The Pier House

4.6
113 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Beachside Seafood Shack 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.

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 113 people are saying
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4.6
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great besides one guy who seemed to spit each time he talked so I was a little freaked out being in Covid mode. Lol
Food was great except two things
- lobster roll bun was burnt and hardly had lobster.
- the same guy who spit while he talked help out plates/bowls with his finger touching our food 😣😩
- our first bowl we had brought out was dirty - we had to ask for a new one

We were celebrating so I was trying not to ruin it but was a little disappointed especially spending all that money. But .. like I mentioned 75% was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AJ is a Rockstar!! Why is she not a manager???!

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WilliamA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Inside smelled of old mop water and we were bothered by gnats. Ordered skewered shrimp which was tasteless, grilled salmon that was not seasoned in any way, "wasabi" slaw was too powerful to eat safely. Worst restaurant experience we have ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful, getting to try the different selection of oysters was so much (delicious) fun. The classic grilled oysters were a great mix of fresh and comforting. Overall the service was also great, Mara obviously enjoys her work and takes pride in what she does. I would recommend this place to anyone, overjoyed I had my final meal in California here! Thank you!

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Mina
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience here for a birthday brunch on Sunday. Service was incredible and the food was prompt and delicious! Our table in the patio was in the shade and excellent both for people watching and being social with my friends. I look forward to coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great place!! The food, the service, the location, everything was perfect and the drinks were amazing!!

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vipBrad
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Tasty food. Reasonable prices.

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ChiChiE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! Definitely will come again. The calamari plate and the fried calamari tacos are the way to go.

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vippbswordgirl
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sitting outside at The Pier House lets you enjoy supremely entertaining people (and dog!) watching while you dine on delicious fish and chips. The fish tasted very fresh and many other diners seemed to be enjoying the oyster selection.
Arrive early - parking can be challenging.

NS
vipNatalieS
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff very attentive. They made good suggestions and service was very prompt with feeling rushed.

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Chris
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Fried clam roll and fries were both delicious, as were the drinks. Jerk chicken sandwich left a bit to be desired, and the oysters were hit-or-miss. Service, while friendly, was extremely lacking. Despite the restaurant only being at half-capacity, it took 15 minutes to get our drinks and our waiter completely disappeared for the final bill. Their music selection also does not fit the atmosphere at all, and was not thrilled about seeing some of their workers walking to and from the kitchen while smoking cigarettes.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and prices

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Oysters were amazing

AQ
AQUAMELLOSANGELES
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great, best fries and poke in town. Staff are friendly and cocktails are excellent as well as beer options.

CS
CorinaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Have always enjoyed the food especially the clam chowder!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is awesome!!

JD
JocelynD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We went for brunch in May 2021 and the food was awful.

I had an omelet that was inedible, we had a Bloody Mary that was so spicy no one couldn’t drink it (no warning that it was spicy), and a breakfast sandwich that had soggy inedible bacon and a soggy croissant.

The clam chowder was delicious though but for how awful everything else was, I can’t possibly recommend this place. I have no idea what you would get when you sit down and order.

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vipShesh
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and awesome service. Outdoor seating is Extremely noisy though, due to the crowd and people driving around in those terribly noisy bikes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Both orders were messed up. Wanted tomatoes in an omelette and they brought them separately with a charge. Then brought extra toast and tried to charge for that. Finally second order came 10 minutes after all other food was delivered to table. I am a regular here and the service was terrible this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and delicious food on Venice beach

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great server 10/10

ZY
ZYKLK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Jacob and much gratitude to the chef behind the scene because we love love love his ceviche and poke!! Must try and cannot wait to return- so happy my old favorite place is my new fave place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and loved it. Great food and better views.

KB
KacyB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time here and the food did not disappoint. The server was excellent. The manager was super helpful. Got us a heat lamp and a table outside quickly and easily.

Definitely need a reservation for a Friday night. Especially with a bball game on.

It’s loud, and energetic, and the beach elements are ever present. That said, it was perfect and fun and absolutely worth it.

Oysters and raw bar were exceptional!

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vipEdward
New England
99 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greatest staff!!! I love that they back each other up to make sure no table is left unattended.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent. Highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing Mothers Day experience. Food, staff, cocktails all spectacular!

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BillieW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely amazing! We came here to celebrate Mother’s Day and we were given a fabulous table in fact they let us choose which table we want it even though it was very busy and our server, Frank, was extremely accommodating and knowledgeable and personable and made our experience incredible. We ordered drinks, Appetizers, entrées, and dessert. Not a single menu item disappointed us and the drinks were amazing and beautiful. My mother wanted the blackberry cobbler and unfortunately they were out so we continued to order a different dessert. To our surprise, Frank told the chef how bad my mom wanted the blackberry cobbler and he made it special just for her. It was fresh out of the oven and so delicious! I love this place and will definitely be dining here again.

CS
vipCelesteS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Terrific and lots of fun. I really enjoyed the Connecticut Lobster roll

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Setvice was great and food was outstanding

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vipBeautiful
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a great place right on the beach in Venice. We had the oysters, lobster roll, fish and chips and chicken tenders. Food was very good, but could’ve used a little more seasoning. The oysters were amazing! My daughter said the chicken tenders were weird. I tasted them and they are very gourmet for the kids menu. Lol. And quite a lot of food.
Service was great. Would definitely come again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food wasn’t as good as I thought it would be but it wasn’t the worst. The service was amazing everyone went out of their way to make sure our table was doing great. The music was nice too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was okay. Not spectacular. Great service. Expensive for what you get.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Too loud but was a good experience

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Weller
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The fried clams... I wanna go back today... the Connecticut style lobster roll was buttery goodness. Spicy Bloody! The whole thing was great. Super service!

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ClaudioV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a better-than-most beachy restaurant. Great location right in the middle of the human zoo that is Venice Beach. The service is casual but friendly. The food is good and the drink selection is good also. Oysters were awesome. A bit pricey, but worth it. NOt sure if I'd repeat, but no regrets.

MJ
vipMJD2inPDR
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful, especially the raw bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was bomb! Food was good. Drinks were unusual. Price is a bit high.

JV
vipJanineV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for happy hour and it was worth it! The choices for drinks were pretty delicious. There choice for food was sort but their calamari was bomb! I would def go here again!

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vipEssue
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved this place, Chris was amazing. Everyone worked like a dream team.

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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 4.6 stars by 113 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.