L.A.'s Best Waterfront Dining Spots

In Marina del Rey, waterfront dining comes with spectacular sunset views! From an elegant dinner to casual lunch by the water, year-round outdoor dining can’t be beat at these restaurants.  

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This popular hangout at the Jamaica Bay Inn features an indoor-outdoor bar and a coastal chic interior. Beachside is located at Marina “Mother’s” Beach and offers some of the best scenic views of the harbor. 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-439-3033.

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HiHo Cheeseburger exterior, DineLA in Marina del Rey

Boardwalk MdR

This newly opened retail and dining center features three waterfront restaurants including HiHo Cheeseburger (pictured here), KazuNori, and UOVO. From burgers and shakes to handrolls, sushi and freshly made pasta, there’s something to satisfy everyone here. Click button for more information.

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Brizo Bar and Restaurant

The newly opened Brizo Bar and Restaurant offers sweeping water views and outdoor dining as part of the new Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott hotels. Brizo’s culinary team welcomes guests to a fresh coastal California inspired kitchen serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and happy hour. 4360 Via Marina, 424-443-5807.

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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, where Executive Chef Eric Duchene gives his equal attention to what goes into each dish as to how it’s presented. Experience a long-standing tradition of dining that is both creative and comforting with the Small Bites menu offered 3 –5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.–midnight daily, with indoor and outdoor Marina-view seating. Relax and unwind with a sophisticated cocktail crafted from a selection of ultra-premium spirits tequilas and whiskeys, or a fine wine. 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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City Cruises

Embark on a journey of culinary delight with City Cruises dining experiences in Marina del Rey. From delectable brunch spreads to savory dinner options, savor every bite amidst stunning waterfront panoramas. Whether marking a milestone or hosting a special event, these cruises offer the perfect blend of ambiance and cuisine for unforgettable memories against the captivating backdrop of Marina del Rey. Boarding at Fisherman’s Village; 13755 Fiji Way.

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Dear Jane's

The newly opened seafood restaurant, Dear Jane’s, is the brainchild of  two-star Michelin chef Josiah Citrin and culinary power couple Hans and Patti Rockenwagner. Here, you can enjoy seafood classics and cocktails with stunning harbor views.  Make dinner reservations on Resy. Hours of operation: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: 5:30-9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays: 5:30-10 p.m. The bar is first-come, first-served. The menu includes dishes such as table side chopped Shrimp Louie, Dungeness crab cakes, whole Maine Lobster and more. Click button to view the menu. 13950 Panay Way; 310-301-6442.

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El Torito

Oh, the views from this spot in Fisherman’s Village! You can’t go wrong with weekend Happy Hour or all-you-can-eat Taco Tuesday in the main dining room 3-10 p.m.: choose steak, chicken, or carnitas for $13.99. 13715 Fiji Way. 310-823-8941.

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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. You might even spot a sea lion or two bathing on the docks. 4211 Admiralty Way. 310-578-2293.

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La Marina Trattoria

This charming  restaurant features subtle decor and 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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SALT Restaurant & Bar

Located at the Marina del Rey Hotel, SALT offers indoor and outdoor seating surrounded by sparkling Marina waters. Try the creamy avocado hummus served with soft Indian bread and vegetables. 13534 Bali Way. 424-289-8223.

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Tony P's Dockside Grill

This neighborhood favorite features seafood specialties and American classics with varied seating options, including a shaded waterfront deck, outdoor covered patio and a lively sports tavern. Weekend brunch is a hit with Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys served with one of the best views of the harbor! 4445 Admiralty Way. 310-823-4534. 

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The Warehouse

This Marina del Rey mainstay features steak, seafood, and American food in a Polynesian-themed waterfront atmosphere, complete with an outdoor deck overlooking the harbor. 4499 Admiralty Way. 310-823-5451.

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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, this waterfront restaurant features outdoor fireplaces, a koi pond, and incredible scenic views. Popular for its weekend brunch buffet. Grab a beverage of your choice and try to snag patio seats with outdoor fireplace to watch the California sunset. 13813 Fiji Way, 310-823-4522. 

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