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Shellback Tavern

116 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5432
+1 310-376-7857
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, International
116 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5432
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for few drinks along with some shrimp and watched the sun set. Great service and very friendly. Tons of neat decorating to look at and great long island iced teas.

Thank Lindsey P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always good for a inexpensive simple lunch looking out over the water and the pier in but haven't beach. Food is fine service is good. And all-around good find

Thank hershy6
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Had a Sunday afternoon to kill before flying out Monday morning. Took the Ocean Express from airport hotel to Manhattan Beach ($5) and settled in at Shellback for some brews & views. Great place to waste an afternoon listening to mostly classic rock, people watching...More

Thank Brooks K
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

When in Manhattan Beach and craving pub food, this is your spot. Awesome burgers (with polish sausage on top?!), delicious Philly cheesesteak, and excellent fries. We didn't get to try this time but hear the fish-n-chips are fantastic and fresh in beer batter.

Thank VivaciousVal
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite for lunch to take back to Manhattan Beach on Good Friday. I saw a sign for fish n chips in the window of Shellback Tavern. My son and I decided to stay and eat in. I had the...More

Thank fredraymond522
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This dive could have a certain charm, but from the moment we entered, the prevailing vibe was "if you ain't local, you ain't s***" The wait staff was deeply engaged in chatting up their favorite local wags and not terribly interested in service. In fact,...More

Thank bert j
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Close to the beach in the center of Manhattan Beach. Fun place, lots of color and decor. Cool people , great Wings and Mozzarella sticks Love the beer selection! My wife's favorite spot

1  Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I stopped for a beer and a burger. It’s an old beachside dive. Obviously popular through years. Wait staff has fun working amid a sports-oriented background. CLOSE TO THE BEACH. Dress casually, of course.

Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great local bar with good drinks, great food and even better atmosphere! I've been going here for years and it never disappoints!

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We went there after watching the sunset because it was Taco Night ($2.65 on Wed night). It also ended up being Happy Hour with $5 drinks. My husband had fish and shrimp tacos and I had shrimp and beef. All were excellent! There were 5...More

Thank sandrag55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5432
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-376-7857
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