Marina del Rey's Best Outdoor Dining Spots

In Marina del Rey, outdoor dining comes with spectacular sunset views! From an elegant dinner to casual lunch by the water, our year-round al fresco dining is simply the best in Los Angeles.

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Beachside

This popular hangout at the Jamaica Bay Inn features an indoor-outdoor bar with a coastal chic vibe. Brunch or dinner on the outdoor patio facing Marina “Mother’s” Beach offers some of the best scenic views of the harbor. 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-439-3033.

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Brennan's

The large outdoor patio is a perfect place to enjoy this iconic neighborhood pub featuring craft beers, creative themed cocktails, and its turtle races. UPDATE: Currently not open. 

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Cabo Cantina

From margaritas and fajita platters, you can enjoy a festive meal or happy hour on the outdoor patio any day of the week. 30 Washington Boulevard. 310-306-2500.

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Cafe Buna

A neighborhood cafe known for hearty and healthy breakfast options all day. The outdoor patio is highly sought after by locals and visitors alike. 552 Washington Blvd. 310-823-2430.

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California Pizza Kitchen

Enjoy inventive California-style pizzas, pastas and salads from this popular chain eatery. Outdoor covered patio seating available. 13345 Admiralty Way. 310-301-1563

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Cast & Plow Restaurant

Cast & Plow is the signature restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. Experience  outdoor Marina-view seating with some firepit tables (limited availability). Sip cocktails on the outdoor terrace while you enjoy watching luxurious yachts and a spectacular sunset. 4375 Admiralty Way. 310-574-4333.

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Cheesecake Factory

Soak up views of Marina “Mother’s” Beach from the outdoor deck of this popular waterfront restaurant with a menu suited to please all palates. The patio seating is coveted year-round. 4142 Via Marina, 310-306-3344. 

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Fresh Brothers Pizza

A neighborhood pizza spot located at the Waterside shopping center offering classic and specialty pizzas, salads, sliders and wings. Outdoor seating available. 4722 1/2 Admiralty Way. 310-823-3800.

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Killer Shrimp

Killer Shrimp won’t give you their secret family recipe, but they will give you some of the best waterside views for lunch or dinner on their outdoor deck facing the marina. 4211 Admiralty Way. 310-578-2293. UPDATE: Currently not open.

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Marina Grill & Bar

Relax outside on the outdoor patio of Hilton Garden Inn’s signature restaurant, which serves inspiring California cuisine 365 days a year. 4200 Admiralty Way. 310-301-2000. UPDATE: Currently not open.

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Mendocino Farms

A popular spot for outdoor dining, snag a seat on the patio for this sustainable farming–focused sandwich shop offering made to order artisan sandwiches, salads, sides and soups. 4724 Admiralty Way. 310-822-2300. 

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Mercedes Bar & Grill

One of the best people-watching spots while you eat nouveau Latin cuisine on the outdoor patio located on Washington Blvd. leading up to Venice Pier. 14 West Washington Blvd. 310-827-6209.

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Propagator - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

This Central Coast brewery’s first Southern California outpost serves up a mix of beer-friendly dishes along with wine and Firestone Walker beers on tap. Outdoor covered seating for their Venice Taproom restaurant is currently set up in the main parking lot. 3205 Washington Boulevard. 310-439-8264 

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SALT Restaurant & Bar

Located at the Marina del Rey Hotel, SALT offers outdoor seating surrounded by sparkling Marina waters.   13534 Bali Way. 424-289-8223.

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Sapori

Charming waterfront restaurant, Sapori, features subtle decor and an outdoor patio with scenic water views, creating a tranquil atmosphere in which to enjoy an authentic Italian menu. 13723 Fiji Way, 310-821-1740.

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Sampa's Pizza

This gourmet pizza cafe serves up classic Italian pizzas or Brazilian-style pies featuring Brazilian flavors with a California twist along with pastas and sandwiches. The informal shop offers takeout as well as dining on their outdoor patio. 534 Washington Blvd.  310-827-4500.

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Sinder Lounge

Enjoy laid-back lounge serving California fare, from LA Street Dogs to skirt steak tacos plus cocktails on the outdoor patio of Sinder Lounge located at the Marriott Marina del Rey. 4100 Admiralty Way. 310-448-4815.

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Tony P's Dockside Grill

A Marina del Rey neighborhood favorite, Tony P’s Dockside Grill features seafood specialties and American classics with varied seating options, including a shaded waterfront deck and an outdoor patio along the promenade (NEWLY OPENED!) with some of the best views of the harbor. 4445 Admiralty Way. 310-823-4534. 

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Tender Greens

This modern, cafeteria-style chain serves area-sourced, globally influenced plates, sandwiches and salads for lunch and dinner located on the second floor of the Marina Marketplace. Guests can eat and drink outdoors in the roomy patio dining area. 13455 Maxella Avenue. 310-827-3777.

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Whiskey Red's

Located at Fisherman’s Village, Whiskey Red is a popular waterfront restaurant featuring outdoor fireplaces, a koi pond, and incredible scenic views. Grab a beverage of your choice and try to snag patio seats with an outdoor fireplace to watch the California sunset. 13813 Fiji Way, 310-823-4522. 

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The Warehouse Restaurant

This long-standing eatery serves up American comfort food in a casual space with big open-air patio and marina views. 4499 Admiralty Way. 310-823-5451

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The Venice Whaler

American eatery and bar at the end of Washington Blvd. boasts an outdoor patio with ocean views. 10 Washington Blvd. 310-821-8737. 

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Looking for waterfront restaurants?

Marina del Rey offers plenty of waterfront dining with stunning sunset and harbor views. Click button below for a list of waterfront restaurants in L.A.’s Marina! 

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Looking for on-the-water dining?

Don’t forget that eating outside in Marina del Rey can mean a floating table on your own duffy boat rental or a private charter with your own food or a private chef. Click button below for a list of charter companies in Marina del Rey. 

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