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Mar 22, 2007 10:56 AM

Casual in the South Bay?

Looking to hook up with friends at half way point in South Bay. Craving
a picnic table style dining with booze, of course. Similar to Reel Inn in the Bu. But different? Can anyone suggest?

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  1. My first thought was Capt. Kidd's off the Redondo Beach pier. You get the picnic tables, booze, good seafood, and an oceanview.
    Another picnic table place is Joe's, but you'll probably be happier at Capt. Kidd's IMO.

    1. Was at Quality Seafood for the first time a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed it. Its under the Redondo Pier. Its an interesting crowded scene, beach bum meets working class immigrant crowd with everyone into all the seafood they've piled onto their newspaper covered tables. And yes, they're washing in down with their favorite beer too. Note we had to figure out that there's different lines for various items - cooked, deep fried fish is in one line, beer another, steamed lobster or crab in another, and so on. We had already finished a tasty dungenous crab, and lamented the only thing it was missing was maybe a little melted butter, to only discover there was a place there where you could buy melted garlic butter - doh!