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Fishing with Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5323
+1 310-893-6299
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5323
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Fresh food. Awesome service, friendly people. Highly recommended. We had lunch, a feast actually and enjoyed our meal greatly. Got to come and try this place, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Ben D
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

All seafood and all GREAT! Small, tight quarters so reservations are a MUST! Friendly and informed staff. Worth the price.

Thank HMitch08
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fun and delicious food in a great location. Service was A+, food was A+. What more is there to say. We loved it. We will be telling all of our friends. Thanks you FwD!

Thank David E
Reviewed 17 January 2017

FWD is a great restaurant - definitely reserve in advance. Great and cozy hip spot in Manhattan Beach - two doors down from another great restaurant they own - MB Post. At FWD all things we tried were great - don't miss clam chowder and...More

Thank Davidjaymoses
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great quality food. Good mix of traditional seafood/raw bar and innovative dishes. Very friendly and competent staff. The place is tiny, which adds to its charm, but also means you better book early. Or try between 3 and 5pm on a weekday. Same wonderful food,...More

Thank giorgio20152015
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband (aussie) and I went here and loved everything--fresh oysters, amazing fresh scallop, great blue crab cake and the fish and chips were some of the best ever (he said best ever in North America--big statement for an aussie)....worth a trip for excellent seafood--crowded...More

Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Everything was so good! Stellar Bay oysters, and few other varieties, all tasty, with nice cosmos. Grilled octopus and black cod, faro salad, scallop. Small place, was lucky to walk in and land a seat!

Thank Kirkkumar
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Take a relaxing stroll near the beach, then walk up a block for a truly memorable meal. Everything is FRESH! The "raw bar" had the best, sweetest scallops I have ever eaten. The dishes change with the the season as do their creative in-house cocktails....More

Thank Kathleen U
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Whenever we are in town we try to eat here at least once. We love the grilled octopus and beans, full of flavour and such an interesting combination of textures. The staff are young and lively and extremely friendly. We're packed in like sardines but...More

Thank judystgmi
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were able to just walk in despite crowding thanks to the kind and caring waitstaff. The food was fresh, fast and delicious. We especially loved the raw scallops marinated in grapefruit juice and ever so slightly sautéed. Highly recommended.

Thank MKC1952
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5323
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-893-6299
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