on August 25, 2011
I'm not sure why but we really wanted to visit Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in San Francisco. There are tons of seafood restaurants in that large city but we were excited to go here. Once we got there we had a blast. The restaurant bearing the movie jargon of Forrest Gump was such a fun place for dinner and a few drinks. We did not have a wait for a table at all when we opted to sit at the bar. We were seated on a high top table in the bar area which was fine with me since the entire restaurant is smoke-free. As we sat eating our dinner, laughing and talking, the movie Forrest Gump was showing above the bar. Apparently they show it nonstop, because once the movie was over, it started again. I thought this was a cute idea and it totally goes along with the decor of the restaurant which is seaworthy for any boat captain.They have a neat way of letting the wait staff know you need assistance, you put up the "Stop Forrest Stop" license plate. It really does work, which is good since we rarely saw our waiter other than that. The place was full and loud but the atmosphere was fun and friendly. The menu was primarily seafood, but did have steak and chicken available. I had the I'm Stuffed shrimp—heavenly. Eight large shrimp was wrapped around (not stuffed with) a crab and shrimp mixture, then baked with Monterey jack cheese and served with rice and bread. Jennifer had the steak and stated it was one of the best she had found in California. The drink list was large and unique, and if you buy certain drinks you get a free glass with the Bubba Gump logo. I had to have one of those glasses, such a tourist thing to do I know. Both the food and drink menu have Forrest type names that are quite cute such as Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp and After the Storm Bubba's Bucket of Boat Trash. Prices ranged from $8 to 18. Even though the price for our 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 drinks came to about $50, I would go back anytime I was back in California. It was a fun place to be and the food was excellent.
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