Guidebook for Marina Del Rey / Venice Beach

Kevin
Guidebook for Marina Del Rey / Venice Beach

Food scene - Favorites / worth the drive

Imaginative globally influenced American kitchen with a stylish, casual interior & takeout. One of my favorite restaurants in LA.
85 locals recommend
Gjelina
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd
85 locals recommend
Imaginative globally influenced American kitchen with a stylish, casual interior & takeout. One of my favorite restaurants in LA.
This unassuming Japanese joint with a patio has been a destination for rolls & sashimi since 1979. One of the first sushi restaurants in America. Great locals favorite!
138 locals recommend
Hama Restaurant
213 Windward Ave
138 locals recommend
This unassuming Japanese joint with a patio has been a destination for rolls & sashimi since 1979. One of the first sushi restaurants in America. Great locals favorite!
Classic burger chain serving customizable burgers, hand-cut fries & shakes. Locals favorite. Some say it's the best burger chain out there, so if you've never been, give it a try!
336 locals recommend
In-N-Out Burger
13425 Washington Blvd
336 locals recommend
Classic burger chain serving customizable burgers, hand-cut fries & shakes. Locals favorite. Some say it's the best burger chain out there, so if you've never been, give it a try!

Food scene

American eatery & bar serving unfussy fare & drinks in a spacious setting with ocean views.
The Crab Shell Bar at The Venice Whaler
10 Washington Blvd
American eatery & bar serving unfussy fare & drinks in a spacious setting with ocean views.
Family friendly Mexican chain featuring burritos, fajitas & classic cocktails in an informal setting.
54 locals recommend
El Torito
13715 Fiji Way
54 locals recommend
Family friendly Mexican chain featuring burritos, fajitas & classic cocktails in an informal setting.
Long-standing eatery serving up American comfort food in a casual space with marina views. Don't miss the cute pond complete with koi fish upon entry
54 locals recommend
The Warehouse Restaurant
4499 Admiralty Way
54 locals recommend
Long-standing eatery serving up American comfort food in a casual space with marina views. Don't miss the cute pond complete with koi fish upon entry
Tacos, margaritas & other Mexican specialties are served at this vibrant hub with outdoor seating. A locals favorite!
128 locals recommend
Baja Cantina
311 Washington Blvd
128 locals recommend
Tacos, margaritas & other Mexican specialties are served at this vibrant hub with outdoor seating. A locals favorite!
If you want a quick bite and are craving some good Mexican food, this place is hard to beat. Try the garlic shrimp tacos, they're great!
31 locals recommend
Plancha Tacos®
2024 Pacific Ave
31 locals recommend
If you want a quick bite and are craving some good Mexican food, this place is hard to beat. Try the garlic shrimp tacos, they're great!
This casual Chinese eatery serves up country-style dishes with a side of Mao-themed humor. A locals favorite.
112 locals recommend
Mao's Kitchen
1512 Pacific Ave
112 locals recommend
This casual Chinese eatery serves up country-style dishes with a side of Mao-themed humor. A locals favorite.
Great food and drinks with a view.
Tony P’s Dockside Grill
Great food and drinks with a view.
Industrial-chic cafe & bakery with Californian fare, including breakfast, plus bread & baked goods.
320 locals recommend
Superba Food + Bread
1900 Lincoln Blvd
320 locals recommend
Industrial-chic cafe & bakery with Californian fare, including breakfast, plus bread & baked goods.

Food scene - walkable / no car needed

Great locals spot for pizza and wine
45 locals recommend
South End
2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd
45 locals recommend
Great locals spot for pizza and wine
Roomy brick-walled gastropub dishing up hot & cold antipasti, pastas & other Italian specialties.
260 locals recommend
Scopa Italian Roots
2905 Washington Blvd
260 locals recommend
Roomy brick-walled gastropub dishing up hot & cold antipasti, pastas & other Italian specialties.
Casual joint serving waffles in a range of breakfast & lunch dishes, including with fried chicken.
Bru's Wiffle Marina Del Rey
3105 Washington Blvd
Casual joint serving waffles in a range of breakfast & lunch dishes, including with fried chicken.

Drinks

Fun place for drinks with dog friendly patio. 21 and older only.
Gin Rummy
Fun place for drinks with dog friendly patio. 21 and older only.
Venerable, old-school bar offering pub food, outdoor seating & turtle races twice a month.
40 locals recommend
Brennan's
4089 Lincoln Blvd
40 locals recommend
Venerable, old-school bar offering pub food, outdoor seating & turtle races twice a month.
Classic cocktails & live entertainment in a dark, circa-1915 spot with flocked wallpaper & long bar.
44 locals recommend
The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Ave
44 locals recommend
Classic cocktails & live entertainment in a dark, circa-1915 spot with flocked wallpaper & long bar.
Sunset views and pricey cocktails. Great way to end the day!
97 locals recommend
High Rooftop Lounge
1697 Pacific Ave
97 locals recommend
Sunset views and pricey cocktails. Great way to end the day!
Expansive, industrial space for beer-friendly fare with house-brewed ales & Central Coast wines.
55 locals recommend
Firestone Walker Brewing Company - The Propagator
3205 Washington Blvd
55 locals recommend
Expansive, industrial space for beer-friendly fare with house-brewed ales & Central Coast wines.

Drug Store / Pharmacy

24 hour drugstore chain selling a variety of beauty & health products, plus some grocery & household items.
CVS
24 hour drugstore chain selling a variety of beauty & health products, plus some grocery & household items.
Drugstore chain with health & beauty aids, prescriptions & photo services, plus mini-mart basics.
Walgreens
Drugstore chain with health & beauty aids, prescriptions & photo services, plus mini-mart basics.
Costco (members only megastore) Pharmacy
Costco Pharmacy
Costco (members only megastore) Pharmacy

Sightseeing

Local beach in Marina Del Rey. Great for little kids as there are no waves.
107 locals recommend
Marina Beach
4101 Admiralty Way
107 locals recommend
Local beach in Marina Del Rey. Great for little kids as there are no waves.
Venice Fishing Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90292, USA
Local ocean pier
Italian-inspired artificial canals built in 1905, with sidewalks & bridges for pedestrians. Great place to take a stroll and dream!
947 locals recommend
Venice Canals
947 locals recommend
Italian-inspired artificial canals built in 1905, with sidewalks & bridges for pedestrians. Great place to take a stroll and dream!
World Famous Venice Beach Basketball Courts
Venice Beach Basketball Courts
World Famous Venice Beach Basketball Courts
World Famous Venice Beach Muscle Beach
234 locals recommend
Venice Muscle Beach
1800 Ocean Front Walk
234 locals recommend
World Famous Venice Beach Muscle Beach
Great place to rent bikes etc
10 locals recommend
Venice Beach Rentals
2100-1 Ocean Front Walk
10 locals recommend
Great place to rent bikes etc
Tranquil waterside village with several cute shops and restaurants.
Fiji WY/Ent to Fisherman's Village station
Tranquil waterside village with several cute shops and restaurants.
Great family friendly 10-acre green space with harbor & sea views, BBQ grills & tables, plus a free summer concert series.
72 locals recommend
Burton Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
72 locals recommend
Great family friendly 10-acre green space with harbor & sea views, BBQ grills & tables, plus a free summer concert series.
Quintessential Southern California, the Marvin Braude Bike Trail—commonly referred to as simply The Strand by locals—is featured in hundreds of TV shows and movies. Whether you are here on vacation, or live nearby and want to feel like you are on vacation, it's a great way to explore the many personalities of the beach towns along the famous Strand in Los Angeles County.
Marvin Braude Bike Path, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA
Quintessential Southern California, the Marvin Braude Bike Trail—commonly referred to as simply The Strand by locals—is featured in hundreds of TV shows and movies. Whether you are here on vacation, or live nearby and want to feel like you are on vacation, it's a great way to explore the many personalities of the beach towns along the famous Strand in Los Angeles County.
World Famous street in Venice with lots of boutique shops, restaurants, bars, art galleries and more. Make sure to check out "First Fridays" on Abbot Kinney if your visit happens to be on the first Friday of the month.
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA
World Famous street in Venice with lots of boutique shops, restaurants, bars, art galleries and more. Make sure to check out "First Fridays" on Abbot Kinney if your visit happens to be on the first Friday of the month.
World Famous Venice Beach
Venice Beach, California, USA
World Famous Venice Beach

Groceries

Chain grocery offering produce, meat, alcohol & other groceries, plus a bakery & pharmacy.
Ralphs Fresh Fare
Chain grocery offering produce, meat, alcohol & other groceries, plus a bakery & pharmacy.
Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).
Trader Joe's
Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).
Upscale health-food store featuring organic, local & sustainable groceries & prepared fare.
317 locals recommend
Erewhon Market
585 Venice Blvd.
317 locals recommend
Upscale health-food store featuring organic, local & sustainable groceries & prepared fare.
SoCal supermarket staple for groceries, produce & deli items, plus personal care & home goods.
Pavilions
SoCal supermarket staple for groceries, produce & deli items, plus personal care & home goods.
Local Costco. Members-only warehouse selling a huge variety of items including bulk groceries, electronics & more.
130 locals recommend
Costco Wholesale
13463 Washington Blvd
130 locals recommend
Local Costco. Members-only warehouse selling a huge variety of items including bulk groceries, electronics & more.