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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. now open at Kemah Boardwalk

Feb 15, 2013 04:08PM ● By SCENE MAGAZINE STAFF
Landry’s, Inc. announced the opening of Kemah Boardwalk’s first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on February 15 in Kemah. The casual dining seafood chain is known for its iconic locations in major cities across the world.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.’s prime location affords its guests the perfect spot to dine right in the heart of the Kemah Boardwalk. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Kemah features outdoor dining, a full bar and fantastic waterfront views.

Originated in California, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. opened its first restaurant on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA in 1996. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has 39 restaurants, which are primarily in tourist-oriented, highly desirable locations. The restaurant chain perfectly captures the charm and American spirit that made Paramount Pictures’ “Forrest Gump” a smash hit.  Featuring a down-home atmosphere reminiscent of the movie’s setting in Alabama, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. remains the first and only theme restaurant chain based on a motion picture property.

“Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is well known for its entertaining atmosphere, family friendly service and quality seafood,” said Tilman Fertitta, sole owner, chairman and CEO. “The Kemah Boardwalk’s waterfront location and fun filled environment make it a natural fit for the restaurant. We are delighted to introduce the local community and visitors to all that Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has to offer.”

Known for outstanding seafood, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. makes shrimp the star, offering 19 different preparations. The menu also offers an exciting variety of fish entrees, steak, chicken dishes, crisp salads, fun children’s meals, creative desserts and award winning ribs. Signature menu items include guest favorites such as Coconut Shrimp, Steamed Shellfish, Dixie Style Baby Back Ribs plus appetizers such as Shrimper’s Net Catch, Bubba’s Far Out Dip and the Run Across America Sampler featuring a taste of all of the appetizer favorites. Entrées like the Bucket of Boat Trash featuring fried shrimp and lobster claws; Bourbon Street Mahi Mahi and Lt. Dan’s Drunken Shrimp are all equally tempting.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is located on the Kemah Boardwalk. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner with the bar open late. For more information, please call 281-334-2881 or visit

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