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Best Los Angeles Area Beachside Restaurants

 
The view from Gladstone's, one of Best Beach Eats in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles County, more than 42 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline stretches from north of Zuma Beach just below the Ventura County line, to Redondo Beach in the south, near the Orange County line. Even if you dined out every day for a year, it would be nearly impossible to explore the myriad of restaurants, cafes and take-out stands that spread along this Los Angeles County coastal route — so we’ve done the legwork for you and compiled the Best Beachside Restaurants in the Los Angeles area.

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Santa Monica/Malibu
South Bay

SANTA MONICA/MALIBU

Beachside Restaurant & Bar American
13/20
Dining Room at Beachside Restaurant & Bar, Marina del Rey, CA Jamaica Bay Inn
14160 Palawan Wy.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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At this fun restaurant in the Jamaica Bay Inn, guests can enjoy American fare on a patio that overlooks the marina. More...

Cafe Del Rey California
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe Del Rey, Marina del Rey, CA 4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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California cuisine with Mediterranean influences is offered amid panoramic views of the Marina. More...

Cast & Plow American
14/20
Dining Room at Cast & Plow, Marina del Rey, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
4375 Admiralty Wy.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Chef Umit Kaygusuz brings in local farm-to-table ingredients to prepare American fare in an elegant dining room by the marina. More...

Coast American
12/20
Dining Room at Coast, Santa Monica, CA Shutters on the Beach
One Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Coast restaurant offers a view of the beach and American fare. More...

Larry's Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at Larry 24 Windward Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
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A funky neighborhood spot with gastropub fare and more than two dozen beers on tap. More...

Malibu Farm Pier Café California
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Malibu Farm Pier Café, Malibu, CA Malibu Pier
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265

Counter-service café at the end of the Malibu Pier. More...

Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar California
14/20
Dining Room at Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar, Malibu, CA Malibu Pier
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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California fare complemented by ocean views on the Malibu Pier. More...

Ocean & Vine California
14/20
Dining Room at Ocean & Vine, Santa Monica, CA Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Loews Santa Monica's contemporary Ocean & Vine affords great ocean views and eclectic seasonal dishes. More...

One Pico American
15/20
Dining Room at One Pico, Santa Monica, CA Shutters on the Beach
One Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Fresh and light cuisine is offered in this highly romantic, oceanside hotel dining room. More...

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe American
10/20
Dining Room at Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Malibu, CA 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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Dine with your toes in the sand at this overpriced, tourist-driven beach café. More...

The Sunset Restaurant American
13/20
Dining Room at The Sunset Restaurant, Malibu, CA 6800 Westward Beach Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
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Enjoy views of the California coastline while dining on American fare. More...


SOUTH BAY

 

Bacari PDR Small Plates
14/20
Dining Room at Bacari PDR, Playa Del Rey, CA 6805 Vista Del Mar Lane
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
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A sibling of Bacaro L.A., this Playa Del Rey spot serves Mediterranean-inspired small plates and interesting wines. More...

Bluewater Grill Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Bluewater Grill, Redondo Beach, CA King Harbor Marina
665 N. Harbor Dr.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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A reliable seafood grill with simple but effective entrées and a great harbor view. More...

The Boathouse on the Bay Seafood
13/20
190 N. Marina Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90803

Seafood-centric cuisine with a view of Long Beach's Alamitos Bay marina. More...

Chart House Seafood
12/20
King Harbor Marina
231 Yacht Club Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Long-established branch of a national chain pairs solid seafood with a stellar ocean view. More...

Chez Mélange Eclectic
15/20
Dining Room at Chez Mélange, Redondo Beach, CA 1611 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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The South Bay’s pioneer in nouvelle cuisine has pleased locals and others for decades. More...

Chianina Steakhouse Steakhouse
15/20
Dining Room at Chianina Steakhouse, Long Beach, CA 5716 E. Second St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
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A boutique steakhouse from Michael's Restaurant Group featuring Chianina beef in Long Beach's Naples area. More...

Dockside Seafood Restaurant Seafood
No Rating
Dining Room at Dockside Seafood Restaurant, Playa del Rey, CA Playa Provisions
119 Culver Blvd.
Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Seafood fare at Playa Provisions, the multi-purpose establishment from chef/owners Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts. More...

El Segundo Beach Cafe Café
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Dining Room at El Segundo Beach Cafe, Playa Del Rey, CA 12501 Vista del Mar
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Enjoy expansive views of Dockweiler Beach from this snack bar. More...

mar'sel California
No Rating
Dining Room at mar Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Elegant California cuisine and spectacular views from the patio at this relaxing resort restaurant. More...

Michael's on Naples Ristorante Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Michael 5620 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
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Sophisticated Italian restaurant a stone's throw from the pretty canals of Naples. More...

Nelson's American
13/20
Dining Room at Nelson Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Enjoy sweeping ocean views from the patio at this casual dining spot at the Terranea Resort. More...

Ocean View Cafe Mediterranean
12/20
Dining Room at Ocean View Cafe, Manhattan Beach, CA 229 13th St.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Charming Mediterranean café with views of the Pacific, tucked away from the crowds in Manhattan Beach. More...

Parker's Lighthouse Seafood
12/20
435 Shoreline Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Seafood restaurant with views of the Queen Mary and the harbor. More...

Pier 76 Fish Grill Seafood
Quick Bite
455 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Classic, seasonal American seafood in the historic Cooper Arms building in downtown Long Beach. More...

Ports O' Call Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Ports O Berth 76
San Pedro, CA 90731
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This San Pedro restaurant features waterfront views and a seafood-focused menu. More...

The Reef Steakhouse
No Rating
880 Harbor Scenic Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Steakhouse setting with a view of the harbor. More...

Simmzy's Gastropub
12/20
Dining Room at Simmzy 229 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

This Manhattan Beach gastropub features a comprehensive selection of craft beers. More...

Splash! Mediterranean
13/20
King Harbor Marina
Crowne Plaza Hotel
350 N. Harbor Dr.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Classy Mediterranean hotel restaurant with ocean views. More...

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