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Best Los Angeles Area Beach Restaurants

Best Beach Restaurants

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

Back on the Beach Cafe Café
12/20
Dining Room at Back on the Beach Cafe, Santa Monica, CA Annenberg Community Beach House
445 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
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No kidding --- this place really is right on the beach. More...

Larry's Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at Larry 24 Windward Ave.
Venice, CA 90291

A funky neighborhood spot with gastropub fare and more than two dozen beers on tap. 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

Enjoy views of the California coastline while dining on American fare. More...


SOUTH BAY

 

Chart House Seafood
12/20
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...

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...

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...

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