Seafood restaurant recommendations needed for Redondo Beach
Maybe morel casual than you're thinking (indoor picnic tables) and ocean view check out Captain Kidd's. Located next to the Redondo Beach Pier on the north side. You order at the counter and pick up yourself and eat off of styrofoam. Besides the regular menu it's a seafood market where you can pick out your own seafood and they'll cook it any way you want. They have a their own free parking lot.
Captain Kidds is fine but I do wish they would do things slightly different. Far be it for me, they have been open for a long long time and do just fine biz wise, so what do I know... ......It's just that it is sorta like no matter what type of fish you order, no matter how you get it cooked, it sorta all TASTES THE SAME... It's good but to me, its like getting a good fish dinner in a nice federal prison on the coast... I go there but I ain't really lovin' it so much... Now I love me some Izakaya Bincho, not a "seafood" restaurant, but has fish and ROCKS OUT. So good!!!
We were at the Marina for our first time a few weeks back. We had a car club banquet/buffet at Delzano's that was better than expected, and so were pretty well stuffed when we went exploring afterwards, but we were very much taken with the fish, shellfish and other sea critters on display at Quality Seafood, and were wishing we had room for one lousy little crab, or some sea urchin ($6/lb!). The eating area was kind of a zoo, but this was on a Saturday afternoon. The various categories of seafood have their own cases, areas and cooking facilities. We'd really like to come back and check it out some more.
re: Will Owen
2nd Quality Seafood. You pick your own and they steam it for you and you dig in sans utensils. We loooooooove getting the crabs & lobsters here, though the oysters were a bit too briney for me (but please judge for yourselves). We usually bring a fresh loaf of french bread to dip/soak up all the shellfish juices.
Another CH favourite here that we also like is Izakaya Bincho which is about a half dozen shops down.
130 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA
112 N International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
If you want to stay right in Redondo Beach then Bluewater Grill is serviceable. A bit more expensive is the Charthouse (just a few minutes north of the Bluewater Grill - both right on the yacht basin so you have a view of the boats basically).
665 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Chart House Restaurant - Redondo Beach
231 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277