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Fishing with Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Photo: Anne Fishbein

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  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
Fishing With Dynamite's popularity clearly speaks to a yearning in Manhattan Beach for that seafood shack of our fantasies, casual but high-quality, laid back but delivering the seafood of our dreams. Could this be it? Yes and no. The raw bar delivers on its promise. Lobsters can be had for $20 a half and $38 whole. There's a mix of East and West Coast oysters, six varieties on any given night, and the quality rivals any oyster spot in town (though at close to $40 for a dozen oysters, it's fairly steep compared with some crosstown rivals). There's beautiful California sea urchin, Peruvian scallops and Dungeness crab. Platters of assorted, chilled seafood range from $39 for a restrained "SS Minnow" meant to feed one or two, to $145 for the "Mothershucker" meant to feed five to six. —Besha Rodell

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