87 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Located at the Pike, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. serves up fresh shrimp to the masses. I entered the restaurant near closing time, but staff were still friendly and accommodating. I was seated near the bar, where I learned about the menu and their license plate style signaling system to flag down a server. After receiving my iced tea, I was ready to order.
Today, I decided to order the shrimper’s heaven, but I requested to substitute the french fries for broccoli. The fancy shrimp cone holder was lined with four different types of shrimp and three dipping sauces. The coconut shrimp were very big and came heavily breaded with tasty coconut. Each bite was hearty and full of shrimp. The grilled shrimp was one of my favorites because it was cooked perfectly and tasted fresh. The golden shrimp was classically breaded with a thin coat. The tempura shrimp had the lightest and tastiest breading coating the large shrimp. Out of the three sauces, the tangy Asian and Cajun marmalade were my favorite and both went well with all four types of shrimp. The broccoli was cooked fresh and had some delicious butter over the crowns. The broccoli added a great balance to the fried shrimp.
Overall, Bubba Gump serves up delicious tasting shrimp at reasonable prices while providing excellent service. Closely located to plenty of shopping and the aquarium, Bubba Gump is a great option for shrimp lovers. If you are in the area and love shrimp, then you must give Bubba Gump a try.