Bubba Gump, San Francisco

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Pier 39 Upstairs

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: Of Movie Fame

    by msaardvark Written Feb 19, 2007

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    Bubba Gump's gets it's name and ambience from the movie Forrest Gump. In San Francisco Bubbas is located at Pier 39 with views of Alcatraz and a marina. The ambience is trendy and geared toward shrimping. The food isn't very special and because of location is overpriced. We ordered an appetizer of popcorn shrimp and for $9.00 we got about 9 small shrimp. The lunch offerings ran about $16.95 on average. They offer many specialized cocktails and the price is about average given that you are in San Francisco. There are better restaurants on the Wharf.

    Favorite Dish: "I'm Stuffed!" Shrimp
    Large shrimp stuffed with crab, baked in garlic butter and topped with Monterey Jack Cheese. Served with Jasmine Rice. $16.95

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    Bubba Gump: Meet Bubba

    by painterdave Written Mar 15, 2006

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    Bubba poses for you

    Here's old Bubba who sometimes sits out front to greet the tourists who come to eat in Bubba Gump's Restaurant. This chain restaurant serves up exceptional food for a chain. This is a fun place with great atmosphere, and they take great care of kids with a special menu, and the waiters banter with them which helps them stay occupied.
    This restaurant has a great view of Oakland Bay Bridge, and if you get a table at the far end, a view of Alcatraz.
    I think that the prices for food at Bubbas is not overpriced for tourist fare.
    You don't need a reservation.
    Look for stairs on the right side of the pier (39) as you near the end. Go up and turn left.
    If your kids are tired of shopping and being a tourist, this place is for you.
    Don't expect fresh crab, etc. like you will find further down at Fishermans' Wharf, and if that is what you are looking for walk down to Fishermans' Whart. The walk will build up an apetite.

    Favorite Dish: They have great shrimp, of course. Several different ways of cooking and presenting it.

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    Bubba Gump: Bubba

    by vikes_rule84 Written Nov 3, 2005

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    Usually not one for chain restaurants, I had never been to a Bubba Gump's and thought it would be neat to try. Food was good, service was good and had a great view of the Bay. Now that I've been to one don't think I'd go back.

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    Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company: fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, shrimp scampi........

    by raevnzno Written Mar 23, 2005

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    Fun, fun, and good food. The staff is terrific. The food is excellent, and the location is perfect. A result of the movie, Forrest Gump, but fun never the less. Brush up on your Gump-isms and trivia and you could win a drink or two from your servers. The staff has always gone above and beyond. And, you'll never hear, "this isn't my table, I'll send your server over"....just flip that Stop Forrest Stop sign up and see what happens.........!!

    Favorite Dish: Shrimp anything, it's what they do best. Everyone at our table was most satisfied with their meals. The fish was not overdone, the shrimp was tender and the pasta had by the vegan was excellent too. We've been to the locations in Hawaii and Oahu as well as this one, and never been dissappointed.

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    Bubba Gump: You can saute it, broil it, fry it...

    by joits Written Feb 13, 2005

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    Me and my buddy eatin at Gumps

    This is a touristy type restaurant that has a Forest Gump theme. I'm sure there are much better seafood restaurants in Fisherman's Wharf, but I wanted to try this because I'm a fan of the movie and I've heard that the restaurant was pretty good.

    The restaurant has a nice atmosphere to it. It's covered in Forest Gump memorabillia and it has a bar-type atmosphere.

    On a Saturday night, service is pretty good as there are a ton of waiters and waitresses. As far as the food, its not bad. Maybe not worth it for the price... but I guess it was sort of an experience, sort of like going to Hard-Rock Cafe. If you like shrimp, then this is the place to go... most of the items on the menu feature shrimp. They have this cool deal, if you order beer in the 22oz pilsner glass, you get a free Bubba Gump pilsner glass from the giftshop after your meal.

    And if you want to complete the tourist experience, there's a gift shop next door. Outside of the restaurant, there's a bench that has a replica of Forest Gump's briefcase and a box of chocolates as well as a replica of his Nike shoes so you can sit on the bench ala Forest Gump and take a picture.

    Favorite Dish: Its not my favorite as I've only been there one time, but I ordered the "Boat Trash" item which is lobster strips, shrimp and mahi-mahi, all deep friend with fries and coleslaw. The fries and coleslaw were below average. But the seafood was pretty good and the portions are pretty huge... but then again, most restaurants in this country serve huge portions.

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    Bubba Gump: The Forrest Gump Experience

    by meteorologist1 Updated Jan 5, 2004
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    This restaurant offers delicious seafood while presenting the theme from the film "Forrest Gump". Bubba, who loves shrimp in the movie, has his shrimp dishes on the menu. This is a fun restaurant to eat in, and the food is pretty delicious as well.

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    Bubba Gumps shrip company: Fun, Funky and SEAFOOD GALORE!!

    by Jordie Written Aug 3, 2003

    We loved this restaurant and had an awesome dinner of seafood with wine and beer to top it off nicely. It has an excellent theme (Forrest Gump) and is funky and fresh. The staff are young and outgoing and very helpful with the menu selections.

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  • Any down off piers 39-41 and...

    by Sxybreezy304 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Any down off piers 39-41 and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
    You can get great seafood at restaurants and little stands all around the piers. It's pretty cheap but it is the best I've ever had!

    Bubba Gump is themed with all kinds of parafanelia from the movie forrest gump. There's even a guy that dresses up as forrest that you can take pictures with otuside on the bench with the box of chocolates and all.

    Favorite Dish: Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bread Bowl...mmmmm

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co....

    by bruingirl Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market
    Yes, it's just like the movie, 'Forrest Gump.' This restaurant was created as a spin-off of that movie. It has a fun, casual atmosphere with great prices! Talk about buckets o' shrimp!!! You can get 'shrimp cocktail, shrimp on a stick, fried shrimp, shrimp salad, shrimp sandwich....' You get the point... :)

    Favorite Dish: Shrimp....what else?!?!?!

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  • Any restaurant in S.F. is...

    by dalestar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Any restaurant in S.F. is good. Ask your hotel concierge for the hippest place to eat. Go by the wharf for great seafood.

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