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Things to do in Manhattan Beach

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Great vibes, great food, nice people, amazing views and fun boutique shops! Really cool place to take photos! ”
  • 135 locals recommend
Beach
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“If you want a private, beautiful beach day, visit manhattan beach and eat at the beach post, Manhattan Beach’s best restaurant housed in its old post office. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fine dining with the best ocean view steps from the sand. The restaurant is upstairs and the “StrandBar” is downstairs.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious food that isn't overly expense. Great resturaunt with fun energy! Slide up to the bar or grab a booth and enjoy a lovely evening. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“David LeFevre's tiny seafood restaurant in Manhattan Beach sports creative, Asian-inflected fare just steps from the ocean. Start with a tower of fresh shellfish then try some of the more composed plates. Of course, traditionalists can opt for more familiar, New England-style dishes as well.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“When you arrive and want a quick burger in a place that makes you feel you arrived home - this is the spot!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Lots of restaurants to choose from. Boutique shops. Nice outdoor open area to just sit and relax. Free parking. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Best breakfast spot in North Manhattan Beach. Super yummy coffee and espresso drinks. We love their Dos Burritos, French Toast and Tiger Chai Lattes. They also have a great lunch menu of sandwiches and salads.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This place truly does it all, just check what night is what. The bar area hosts Live music to Karoke, and the dining areas are great for family dinners, date nights, and friends. Truly a great spot for all. Best brunch spot too for saturday and sunday! Quality mexican food and margaritas, plus full bar of course. $20 average plates and $10 average margs. Happy hour brings prices down a bit, but all quality food n drinks!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“At Little Sister, Chef Tin Vuong's Southeast Asian-inspired restaurant in Manhattan Beach, stenciled butterflies spew out of a machine gun plastered on a splotchy gray wall, and paintings of grenades are mixed in with an "I'm planning a big surprise" quote. "It's an homage to the region's violent past with a peaceful look towards the future," said our server, when we asked what was up with all the ammo. A little contrived, maybe, but in the small space that is still packed to the brim a year after opening, it is clearly working. Vuong, who is originally from the San Gabriel Valley, is channeling the food of his youth into beautiful, creative dishes—some of the best I've had in the South Bay.”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Open 24/7! Not your typical iHop. Get breakfast or dinner at any time of the day. Great vibes too!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Outdoor seating has view of the ocean and is situated near the strand for some pre or post walking to the Manhattan Beach Pier. Menu is very Californian.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“The local watering hole, you will find all types of locals and tourists at this happening spot! Definitely not upscale, but always crowded and the place to end the night.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“On the border of Manhattan Beach and El Segundo. Department store, restaurants and other classy variety shops.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“They have a chain of successful bars/restaurants. 2 block walk from the room.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Casual sushi restaurant. Try their Baked Crab Handroll or one of their Daily Specials. Reservations recommended ”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beach
“If you want a private, beautiful beach day, visit manhattan beach and eat at the beach post, Manhattan Beach’s best restaurant housed in its old post office. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Fine dining with the best ocean view steps from the sand. The restaurant is upstairs and the “StrandBar” is downstairs.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Delicious food that isn't overly expense. Great resturaunt with fun energy! Slide up to the bar or grab a booth and enjoy a lovely evening. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“David LeFevre's tiny seafood restaurant in Manhattan Beach sports creative, Asian-inflected fare just steps from the ocean. Start with a tower of fresh shellfish then try some of the more composed plates. Of course, traditionalists can opt for more familiar, New England-style dishes as well.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Gastropub
“When you arrive and want a quick burger in a place that makes you feel you arrived home - this is the spot!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Best breakfast spot in North Manhattan Beach. Super yummy coffee and espresso drinks. We love their Dos Burritos, French Toast and Tiger Chai Lattes. They also have a great lunch menu of sandwiches and salads.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This place truly does it all, just check what night is what. The bar area hosts Live music to Karoke, and the dining areas are great for family dinners, date nights, and friends. Truly a great spot for all. Best brunch spot too for saturday and sunday! Quality mexican food and margaritas, plus full bar of course. $20 average plates and $10 average margs. Happy hour brings prices down a bit, but all quality food n drinks!”
  • 28 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Open 24/7! Not your typical iHop. Get breakfast or dinner at any time of the day. Great vibes too!”
  • 19 locals recommend

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