Killer Shrimp - MDR

4.3
190 reviews
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$30 and under
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Killer Shrimp is an upscale / casual seafood restaurant known in Southern California for over 25 years serving our world famous "Killer Shrimp" dish. Our expanded menu includes fresh seafood selections, steaks, and amazing appetizers. Our bar features a beverage program that uses fresh squeezed juices and house made syrups to make some of the most delicious drinks in town.
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The one hiccup was that I made a reservation for 930 after college graduation. Don't recall seeing the dining area closes at 10p so when got there one time thr hostess initially sent us to be seated in the Happy Hour section instead of the restaurant. We had to request to be placed in the restaurant. Felt like "we about to shut it down so we not placing you in the dining area." We had been there bf when visiting from Ga. and wanted a good experience for others who had not been before. Once seated, Rico made up for the initial experience. Service was welcoming and great.

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H
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been coming to eat Killer Shrimp since they was once a small place in the Valley.

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V
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Waiter not helpful
Send over 300$ on a bday dinner & killer shrimp offers no slice of cake or chesse cake for the bday person on the house . drinks or strong but glasses are on the small side.

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My order was wrong, I asked for no tomatoes or guacamole and I got both. My shrimp were not deveined. My sunny side up egg was cooked completely.

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S
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our out town guests wanted seafood and we had never been to Killer Shrimp. Their menu had something for everyone with good prices and portions. Everyone enjoyed their dishes as well as the Killer Shrimp. We will definitely be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pomegranate martinis was excellent. The food and service was great also

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DP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in Saturday night to celebrate my sons birthday. The Service and food are always great! The owner came by a couple of time to check on us and really cares about his customers and it shows. Great job Killer Shrimp

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L
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious

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BE
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was amazing. Super fast, everything tasted great. The music is very loud there so conversation is hard to carry on.

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P
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The food lack seasoning. It also seemed like the waiter was always too busy.

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TM
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, excellent variety, excellent service, good value. The killer shrimp is great!

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SR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food good service good value
Waitress went out of her way to see
That our meals were received as per
Our expectation as ordered.

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JA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reserved a table for 7 but the bar area had enough space for us to enjoy happy hour and full menu, hostess was very nice and said we could choose a table or the bar area, we decided to stay in the bar area. Everyone had a really good time and food was delicious. Friends want to go again so we will be visiting soon. Thanks!

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MS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We needed to accomodate 3 wheelchairs. The staff was great about offering alternate arrangements to accomodate us. Will definitely be back.

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KH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service amd food. Loved the view and group enjoyed being able to talk without ahouting

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SB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service as always! Hurry with the restroom renovations.

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GM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service on the other hand was extremely slow. I didnt see a reason why it would be slow considering that other tables were empty. The other concern was the bathroom which was out of order. We had to go outaide and back into the cafe.

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N
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had great time with family. I booked the bar area for dining and to celebrate Birthday which was a excellent choice. The view was relaxing, TV's, and vibrant bar crowd was enjoyable and the area was kid-friendly. The crab claws was delicious, the drinks was made just right for the drinkers and the sippers. I had a large party and the waitress was visible and present which made the service even more efficient. Overall fun and good eats celebrating Birthday and New Year.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not crowded at the time we went and the waiters were very attentive

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s
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was first here 25 years ago when it was in a strip mall. Current location on marina is great and original is as good as ever! Deep menu for people of different needs who might not like spiciness of original. Lots of bread for dipping plus a beer or 2 and life is good!

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m
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Strange layout. Our reserved table was at a frequently-used back door. In December. Server touted their “signature” dish, which turned out to be a large bowl of very spicy broth with medium sized, over cooked shrimp.

We went because it was close to our hotel. If I went again, I’d beer off the Killer Shrimp special menu. The larger menu offered great variety.

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KY
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and service! Can’t beat the views!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our branch Christmas dinner here to try something new. It was absolutely amazing! I can’t say enough great things about Ashley our waitress. She impressed from start to finish, making our whole group feel like a priority! The food was excellent as well, no complaints all complements. Thank you for an amazing experience. We all look forward to our next visit.

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KC
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

They have a great view. The service was horrible at first. We asked for water 4 times and did not get it. Drinks came out slow. One person did not get her side dish until she finished her main course. Waitress disappeared. Tried to flag down someone for the side dish and they shrugged and said, "it's not my fault". Party before us left without eating because the server could not manage to get a spoon to them to eat the soup they ordered. We we there for a special occasion and the food and service ruined our mood. I'd say it was glorified Red Lobster with a view. I think the waitress overheard us talking about her lack of service and her being on the cell phone. She ended up comping us a round of drinks. Outstanding on her part. Of course we tipped her well for her effort.

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RB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, but the “ killer” broth is too spicy ( even for spice- lovers) and hard to eat. One of our party had paella, which was tasty.

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F
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Killer Shrimp bowls were tasty. The fried platters needed a bit more seafood and less french fries. We had a great time and the service was perfect.

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AM
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great place for a friends get together! The shrimp is amazing in their killer broth! You have to have it!! We also ate at their 24hr cafe the next day for breakfast and it too was great! Totally worth checking this place out!!

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M
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We'd never been before but the online menu was pretty exciting! It did not disappoint! Amazing food, reasonable price (we had lots of leftovers), great Bloody Marys, attentive waitstaff. Somewhat noisy--we had a table of 5 inside fairly close to the bar with a low ceiling so we definitely had to raise our voices! But if we're in the Marina, that will be where we come!

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this spot. Not a huge fan of happy hour timing. I would come here regularly if the happy hour was everyday at a good time like 4-8 and at all seating. Not just at the bar.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place but it's way to Hot in there! We were seating by the kitchen. They can't open the patio doors due to code violation. So you would think they would up the A/C but nope... just let you sweat. Even the waitresses were hot. 💁🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

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CL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great, and the service was awesome. Cocktails superb! Love the view! I hate the noise level, however! You have to practically scream at your dinner party!!!

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ZA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Good was great service was so so we had to ask for everything she didn’t come to check on us unless we called her.

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T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

I made a reservation through Open Table and noted that it was my husband's birthday. The hostess said nothing, and the waitress as well. No candles, no acknowledgement, nothing. Luckily I was planning a cake and candles at home!

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was hoping it would have had healthier food choices. However, I liked the view of the boats and thought it was special for that.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful everything!

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TH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was great! We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday. Dinner was great! Waitress was very nice and always making sure were happy. Thanks!!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is pretty tasty, unfortunately the service is kind of crunchy, the waitress was very forgetful and or just was not good at her job, she forgot numerous items, silverware, bread refill, drinks, and most importantly my credit card after I’ve given for payment., not my first visit or probably my last, but will consider taking my $250 dining out business somewhere else on Sunday.

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r
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I didn't like the experience . The view is gorgeous yes but . Being a high end restaurant the service is no good. Our waitress dident offer no reffils at all . Was really slow at everything. We. Waited almost 10 minutes for just to get our silver wear. The only time the waitress was fast when. We oder our check. Lest then 30seconds.

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J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Olive Garden of Seafood restaurants in MDR. Everything was just average.

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KI
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here several time and the food and the staff are always fantastic...

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