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Treat your taste buds: Explore Beach Cities restaurants

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Treat your taste buds: Explore Beach Cities restaurants

Specials at top restaurants in Beach Cities

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
The Hook & Plow
The Hook & Plow
(431)
$$$$
Californian | Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities

I loved the menu, a nice variety of options, but not too many. I had the seared Ahi sandwich, imaginative and delicious. The Wed night special of chicken & waffles looked like enough for 4 - definitely going to try it on another visit. More

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Radici
Radici
(203)
$$$$
Italian | Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities

Amazing experience as always. One of our favorite spots in the South Bay. Top shelf. More

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Abigaile Restaurant
Abigaile Restaurant
(785)
$$$$
American | Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities

The ambiance is wonderful. The food and presentation is on point. I will say however, there is a happy hour between 4-7pm and when I made the reservation on open table it specifically asked if I wanted to partake in happy hr. I said yes, of course! I later called to add a guest and asked the hostess if happy hour was available but we could also order off the regular menu- she said, “most definitely.” We arrived on time to a restaurant that was literally not full (though open table claimed there was only a reservation available at 5:30). The waitress sat us and our waiter came out to tell us the specials. When I mentioned happy hr, he apologized that that was only for the bar area. When I explained what the hostess said, he said that there was no way to serve us unless we moved table. Luckily, there was a table so sheepishly we moved over to the “bar” side of the restaurant. It was rather embarrassing moving 7 people because of a communication problem on their end but we did. Service was great, food was great. Prices were not amazing on happy hour but I would rather a restaurant not compromise quality entirely for the happy hour draw of clientele. It was delicious. No doubt. All in all it was a nice dinner. They should offer happy hour to the entire restaurant and I am confident, the place would be amazing! The staff was amazing, the drinks spot on, ambiance an A+ and the food clearly made with ❤️. I think they just have a few kinks to work out on communication. More

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Dia de Campo
Dia de Campo
(438)
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities

Great anniversary dinner. They even gave complimentary churros to help us celebrate. More

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Steak & Whisky
Steak & Whisky
(478)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities

Food was great! Service was spectacular. I didn't get that buyer's remorse feeling when I left. I felt I got what I paid for which was an awesome anniversary experience. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Beach Cities's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Hachi
1. Hachi
(55)
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Japanese | Torrance / Carson, Beach Cities

Amazing food! Great ambience! Their service was little too slow and one guy who seemed to be a manager was rude. More

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Cafe Pacific at Trump National Golf Club
2. Cafe Pacific at Trump National Golf Club
(985)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Rancho Palos Verdes / Rolling Hills Estates, Beach Cities

This is our favorite restaurant in the Southbay. The food is outstanding! We also love the servers and the atmosphere! Some of our favorite dishes include: Filet Minon, Salmon, Caeser salad, Shrimp cocktail, Chicken Marsala and the Sea Bass! More

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Fishing With Dynamite
3. Fishing With Dynamite
(1192)
$$$$
Seafood | Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities

The food and service is awesome!!! More

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Baran’s 2239
4. Baran’s 2239
(582)
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American | Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities

Great local menu that changes all of the time. I'll definitely be back! More

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Fishbar - Manhattan Beach
5. Fishbar - Manhattan Beach
(62)
$$$$
Seafood | Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities

We had a very enjoyable time there on Father’s Day. There is no special menu, so we didn’t feel like we are getting ripped off. More

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Discover Beach Cities

The L.A. beach cities offer a variety of food options that appeal to diners who place a priority on fresh and local cuisine. Chefs prepare food with fish that has been caught within hours from the Pacific Ocean. Global seafood fans can order innovative sushi rolls and ultra-fresh sashimi, and families can try grilled fish served with a salad. Other food options are also available in different neighborhoods, so kids can get a traditional sandwich and healthy eaters can enjoy a properly seasoned turkey burger. Hearty meals can be ordered as well during lunch or dinner. Comfort food fans can try the meatloaf prepared with bold, spicy seasonings and covered with a fiery sauce. The dessert options pair nicely with Beach Cities meals because they're made with fresh ingredients like berries and mint.

Discover Beach Cities

The L.A. beach cities offer a variety of food options that appeal to diners who place a priority on fresh and local cuisine. Chefs prepare food with fish that has been caught within hours from the Pacific Ocean. Global seafood fans can order innovative sushi rolls and ultra-fresh sashimi, and families can try grilled fish served with a salad. Other food options are also available in different neighborhoods, so kids can get a traditional sandwich and healthy eaters can enjoy a properly seasoned turkey burger. Hearty meals can be ordered as well during lunch or dinner. Comfort food fans can try the meatloaf prepared with bold, spicy seasonings and covered with a fiery sauce. The dessert options pair nicely with Beach Cities meals because they're made with fresh ingredients like berries and mint.