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What’s New in the Marina del Rey Restaurant Scene

For many of us, food is an important part of our travels. We want to go and experience what the locals do, especially where they eat and drink. While Marina del Rey is known as the L.A. area’s premier waterfront playground– it is, after all, North America’s largest man-made small craft habor–the burgeoning food scene in this seaside community is making waves amongst foodies, travelers and locals alike. Yes, there is a Marina del Rey restaurant scene and we’re here to give you the lowdown! 

L.A.’s Marina has the most incredible waterfront restaurants perfect for celebrating special occasions, watching the sunsets or unwinding after a long day. For someone on the go, we’ve got endless fast-casual options: from poke bowls and pizza by the slice to artisan sandwiches and gourmet burgers. For those staying in Marina del Rey hotels, you’re in luck: restaurants such as Cast & Plow at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey or Beachside at Jamaica Bay Inn offer the best views of the water, along with exciting menus that will please everyone’s palate. 

Looking for a new happy hour spot? Or maybe a good place to take a group for a celebratory dinner? How about restaurants with kid-friendly menus? It’s our job to keep you in the loop, so check back often and we’ll make sure you’re updated on what’s going on with food, drink and fun in L.A.’s Marina.  Read on for some of the latest news on the Marina del Rey restaurant scene.

Cast & Plow: Bloody Mary Flights

Cast and Plow in The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey is putting a twist on the Bloody Mary cocktail during Sunday brunch. While most Bloody Mary recipes start with vodka and tomato juice, the bartenders will offer three amazing variations of this classic cocktail. Reservations recommended. 310-574-4333

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Labor Day BBQ at Sinder Lounge

Bring your crew to the Sinder patio at Marina del Rey Marriott. Chef David will be showcasing his famous BBQ platter for two people. BBQ ribs, Chicken, Smoked sausage, shrimp skewers with Potato salad and warm house baked corn bread. $28.  Pair the food with ice cold craft beers to celebrate your Labor Day weekend. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 310-448-4815

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Clambake Labor Day Special at Beachside

Beachside, the restaurant overlooking Marina "Mother's" Beach, is celebrating Labor Day with a special clambake menu. Get crackin' with littleneck clams, PEI mussels, peel 'n eat shrimp, Andouille sausage links, red bliss potatoes, and of course, corn on the cob. All served with drawn butter, cocktail, and tartar sauces, fresh lemon wedges, and bread rolls. Special clambake menu is $45 for 2 people and will be available Friday afternoon starting at 12 p.m. on Aug. 30th through Monday evening, Sept. 2. The clambake is available 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day. 310-823-5333.

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Newly Opened: Terzo MDR

Terzo MDR officially opened last week in the former space of Settebello. According to Eater LA, Terzo is meant to be "a pan-Mediterranean option with room for Spanish, Italian, and other coastal influences" which means almost everyone will find something they like. Run, don't walk to this new spot tonight!

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New Look & Menus at Cafe del Rey

When you walk through the doors of newly refreshed Cafe del Rey (pictured at top), you can see the design pays homage to its waterside settings, celebrating the proximity to the luxurious yachts docked just steps away from the restaurant. The menu has also undergone a complete revamp by Executive Chef Job Carder, bringing a modern seafood-focused dining experience to SoCal destination diners. Reservations recommended. 310-823-6395

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Happy Hour at Stark's

The former Jerry's Deli spot just announced it will serve happy hour Monday thru Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cocktails, wine and beer in the gorgeously appointed bar will make this a favorite happy hour spot for many, indeed! 310-437-7600

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Summer Cocktails at Whiskey Red's

Cool down and enjoy the breathtaking waterfront view at Whiskey Red's with special summer cocktails (available for a limited time). Try the Broken Spanish Pineapple Margarita, a perfect blend of spicy and sweet with pineapple and tajin. 310-823-4522

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Jazz Nights are back at Doma Kitchen

Enjoy the soothing sounds of live jazz entertainment at Doma Kitchen located in a small corner of Villa Marina Marketplace. Check the Facebook page for weekly updates on band performances. 310-301-0582

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