In 1994, one of the best movies released in the US was Forrest Gump. The story is about a young man growing up in the rural South and many of the adventures he goes through. During one of these adventures, he becomes a shrimp boat owner with his buddy Captain Dan and his former Army buddy, Bubba.
From the movie, restauranteurs took note of the interesting storyline, and created the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. I would definitely recommend going to the one in New Orleans, although there are plenty of locations, and trying the Shrimp New Orleans. The Shrimp is sautéed in butter, garlic, and spices with jasmine rice.
I am not really in to going to "chain" restaurants, but in this case it is sort of the original location.
The food is great. It has the ability to fill you up. The resturant really seems like your in Bubba Gump's Resturant. The drinks are great. The staff are friendly also. I love to take my teen here.
Favorite Dish: Fried Shrimp the batter makes it great.
I was living in New Orleans when Bubba Gump opened so - as an opportunity to try something different - my friends and I went. This theme-park-like eatery on Decatur serves what some may call standard American fare with a southern twist amidst paraphernalia from the popular American movie "Forrest Gump". The menu includes several original cocktails, seafood entrees and southern staples like pulled pork sandwiches and ribs.
The restaurant is service-oriented and quite efficient. Centrally located so a wait during peak times is probable.
Favorite Dish: I'm quite fond of Bloody Marys and throughly enjoyed their Alabama sunrise.
This restaurants theme is the movie Forrest Gump. Everything here has to do with the movie. There are artefacts all over. On your table you have a sign: Run, Forrest Run or if you turn it Stop Forrest Stop. This is the systems of calling a waiter. As long as they see the Run sign they will assume you are alright.
Favorite Dish: The desserts where huge...........
The Alabama mudpie was just to muddy ;-), would have fed two easily.
Quite a colourful building which is in keeping with its 'fun restaurant with down-home warmth' image. The staff apparently play Forest Gump trivia with you at your table and there is a Forest Gump impressionist around to also entertain. The places is decorated out in 70's memorabilia and there are replica's of wardrobe changes in the movie 'Forest Gump'. Lots of good seafood dishes including very localised spicy and homestyle choices.
They have plenty of shrimp here. The staff is very funny and it's a very laid back place.
Favorite Dish: I like any sort of spicy shrimp and their garlic bread is good too. They also have a lot of different frozen and mixed drinks.
Nous en avons essayé plusieurs évidemment. Entre autres, Bubba Gump (d'après le film Forrest Gump). C'est une chaîne mais la bouffe est délicieuse et le service.. hyper sympatique. L'ambiance est détendue et agréable. Nous y sommes allés deux fois et ne l'avons pas regretté. Le 'shrimp étouffée' que j'y ai mangé était le meilleur que j'ai goûté là-bas et j'en ai essayé dans plusieurs restos. La boutique souvenir est mignonne.
Aussi, un petit resto Français (La Madeleine) où on se délecte de façon pas possible! Tout ce qu'on y a goûté était délicieux. À essayer sans faute, le déjeuner 'French Toast Royale'... MIAM!!! La pizza Provençale aussi.. sans oublier leurs viennoiseries. Vous en aurez pour votre argent. Intéressant : termes français dans le menu et dans la déco. Très sympa!
Le Storyville District : Resto-bar où il y a des bands 'live'. Ambiance intime et décor chaleureux. Pour soirée plus tranquille mais tout aussi 'musicale' et 'délicieuse'.
Décoration et service!!.. impeccable!
Okay, we didn't eat here, but I did go to the bathroom here, and do a little shopping in the gift shop. They have all kinds of Forrest Gump stuff, including the outfits Forrest and Jenny got married in. I bought a book of 'Gumpisms' and a shrimp magnet, but they also had t-shirts, shot glasses, and the usual souvenir-type stuff.