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Sea views and outdoor seating make these Los Angeles seafood restaurants feel like a vacation

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For lovers of outdoor dining, the excellent summer weather makes it a great time to indulge in one of these top-ranked seafood restaurants in Los Angeles's Beach Cities, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach. Even better, they offer outdoor seating and sea views.

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Newsbreak readers love our stories on dining out, so we are featuring the top-ranked spots where you can get the best food complimented by the best views in your suburb. Beach Cities - Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach offer some of the best and closest beaches to Downtown Los Angeles. They offer many outstanding restaurants with excellent sea views.

For your convenience, we have compiled the highest-ranked restaurants from the thousands of people that nominated their preferred places to eat on TripAdvisor's website. We consider the top 3 choices are the ones most people agree are the best. So we have sourced the top 3 from TripAdvisor. According to TripAdvisor, these are the top 3 seafood restaurants with outdoor seating and sea views in Beach Cities, Los Angeles, California.

The top-ranked seafood restaurants with outdoor seating and sea views in Beach Cities, Los Angeles.

Bluewater Grill

Diners from all over the country love the harborfront dining among the boats and palm trees at Bluewater Grill. Ranking in the top 4 restaurants in Redondo Beach, this American Seafood restaurant offers stunning sea views.

As far as water views are concerned, it is the No. 1 seafood restaurant with outdoor seating and sea views in the Beach Cities, Los Angeles. California, according to TripAdvisor reviewers.

TripAdvisor reviewers mention the service and food are excellent. The outdoor dining right on the water is a highlight!

Diners love the Calamari Fritti, Maryland Style Crabcakes, Gemelli Pasta with Shrimp & Sea Scallops, Pan Seared Salmon, Oyster Rockefeller, Steamed Clams & Mussels, Clam Chowder, and the decadent seafood platters.

Additionally, highlights include seasonal favorites such as the Shrimp & Chicken Gumbo and the New Orleans Bouillabaisse.

Offering a full bar and happy hour, The Bluewater Grill is best enjoyed with family or friends and platters of food.

"Great Harborside eats. Consistently good food in a beautiful location. Huge shout out to Mason who was a balloon rescuing hero during our birthday celebration. When staff goes out Of the way to help create a great experience it is very very appreciated. The 8 of us had a delightful afternoon. Thank you! Calamari appy, scallop entree, fish/chips enjoyed by all." -Traveltarot, TripAdvisor.

If you can't make it to Redondo Beach, Bluewater Grill has other locations, including Santa Barbara, Newport Beach & Catalina Island.

665 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County.


Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steaks

Over 650 reviewers on TripAdvisor have given Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steaks an average of 4 stars. (out of 5)

Claiming the No. 2 spot out of seafood restaurants with outdoor seating and sea views in Beach Cities, Los Angeles, this seafood restaurant and steakhouse offers relaxing oceanfront dining from its pier location at Redondo Beach.

The highlight is the outside seating with the ocean views and unforgettable sunsets.

Highlights include the crispy calamari, prawn cocktail, clam chowder, lobster bisque, crab sandwich, fish & chips, and grilled shrimp scampi.

They also have an extensive menu for meat lovers.

"Fresh seafood on the marina. This would be one of the more 'exclusive' restaurants on the pier. They offer a great selection of meals including fresh seafood and non-seafood dishes catering for all your tastes. I felt a little underdressed. As it was such a nice restaurant but don't let that put you off." - ShazChris, TripAdvisor.

500 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles.


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Rock'N Fish

This Manhattan Beach seafood restaurant boasts a location with oceanfront decks overlooking the ocean and the Manhattan Beach pier.

The decor, the beautiful indoor/outdoor patio, and the excellent service are a few of the things that diners love about this upmarket restaurant.

Besides the outstanding sea views, they serve delectable dishes for lunch and dinner. They also offer Happy Hour Specials from 3-5 pm Monday-Friday.

Meal highlights include ROCK'N Crab Cakes, Coconut Crusted Mahi Sliders, Blackened Fish Tacos, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Seafood Jambalaya, and One-Pound King Crab Legs.

Our pick would have to be the Pier Seafood Tower, which includes jumbo shrimp, seasonal oysters, fresh ahi poke, lobster tail, and 1⁄2 pound of snow crab claws!

They also have a location in Downtown Los Angeles.

"Lunch with great cocktails. We had an appetizer and lunch. I had the specialty cocktail and my mom had the Mojito. Both were really good. We split the artichokes which had a great flavor and a great dipping sauce. We also ordered the sourdough bread which was warm and flavorful. The cobb salad was large and very filling. Very nice dressing. The poke bowl was a good size with very fresh avocado and poke. We really enjoyed our meals and will go back whenever we are back in the area. The service was great! Very quick and responsive." - Jysicca, TripAdvisor.

120 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach.


Have you been to any of these restaurants? What do you think? Please leave a comment at the bottom of this story and tell us your favorite seafood restaurant with outdoor seating and sea views in Los Angeles.

(Source: TripAdvisor)

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