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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 4 days ago via mobile

They were getting deliveries of fresh seafood constantly while we enjoyed our dinner in this small and fun little seafood restaurant and the food was unreal. Well worth checking out

Thank Jamiebritt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent fish, both raw and cooked. Scallops were great. We can’t wait to go back and try more of their creative dishes.

Thank 587historylover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The oysters were delicious and the wine was pretty spectacular as well. The fried chicken sandwich was good, just not my thing being fried. The flavor was really tasty though

Thank Jamaicaman15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 September 24, 2018

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 September 6, 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 September 3, 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 September 1, 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 August 30, 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 August 26, 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
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March 27, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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