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“Bubba Gump sounds good but stops short”

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Ranked #251 of 984 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We went to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. for dinner tonight. It was mediocre. My fried shrimp was over cooked and didn’t taste really fresh. It was extremely disappointing. My French fries were ok but nothing special. They were seasoned for flavor but not healthy or tasty.
The food was slow - took forever.
The only interesting thing was our server played a trivia game regarding facts from the movie “Forest Gump”. The dessert was chocolate cake. Again average in a city with lots of other great dining options and flavorful treats! My daughter had fish and chips which tasted better than the shrimp. Since it’s billed as a shrimp restaurant I expected more!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

With so many great dining options in Charleston, please find a better option that Bubba Gump. We were in a hurry and could not get into any other place and still make our appointment, so we ate here.

It is fine and I don't want to be negative about it, I just believe that there are so many better options in Charleston.

Thank morandanny
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Had a large group for dinner. Wait staff was great!! Food even better! The service was timely even though we had a large group. And the wait staff entertained with a trivia game while waiting on the food so the time went quickly and it was fun. Always a good meal when in Charleston.

Thank Tim L
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a fun place to visit after walking the sights in historic downtown. The decor is interesting even if you haven't seen the movie. It is in a refurbished brick building with open ceilings and artfully placed, amusing, fishing paraphenalia The food was good and plentiful. We had the fried fish platter which was hot and tasty. Especially the shrimp and the hush puppies. The waitstaff was helpful. The outdoor patio would have been especially inviting if it had been a warmer day. It was a good place to unwind.

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Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We went twice it was so good. The ambiance is a little too "Gumpy", not a fan of the film but this place should not be judged on that. Portions are hearty, price is reasonable and the food is too tasty for words. Had the BEST crab bisque and I'm a seafood bisque snob. Damn, I should have ordered a gallon of that stuff. Staff super nice and on point.

Thank Chuxmax
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