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Fishing With Dynamite

4.9
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service1ambience3

Our server was the worst I’ve ever had. Unfriendly not attentive. Very disappointing because we ate huge fans of the people there

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vipDave
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh oysters and scallops, we had the clam chowder which was different but delicious, a prawn special which was a bit over priced for the portion but had amazing flavor, and the crab cake which was full of lump crab and served with an awesome mustard sauce. Loved this place and will definitely be back.

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MimiW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. Some of the best oysters I have ever had!

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HotFudgeSundae
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good especially the soft shell crab and seafood platter

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ElizabethR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FWD did an excellent job in very trying times. Food is as amazing as ever and the commitment to the safety of guests and staff is apparent. This was one of our first times back in a restaurant in 6 months and you all made it great. Take care, stay safe, and keep it up. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was just all right and they put us to a table that was basically in the street on the corner.

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vipMBmph
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating MUST stay forever! FWD has done a beautiful job of combining Social Distancing with atmosphere. And the landscaping is great. Thank you! Service was fabulous as always. Natalie is the best, and we're always SO happy to see her. David & the rest of staff lovely. Octopus was amazing, and I've had the dish many many times! GO CHEF ALICE!! FWD helps keep us happy, sane, and healthy in these crazy times.

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been one of our favorite restaurants ever since it opened, and it never disappoints. The crabcakes, octopus, and fish specials are out of this world: incredibly fresh and thoughtfully prepared. Their cocktails are creative and the wine list impressive. The move to outdoor dining during the pandemic has been skillfully handled, and their new patio is very comfortable. Oh, and did I mention their service? It is always impeccable and the servers all have great personalities that make the entire dining experience fun. Reservations are a must, and are timely honored. Can’t wait to go back 😋

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Giovanna
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The second course of food took an extremely long period of time. We’ve been coming for years and this was out of character.

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vipAllison
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thought they did a really nice job making the experience still feel nice/upscale and very safe, despite dining in what was previously parking spaces. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Highly recommend the hamachi sashimi (it was excellent & our fav dish) and the lobster mac & cheese --- it's more like a lobster bisque mac & cheese and very yummy! Thanks FWD for making our one year anniversary still feel special despite being in the middle of a global pandemic :)

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viptrishat
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in LA!

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vipSuzette
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best chowdah

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for an amazing experience - the staff and food was incredible. Justin was a server and was GREAT. Thank you Alice for greeting our table. Food and libations we’re on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fun birthday lunch! I absolutely love this place!!! Great food and service. I highly recommend!

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KatM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Probably my favorite restaurant in Manhattan Beach!

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MannyT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The reservation was originally cancelled (left with a voicemail) by the restaurant 4 days prior to reservation date. I had to call to work out a new arrangement the following day. We had to wait almost an hour before we can be seated (the hostess were not very smart). The service is still excellent (given the situation), the food is also still very very good. Overall it was a fair dining experience. At least everybody in the party were fairly happy at the end.

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vipAileenF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It always has great quality food, and service is amazing.

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vipLuanneU
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fresh oysters and Peruvian scallops never fail to be outstanding (along with everything else I’ve tried)! Combine that with knowledgeable, friendly service and you can’t be Fishing with Dynamite!

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vipLOSFELIZNATIVE
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even during the Covid-19 induced change in restaurant service, FWD has nailed the al fresco dining by the sea. The food was outstanding in every way — color, texture, taste and satisfaction. So good and so deserving all the accolades. FWD goes above and beyond to offer the diner the best in seafood cuisine.

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Dave
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food right on the beach, raw bar is excellent and fresh.

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Anya
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating and understanding when we did not want to sit at the sidewalk table. I appreciated their prompt and friendly manner as they looked to solve the issue. We sat in the outside area and it was lovely. The rice dish is AMAZING!!!!! great quality fish and really lovely place with understanding and caring staff

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vipLindaP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive caring staff, delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is amazing. Staff are awesome. Great COVID precautions.

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KevinN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done such a good job with their outdoor dining space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic meal experience! Service team were knowledgeable and very friendly and the food was scrumptious!

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vipTaz1
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible! Loved the soft shell crab sandwich. And the Peruvian scallops are simply the best! Beautiful setting and extremely clean!!

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stephanief
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Covid safe, outdoor dining. The outdoor patio was charming, and felt very safe because I saw staff wiping down tables and chairs. The food was delicious-we shared several small plates.

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vipMBmph
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to sit under the umbrellas, breezes blowing, sounds of the ocean, and AMAZING food! Thank you to Chef Alice, and the fab servers!!

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vipLisa
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they did a great job keeping us safe and feeling comfortable. setting is great:)

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2urTaste
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We shared the seafood tower which is fantastic. Every bite was delicious and perfectly flavored with the taste of the sea.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch! The food and drinks are like no other. Always fresh and on point. The raw bar and appetizers cannot be beat!

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NedG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful experience! My wife and I celebrated her birthday and it was fabulous! We had read the article in the LA Times noting how careful the restaurant was being during this time and they weren't wrong! My wife has recently completed chemotherapy and we haven't been out to a restaurant since February. The new patio was lovely with plants all around so you never feel like you are sitting in the street. We had a 2 pm reservation and they sat us right away. The tables are spaced nicely and all servers and employees are wearing masks and face shields. We even watched when one party left, how an employee came right away with disinfectant spray and three separate towels to spray and wipe each chair and the table. When we were seated we tried to move the table a little so it would be completely in shade and the server informed us that due to spacing we couldn't do that. 3 times during the meal a server adjusted the umbrella so we never had sunshine on the table. Thank you! We felt very safe! Now for the food! Oh my gosh!!! The Peruvian Sea Scallops are like little bites of heaven and the squash rolls with rosemary butter just melts in your mouth!! The oysters taste like they were caught in the last 10 minutes! My grilled octopus salad and my wife's soft shell crab sandwich were delicious. They even brought us a yummy key lime pie with a lit candle for my wife's birthday!! In other words, this was a perfect way to spend a lovely afternoon in Manhattan Beach!

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
310 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

FWD was the last restaurant I visited the night of the lockdown. Sunday my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed a great return dinner on their patio with the sun setting on the Pacific Ocean. Of course it all starts with the spectacular Queen Mary seafood platter. We also splurged on the Hamachi Sashimi, Squash Rolls, Peruvian Scallops, Crab Cake, Lobster Mac and Maryland Softshell Crab Sandwich. Key Lime Pie and Banana Pudding finished off our feast. My sincere compliments to Chef Alice and the back of the house for the attention to detail on each outstanding dish. Well done!! Michelle gave us her usual professional and courteous service while Barkeep Justin cranked out my Belvedere tonics like a pro. Thank you FWD team for coming back and working hard to serve the MB beach scene during this pandemic!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience here. Super nice server, everyone was very accommodating, wearing masks and face shields. Wish we were a little more spaced out, tables were a little close for my preference but I understand they only have so much room. Had some oysters, absolutely perfect, very sweet and no sand/shells, and the soft shell crab sandwich. Would not hesitate to come again when I’m in the area.

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vipPaul
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved the menu, food is great quality and value. Wonderful outdoor dining set up with safety measures.

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vipjptulsa
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Due to the City’s requirement that restaurants can only serve outdoors my experience was decidedly atypical.
The staff did the best they could serving on the sidewalk. The food was heavenly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Fav place. Love it here.

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vipKevin
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The uni, and the Spot Prawns were the bomb!! Actually, everything we had was the bomb!!

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vipColleenC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I celebrated her birthday here on Wednesday. It was so delightful:) The food was delicious and everyone was very conscientious of taking precautions to make sure everything was sanitary. Our server...I apologize but I can't recall her name...added an extra dimension of graciousness to an already perfect experience. Thank You!!!

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Fishing With Dynamite is rated 4.9 stars by 1550 OpenTable diners.

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