Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

★★★★☆
  • 87 Aquarium Way At the Pike at Rainbow Harbor

    Long Beach, CA 90802

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  • 562-437-2434

About Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Traditional American Restaurants
Details
  • Bar Menu
  • Carry Out
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Group Dining
  • Lunch Spot
  • Private Parties
Hours
M-Th 10:30am-10pm, F-Sa 10:30am-11pm, Su 10:30am-10pm
Year Established
  • 1996

Food

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We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday today, Thursday, August 9, 2012, no lines to go in, but immediately you got a sense of services not being prompt. We were given a table within minutes, waited and waited never did they come

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★★★★★

We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday today, Thursday, August 9, 2012, no lines to go in, but immediately you got a sense of services not being prompt. We were given a table within minutes, waited and waited never did they come

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I've visited a lot of restaurants downtown long beach and Bubba Gump has by far the best service and overall fun experience. I love the trivia and the stop & run forrest run signs... I wish i could take them everywhere with me! I fell in love with their shrimp dippin broth. I've never seen that anywhere else! Yum Yum!

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★★★★★

I've visited a lot of restaurants downtown long beach and Bubba Gump has by far the best service and overall fun experience. I love the trivia and the stop & run forrest run signs... I wish i could take them everywhere with me! I fell in love with their shrimp dippin broth. I've never seen that anywhere else! Yum Yum!

Pros: excellent service and fun atmosphere

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Went on a Labor Day afternoon, despite the crowds got seated at the bar area after about a 20 min. wait. Parking is a problem in this area, there is a structure for the nearby Aquarium but that gets full - I had to park at the Pike shopping center and walk 2 blocks. Bubba Gump validated but it's only for 90 minutes - between the walking, the wait to get in and the wait for the food I had to pay about $2 extra to get out.

I ordered ice tea, a shrimp po-boy and bread pudding, spending about $20. Best part of the meal was the dessert - a good portion of bread pudding served warm, in a pool of buttery sauce, with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream on top. The po-boy, on the other hand, was underwhelming - about seven or eight small, battered shrimp on a long roll with a bit of dressing, with tomato, lettuce and side of coleslaw and pickle spear. It was served with some fries that were warm, not hot - perhaps because of the holiday rush.
Overall, the food seemed at the level of a chain such as Red Lobster...

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★★☆☆☆

Went on a Labor Day afternoon, despite the crowds got seated at the bar area after about a 20 min. wait. Parking is a problem in this area, there is a structure for the nearby Aquarium but that gets full - I had to park at the Pike shopping center and walk 2 blocks. Bubba Gump validated but it's only for 90 minutes - between the walking, the wait to get in and the wait for the food I had to pay about $2 extra to get out.

I ordered ice tea, a shrimp po-boy and bread pudding, spending about $20. Best part of the meal was the dessert - a good portion of bread pudding served warm, in a pool of buttery sauce, with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream on top. The po-boy, on the other hand, was underwhelming - about seven or eight small, battered shrimp on a long roll with a bit of dressing, with tomato, lettuce and side of coleslaw and pickle spear. It was served with some fries that were warm, not hot - perhaps because of the holiday rush.
Overall, the food seemed at the level of a chain such as Red Lobster...

Pros: Great if you love the movie...

Cons: Parking, wait to get in, slow service

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First-time visit on 8/25/07 w/ nephews (ages 1 & 4).

The Hostess said it'd be a 5 minute wait, it was more like 35! That wasn't really a problem but they should be honest about the real wait time instead of misleading guests. Our server was very friendly and attentive, explained everything and offered to get the kids order in quickly so they could stay busy. That was great!

The 4 yr. old was interested in a sampler that was pictured on the menu with shrimp prepared about 4-5 different ways and she stated that they had a child size portion so the kid & I were thrilled. Now it's my turn to peruse the menu and decide on the Salmon and Veggie skillet.

Our orders arrive and the kid gets a load of crappy french fries and about 6-7 tempura shrimp. What happened to the assortment we thought he would get? I let the server know that we got the wrong order, kid ordered the child's sampler. She says kid's portions only come with one, no samplers. NOT what she SAID when she took the order! Fine, kid isn't complaining- he's excited about the paper boat (Jenny) his food arrived in.

My order doesn't look too bad so I quickly dig in. Veggies= carrots, asparagus and purple onions and on the greasy side. Salmon is a good portion but way overdone. Jasmine rice is pretty good but the bottom portion of the rice is drowning in grease, eww! I thought I had ordered one of, if not the only, somewhat-healthy items on the menu. Kid ordered a Run Forrest Run smoothie and it was pretty good. Could have been a little colder but it was tasty.

Less than half way through the meal I realized we should have gone to King's Fish House instead. They are kid friendly as well (the patio and the Crab Lounge are great for kids!), service is very good and the food is waaay better, but they don't have smoothies!

Overall not a place I would be likely to visit again. If you're curious, it might be interesting to check out once but wouldn't recommend it for repeat visits.

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★★★☆☆

First-time visit on 8/25/07 w/ nephews (ages 1 & 4).

The Hostess said it'd be a 5 minute wait, it was more like 35! That wasn't really a problem but they should be honest about the real wait time instead of misleading guests. Our server was very friendly and attentive, explained everything and offered to get the kids order in quickly so they could stay busy. That was great!

The 4 yr. old was interested in a sampler that was pictured on the menu with shrimp prepared about 4-5 different ways and she stated that they had a child size portion so the kid & I were thrilled. Now it's my turn to peruse the menu and decide on the Salmon and Veggie skillet.

Our orders arrive and the kid gets a load of crappy french fries and about 6-7 tempura shrimp. What happened to the assortment we thought he would get? I let the server know that we got the wrong order, kid ordered the child's sampler. She says kid's portions only come with one, no samplers. NOT what she SAID when she took the order! Fine, kid isn't complaining- he's excited about the paper boat (Jenny) his food arrived in.

My order doesn't look too bad so I quickly dig in. Veggies= carrots, asparagus and purple onions and on the greasy side. Salmon is a good portion but way overdone. Jasmine rice is pretty good but the bottom portion of the rice is drowning in grease, eww! I thought I had ordered one of, if not the only, somewhat-healthy items on the menu. Kid ordered a Run Forrest Run smoothie and it was pretty good. Could have been a little colder but it was tasty.

Less than half way through the meal I realized we should have gone to King's Fish House instead. They are kid friendly as well (the patio and the Crab Lounge are great for kids!), service is very good and the food is waaay better, but they don't have smoothies!

Overall not a place I would be likely to visit again. If you're curious, it might be interesting to check out once but wouldn't recommend it for repeat visits.

Pros: Kid friendly, friendly and attentive service

Cons: Deceiving wait times and information on menu items, food was average at best

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I must say that I've been here numerous times and finally decided to write a review. The service was friendly and environment was very young and lively. Food was sub-par, and drinks were tasteful.

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★★★☆☆

I must say that I've been here numerous times and finally decided to write a review. The service was friendly and environment was very young and lively. Food was sub-par, and drinks were tasteful.

Pros: Great and fast service. Friendly environment. A good place for birthday dinners.

Cons: Overpriced food.

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I brought a friend from out of town to this spot for his birthday and the experience was hot and cold. The food was great, albeit a bit pricey (he didn't mind that part, though, because I paid). The service was confusing because our waitress didn't explain the "Run, Forrest, Run" and "Stop, Forrest, Stop" signs to us. We waited a long time for our food and it seemed like the place was virtually empty. All in all, I chalk that experience up to a bad night...but I'm tentative about returning.

1
★★★☆☆

I brought a friend from out of town to this spot for his birthday and the experience was hot and cold. The food was great, albeit a bit pricey (he didn't mind that part, though, because I paid). The service was confusing because our waitress didn't explain the "Run, Forrest, Run" and "Stop, Forrest, Stop" signs to us. We waited a long time for our food and it seemed like the place was virtually empty. All in all, I chalk that experience up to a bad night...but I'm tentative about returning.

Pros: Cute theme, good food

Cons: Subpar service

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One dish was too spicey, one was too salty, one was good, but not great. The long wait and the interminable cutesyness, overpricing and overpowering noise makes this a non repeater for us.

Great key lime pie, though.

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★★★☆☆

One dish was too spicey, one was too salty, one was good, but not great. The long wait and the interminable cutesyness, overpricing and overpowering noise makes this a non repeater for us.

Great key lime pie, though.

Pros: Key Lime Pie

Cons: Noise, prices, crowded

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I went to Bubba Gump for the first time and it wasn't bad. The food was pretty good but too pricey! $17 for my stuffed shrimp but you don't get that many and all you get is a side of rice and some mediocre cole slaw. no bread, nothing. the whole time i was in there i couldn't help but think that they are riding on the coat tails of a movie from the mid nineties. everywhere you look you see pictures, quotes, memoribillia etc from Forrest Gump. It was a good movie but I'm pretty much over it. It was REALLLLY hot inside and I was sweating and I noticed all the other patrons fanning themselves with their menus. Service was slow, but our waiter was very nice. The waiters come to you and quiz you on the movie. If you get all the questions right you get a balloon or something. You have to pay to park unless you can find a metered space...we valet'd. Overall, I would probably go back if I had someone paying for me.

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★★★☆☆

I went to Bubba Gump for the first time and it wasn't bad. The food was pretty good but too pricey! $17 for my stuffed shrimp but you don't get that many and all you get is a side of rice and some mediocre cole slaw. no bread, nothing. the whole time i was in there i couldn't help but think that they are riding on the coat tails of a movie from the mid nineties. everywhere you look you see pictures, quotes, memoribillia etc from Forrest Gump. It was a good movie but I'm pretty much over it. It was REALLLLY hot inside and I was sweating and I noticed all the other patrons fanning themselves with their menus. Service was slow, but our waiter was very nice. The waiters come to you and quiz you on the movie. If you get all the questions right you get a balloon or something. You have to pay to park unless you can find a metered space...we valet'd. Overall, I would probably go back if I had someone paying for me.

Pros: friendly wait staff, lots of Forrest Gump memoribillia (if you were obbsessed with the movie, this place is for you)

Cons: very expensive, too hot inside!, too much Forrest

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The food was awesome... the service was great, the vibe was incredible, and thats just the first time i went. I have been back atleast four times now and this place gets better and better. I recently went for my brothers birthday and he loved it so much he has taken his whole office there for lunch twice. If you want excellent service with excellent food, then this restaurant is a must! Great prices as well.

PROS: Food is top notch, service is great and you can't beat the prices
CONS: none

5
★★★★★

The food was awesome... the service was great, the vibe was incredible, and thats just the first time i went. I have been back atleast four times now and this place gets better and better. I recently went for my brothers birthday and he loved it so much he has taken his whole office there for lunch twice. If you want excellent service with excellent food, then this restaurant is a must! Great prices as well.

PROS: Food is top notch, service is great and you can't beat the prices
CONS: none

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100% satasfied as a costumer. The shrimp is great and even the servers. They actually sit down and do some fun facts and trivia with you. They are a very organized and very experienced in there job working at a shrim pardise restaruant.

PROS: Located straight across from one of the best beaches and aquariums ever
CONS: Nothin like I said 100%

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★★★★★

100% satasfied as a costumer. The shrimp is great and even the servers. They actually sit down and do some fun facts and trivia with you. They are a very organized and very experienced in there job working at a shrim pardise restaruant.

PROS: Located straight across from one of the best beaches and aquariums ever
CONS: Nothin like I said 100%

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Talk about incredible, the food is out of this world. They offer more than just 100 ways to prepare shrimp, they also provide delicious colorful drinks alcholic and non-alcoholic. The prices are a bit high, but that is the price you pay for quality. Everyone who works there has a great attitude and they are very willing to help even if they are not your server. This is such a fun, family-oriented restaurant to visit.

PROS: Everything
CONS: none

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★★★★★

Talk about incredible, the food is out of this world. They offer more than just 100 ways to prepare shrimp, they also provide delicious colorful drinks alcholic and non-alcoholic. The prices are a bit high, but that is the price you pay for quality. Everyone who works there has a great attitude and they are very willing to help even if they are not your server. This is such a fun, family-oriented restaurant to visit.

PROS: Everything
CONS: none

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I have been to bubba gump shrimp co. in three different locals and have found the all very good in service and food. true the prices are a bit high but for the fun and good food you get it is well worth it.
I have enjoyed our trips to dinner and have taken several friends at different time and all have had a good time.

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★★★★★

I have been to bubba gump shrimp co. in three different locals and have found the all very good in service and food. true the prices are a bit high but for the fun and good food you get it is well worth it.
I have enjoyed our trips to dinner and have taken several friends at different time and all have had a good time.

Pros: great service, good food, fun time

Cons: not right on pier

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I don't know what that last review was about, but this restaurant was as close as good as the Bubba Gump's in San Francisco. The only thing is that I wished it would be on the peer too! The food is what it should be....deliciously good cajun cooking. Everyone there were very attentively nice, which is very important to me. The cost ofcourse is a bit pricey, but this is what good food cost with a nice theme ambiance costs! We only waited for 30 minutes on Father's day so you can say they are very quick getting you in. The last thing I want to add is that they also validate your parking, which is a final compliment to me. I would suggest going there and try it all and don't forget to pick up a souvenir on your way out... my son did!!

Happy eating!

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★★★★★

I don't know what that last review was about, but this restaurant was as close as good as the Bubba Gump's in San Francisco. The only thing is that I wished it would be on the peer too! The food is what it should be....deliciously good cajun cooking. Everyone there were very attentively nice, which is very important to me. The cost ofcourse is a bit pricey, but this is what good food cost with a nice theme ambiance costs! We only waited for 30 minutes on Father's day so you can say they are very quick getting you in. The last thing I want to add is that they also validate your parking, which is a final compliment to me. I would suggest going there and try it all and don't forget to pick up a souvenir on your way out... my son did!!

Happy eating!

Pros: Parking validation, Food is great!, Waiting time is short

Cons: Not on the peer!, A bit pricey!, Forest shoes/case?

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Who doesn't love forrest gump? At Bubba Gump's you get buckets of shrimp, while enjoying trivia questions from the movie. One of the best places to eat and have fun at the same time!

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★★★☆☆

Who doesn't love forrest gump? At Bubba Gump's you get buckets of shrimp, while enjoying trivia questions from the movie. One of the best places to eat and have fun at the same time!

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this place is probably only popular because of the movie "forrest gump." the food isn't that great and it's way overpriced. however, there are some things i like: 1) it's located at the pike in long beach so there are other places to hang around either before or after eating at this restaurant, and 2) they have this "stop" and "go" sign thing where if you want something, you put up the "STOP" sign and any worker (not just your waiter) will stop and help you... although it could get annoying if you forget to put the "GO" sign and people keep stopping to "help" you. and actually, i'm sure that they dont actually say "stop" and "go" but maybe something like, "run forrest run" for "go"... but i can't remember what they say exactly.

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★★☆☆☆

this place is probably only popular because of the movie "forrest gump." the food isn't that great and it's way overpriced. however, there are some things i like: 1) it's located at the pike in long beach so there are other places to hang around either before or after eating at this restaurant, and 2) they have this "stop" and "go" sign thing where if you want something, you put up the "STOP" sign and any worker (not just your waiter) will stop and help you... although it could get annoying if you forget to put the "GO" sign and people keep stopping to "help" you. and actually, i'm sure that they dont actually say "stop" and "go" but maybe something like, "run forrest run" for "go"... but i can't remember what they say exactly.

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absolutely loved this place. The coconut shrimp were bomb as well as the lave drink

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★★★★★

absolutely loved this place. The coconut shrimp were bomb as well as the lave drink

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I'm not sure Bubba or Forrest would be very proud of the recipes being served here. The main dishes were overpriced and the food was overly-greasy (and not just the fried stuff).

The appetizers were okay, and the service was great (they have little signs that you can flip, "Run Forrest Run" if you don't want to be bothered, and "Stop Forrest Stop" if you need some assistance), but overall, I didn't feel I got enough value for my dollar.

Nice to go once for the experience, but for good food at a good price, better to go somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm not sure Bubba or Forrest would be very proud of the recipes being served here. The main dishes were overpriced and the food was overly-greasy (and not just the fried stuff).

The appetizers were okay, and the service was great (they have little signs that you can flip, "Run Forrest Run" if you don't want to be bothered, and "Stop Forrest Stop" if you need some assistance), but overall, I didn't feel I got enough value for my dollar.

Nice to go once for the experience, but for good food at a good price, better to go somewhere else.

Pros: service, atmosphere

Cons: , value

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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