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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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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5323
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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

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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
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Classic beach cafe with open doors in the summer, so beach flies. Just shoot them away. Fantastic food, great service. Got the Chef's mother's recipe for classic dinner rolls, but with squash in the dough. Nice crust on the top with coarse kosher salt which...More

Thank 51rockyr
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Everyone told me if you are in Manhattan Beach you have to go to Fishing with Dynamite. So we did. Ordered the Clam Chowder (good and different from others with clams still in the shell), Crab Cake (very salty), the rice (which turns out is...More

Thank Megankaz
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We had been meaning to try this little joint after reading many great reviews and visits to Manhattan Beach. We booked an early table on a Saturday and it was completely packed at 5.15pm when we arrived. We know why! The service is super friendly...More

Thank ceelsnyc
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

On our last day in LA we decided to splurge and have a truly amazing meal. I saw all the good reviews for FwD and we decided to drive out to Manhattan Beach and check it out. Manhattan Beach is gorgeous, it was calm and...More

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Overall, this was a good meal. Fish was fresh and a nice setting. My only complaint was that it was a holiday and not until I ordered my selections, was I informed that they were out of Fish for Fish & Chips. Now I know...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Been here 3x in last few weeks. Sitting at the bar. Way to go. Tiny place but awesome vibe and friendliest people. Hamachi. The best. SS Minnow. Awesome. Fries. Little gem salad. But the hidden treasure is the soft shell crab. The mix of sweet...More

Thank scmom2969
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I suggest a reservation. It’s a small restaurant with amazing food. We had the Peruvian scallops, and they were delightful. The fried yellowtail tacos were flavorful. Save room for the pretzel chocolate bread pudding with salted caramel sauce and marsapone ice cream. So yummy! The...More

Thank Christie G
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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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