Seafood

22nd St. Landing

Cabrillo Marina, 141 W. 22nd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90731

310-548-4400

This harborside seafood grill looks onto container vessels sliding by. The menu offers fish, lobster, beef, and chicken…

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BP Oysterette

1355 Ocean Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90402

310-576-3474

For all the restaurants that line our coasts, there’s an astonishing lack of good ol’ seafood shacks…

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Cast & Plow

4375 Admiralty Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90292

310-574-4333

It doesn’t get much more picturesque than the marina-adjacent fire pit tables atCast & Plow, the Ritz-Carlton’s new iteration of its hotel restaurant.

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Connie and Ted’s

8171 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-848-2722

The rustic charm of fried clam bellies and a loaded lobster roll have New England transplants (including chef Michael Cimarusti) feeling homesick.

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Delmonico’s Lobster House

16358 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91436

818-986-0777

Lobster tail, lobster ravioli, broiled lobster, steamed lobster…

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Fisherman’s Outlet

529 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90013

(213) 627-7231

The beloved seafood shack is miles from the ocean but smack in the middle of downtown’s seafood market district, which explains the huge selection. Catfish, prawns, salmon—it’s all good.

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Fishing with Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90266

Manhattan Beach’s intimate and wryly named Fishing with Dynamite showcases David LeFevre’s expertise with seafood, honed during his years at Water Grill downtown.

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Gladstones

173000 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

310-454-3474

The entertainment gurus at SBE have slapped some white paint on this former beachside sawdust joint, but Hyde Lounge this is not…

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HMS Bounty

3357 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90010

213-385-7275

There it is, in a dark corner, the Galaxy 200, coin slot covered with tape. The 45s have grown dusty inside, nudged into obsolescence by a flashy CD jukebox that feeds on dollar bills just a few feet away…

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Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar

135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-972-7322

Without a dedicated theater district, L.A. will likely never have a concentration of great after-show bars like those found along 44th or 46th streets in New York. But lodged under the southeast corner of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion…

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Kincaid’s Bay House

500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Los Angeles, CA, 90277

310-318-6080

This restaurant on the pier has 360-degree views and a seafood-based menu…

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King’s Fish House

The Commons at Calabasas, 4798 Commons Way, Los Angeles, CA, 91302

818-225-1979

At this brick warehouse with leather booths, dozens of ceiling fans, a hopping bar, and an SRO trellised patio…

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L&E Oyster Bar

1637 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

323-660-2255

Silver Lake residents demanded romantic streetside-patio seating, premium shellfish, and sparkling wine, and budding restaurateur Dustin Lancaster supplied it.

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LittleFork

1600 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-465-3675

One of the earliest L.A. food movements of 2013 is the upscale, East Coast-style seafood shack. The first to showcase this trend is Jason Travi, who has been off our radar since his acclaimed stint at the now-shuttered Fraîche in Culver City.

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M.B. Post

1142 Manhattan Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90266

310-545-5405

David LeFevre has left the haute hassle behind for this beachy room of sun-bleached wood.

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Mel’s Fish Shack

4524 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90016

Our loyalty belongs to Mel’s Fish Shack, which for decades has fried up such swimmers as catfish, sand dabs, and buffalo fish—a bony, old-time favorite.

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Neptune’s Net

42505 Pacific Coast Hwy., Los Angeles, CA, 90265

310-457-3095

Welcome to the quintessential rough-and-ready California beachfront joint…

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Playa Provisions

119 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90293

310-683-5019

Why is it that we’re still amazed when a beachside spot acknowledges the presence of said beach?

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