Waterfront Restaurants in Los Angeles.

10 Waterfront Restaurants in Los Angeles

Written by Boatsetter Team
November 30, 2022

Last Updated on November 30, 2022 by Boatsetter Team

Exploring Los Angeles, especially on a boat, is a must. The culinary scene in Los Angeles is rich and diverse. There’s a good bite for every type of foodie. Not to mention the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Here are 10 of the best waterfront restaurants in LA:

  1. Duke’s Malibu
  2. Geoffrey’s
  3. Kincaid’s
  4. Malibu Farm Restaurant & Cafe
  5. Nelson’s
  6. Moonshadow
  7. Nobu Malibu
  8. SALT
  9. Brizo
  10. The Strand House

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1. Duke’s Malibu

Duke's Malibu.

Enjoy Hawaiian cuisine and listen to waves crashing during your meal at Duke’s Malibu. Here’s a sweet and simple Pro Tip for you: Right next door is Barefoot Bar! Go there for after drinks.

Popular menu items at this restaurant include crab wontons, panko-crusted calamari, roasted Tristan lobster, fish tacos, and banana leaf steamed fish & shrimp.

  • Address: 21150 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs 11:30am-9pm; Sun 10am-9pm
  • Reservations: For special events only
  • Type of food: Hawaiian Cuisine
  • Dockage available: No

2. Geoffrey’s

Geoffrey’s is a Californian hotspot that serves New American cuisine with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Geoffrey’s serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Popular menu items at this restaurant include grilled Pacific swordfish, steamed Maine lobster, pan-seared Chilean sea bass, and duck two ways.

  • Address: 27400 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
  • Hours: Mon- Wed 11:30am – 8:30pm; Thursday, Sun 11am- 9pm; Fri-Sat 11am- 9:30pm
  • Reservations: Yes, but not required
  • Type of food: New American
  • Dockage available: No

3. Kincaid’s

Kincaid's, Los Angeles.

Kincaid’s, on Redondo Beach, is a traditional chop house with fantastic steak and seafood. Enjoy your dinner on the pier, overlooking the water, where you can watch sunsets and enjoy the beautiful California weather.

Make sure to check out this restaurant’s special after-dinner menu. Popular menu items include the crab and artichoke dip, the char-grilled chophouse burger, American Wagyu sirloin, and a mouthwatering key lime pie.

  • Address: 500 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 11:30am – 9pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am- 10pm
  • Reservations: Yes, but not required
  • Type of food: Steakhouse and seafood
  • Dockage available: No

4. Malibu Farm Restaurant & Cafe

Malibu Farm Restaurant & Cafe is located on the famous Malibu Pier. Enjoy farm-to-table dishes while enjoying fabulous views of the nearby waters of the Pacific Ocean. Between the restaurant and cafe, you have a world of options.

They offer appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads, etc. Hot dishes are cauliflower crust pizza, the heart of palm linguine, 21-mile crab cake, coconut cod ceviche, and bacon corn panini.

  • Address: 23000 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
  • Hours: Mon- Thurs 11am-9pm; Fri 11am- 10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm
  • Reservations: Dinner only
  • Type of food: Farm-to-table
  • Dockage available: No

5. Nelson’s

Nelson's, Los Angeles.

Nelson’s is located on the edges of Rancho Palo Verdes. Don’t worry about chilly weather, the stunning water views and outdoor fire pits will keep you warm. The menu at this cliff-top eatery is coastal, and the bar atmosphere is lively.

Menu items to order hot Bavarian pretzel, beer battered fish & chips, swordfish tacos, and more.

  • Address: 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 11am-8pm; Sat 11am-9pm
  • Reservations: Yes, but not required.
  • Type of food: Californian cuisine (Spanish and French influence)
  • Dockage available: No

6. Moonshadows

Yelp describes Moonshadows in the Top 100 Restaurants in the US as a “quintessential California food experience.”

Moonshadows has many vegetarian options besides its many great dishes including octopus carpaccio, tender barbecue octopus, burrata cheese, almond-crusted albacore tuna steak, and braised bok choy.

  • Address: 20356 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
  • Hours: Mon- Thurs 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm
  • Reservations: Yes, but not required.
  • Type of food: Fresh seafood, vegetarian
  • Dockage available: No

7. Nobu Malibu

Nobu Malibu.

Nobu Malibu is one of LA’s most acclaimed restaurants, serving bold creations and offering fantastic ocean views from every seat. Here you’ll feel at home, but settle in too fast, the challenging part is deciding what to order!

Popular menu items include new-style sashimi, king crab salad, ribeye, Midori chicken, and squid pasta with light garlic sauce.

  • Address: 22706 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 12pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm
  • Reservations: Yes, but not required.
  • Type of food: Japanese cuisine
  • Dockage available: No


SALT, located in the Marina del Rey Hotel, serves traditional and timeless dishes. The restaurant offers fabulous water views of the Pacific Ocean, sit outdoors and feel the ocean breeze. Pro Tip: SALT is exclusively open for brunch, dinner, and happy hour.

Hot menu items include avocado hummus, Maine lobster bisque, grilled branzino, and Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu.

  • Address: 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
  • Hours: Mon-Sun (Brunch) 7am-2pm; (Dinner) 4pm-9pm; (Happy Hour) 2pm-4pm
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Type of food: Seafood
  • Dockage available: Yes

READ MORE: Marina del Rey Boating Guide

9. Brizo Bar & Restaurants

Brizo Bar & Restaurants, Los Angeles.

Find the best Southern Californian cuisine at Brizo. Located in Marina del Rey (a historic maritime location), you get exclusive views of the Pacific Ocean and just about every boat type imaginable. Enjoy fresh and exotic seafood and admire beautiful boats here.

Chef specialties include cauliflower bites, pacific rockfish & chips, creative king salmon, and so much more.

  • Address: 1Residence Inn & Couryard, 4360 Vía Marina, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri 11am-12am; Sat 10am-12am; Sun 10am-10pm
  • Reservations: Yes, but not required.
  • Type of food: Mon-Thurs, Sun 7:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 7:30am-11pm
  • Dockage available: Yes

10. The Strand House

The Strand House is a family-friendly restaurant with coastal views. Here you can bet on a five-star meal and service after your cruise every time you dine here.

You’ll get patrons traditional dishes made with hand-selected items from local farms. Popular menu items available at this restaurant include wood-fired pizzas, yellowfin tuna tartare, olive oil poached Alaskan halibut, and Liberty Farms duck.

  • Address: 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs 11:30am-9pm; Fri 11:30am- 10pm; Sat 10am-10pm;Sun 10am-9pm
  • Reservations: No
  • Type of food: Southern Californian cuisine
  • Dockage available: No

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