The Pier House

4.5
160 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Beachside Seafood Restaurant & Cocktail Bar in Venice Beach featuring a variety of classic seafood dishes, east coast-inspired seafood rolls, porch-pounding cocktails, and a raw bar with a fantastic selection of freshly shucked oysters. The menu changes quickly in an effort to highlight the best product at the peak of seasonality but the goal will always be to create fun and interesting dishes that everyone can enjoy.

Happy Hour Monday - Friday 2pm - 5pm.
Beachside Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2pm.
Late Night Happy Hour Wednesday - Saturday 10pm - Close.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 160 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foos & service were excellent, finally a restaurant that has great seafood food that’s steps away from the beach!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and quick! Service was outstanding

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FreddyS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a fun beach vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service and right on the beach!

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KassaundraT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Well was hoping to have a great Xmas dinner but never got our entree and was really never checked on. Poor service, and the food that did get was nothing to rave about. It was very loud, sat next to a table of eight who seemed to get all the attention, even the chefs. Maybe that’s why we never got our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday morning for brunch with a friend. Food was amazing and filling, drinks were great and the staff was A++++!! I’ve never been asked so many times if I was okay, if we needed anything additional or if they could clear the table. That really meant a lot because often times patrons find themselves asking for service or having a table cleared and everyone at The Pier House went above and beyond to make sure we were properly accommodated. I will absolutely be back!

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MakennaC
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and happy hour! Nice view. Loved the fish tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Not too busy. Good food. Good drinks. Best shrimp cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff and food were excellent.

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VMCW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting my nephew and his girlfriend. Had picked Pier House based on the menu and location- it did NOT disappoint! We all ordered different things and all were delicious!!

JM
vipJoanM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It felt like we were on vacation eating on the outside

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RodH
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood and service. This place has a wonderful patio and was the perfect spot for dinner. We arrived early for our reservation and the quickly seated us. Service was amazing and the food we had was also equally amazing. We started with a half of oysters, then ceviche followed clam chowder and fish and chips. We ended it with another order of oysters. They included their scallops which is a must to try. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food and a great little table.

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vipSuzyd
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food use to be good over the last year it has decreased drastically. I went for a work lunch on a Tuesday at 12pm and the music was so loud, no one was in there but me and my colleague and we couldn’t have a business conversation.

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vipPurplemilk
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Greeting and service was great. Food is very average, slightly dissapointing.

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vipladidah
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good and the location can't be beat. The brunch menu is a bit limited but I had a delicious egg, bacon and avocado croissant sandwich and hibiscus tea.

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Eddie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I expected more from the food presentation . Very basic . Great mimosa specials .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo bien, eramos un grupo de 7 y no habia mesa para comer adentro, estaba haciendo un poco de frio, pero nos pusieron calentadores.

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vipJWCl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice spot by the ocean, food was good.

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vipBsimon
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Opentable accepted a reservation however the restaurant was not serving / was closing.

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LALG
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is terrific, service a little slow and inattentive.

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vipHiramM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with heated outdoor seating area. Perfect for date or just outing with friends. Kitchen is definitely chef driven with spruced up seafood house fare.

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KacyB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was awesome, we needed a heater, he found one. He was kind and chill and the food was bomb.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! We had shrimp cocktail, chowdah, fish and chips and shrimp roll. Everything was delicious! Service was great, and they even brought us some champagne to celebrate our anniversary!

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vipDow12
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Manager was horrible. Service non existing. Stay away from this place

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NatalieH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kind of expensive for what you got! 20$ for a lobster omelette with no sides!!!

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Lindsey
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Super touristy - great location but also a crazy location these days in Venice. Would not go back as a local but if you are on a bike and looking for a beer at venice beach with great service this is the stop for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, and good food.

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JanetU
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot! Enjoyed the patio seating, good food, good service and good music.

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ChrisO
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer

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DebbieS
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great customer service. Great food and drinks. Bonus: The view and you can hear the ocean.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The menu for seafood entrées was a bit limited and the dishes our table ordered or generally prepared. It seems like the food quality is not going in the right direction. Too bad; I really like the other aspects of the restaurant.

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vipSandyM
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chowder we have ever had! The food was amazing! We sat outdoors so people watching was good too. Very loud, not a “romantic” vibe. More of a “hip” vibe, but we brought up the average age by about 30 years! Haha

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ArnaudP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location is great (although missing the direct view to the sunset), food is great, service staff is great but we were not advised the grilled oysters were not available and that left us waiting for a while wondering what was going on. But minor hiccup as the place is really good and the menu is really top notch

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Monique
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

highly recommend and amazing happy hour! fresh food, great drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, but wish the omelets were served with either hash brown or toast.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster roll I’ve ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice patio seating but was also the sidewalk. Heavy foot traffic passing right through the patio seating going to the beach. Not much they can do about this with the mask regs, just be prepared that you’re basically sitting on the sidewalk but under shade.
Brunch menu was limited and they were out of several things, however, everything we ordered was delicious. Full cocktail service outside too.
Pleasant staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best clam chowder ever!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Pier House using the Order Online button. The Pier House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 439-1770.

The Pier House is rated 4.5 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.