Bubba Gumps, Kailua-Kona

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    Bubba Gumps: Fun Theme Restaurant

    by derats Updated Mar 4, 2006

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    This is fun dining, not only great food, but wonderful service.
    Waterfront Dining

    Favorite Dish: Bucket of Trash,
    Don't be fool by the title or the fact that it is served in a bucket, it is filled with great seafood

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

    by annk Updated Mar 16, 2005

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    Name was inspired by the movie Forrest Gump. It's a chain restaurant located in 9 states. Three restaurants are in the Hawaiian islands.

    Food is good, atmosphere is casual & lively, views are fantastic! We overlooked the ocean with numerous boats and surfers.

    Menu includes specialty drinks, appetizers, an assortment of "shirmp" dishes, salads, sandwiches, seafood, chicken, burgers, children's menu.

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    Bubba Gumps was a fun place to...

    by slabeaume Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Bubba Gumps was a fun place to go.
    There are liscense plates on the tables. One says, 'Stop Forest, Stop' , the other says, 'Run Forest, Run'. When you need service, put up the Stop sign and someone is there almost immediately.

    Favorite Dish: Shrimp!

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: Good location

    by brewjohnson Updated Mar 1, 2010

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory is a kitchsy chain of shrimp restaurants based on the movie Forrest Gump. While I generally think theme restaurants are lame, I've been surprisingly happy with Bubba Gump when I've eaten there. Mind you, this isn't 5 star fare, but tasty, basic southern inspired shrimp, seafood, ribs, etc. One of their best qualities is that they're always in great locations. The Kailua-Kona branch is no different - it sits right on the bay with great sunset views. Last time we were in Kona, our 16 month old needed something to eat, so we popped in (its a great place to eat with kids). Lucky for us it was whale season (March) and for an hour and a half we watched whales breaching on the horizon. An overall great experience.

    Favorite Dish: Bucket of peel and eat shrimp.

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  • Bubba Gumps: Good for the kids

    by ITwyche Written Jun 23, 2007

    My wife and I ate here the first time we were in Kona and were surprisingly impressed. We came again with the kids in 6/07 and they had a great time. Service is pretty fast, food is good. Be careful with the "Bucket of Boat Trash" though; my wife thought everything but the shrimp was a bit "dirty/ fishy" tasting, but loved the shrimp. I got the same and thought the fish tasted a bit old, but I've had it before and it was great. It's a fun place though. One tip, either go late or do call ahead seating before you leave your place. Waiting one hour with the kids....well you know. We went around 8:30pm this time cause we were coming back from the volcano and had no problem getting the prime seats out overlooking the ocean. If you go at 5-7, expect a wait.

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    Bubba Gumps: Right on the ocean

    by Sublimity Updated Aug 28, 2006

    Awesome for breakfast. Although we eat here several times during our viists, we make a piont to be here for breakfast the morning we leave. We get one last chance to savor the beauty of the ocean of the beautiful Hawaiian islands.

    Favorite Dish: DRUNKIN SHRIMP

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