Waterfront dining on the patio at Whiskey Red's, Marina del Rey.

Food and Drink 411 in Marina del Rey

The latest news on restaurant openings and fun food and drink spots in Marina del Rey can be found here. 

BEACH EATS RETURNS

FOOD TRUCKS + LIVE MUSIC

Food trucks are always fun but better when you’re at the beach with live music. Beach Eats is back for the summer–Marina del Rey’s weekly food truck gathering at Marina “Mother’s” Beach now through September 26, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your own beach chair and enjoy the free show. 4135 Admiralty Way

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FAVORITE SUMMER SPOT FOR DRINKS

SUNDAY BOAT HOUSE POOL PARTY

The Marina del Rey Hotel hosts its annual summertime series of Sunday pool parties (open to the public) through September 1. Come for DJ music, themed events, and poolside bites and libations. Only $5 for non-hotel guests (must be age 21+). Noon–6 p.m. 13534 Bali Way

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NEW DATE NIGHT SPOT

GOODBYE JERRY’S, HELLO STARK’S

Newly opened Stark’s is a perfect choice for Saturday evening dinner, serving up California cuisine with dishes such as pan seared crab cake, blackened California snapper with seasonal farmer’s market succotash, fried chicken sandwich and an oyster bar during dinner hours. Former fans of Jerry’s can enjoy a cup of matzo ball soup featuring Jerry’s signature recipe. 13181 Mindanao Way

 

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SHAKE SHACK OPENING MAY 28

SHAKE SHACK

This East-coast based modern-day “roadside” burger stand opened on Tuesday, May 28 at Waterside Marina del Rey, serving up burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more. 4786 Admiralty Way

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NEW PIZZA SPOT

BRAZILIAN PIZZA JOINT NOW OPEN 

Now you can order pizza with a Brazilian twist from newly opened Sampas Pizza, helmed by São Paulo-native chef Marcus Roberto who brings together Brazilian flavors with California tastes and Italian techniques. Try the Portuguesa with cooked ham and hardboiled eggs. Also choose from submarine sandwiches, salads and desserts. 534 Washington Blvd. 

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NEW HAPPY HOUR SPOT

HAPPY HOUR 

Just down the road behind Sunny Spot, Little Friend recently opened featuring its own cocktail menu and small selection of beer and wine. The funky retro vibe inside is perfect for Venice. Think pastel colors, disco ball and artwork that makes you smile even before you have a drink. 822 Washington Blvd.

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BEST FOOD NEWS IN MDR

TRADER JOE’S IS OPEN!

Enjoy the aisles of goodies at newly opened Trader Joe’s on Admiralty and Mindanao. From wine and artisan cheese to gourmet snacks and fresh produce, TJ’s has it all. We’re so delighted to welcome Trader Joe’s to L.A.’s Marina! 4765 Admiralty Way

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FAVORITES FOR CASUAL LUNCH OR DINNER

WAFFLES, SANDWICHES OR PIZZA 

For an easy-breezy brunch spot, try Bru’s Wiffle and try the Dwight’s Special: Belgian waffle topped with two pieces of boneless, skinless crispy chicken. Over at the Villa Marina Marketplace, pizza-lovers can get New York style pizzas from local favorite, Pizzarito. Or feast on farm-fresh, artisan sandwiches from Mendocino Farms. Make sure to taste test Mendo’s seasonal side salads, too.

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