the shrimp, making it even easier to take the shell off. You can order a 3/4 lb bucket, but I recommend getting the larger size - even if you can't finish it, the Cajun shrimp tastes great cold a couple days later. Service was excellent. Waiter was outgoing and pleasant, and his manner suited the environment perfectly. Also, we went for dinner at around 8:00 PM on a weekday and there was no wait (but it was still a happening place!)

Pros: Good shrimp! Friendly greeting.

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Recently met some friends at Bubba Gumps. My wife and I weren?t real hungry so we ordered a popcorn shrimp appetizer and a dessert. After waiting over 30 minutes the dessert arrived first but our waiter seemed lost in confusion because he asked us if our shrimp had arrived yet (you think he would know!) He made no apologies but mumbled something about ?checking on it?. After another 20 minutes we finally had to leave, so I went to the cash register and had the shrimp removed from the bill. They seemed more concerned as to whether I wanted something removed from the bill that had been delivered to the table. I explained to the person at the register that it had never shown up nor did I expect it to (AGAIN NO APOLOGIES WERE OFFERED!). On top of all of this they mandatory charge a 15% gratuity, so my question is, where?s the motivation for the server to excel at his job?? Very unhappy indeed!

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★☆☆☆☆

Recently met some friends at Bubba Gumps. My wife and I weren?t real hungry so we ordered a popcorn shrimp appetizer and a dessert. After waiting over 30 minutes the dessert arrived first but our waiter seemed lost in confusion because he asked us if our shrimp had arrived yet (you think he would know!) He made no apologies but mumbled something about ?checking on it?. After another 20 minutes we finally had to leave, so I went to the cash register and had the shrimp removed from the bill. They seemed more concerned as to whether I wanted something removed from the bill that had been delivered to the table. I explained to the person at the register that it had never shown up nor did I expect it to (AGAIN NO APOLOGIES WERE OFFERED!). On top of all of this they mandatory charge a 15% gratuity, so my question is, where?s the motivation for the server to excel at his job?? Very unhappy indeed!

Pros: Outdoor tables

Cons: Very poor service!

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I asked my boyfriend to take me here for my birthday during a long weekend trip to Chicago. He had never been so I wanted to take him to Navy Pier anyway and the prices here seemed a little more reasonable than many other downtown seafood place. The food was good, not knock your socks off spectacular or anything, but definitely what I would expect from a chain restaurant in a tourist destination like Navy Pier. I was very impressed with how quickly our orders were taken and brought to the table and all of the staff was incredibly friendly. What a great place for a birthday celebration!

WARNING: you will be quizzed with Forrest Gump trivia, so be prepared :-)

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★★★★★

I asked my boyfriend to take me here for my birthday during a long weekend trip to Chicago. He had never been so I wanted to take him to Navy Pier anyway and the prices here seemed a little more reasonable than many other downtown seafood place. The food was good, not knock your socks off spectacular or anything, but definitely what I would expect from a chain restaurant in a tourist destination like Navy Pier. I was very impressed with how quickly our orders were taken and brought to the table and all of the staff was incredibly friendly. What a great place for a birthday celebration!

WARNING: you will be quizzed with Forrest Gump trivia, so be prepared :-)

Pros: Navy Pier, service, food

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I think that this restaurant is a "must try," especially if you're a fan of the movie Forrest Gump!!! The food, drinks and the pics were great! There is one dish where the food comes in a little bucket type of dish....the seafood is good! Try it!

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★★★★★

I think that this restaurant is a "must try," especially if you're a fan of the movie Forrest Gump!!! The food, drinks and the pics were great! There is one dish where the food comes in a little bucket type of dish....the seafood is good! Try it!

Pros: Good drinks, Normal price

Cons: No view of the water, More spirit needed, Long wait

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I've lived in Chicago for years, and everytime I have friends or relatives visit we eat at Bubba Gump. The food is delicious, the portions are plenty, the drinks are tasty, and I don't think I've ever had so much fun at a restaurant. Their waitstaff is the best in the city -- where do they find such wonderful people?! Their gift shop has the neatest stuff too, like "Run Forrest Run" license plates! They even have a Forrest Gump impersonator from time to time who is just wonderful. If you live in Chicago or you're just visiting, eat here -- you won't be disappointed! The only draw back is the wait, but trust me, it is SO worth it! Remember if there's a 2 hour wait that there's probably a good reason for it! The best place to eat on Navy Pier -- heck, the best in Chicago!

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★★★★★

I've lived in Chicago for years, and everytime I have friends or relatives visit we eat at Bubba Gump. The food is delicious, the portions are plenty, the drinks are tasty, and I don't think I've ever had so much fun at a restaurant. Their waitstaff is the best in the city -- where do they find such wonderful people?! Their gift shop has the neatest stuff too, like "Run Forrest Run" license plates! They even have a Forrest Gump impersonator from time to time who is just wonderful. If you live in Chicago or you're just visiting, eat here -- you won't be disappointed! The only draw back is the wait, but trust me, it is SO worth it! Remember if there's a 2 hour wait that there's probably a good reason for it! The best place to eat on Navy Pier -- heck, the best in Chicago!

Pros: fun atmosphere, delicious food/drink, friendly waitstaff

Cons: long wait, no reservations

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Excellent restaurant!! The staff is very attentive and the food is great. We went to Gumps 30 minutes prior to closing and the service was as good as if the day had just started. Highly recommend to all!!

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★★★★★

Excellent restaurant!! The staff is very attentive and the food is great. We went to Gumps 30 minutes prior to closing and the service was as good as if the day had just started. Highly recommend to all!!

Pros: Food, Margaritas, Decor

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I love Bubba Gumps-everything but the wait. Get there an hour early if you are wanting to eat at a specific time. One time I got a really strange waitress(almost like she was on speed), but everyone else has always been really great. The BBQ pork sandwich is great!! The hush puppies are great and the Run Across America sampler is awesome. Enough for two people to eat as their dinner. The Delta Sunset margarita is also my drinkof choice there. I can't rave enough about this restaurant-I am just sorry I moved away from the Chicago area, because now I am really hungry!!!

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★★★★★

I love Bubba Gumps-everything but the wait. Get there an hour early if you are wanting to eat at a specific time. One time I got a really strange waitress(almost like she was on speed), but everyone else has always been really great. The BBQ pork sandwich is great!! The hush puppies are great and the Run Across America sampler is awesome. Enough for two people to eat as their dinner. The Delta Sunset margarita is also my drinkof choice there. I can't rave enough about this restaurant-I am just sorry I moved away from the Chicago area, because now I am really hungry!!!

Pros: good food, Navy Pier

Cons: Crowded

Message from Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Since 1996, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has been entertaining guests with a charming down-home style that’s a hit with eaters around the globe.

Our menu offers a number of items for the shrimp lover in all of us. Boasting creative seafood dishes inspired straight from the movie Forrest Gump and a fun family atmosphere, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will have you running to the nearest location you can find!

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