Monday, April 2, 2012

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: life is a bucket of shrimp in Jupiter

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. CLOSED - RUSTIC INN NEXT
1065 N. Hwy A1A                                      
Jupiter, Florida 33477
Open seven days, lunch and dinner

Update: service has gone downhill here and so has the food.

By Jane Feehan

Landry’s closed Crab House a few months ago in Jupiter and reopened at the location as Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. The menu boasts all things shrimp (of course) and changes to the building are minimal. The view of the Jupiter Lighthouse remains outstanding.

The fa├žade has changed a bit to display the Bubba Gump logo. An additional bar has been added indoors where the buffet table once sat. The deck bar remains basically the same except for a small portion, parallel to the inlet, now occupied by tables. Lounge seating next to the bar has been upgraded for comfort and looks. Those with an attachment to the 1994 movie, Forrest Gump, or who hold a particular fondness for the restaurant can purchase T-shirts and tourist trinkets at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. store on the premises.

Thanks to Landry’s management style, the kitchen was right on top of things a few days after the restaurant opened. That’s impressive. The menu offers lots and lots of shrimp-based fare such as mac and shrimp, shrimp gumbo, shrimp po boys, shrimp and grits and much more. Steaks and burgers and salads are available for the seafood shy. Bubba Gump features many menu items for $12 or less – great for families and the budget conscious.

In the movie, Forrest Gump and his partner, Lt. Dan, made plenty of money with the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Enough to buy shares of Apple to make them wealthy.  I can’t predict how much money Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will reel in for Landry’s in Jupiter but it’s sure to make those happy who believe a good life includes a tasty bucket of shrimp.

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