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About Fishing With Dynamite
Fishing with Dynamite, an oyster bar and seafood house where East meets West in the South Bay. Chef and co-owner David LeFevre brings an upbeat and lively approach to a tradition...
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, American
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5:00pm; Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Bar Later
Manhattan Beach Blvd and 12th St.
$31 to $50
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The city offers valet in front of the restaurant starting at 6:00pm Wednesday through Saturday.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Fishing With Dynamite Ratings and Reviews
My family and I enjoyed a very lovely lunch at Fushing with Dynamite. We took advantage of Dine LA. The food was excellent and the seafood was very fresh. We brought are own bottle of champagne and the corkage fee was only $15. Definitely will be returning.
A seafood lover’s diner. Creative fresh delicious seafood dishes. Very small place, music was too loud probably to drown out closeness of table conversations or to make it a lively experience. Ordered SS Minnow (standard fresh raw platter) and Whole New Zealand Snapper(for two, actually for one:lol) dessert key lime pie. Need to go back to try Koshihikari Rice dish and Cioppino.
Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Every dish was so delicious and looked like a work of art. The service was amazing, as our waiter was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Perhaps my fav part of the evening was the music they were playing. All in all I can’t wait to go back and try more of what they create!
Many trips here, because the raw bar is outstanding. The new octopus preparation is the best ever. However, for the first time at this restaurant I had something that I didn’t really love. We ordered the whole fried snapper, done Thai style. It was 50 bucks for two people. It just wasn’t good. It was overcooked which made the fish mushy as opposed to flaky. The braised vegetables were clunky and hard to combine with the broth and food the way it was served. A rare miss for such a good and consistent place.
Comically I had a very similar dish at the new Pappy’s in San Pedro. It was way better for less than half the price. Who’d a thunk? Also the wine list has gotten a little pricey with too many choices at the top end, not leaving enough reasonable options for variety.
Went past this restaurant several times-saw a small lively place with people enjoying what looked like good food. Finally popped in and a great surprise.
The clam chowder was fantastic. The Po’Boy was excellent. Grilled tacos hit the spot. The service by Levi was outstanding. Going to be one of my go-to spots in Manhattan Beach.
Food was over priced for what was served. Very limited menu. Items advertised on the internet menu were not available. Claim chowder in particular was very disappointing. It was difficult to visit with friends because of volume of "background" music, which added to the noise level of a very small crowded room.
The service is exceptional, the wine selection perfect and the seafood was over the top... the New England clam chowder is not what I was expecting. New England clam chowder needs to be thick with lots of seafood - your spoon should stand up free in the soup. Just saying but everything else was to die food. Highly recommend but expensive.
We had a service issue and the management jumped on it. They were exceedingly attentive and wanted to rectify the problem. The manager insisted on sending us dessert and then compted our entire meal!! They really care and turned it into a positive experience that we will all share with friends.
The food was great - perfectly cooked and fresh. We got the diver scallops and the snapper, both specials. But, we couldn’t relax because it was freezing cold in there! They kept the door open all the time and there was a breeze going through the place. My father was using a napkin as a scarf, so I know they could see we were uncomfortable...
FWD more than lived up to its reviews. The small plates are generous and impeccably prepared. The little gem salad was a green goddess surprise; the crab cake was golden and crunchy on the outside and moist and sweet on the inside (one of the best we have had and we are from blue crab heaven in Florida); the yellowtail tacos were an unexpected flavor and texture explosion (they must be tried); and the Alaskan halibut was cooked perfectly and outstanding. We were hungry and there were 2 of us and we walked away completely sated. The Malbec was rich with just the right amount of tannin and an IPA crisp and bitter. The tiny place was packed on an upper 90’s day and the AC could not quite keep up (but the menu makes a decent fan). We did not have dessert but a woman and her elderly mother came in just for the key lime pie and pronounced it delicious (the mother was having her birthday which consisted of key lime pies at all the best eateries and this is where they began).
Quaint little place that's great for a date night. There are no TV's so you can focus on the conversation and enjoy delicious food.
Its very hard to get a table, but there's a reason why, its definitely worth checking out this little gem that's surrounded by a ton of "american fusion" places. This place has a small menu, but everything that we had was fantastic.
My only complaint was that the music, although great playlist, it was a bit loud for my taste. I wish that they would just turn it down a bit so that you could have a proper conversation without shouting across the table.
Other than that, definitely going to keep going back.
Every single time I take a quick trip to LA I always stop at fishing with dynamite, this pass Tuesday was no different. We took my friend for her birthday, she enjoyed her meal but me and my other friend who frequent the restaurant often were very disappointed with our meal this time. The oysters and scallops were amazing as usual but everything else was blah. The gumbo was horrible and I am a native from Louisiana so I know good gumbo. The yellowfin crudo was horrible, something we eat there all the time just missed the mark. But overall my friend enjoyed herself which all that mattered but me and my other friend who consider ourselves regulars might not be going back for a while.
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