It's the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Lt. Dan!

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by Carmen on January 26, 2007

It’s a gitchy theme chain restaurant, but we thought we’d give it a try because it sits oceanfront in Lahaina, and we didn’t really want to eat at yet another Hard Rock café. Plus, the menu made us laugh (Lt. Dan’s favorites are listed, as are Jenny’s).

It took about 20 minutes to be seated, but I begged my way to an oceanfront table and watched the last of the sunset. Our waiter was a bit overly enthusiastic, but explained to us the Run Forrest Run! and Stop Forrest Stop! signs on the table. If we post the Run sign, we were ok and didn’t need the waiter. If we needed refills or something was wrong, we posted the Stop sign.

I thought I’d try Mama’s Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes, and my mom had fried shrimp. (If you’ve seen the movie, they had shrimp kabobs, fried shrimp, steamed shrimp, shrimp cocktail... ask Bubba for the rest). I also ordered an appetizer of onion rings. All this came to about $40.

Well, the dinner came before the appetizer, my strawberry lemonade came about halfway through the meal, and the waiter didn’t respond to the signs. The food was ok, nothing spectacular. But then, I didn’t expect it to be.

I don’t know that I’d recommend it for much other than its location and a good chuckle.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
889 Front Street
Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761
+1 808 661 3111

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