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Killer Shrimp at The Mermaid

American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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11 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3731
(310) 372-7071
15:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is overpriced. It is in desperate need of a lunch menu. The bread is good, though. The service is decent. Outdoor seating.

Thank Garrett D
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Fun little place- used to be free standing, but now is a part of the Mermaid. Lots of local atmosphere which is really fun. Not touristy at all, even though it's on the Strand at Pier Ave. Delicious shrimp which is spicy (about a 5 on a scale of 1-10) , excellent super fresh bread, and goes really well with... More 

Thank JBicrs
Lakewood, California
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Right on the beach, sunset and pier in sight as you dine. Had the "peel and eat shrimp" and oyster for appetizers. I ordered fish and chips and my lady had the shrimp and clam pasta. We both ordered a lobster tail on the side. We were very pleased with everything. The flavor of everything did not disappoint. The service... More 

Thank Jose B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a nice early evening at that bar. We were told by the bouncers it was okay to take our drink a step outside. 30min after, another drink in the hand, we did the same thing and another bouncer grabbed us, threw our drinks on the ground and told us to don't come ever again. That just ruined our... More 

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San Diego, California
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754 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This dark dive bar has been here for something like 60 years and it looks like it too. The building is run down and really just full of older locals whom have become accustomed to going there. It's fun to stop in but nothing to show off to friends.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

You would not come here for a fine dining experience, but if you are after a great position right on the promenade at Hermosa Beach a few steps away from the pier then Mermaids Restaurant is a great pub/bar to chill out and watch the world go by. There's nothing better than enjoying several cold beers with bar snacks -... More 

Thank Wade B
Burbank, California
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

restaurant? I had drinks there... So I can’t write about the food... To have a beer: perfect... and your neighbor is the beach...

Thank maxizent
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Pros: Location, Location, Location!; The Calamari and Shrimp tacos = TASTY. Cons: The decor and interior feeling; the terrible acoustics; poorly designed bar having poor bartenders cramming next to each other while trying to effectively serve customers This bar is hit or miss. The staff, while typically friendly isn't not the most efficient bunch. Though I don't think its their... More 

Thank Kansas88
Plantation, Florida
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is a cool little place right on the boardwalk to have a drink and a good meal. The location is great, even allowing you to get a direct view of a full moon from your bar stool. Seems like mostly locals here, friendly atmosphere and great music playing on their playlist while I was there - Aerosmith, Boston, GNR.... More 

Thank Sergio A
Wichita, Kansas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Nine of us had dinner here and for most of us it was good. Two of us had steaks that were dry and tough, but the rest of us found our food to be really good.

Thank Dan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: (310) 372-7071

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?