Our Daytona Trip: Bubba Gump Restaurant


When I was a kid, I loved watching the movie, Forrest Gump. Tom Hanks does an absolutely fantastic job in his role of Forrest. I have always loved quoting the different lines from that movie (i.e. “Life is like a box of chocolates…). That movie has to be one of my all time favorites as a youngster and an adult.

For years, my family {mom, dad, sister, and brother} have told me how fun and delicious the Bubba Gump restaurant is. When I met Kevin, he also told me how great it is. However, I had never been to it for myself.

Since we are in Daytona, Kevin wanted to take me on a special trip to Bubba Gumps. I had a blast! The food was delicious and the experience was unique!

Run and Stop

Every table had these signs on them. This goes great with the Forrest Gump theme of this restaurant. And personally, I think this is genius. I worked in the food industry for a couple of years as a waitress. One of the hardest parts of being a good server is being able to distinguish when your customers need you and when they need to be left alone. At Bubba Gumps, you simply flip the license plates to signal your server to either come help you or leave you alone. I wish the restaurants I worked in had this!


I absolutely love fish and chips. I actually typically prefer fish and chips over chicken tenders! This is what I ordered at Bubba Gumps. It was DELICIOUS! I ate all of my fish {and many of the fries}.

Kevin ordered Jenny’s Catch (lemon tilapia on top of mashed potatoes). I had a bite — oh my stars. It was SO GOOD! He cleaned his plate!

At the end of our experience, our server asked us Forrest Gump trivia. Kevin and I got ALL of them right! So – if you go to Bubba Gumps – make sure you refresh yourself on the Forrest Gump movie!

Overall, this is a fantastic restaurant! I suggest it to everyone!!


One comment

  1. Sue Hull says:

    Those signs are so cool and I think every restraraunt should have them. I live in Ca and I’ve never heard of this place where I live. What a cute place to eat. I love fish and chips! Thank you for sharing.
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