Fishing With Dynamite

4.8
1648 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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...

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1648 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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vipemma
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Not enough heat or heater. The terrace on the street lack of character. They should provide a heater per table as every other restaurant around. We couldn’t stay to try the dessert. We won’t be dining there until summer.
Food was amazing.
Take out should be best option.

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vipcarolinec
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is always so great here. The oysters were delicious and fresh. We had a great time!

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ValeryS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was SO freezing and windy. Everything was flying off table. No heater was next to table. Food was cold and we just couldn’t wait to just finish food and leave.
I understand Bc of Covid- outdoor dining is the only choice but I was so unhappy and annoyed because it was my friends first time trying Fishing with Dynamite

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Lisa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More capacity with outdoor seating available. We were served promptly & courteously. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Too cold and not enough heat lamps.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to FWD for the “MotherShucker” and the Peruvian Scallops!

Service is stellar and the new outdoor seating has been expanded for safety.

Love the Key Lime Pies too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough good things about the staff, food and more. Perfection. Their cleaning protocols are top notch and it makes for a wonderful afternoon in Manhattan beach. So grab a bite and see the great shops too.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good but slow

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vipMorgan
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food! Can’t be in LA and not make a stop at FWD!

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vipDanT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services. Really enjoyed the outdoor seating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not the greatest

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I thought the pre-fix options average. The restaurant has much better food to offer on a regular basis. Didn’t feel like the price matched the quality of the dishes and we are regulars.

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viprezaa
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place always -

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Nathalie
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The oysters were good, but everything else was average. For the prices, it's not worth it. The crab cake had too much filling and the fries were underwhelming. For the fish tacos, my husband said he actually likes Ensenada's better lol. The clam chowder was good, but not served with bread or crackers. The service was average. Always had to flag our server down if we wanted something.

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KaneB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For outdoor dining during Covid, FWD in Manhattan Beach provides an amazing food experience with an amazing staff. We enjoyed their raw bar and drinks from a social distanced table placed on the blvd. The hostess, server and support staff made our early Valentine's lunch very special. Don't forget to order the Key Lime Pie at the end :)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Everything was good but the host was kind of a jerk.

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Lauryn
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner. Great outdoor environment. Excellent service. Will absolutely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful night, great food. We had a nice time. Oysters are delicious. The clam chowder came out hot and was very creamy and yummy. The drinks are not that good tho. They taste pre made and flat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality seafood and service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience every time! 😀

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vipMBmph
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great that outdoor dining is back in Manhattan Beach! FWD's servers and kitchen ninjas continue to bring it on!!! Fish tacos on a breezy afternoon! YES!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place..... great food..... healthy twists.... service great.... outdoor seating done well... unfortunately our table was near side walk and lop sided.....and there was some construction work behind which was the only issues... minor... and probably resolved on my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fist day back after the second round of COVID closings and it was Great to be back. Food was amazing as always. Space heaters to keep you warm during the winter nights.

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vipjima
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good. Service just ok. Bill for 2 with bottle of champagne. Felt rushed was main complaint. Asked us to leave after an hour and 15. Not a fast food joint.

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vipCandyKD
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish was fantastic! And service was attentive and happy. We felt very "Covid-safe" at a lovely end table with a heater outside. Just be prepared for a pricy experience.

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal in relaxing environment- service was fantastic. Just the right pace and servers were all friendly and helpful. Definitely will be back .

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RobS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, amazing. Staff, incredibly friendly. Outdoor seating, on the sidewalk but actually better than indoors.

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MercedesP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much. Favorite restaurant on the west side. A must go to!

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vipSteveC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice date and of course, food outside on the street! We still went all out and service was absolutely amazing. Maddie (sp?) was out server and represented the establishment so well...what was suppose to be drinks and appetizers turned into and awesome meal!

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vipalvieshowtime1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spot for dates and weekend lunches. Service is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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vipZLlama888
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great lunch! The oysters, the ceviche, the fish sandwich, the tacos! So good!

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vipDeniseS
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters! And the halibut dish is wonderful!

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vipGourmet
Los Angeles
387 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Outside seating was done very well. Plexiglass barriers between each table, excellent clam chowder soup, too many items made with mayonnaise and not butter and service was slow

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Gastrochick
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The coriander tuna was very chewy and tough. Octopus was a little charred and the rock shrimp tacos lacked flavor. The hamachi was good

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Mathilde
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose this restaurant as a surprise for my husband's birthday because he loves oysters and seafood.
This is the best seafood restaurant that we've experienced in Los Angeles. Our waiter spoiled us with great service and was very knowledgeable about oyster varieties and quality.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves top quality seafood.

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Bandol
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious seafood entrees and a nice wine menu. Too many good things to choose from. Friendly staff, great location, COVID compliant, and a great location.

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vipGretchenC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Outside and the food were disappointing, not what I expected. I was looking forward to trying FWD, but other than the soup, highly ordinary.

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vipE9N20
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Repeat east coast customers here. Food is always fresh and delish. Customer service staff is consistently excellent. Very windy Sunday afternoon but it didn't take anything away from the afternoon MBCH FWD seafood lunch!

Safe and fresh al fresco dining in MBCH. See you again for sure...
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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FWD seems to have more room outside than they did inside. The menu is a little bit limited, but it still has the Peruvian scallops and the grilled octopus- and of course the fries and lobster roll! It was cool and windy on Saturday, but we bundled up - the dividers between tables are great. The service was excellent, and the waiter knew the South African white I picked off the menu. That was my second trip in a week - always one of my favorites in the LA area!

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