With dishes like Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp and Lt. Dan's Drunken Shrimp, and specialty drinks like the Lava Flow and the Bayou Surprise, this shrimp ... More
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
With dishes like Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp and Lt. Dan's Drunken Shrimp, and specialty drinks like the Lava Flow and the Bayou Surprise, this shrimp restaurant in Cannery Row attracts tourists from all over, as well shrimp-lovin' locals. The place is usually packed and noisy, making for a great night out amidst the lights. The place has its own line of hats, shirts and other souvenirs. You will never find a wider variety of shrimp dishes anywhere else, and the service is excellent.
The view of the bay was awesome, the food was good and service quick. Prices were a little high (isn't everything in California) but it was worth it and the portions weren't skimpy. Recommend getting there early outside of peak hours to avoid the wait.
Be prepared to argue! Our waiter Tony took my Cingular Reward Visa debit card that I have saved for this day trip after visiting the aquarium. He comes back to our table and informs me my card was "denied". What can I do on a Sunday evening? My friend and I use our available cash to pay the food bill. Funny, later that evening we went across the street to Starbucks and my Debit card worked just fine. Considering we had an exchange student from France with our kids, it was a little embarassinag. Thank you Tony!
Walked right in on a Thurday Evening; no wait. Waiter; whom happened to also be the bartender; was awesome in quick responses and kept you laughing. Drinks and food was served at a pace that had me thinking it wouldn't be fresh, but I was completely wrong. The cajun shrimp was the best shrimp I have ever had! If you are in the area, you must stop by and have a look around. The interior decorating is a blast all in its self.
Ok so here's the scoop. The restraunt is right beside the water. If you can get a window seat go for it because it's right by an area protected for sea otters & you might see some in the distance. The wait was about a half an hour but they had "Forest Gump" on a couple of TV's & many things to look at on the walls.
Check this out, to get service, say another drink, all you have to do is flip a sign on the table. The waiters are usually very fast in responding to you.
Last but not least their food is great. The cajun shrimp is some of the best Shrimp I have ever had. The prices however are pretty high but one must expect it when in a tourist town. The drinks are also pretty decent.
Over all if you feel like spending 60$ for a moderate meal for four (including an acholic drink) then you'll love this place.
I am in love with the accidental fish dish they have! Mmmmm... This comes with shrimp and fish on top of rice with chopped tomato an a great lemmon garlic butter cream!!!! If you love lemon and galric, you have to try this dish!
A great dining experience for those who are fans of the movie and those who will be inspired to be fans of the movie. Many of the staff are movie character look alikes, the music and the energy is great.
We always come here when we are in Monterey. The food is kid friendly and so is the food presentation.
Bubba Gumps is The place to be!!!! One thing that is not on the menu is...the accidental...it has mahi mahi sauted in this creamy butter and garlic herb with white rice and shrimp....Ask for this...it is so delicious and just melts in your mouth. It's horrible that a lot of people dont know about it and thats a bummer! Its great service, ive been to the one in maui, florida, san francisco and there was never a bad time. great service for great trips!~
My 8 year old son did and he was very disappointed. It was uncooked on half and the other side burned on top. We tried to reorder something else but our waitress wasn't around. She did come around and we reorder. She must of spaced out his order like she did our chowder. Because when she did come back to tell us it would be a little bit longer everyone in our party had finished their food. I shared my food with him and canceled the order. I think what really gets me up-set is the fact the tip was added to our bill and no way was she worth it. A tip is for good service and she was no good.