Venice Whaler

4.8
19 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Since 1994, Venice Whaler Incorporated has provided customers with great views, fantastic food and regular live music. Try the Dogtown burger made with Angus beef, bacon, and jack cheese. There are also six different artisan pizzas to choose from.

Of course, most people who visit Venice Whaler Incorporated are there for seafood. With options like the corn and clam chowder, crispy calamari and WhalerÕs famous fish tacos, you will not be disappointed. Venice Whaler Incorporated has a number of drinks worth trying. If you have a sweet tooth, the strawberry shortcake, Key lime pie and chocolate pot de crme are all delicious. Those who are lactose-intolerant, gluten-free or vegetarian can all find dishes here too.

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
  • Diner temperature check required
What 19 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible burger and pork tacos

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had fun.

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vipnycfoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

It could be a function of when I went, but I wouldn't recommend Venice Whaler for brunch. Their english muffin on the breakfast sandwich was about 3 inches of dry bread so you couldn't taste much else. My friend was underwhelmed with her breakfast skillet as well. I know she enjoyed her drink though so maybe it's more of a drink and hang with friends spot than someplace to appreciate the cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a reservation and we were made to wait 30 minutes before being seated. Other than that, good service and food.

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Kyle
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was horrendous. We sat around for 30 minutes waiting for them to take our order. They forgot our drink, and utensils. We had to go get the utensils ourselves.

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vipEmmaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We made 2 reservations for a birthday and when we showed up they told us they didn't know how we had reservations as 'they don't take them in the evening'! We left our table at another spot. They managed to accomodate us but not close together. What's the point in offering reservations on Opentable if you are then going to deny you make them?! Otherwise food, drinks & service were great and atmosphere is fun. Just be aware if you make a res for a special occasion it will likely not be an actual reservation!

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LeahL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter we had, Daniel, was super friendly and made sure we had everything we needed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my go to place when I’m in town!

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LoganR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was helpful and kind! The food came out exceptionally fast and the drinks were cold and delicious! We stopped by on a Friday night and loved it so much that we had brunch on Sunday. Can’t wait to be back in Venice and visit again!

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AliciaO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussel sprouts 10/10. Get them with bacon. And the wildflower margarita.

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AmberC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the hosts and servers are beyond accommodating for such a busy spot! always a fun time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Fun cool ambiance! 😎

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ClaudiaR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice, but loud. Hard to hear
Not much distance from tables

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server and enjoyed the food

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AlexandreB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, always. Nice added patio outside for more capacity, all while keeping it safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the whaler! The food & drinks are always delicious. Good vibes only here.

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vipEmilyJ
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe, good food and drinks, and awesome view!

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QuinnH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a beautiful day to be dining outside near the beach.

FAQs

Venice Whaler offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 821-8737.

Venice Whaler is rated 4.8 stars by 19 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.