L.A.'s Best Waterfront Dining Spots

In Marina del Rey, waterfront dining comes with spectacular sunset views! From an elegant dinner to casual lunch by the water, year-round outdoor dining can’t be beat at these restaurants.  

Beachside

This popular hangout at the Jamaica Bay Inn features an indoor-outdoor bar and a coastal chic interior. Beachside is located at Marina “Mother’s” Beach and offers some of the best scenic views of the harbor. 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-439-3033.

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Cafe del Rey

Cafe del Rey boasts panoramic views featuring the most incredible sunsets. The iconic coastal restaurant, Cafe Del Rey recently unveiled a new menu and modern refreshed look alongside its stunning seaside views. Serving the seaside community for over 27 years, Cafe Del Rey’s ambient refresh maintains its same elegant yet laid back beach vibe with a new look and feel, alongside a brand new menu by Executive Chef Job Carder.  4451 Admiralty Way. 310-823-6395. 

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Cast & Plow

Cast & Plow is the signature restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, where Executive Chef Eric Duchene gives his equal attention to what goes into each dish as to how it’s presented. Experience a long-standing tradition of dining that is both creative and comforting with the Small Bites menu offered 3 –5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.–midnight daily, with indoor and outdoor Marina-view seating. Relax and unwind with a sophisticated cocktail crafted from a selection of ultra-premium spirits tequilas and whiskeys, or a fine wine. 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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El Torito

Oh, the views from this spot in Fisherman’s Village! You can’t go wrong with weekend Happy Hour or all-you-can-eat Taco Tuesday in the main dining room 3-10 p.m.: choose steak, chicken, or carnitas for $13.99. 13715 Fiji Way. 310-823-8941.

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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. You might even spot a sea lion or two bathing on the docks. 4211 Admiralty Way. 310-578-2293.

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SALT Restaurant & Bar

Located at the Marina del Rey Hotel, SALT offers indoor and outdoor seating surrounded by sparkling Marina waters. Try the creamy avocado hummus served with soft Indian bread and vegetables. 13534 Bali Way. 424-289-8223.

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Sapori

This charming restaurant features subtle decor and 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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Tony P's

This neighborhood favorite features seafood specialties and American classics with varied seating options, including a shaded waterfront deck and a lively sports tavern. Weekend brunch is a hit with Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys served with one of the best views of the harbor! 4445 Admiralty Way. 310-823-4534. 

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Whiskey Red's

Located at Fisherman’s Village, this waterfront restaurant features outdoor fireplaces, a koi pond, and incredible scenic views. Popular for its weekend brunch buffet. Grab a beverage of your choice and try to snag patio seats with outdoor fireplace to watch the California sunset. 13813 Fiji Way, 310-823-4522. 

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