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First look photos: New Bubba Gump Shrimp on the River Walk

August 2, 2018

Shrimp cocktails. Shrimp po’boys. Shrimp gumbo. Fried shrimp.

All those dishes and more featuring America’s favorite shellfish will be available when Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market opens it’s new River Walk location. The restaurant will open for business following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

The Express-News got a sneak peek at the chain’s newest address Wednesday, located in the former home of Joe’s Crab Shack at 406 Navarro St. The Bubba Gump restaurant concept was inspired by a supporting character from the movie adaptation of Winston Groom’s “Forrest Gump.”

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The new Bubba Gump location will be the fifth eatery from the Houston-based Landry’s Inc. to open along the River Walk. It’s preceded by Landry’s Seafood House, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Saltgrass Steak House and the Rainforest Cafe.

Landry’s also operates the city-owned Tower of the Americas and the is the owner of the Chart House restaurant that sits atop the landmark structure, and it is a partner in Go Rio San Antonio, which operates the barges found motoring up and down the San Antonio river.

Paul Stephen is a staff writer in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | pstephen@express-news.net | Twitter: @pjbites | Instagram: @pjstephen

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