Want to make your next meal an adventure? The Chowder Barge, Los Angeles' only floating restaurant, is located over some train tracks, down a flight of stairs and alongside the Wilmington docks. You'd best figure out well in advance how to get here, because this gem of a spot is hidden from view. Built in 1934 as a support vessel for the film Mutiny on the Bounty, Chowder Barge has morphed over the years — and settled on a 1970s feel. As for food, there's tasty fish and chips, clam chowder and burgers at reasonable prices, and the charming retro vibe makes everything taste that much better. Settle into a booth near the cone-shaped fireplace or pick a spot at the old-school bar and watch the locals sail in and tie down their rigs. You'll feel like you're in an episode of Magnum, P.I.
Credit: Nikki Kreuzer