Along the southern portion of Santa Monica Bay is the gorgeous surfside city of Redondo Beach, Los Angeles. This place is full of fun things to do and spectacular sights to see. Whether you’re a local or you’re just visiting from out of town, there’s no shortage of attractions in this coastal California town.
The world-famous Redondo Beach Pier attracts people from across the country, and there’s also the World of Dinosaurs museum to see, but what really blew me away about Redondo Beach, LA is the sheer variety and the quality of the restaurants scattered about town.
Now, if you’re like me and you love food, then you may be interested in knowing where all the best places to eat are, and I think I can help out with that.
522 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
On the other side of town in South Redondo is Dominique’s Kitchen. I just have to include this place because it really blew my mind when I ate there. Dominique’s Kitchen is located off of the famous Pacific Coast Highway, not far from Veterans Park.
What I love about Dominique’s Kitchen is that they have some of the most lovely French dishes on their menu and they’re always so expertly prepared. I’d have to say that my favorite thing to order from Dominique’s is their fettuccine pasta with Scottish smoked salmon because of the incredible flavor combination.
2515 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
The number-one spot on my list goes to Blue Salt Fish Grill. This place is easily one of my favorite places to eat and they’re located in North Redondo off of Artesia Boulevard, just west of the South Bay Galleria. I definitely recommend starting with an order of the white fish ceviche or the heirloom tomato goat cheese salad.
After that, you should consider trying the grilled mahi-mahi or the blackened chili cilantro salmon wrap. There’s no limit to the fresh seafood you can get here at Blue Salt. Be sure to stop by if you’re ever in the area.
400 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Up north a little ways on the Pacific Coast highway from Dominique’s is another amazing restaurant that you really need to try called Eat at Joe’s, and, basically, the name says it all. This restaurant is a must-visit stop in Redondo Beach for everyone.
Eat at Joe’s is a classic, no-frills diner that serves up classic, homestyle food that will comfort you right down to the soul. Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat here at Eat at Joe’s, but the lunch menu is fantastic as well, especially if you want a big, juicy burger with French fries.
211 Palos Verdes Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Right inside the Riviera Village shopping mall off of Palos Verdes Boulevard is a wonderful Italian restaurant called Bettolino Kitchen. This place makes Italian cuisine so delicious that I could have sworn my grandmother was back there working in the kitchen when I ate there.
This family-run restaurant makes all of their pasta by hand, so you can only imagine the kind of effort and care that goes into all the rest of their menu. My favorite dish of theirs is the lobster bucatini, hands down, but the menu is quite large, so if that’s not your thing, there are plenty of other choices.
37 14th St, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
This next place is called La Playita and it’s a fantastic Mexican restaurant in Redondo Beach that is always worth a visit. They’re located off of 14th Street in Noble Park, just within walking distance to the Hermosa Beach Pier .
La Playita opens early at 8 AM, so it’s a phenomenal breakfast spot to hit before a day of lounging out in the sun on the beach, but they stay open until 9 PM so you can even grab lunch and dinner too. Be sure to try the Mediterranean scrambled eggs when you come here for breakfast. It’s my favorite.
This next place is called Good Stuff and they actually have several convenient locations you find all over Redondo Beach and the surrounding area. Each one is fantastic, but the one I frequent the most is located off of the Pacific Coast Highway in the Riviera Village shopping mall.
Whichever Good Stuff location you choose to visit, I recommend going for a nice Sunday brunch because they serve breakfast all day here, not to mention they also have some absolutely delicious cocktails to go with your meal. They also serve lunch, but they close at 3 PM every day, so plan accordingly.
1150 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Zane’s Restaurant is the next place I want to mention and I promise you won’t be sorry when you eat here. Zane’s Restaurant sits right on the corner of palm tree-lined Pier Avenue and Hermosa Avenue, just minutes from Hermosa Beach.
This seafood restaurant has everything you could ever want when it comes to fresh fish and shellfish, but they also have plenty of steak, pasta, and even pizza options if those are more up your alley. I particularly love the seafood cioppino Zane’s Restaurant serves, but some other surefire dishes are bone-in ribeye and the lobster ravioli.
2808 Phelan Ln, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
This next place, Panelas Brazil Cuisine, is located over off of Phelan Lane in North Redondo, tucked away in the suburbs. This place is somewhat of a hidden gem, so if you’re ever nearby, be sure to stop in. What I love the most about Panelas Brazil Cuisine is that they have some of the most delicious, authentic Brazilian food in the entire Los Angeles area, in my opinion.
I usually come here for the Churrasquinho plate which you can order with either chicken or picanha steak. Of course, I always go with the picanha steak.
209 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Captain Kidd’s Fish Market and Restaurant is up next on my list and this place is an unbeatable fish market for anyone who wants to experience the bounty of the sea.
Thanks to Captain Kidd’s location in the Redondo Beach Marina near Seaside Lagoon, there are always fishing boats coming in daily with fresh hauls for the restaurant, so you get to chow down on the freshest seafood possible.
Even if you don’t want to sit down and eat, you can get seafood by the pound to take home with you and cook at your leisure.
1810 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
This next place is called Pacific Standard Prime and it’s not a place you want to miss if you’re looking for a top-tier steak in a bright, vibrant atmosphere. You can find Pacific Standard Prime off of South Pacific Coast Highway right next to the Best Western Plus Redondo Beach Inn.
You won’t find a selection of steak quite like Pacific Standard Prime anywhere else. They have everything from a bacon-wrapped filet mignon to a dry-aged porterhouse and a prairie-raised tomahawk ribeye. This place is a steak-lovers dream come true if you’ve got some money to spend.
1611 S Catalina Ave #150, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Table Manners is up next and this is one that locals and visitors alike love, so I think you will too. This American restaurant is located over off of Catalina Avenue, just north of Miramar Park near Burnout Beach. I love coming here for the spacious outdoor patio because it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a meal with a few cocktails and enjoy the perfect California climate.
My go-to order from Table Manners is an appetizer of oysters on the half shell with their delectable mignonette to go with them. Throw in a cocktail or two and that’s a perfect lunch.
231 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
For the next spot on my list, I want to point your attention towards a place called Chart House. Chart House is a high-end chain restaurant with locations all over the country, and no matter which one you go to, you’re guaranteed a delicious meal.
This particular location is off of Yacht Club Way right next to King Harbor Marina, so you can enjoy a beautiful waterfront view from your table. I always recommend the surf and turf here because it just melts in your mouth. Of course, the menu is not small, so you can pick lots of other enticing options.
665 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Right off of North Harbor Drive is a place called Bluewater Grill that you definitely need to try while you’re in town. I try to come here as often as possible because the seafood is so fresh and I really enjoy the nautical theme of the establishment.
When you come to Bluewater Grill, be sure to try Today’s Fish, featuring whatever the fishing boats hauled in that day, so you know you’re getting the freshest product possible. They even cut all of their fish on-premise to ensure the highest-possible quality for their patrons. You can really taste the freshness.
1729 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
The Hook & Plow is up next and, boy, is this one a treat. The Hook & Plow is an American restaurant that you can find off of South Catalina Avenue in the Riviera Village shopping mall, so it’s perfect for taking a break from your shopping spree to grab a bite to eat for either lunch or dinner.
You’re going to want to kick things off with the New England clam chowder, but then I recommend trying the truffled mushroom risotto or whichever wild-caught fish they’re featuring that day. No matter what you get, though, you’re not likely to be disappointed.
125 W Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Wrapping things up is The Shrimp Lover. This place is located on the Redondo Beach Pier, so if you’ve been enjoying all the shops and entertainment nearby and you happen to work up an appetite, this is where I think you should come.
I absolutely love The Shrimp Lover because they have a shellfish selection like no other place in town. You can get everything from live Maine lobster to live dungeness crab and everything in between, even crawfish! This place is a seafood haven, so if that’s something that tickles your fancy, come on by.