Anaheim has a wide variety of fantastic dining options, but Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is one of the standouts. Located in the Anaheim Resort District at the popular GardenWalk, this restaurant pairs good times with great food. It’s inspired by the movie “Forrest Gump,” and themes from the film are scattered throughout the menu and décor. Bubba Gump is truly a delightful experience for the entire family.
An Ambiance You Won’t Forget
The first thing you’ll notice is the welcoming environment. Staff members are extremely upbeat, and it’s evident they enjoy what they do. There is memorabilia from the movie in every corner, which really brings the story to life. While you enjoy a delicious meal, you can even play trivia associated with the film, and when you need your server, you hold up a sign that says “Stop Forrest Stop.”
The indoor atmosphere is full of energy, but you can also opt for al fresco dining. There are two private outdoor patios with distinct Southern-style charm. The special lighting and design elements instantly remind you of the shrimping boats in the movie. Although the indoor and open-air dining areas have a party vibe, it’s not too overwhelming, and you can easily relax as you dine and socialize.
A Menu That Will Make Your Mouth Water
True to its name, this restaurant offers plenty of scrumptious seafood options, including an assortment of shrimp dishes. Whether you want a basic jambalaya or scampi or you prefer to overload your taste buds on the Shrimper’s Heaven or Forrest’s Seafood Feast, you won’t be disappointed. If seafood isn’t your thing, you can select one of the lip-smacking grilled dishes or try some delectable Southern fried chicken.
The kids menu offers equally flavorful options, and each selection has a cute name related to the film. Little ones love ordering Hubba Bubba Popcorn Shrimp and Holy Moly Linguine. Even the drinks and desserts are fun, with names such as Cookie Crumb Magic and Run Forrest Run. Kids can also create their own sundaes, which is a pretty cool reward to offer for good restaurant behavior.
A Happy Hour to Keep the Party Going
The festive atmosphere at Bubba Gump isn’t just visual. A happy hour is featured every day that complements the aesthetics. You can choose from refreshing specialty drinks, wild signature shots or tasty draft beers. Whether your inner child wants a fruity Gummy Bear or your grownup side is calling for a potent Long Island Iced Tea, you’ll enjoy every glorious sip of your Bubba beverage.
If you’re craving down-home seafood and you want an entertaining dining experience, head to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. It’s conveniently located just a few minutes from our hotel, and it’s open seven days a week. This is one of the coolest restaurants in the area, where good value, excellent service, appetizing dishes and a cheery ambiance come together to create one memorable experience.