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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 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
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Fun, creative, and diverse fish-based small plates make this casual gem a treat. All of the food is great, and Min strives to be creative, making this the best place in MB. Highly recommend, but you’ll likely need a reservation due to its popularity.

Thank hqi777
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Love everything on menu; fresh fish, creatively prepared. Small restaurant so you will need reservations.

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Oysters amazing ! Service incredible! Highly recommend !! We had 2 of the oysters samplers, wow! Also the octopus AMAZING!

Thank Tatejmorgan
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Fishing with Dynamite is a small seafood cafe / restaurant in the busy beach town of Manhattan Beach. I dropped in for lunch and had the "Shrimp Po Boy" which was tasty but could have done with being slightly more generously portioned... There were only...More

Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

The oysters were not only fresh, but interesting and so good! Our favorite was the scallops. Romanesco was divine and the tuna with fresh peas. Broccolini was a bit tough. Have to come back to have dessert. Very good wines and great service. Place is...More

Thank Flavia_travel
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a very particular vibe. Some will like it others won’t. The tables are very close together. The person at the next table is a couple of feet away. The music is lively. I loved it. The service is genuine and friendly which...More

Thank LaMichelita
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The waitress we had was amazing. Very helpful and gave us all the information we needed. My wife and I aren’t oyster or clam people so this choice was interesting for us. I had the hamachi and it was very good. My wife did the...More

Thank Kyle W
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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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