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Fishing with Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5323
+1 310-893-6299
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5323
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been to FWD several times and each time I am blown away by the quality of the raw bar and the little touches that take it from good to great. I am sure the rest of the menu is fabulous too I’ve just never...More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly vibe, good service, this tiny place offers a raw bar and small plates of wonderfully prepared seafood. Oysters are perfect, the chowder a must, as is the crab cake and so many more dishes on the menu. The fish and chips plate is way...More

Thank JoaninFrance
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Very very very good oysters and raw shrimps, great vine selection, amazing atmosphere, super friendly servers and bartender. Love it

Thank Bassilok
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite meals in LA. Everything was so fresh and tasty. If in season, the soft shell crab sandwich was life changing. Unique cocktails and incredible food!!!!!! So happy I came here. Didn’t have reservations, just stumbled upon a bar spot !

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We were in town for an overnight layover, and we thought we would go to Manhattan Beach and spend some time during the afternoon. We had found FWD on TripAdvisor, as well as a recommendation from a friend who knows Chef LeFevre. We enjoyed wonderful...More

Thank Trav1500
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We are locals to Manhattan Beach and the food here is consistently good! You really can't go wrong and the pricing is reasonable~

Thank aprilmarano
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Ate here for the first time! Sat at the bar, we were lucky on a Saturday night to get a seat without a reservation. I had the Salmon, which was very tasty, just big enough for me. My friend had the oysters, was fun watching...More

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Zagat gave this restaurant a great rating... but I think a second review is warranted. Some say this is the best seafood in Manhattan Beach and everyone is entitled to their opion. However, I found this place to be a total loser. I don't know...More

1  Thank Frank C
Reviewed 22 August 2018

My fiance and I had the pleasure of dining at Fishing with Dynamite for my birthday this past Thursday, August 16th. We had a truly wonderful experience. The restaurant is small, so prepare for a wait in the evenings, but it is absolutely worth it...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

It was crowded so instead of waiting for a table we grabbed two seats at the bar. Excellent cocktails, excellent service and excellent food. Just a block of main, check it out.

Thank ScottD58
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28 March 2018|
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Response from Vacationbabay2014 | Reviewed this property |
The atmosphere including music was great while I was there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5323
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-893-6299
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