U.S. Chain Restaurant includes locations in California. bubbagump.com
Monterey, California -- If you're looking for a casual restaurant where the food is hot & tasty and the views amazing, Bubba Gump in Cannery Row should impress the hungriest tourists. A take off on the movie of the same name, your food server most likely will ask you at least one movie trivia question during your meal.
It's an incredibly popular restaurant overlooking the Monterey Bay just a short walk from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. People line up outside after getting their names on the list to wait for tables indoors (or out). The huge restaurant has seating where most everybody has a view of the massive glass window views. You can see the Pacific Ocean, often some kayakers in bright red, yellow or blue boats, and watch the sunshine or in the evening, maybe some twinkling lights.
For shrimp lovers Bubba Gump is known for shrimp. "Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbeque it, boil it, broil it, bake it, steam it, stuff it..." says the menu.
And that's exactly what they do to shrimp at Bubba Gump. There are over 10 menu items with shrimp, and another half a dozen fish meals that can include trout, red snapper and catfish.
Probably the best item on the menu--BBQ beef ribs, comes with all the sweet tangy sauce you want. The ribs are satisfying and so good, they're like eating an entree and dessert all in one meal--they taste like candy. The quality of the meat includes little or no fat and is satisfying, filling you up.
While Bubba Gump is also known for its buckets of shrimp, the menu is varied and the restaurant attracts lots of families. There most affordable item on the menu is the hamburger, and there are also salads such as the popular Cobb. Chicken, top sirloin and Southern desserts such as key lime pie and bread pudding round off a meal that's sure to put a little "meat on your bones".
MONTEREY - 720 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 Ph: 831-373-1884
Located on the waterfront of world famous Cannery Row and just steps from the aquarium, there's no better place for the whole family to enjoy great seafood and friendly service. There's even outdoor dining available!
ANAHEIM Bubba Gump - 321 W Katella Avenue Suite 101 Anaheim, CA 92802 Ph: (714) 635-4867. Located at Garden Walk just blocks from the Convention Center and Disneyland.
HOLLYWOOD / UNIVERSAL CITY - 1000 Universal Studios Blvd., Suite 114 Universal City, CA 91608 Ph: 818-753-4867. Located at the center of Universal CityWalk outside Universal Studios Hollywood.
LONG BEACH - The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, 87 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 Ph: 562-437-2434. Steps from the Aquarium, enjoy indoor seating, outdoor dining and 90 minutes parking validation * We love groups of 10 to 200
SAN FRANCISCO - Pier 39 San Francisco, CA 94133 Ph: 415-781-GUMP (4867) Located on Pier 39 with spectacular views of the Bay Bridge and Alcatraz with windows providing complete bay views that span the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge.
SANTA MONICA - 301 Santa Monica Pier, Building 9, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Ph: 310-393-0458. Located directly on historic Santa Monica Pier, the restaurant includes spectacular ocean and beach views steps from Pacific Park.