They say the best seats in the restaurant are along the window, as you get the best view of the hustle and billboards of Times Square while you dine. But if you’re intended to visit the place with your friends, choose one of the table booths on the opposite side, where you can be comfortably accommodated, surrounded by offbeat items of the film-inspired entourage. Flat screens are continuously playing the movie, so one can refresh his memory with favorite moments and take part in the special fan quiz at the bar.
In 1995 Paramount Pictures decided to create a restaurant based on the film Forrest Gump. The first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. was opened in 1996 in Monterey, California, and today this concept chain spreads to dozens of locations around the country and the world. Their permanent menu consists of a crazy variety of shrimp and fish dishes and American diner-style food, with slight seasonal touches and the hits of desserts — Mama's Strawberry Shortcake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae that makes Bubba Gump one of the favorite family spots in the city. Gluten-free and Kids menus are also available.
If you like to get a table on a weekend, make a reservation in advance, or you’re most likely to stay in huge line at the entrance. Nice gift shop may entertain you a lot while waiting.