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Fishing With Dynamite

4.8
4.8
2239 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
A celebration of summers spent on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and SoCal’s vibrant beach communities. The cheerful, 32-seat restaurant is anchored by a lively oyster bar and features a menu of “old school” traditional seafood fare and “new school” dishes highlighting flavors from around the globe. Chef and co-owner David LeFevre and Fishing with Dynamite have been celebrated for serving only the most pristine seafood with accolades that include “Best Oyster Bar” and Best New Restaurant by Los Angeles Magazine, OpenTable’s 100 Best Restaurants in America (2016, 2017 and 2019) and a Michelin Plate in 2019.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 893-6299

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    David LeFevre

  • Neighborhood

    Manhattan Beach

  • Cross street

    Manhattan Beach Blvd and 12th St.

  • Parking details

    Arrive early for your resy and enjoy shopping at our 60 charming boutiques throughout Downtown Manhattan Beach. Long term parking can be found at https://www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 2,239 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing quality of food.
  2. w

    worldpiece

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    food was just awesome. cold seafood platter was superb
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every plate was amazingly flavorful! Staff was top notch.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FWD is truly EPIC.
  5. MC

    MiaC

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!!!
  6. v

    vanillin

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a fantastic meal at FWD! I’m living the newly expanded patio.
  7. AS

    AutumnS

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 different cities get together
  8. BC

    BeachCities

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall good. Had the seafood tower but the accompanying sauces were bland and without flavor.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous meal. Excellent service and delicious food.
  10. LK

    LKAG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David and his team are amazing as always, food + service + experience unparalleled in the South Bay.
  11. TC

    TedC

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Top notch raw bar with pristine Uber - fresh seafood ( great variety) expertly prepared menu items. Thoughtful & friendly service.
  12. CT

    CTal

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. Every time we have eaten here we have loved it. The raw bar is my favorite and the Thai inspired market salad was so good. We ate in the outside tent which is much better than most “street” dining and is very quiet. Prefer inside for a better atmosphere, but the tent makes it seem like you’re not in the street.
  13. OW

    OliviaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, especially the japanese hamachi sashimi. The peruvian scallop was fantastic! The key lime pie was surprisingly delicious. Shelby was super friendly and kind as well! We really had a good time there!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Server was incredible- prices are high for what you get. Not many options
  15. AB

    AlexB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic, and the food was amazing.
  16. D

    Disgusted

    Montana

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Mediocre food

    Fishing With DynamiteResponded on September 10, 2022Hello! I am so sorry to hear that our food missed the mark. Please let me know how I can best reach you. I would welcome the opportunity to invite you back in and make things right. -- Alice Mai, Chef de Cuisine & General Manager

  17. i

    ilovegoodfood

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our table was ready for our reservation. Our server had a lot of tables to manage, but she was pleasant and attentive. The seafood (Queen Mary raw seafood tower) was fresh and high quality. The sauces were delicious and balanced. Fresh takes on classics. And the beverage selection was outstanding.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice treat.
  19. LG

    LeslieG

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Freshest seafood in Los Angeles. Excellent selection and presentation (we had the seafood tower and enjoyed every morsel.) The menu is simple, not overwhelming and a mix of traditional chilled seafood and innovative offerings. We had a salad that was outrageously good and unusual. Responsive and attentive server. The largest seating area is outside on the sidewalk, fairly shielded from the street (surrounded by walls of artificial foliage.) The interior seating, quite limited is less noisy, but hard to get. Reserve far ahead. High marks for this place.
  20. VI

    VICTORIAH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always my favorite food, service, all around experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, great food! Exactly the type of restaurant we were looking for and it did not disappoint! Will definitely come back here when I’m in the area.
  22. M

    Mbfoodlvr

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in the South Bay!!
  23. DD

    DavidD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in South Bay
  24. RC

    RichardC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting and excellent tasting food choices, great service, nice ambiance; I will return again soon.
  25. J

    Jason

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exquisite and the service was exceptional. My favorite restaurant in the LA area
  26. SS

    SandyS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is our date night/special occasion location. First time taking the kids and they loved every last bite. Thank you for helping us celebrate!
  27. WG

    WilliamG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh seafood alternative. Ordered the raw oysters and salmon, both were excellent. Will definitely go back when I return to the South Bay.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  29. f

    foodee

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good, as always. Menu seemed more limited than usual.
  30. YY

    YumYum

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was solid and amazing. The oysters and scallops and hamachi were exceptionally fresh. Oh and that key lime pie!!!
  31. y

    yeseniav

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was wonderful very attentive Eric the chef was amazing Great place to eat Amazing food .. Will definitely come and enjoy another amazing dinner .
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great time, great food, great service
  33. J

    Jltfwa

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite seafood restaurant… Great food and seafood is always fresh. Ocean breezes and walking distance from the ocean
  34. MT

    MannyT

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good food good service, but a little pricey for the overall environment (although it is very close to the beach) of kind of diners.
  35. DL

    DLCDFW

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time to go there because the first time was such a great experience and will tell you the second time was even better the most amazing salmon ever from New Zealand will definitely return
  36. JD

    JillianD

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the most wonderful dinner at Fishing with Dynamite. My mom has Celiac and the staff was incredibly accommodating and knowledgable which is always such a breath of fresh air! Everything we ate was delicious and unique. The service is wonderful as is the setting. We love this restaurant and highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Elijah was our server and he took exceptional care of us. We were unsure when it came to cocktails and oysters and he did an excellent job asking us about our likes and using that information to guide us to items we really loved. Food was fantastic and came out very quickly (especially considering it was a full house on a Saturday night). We had a great time and will most definitely return.
  38. SN

    ShigehikoN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited with my family for lunch. Very cozy and nice food!
  39. T

    Torre

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing oysters. Great view and vibe. Best clam chowdah. Small and cozy. A must when in Manhatten Beach.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great service but far too over priced for the quality

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fishing With Dynamite using the Order Online button. Fishing With Dynamite also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Fishing With Dynamite also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 893-6299.

Fishing With Dynamite is rated 4.8 stars by 2239 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Fishing With Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Manhattan Beach Blvd and 12th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Manhattan Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Arrive early for your resy and enjoy shopping at our 60 charming boutiques throughout Downtown Manhattan Beach. Long term parking can be found at https://www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David LeFevre

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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