Marina del Rey's Best Outdoor Dining Spots

In Marina del Rey, outdoor dining comes with spectacular sunset views! From an elegant dinner to casual lunch by the water, our year-round al fresco dining is simply the best in Los Angeles.


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This popular hangout at the Jamaica Bay Inn features an indoor-outdoor bar with a coastal chic vibe. Brunch or dinner on the outdoor patio facing Marina “Mother’s” Beach offers some of the best scenic views of the harbor. 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-439-3033.

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The large outdoor patio is a perfect place to enjoy this iconic neighborhood pub featuring craft beers, creative themed cocktails, and its turtle races. 

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wine at sunset

Brizo Bar and Restaurant

Brizo offers sweeping water views and outdoor dining as part of the new Courtyard  and Residence Inn by Marriott hotels. Brizo’s culinary team welcomes guests to enjoy its fresh coastal California inspired menu and is currently serving lunch and dinner plus weekend brunch. Reservations recommended. 4360 Via Marina. 424-443-5807.

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Outdoor dining section of Cabo Cantina restaurant in Marina del Rey

Cabo Cantina

From margaritas and fajita platters, you can enjoy a festive meal or happy hour on the extended outdoor patio any day of the week. 30 Washington Boulevard. 310-306-2500.

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Outdoor dining patio of Cafe Buna restaurant in Marina del Rey

Cafe Buna

A neighborhood cafe known for hearty and healthy breakfast options all day. The outdoor patio is highly sought after by locals and visitors alike. 552 Washington Blvd. 310-823-2430.

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outdoor seating at CPK Marina del Rey

California Pizza Kitchen

Enjoy inventive California-style pizzas, pastas and salads from this popular chain eatery. Outdoor covered patio seating and extended outdoor seating available. 13345 Admiralty Way. 310-301-1563

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Celebrate Valentine's weekend in MDR with waterfront dining at The Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey

Cast & Plow Restaurant

Cast & Plow is the signature restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. Experience outdoor Marina-view seating with some firepit tables (limited availability). Sip cocktails on the outdoor terrace while you enjoy watching luxurious yachts and a spectacular sunset. 4375 Admiralty Way. 310-574-4333.

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Cheesecake Factory

Soak up views of Marina “Mother’s” Beach from the outdoor deck of this popular waterfront restaurant with a menu suited to please all palates. The patio seating is coveted year-round. 4142 Via Marina, 310-306-3344. 

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shrimp scampi, beer and bread

Killer Shrimp

Killer Shrimp won’t give you their secret family recipe, but they will give you some of the best waterside views for lunch or dinner on their outdoor deck facing the marina. 4211 Admiralty Way. 310-578-2293. 

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outdoor dining patio at Mercedes Bar & Grill

Mercedes Bar & Grill

One of the best people-watching spots while you eat nouveau Latin cuisine on the outdoor patio located on Washington Blvd. leading up to Venice Pier. 14 West Washington Blvd. 310-827-6209.

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Firestone walker brewing co.

Propagator - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

This Central Coast brewery’s first Southern California outpost serves up a mix of beer-friendly dishes along with wine and Firestone Walker beers on tap. Outdoor covered seating for their Venice Taproom restaurant is now set up in the main parking lot with communal picnic bench seating. 3205 Washington Boulevard. 310-439-8264 

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SALT Restaurant & Bar

Located at the Marina del Rey Hotel, SALT offers outdoor seating surrounded by sparkling Marina waters. Another perfect spot to catch the breathtaking marina sunsets. Try their new weekend brunch menu!   13534 Bali Way. 424-289-8223.

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Sapori restaurant Marina del Rey


Charming waterfront restaurant, Sapori, features subtle decor and an outdoor patio with scenic water views, creating a tranquil atmosphere in which to enjoy an authentic Italian menu. 13723 Fiji Way, 310-821-1740.

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sinder in marina del rey

Sinder Lounge

Enjoy laid-back lounge serving California fare, from LA Street Dogs to skirt steak tacos plus you can now enjoy appetizers and cocktails at Sinder Lounge located in the lobby of the Marriott Marina del Rey. Open daily 5:30-9:30 p.m. 4100 Admiralty Way. 310-448-4815.

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fish and chips

Tony P's Dockside Grill

A Marina del Rey neighborhood favorite, Tony P’s Dockside Grill features seafood specialties and American classics with varied seating options, including a shaded waterfront deck and an outdoor patio along the promenade with some of the best views of the harbor. 4445 Admiralty Way. 310-823-4534. 

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Table set for small party on outdoor patio facing the water and sunset

Whiskey Red's

Located at Fisherman’s Village, Whiskey Red is a popular waterfront restaurant featuring outdoor fireplaces, a koi pond, and incredible scenic views. Grab a beverage of your choice and try to snag patio seats with an outdoor fireplace to watch the California sunset. 13813 Fiji Way, 310-823-4522. 

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The Warehouse Restaurant

This long-standing eatery serves up American comfort food in a casual space with big open-air patio and marina views. 4499 Admiralty Way. 310-823-5451

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Food and drink at Venice Whaler patio

The Venice Whaler

American eatery and bar at the end of Washington Blvd. boasts an outdoor patio with ocean views. 10 Washington Blvd. 310-821-8737. 

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Looking for waterfront restaurants?

Marina del Rey offers plenty of waterfront dining with stunning sunset and harbor views. Click button below for a list of waterfront restaurants in L.A.’s Marina! 

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Looking for on-the-water dining?

Don’t forget that eating outside in Marina del Rey can mean a floating table on your own duffy boat rental or a private charter with your own food or a private chef. Click button below for a list of charter companies in Marina del Rey. 

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