Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Fishbar is my favorite Manhattan Beach restaurant lately. I’ve been here a handful of times and food has always been consistent. Fishbar is located at the old Sharkey’s space, in north Manhattan Beach, right by El Porto. It’s a pretty casual place, and set up like a sports bar, with lots of TVs inside! I haven’t had any difficulty finding parking – there are plenty of metered street parking and there’s even the metered parking structure across the street. The good news is, the meters now take credit cards! I think it’s about $1 per hour.
Fishbar is actually a large restaurant and I haven’t had much of a wait here. I’ve been during brunch, lunch and dinner. It’s a “Seat Yourself” kind of policy, yet the service is prompt from the moment you sit down. The only time I experienced some wait was when Fishbar was really busy, and so I had to flag down a waiter in order to get the check. There’s a daily special almost every day – Shrimp Shack Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Crab Wednesday, Lobster Thursday, Saturday Brunch, etc. Check the restaurant’s website for menu details.
Here are some recommended items:
I was on the hunt for a brunch place in Manhattan Beach which wouldn’t have much of a wait. From experience, most of the brunch places in MB (North End Caffe, The Kettle, etc) have at least a 30+ minute wait during the weekends. I was getting ready to write a post on Fishbar, when lo and behold, I see that they also have brunch. The menu looked really good, so the decision was easy. And it turned out to be an awesome idea!
The lobster hash – crispy fried potatoes & brussel sprouts tossed in sweet & spicy chipotle sauce, sauteed lobster, two eggs sunny side up, and spinach hollandaise. The brussel sprouts were out-of-this-world good! I couldn’t really taste the spiciness of the chipotle sauce, but this dish had the perfect combo of taste and texture. So good!!! $14.99
Flat iron steak & eggs – flat iron steak with 2 eggs any style, crispy fried potatoes & brussel sprouts. My friend omitted the potatoes but really enjoyed this dish and said that we should make Fishbar our new brunch spot! $13.99
I’ve been here for Taco Tuesdays lunches for a few weeks now and have tried an assortment of different tacos. The tacos at Fishbar, are of course, for the most part, seafood! So here are my favorites:
Seared ahi tuna tacos – ahi tuna with cabbage, avocado mousse, pico de gallo and Thai chili sauce. The Thai chili sauce adds just a bit of a kick, not that spicy. $10 for an order of 2
Blackened salmon tacos – salmon with cabbage, avocado mousse, pico de gallo and cotija cheese. $8 for an order of 2
Sauteed lobster tacos – lobster with with cabbage, avocado mousse, pico de gallo, taco sauce and cotija cheese. $9 for an order of 2
Hope you guys enjoy this place as much as me! : )