on December 30, 2008
In the movie "Forrest Gump" the crowd at the football game had to yell, "Stop, Forrest Stop!" to keep him from running out of the stadium. That phrase is on one side of a license plate at each table. If you want the wait staff to stop at your table, just display that sign. That indicates the fun atmosphere at this waterside restaurant. We were seated right at the railing overhanging the water. Great view, a fun waitress, and decent food made for a great experience. Forrest Gump was a champion ping-pong player and sure enough, there was a ping-pong paddle on each table. The paddle held the drink and dessert menu. We got a kick out of all the movie trivia posted around the room and incorporated in the menus. As expected there are a lot of shrimp dishes on the menu. Don’t let that discourage you from eating here if you don’t care for or can’t eat shrimp. I had excellent Fish and Chips. Bill had BBQ pork and a huge strawberry shortcake made with big biscuits not that cardboardy sponge cake. The staff was very accommodating to my special dietary requirements. I overheard our waitress asking movie trivia question to the large group at a nearby table. That sparked a lively competition and a lot of laughs within the group. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market is located at 889 Front Street in Lahaina. Parking is a challenge, but there is a public lot across the street or street side if you get lucky. After eating, be sure to stop in the gift shop and do as the sign says: "Shop Forrest, Shop". Lunch for two with one dessert to share plus tip came to $42.
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