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Apr 29, 2011 05:23 PM

Best oceanfront restaurant in SoCal - any suggestions?

Hi Fellow Foodies,

Summer is coming up and I'm looking for an awesome beachfront restaurant that serves great food —preferably a place where you can walk from the sand to the restaurant to eat or any place cliff-side (e.g. Geoffrey's Malibu) or close to the ocean would be fantastic.

Some places I've ate where the restaurant is right on the sand is:
1. The Beachcomber Cafe (Newport Coast, CA)
2. Paradise Cove Beach Cafe (Malibu, CA)
3. Las Brisas (Laguna Beach, CA)

Please let me know if you have any more suggestions. I'd love to hear it. Thanks!

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    1. Chart House Malibu? Better food than Paradise Cove but, Paradise Cove beats all on beach locales!

      Chart House Restaurant - Malibu
      18412 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

      1. Duke's Malibu and Back on the Beach in Santa Monica both on the sand.

        Duke's Malibu
        21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

        Back on the Beach
        445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Good choice - Lobster has great views and good food.

            1. re: Ginger9


              The Lobster
              1602 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

          2. The Lobster. One Pico at Shutters. Catch at Del Mar.

            The Hungry Cat - road level, but you can see the ocean across PCH, and a one minute walk gets you thru the tunnel and onto the sand.

            The Hungry Cat
            1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

            One Pico
            1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

            Del Mar Cafe
            712 S Del Mar Ave, San Gabriel, CA 91776

            5 Replies
            1. re: foodiemahoodie

              Linking to the right Hungry Cat -- either that or there's a tunnel from Sunset and Vine to the ocean ...

              The Hungry Cat
              100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

              1. re: maxzook

                I didn't do the link - it's done automatically. Kudos for the correction.

                1. re: foodiemahoodie


                  According to the map there's an oceanfront restaurant in San Gabriel. Neat trick.

              2. re: foodiemahoodie

                also linking to Catch at *Casa* Del Mar.

                1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  Yeah, it's in the hotel Casa Del Mar, which is on the beach in Santa Monica. Same with One Pico, but that's in the Shutters hotel right next door.

                  Casa Del Mar
                  1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

                  One Pico
                  1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405