Welcome to our new blog series, 90292 Eats, which explores dining in Marina del Rey. The staff of the Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau is more than happy to try out our local restaurants and point you in the right direction of what to order. Bon Appétit!
Tony P’s Dockside grill
Tony P’s has been a Marina del Rey mainstay for 20 years, offering a robust menu of seafood, pastas, steaks, and American classics. And while its waterfront location is a great reason to visit, Tony P’s is perhaps best known as a destination watering hole. The restaurant’s Tavern section offers all you can ask for from a sports bar — eight large-screen TVs showing various games, a rotating selection of more than 100 beers, and a full cocktail list.
If you’re like the author, too many times you’ve been served an overpriced cocktail so small that you may as well order your second round off the bat. Not the case at Tony P’s. The best butt-kicker on the menu is his famous Mai Tai. Served in a 7-inch-tall glass and not short on the good stuff, one of these babies will quickly have you singing “Hakuna Matata.”
For eats, a cup of clam chowder is a popular starter, but I also give two thumbs up to Chef Bill’s French Onion Soup. The latter comes with a thick layer of bubbling Swiss and Parmesan, which seals up the hearty stew.
The rest of the robust menu is drool-worthy, too. Tony’s Special Pasta is a meat-lover’s paradise that combines sweet Italian sausage, capicola, and meatballs. Seafood dinner specials always tempt, and the Alaskan king crab leg combo (paired with your choice of garlic shrimp, flat iron steak, or filet mignon) is the way to go in my book.
There are about five other entrées competing for my attention on the next visit, so stay tuned.
P.S. Tony’s offers several multicourse paired beer dinners throughout the year, so watch our Events Calendar and Tony’s website for updates.