Top 12 Seafood Restaurants In Long Beach, California

seafood restaurants in long beach
Swadeep Singh
Swadeep Singh 
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It’s a coastal city within the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, and also the second busiest container port in the United States, we are talking about Long Beach. A city well-known for the long stretch of white-sand beaches, permanently docked RMS Queen Mary hotel, the enormous Aquarium of the Pacific, and so on, but in this article, we’ll discuss the seafood flavors. As the city is on the edge of the great Pacific Ocean, it’s easier to imagine that one would see countless seafood varieties. The trawled fishes from the far or the Humboldt squids caught from the Mexican waters, you’ll always find extra varieties here. If you schedule a trip to visit Los Angeles, book a stay in either a hotel or a vacation rental and go on a seafood quest. If you’re excited as we are, here is a list of the best seafood restaurants in Long Beach, California, read along to know more.

1. San Pedro Fish Market - Long Beach

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by San Pedro Fish Market on Alamitos Bay on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

From the name alone, you’d know this Long Beach seafood restaurant is all about providing you with the freshest seafood options. San Pedro Fish Market is a waterfront restaurant in Long Beach by the scenic E Marina Drive, which means you will only enjoy the best seafood in the city and you also get to enjoy some of the best views in town.

Some of the fresh seafood to be enjoyed here include shrimps, lobsters, clams, crabs, squids, and different types of fish—all perfectly cooked in several different ways. San Pedro Fish Market - Long Beach also has a happy hour (from 3pm to 7pm) with karaoke and even live music at times.

San Pedro Fish Market - Long Beach

Address: 6550 E Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803, United States

Website: San Pedro Fish Market - Long Beach

Opening hours: Mon, Wed & Thu: 11am - 8pm; Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun: 9am - 8pm (closed on Tue)

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2. Boathouse on the Bay

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Boathouse on the Bay is an upscale seafood restaurant located on Long Beach Alamitos Bay. It’s a waterfront hotel that features a cozy dining area with a spectacular view of the ocean. There’s also an open-air dining area where you can fully enjoy the warm Californian weather and the stunning views while being entertained by live music.

Boathouse on the Bay is first and foremost a seafood restaurant where you can enjoy a wide array of seafood favorites like sashimi, fish and chips, fish tacos, seafood pasta, and buttered king crab legs. However, you can also enjoy other non-seafood options like filet mignon, ribeye steak, dry-aged prime NY strip.

Boathouse on the Bay

Address: 190 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803, United States

Website: Boathouse on the Bay

Opening hours: Tue: 3pm - 8:30pm; Wed - Thu: 11:30am - 9pm; Fri: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Sat: 11am - 9:30pm; Sun: 9am - 8pm (closed on Mon)

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3. Roe Seafood

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From the upscale caviar selection to the extremely fair priced shucked oysters during the happy hours, Roe Seafood has a thing for everyone. It is a spacious double frontage lot situated just before the bridge to Naples Island in the Belmont Shore region, thus offering an indoor as well as the outdoor sitting option to diners. They are already renowned in this area for the sea-centric varieties, plus there is now another reason to visit this place, it is their subdivision ‘Roe Xpress’. It’s also stationed at the same lot, just another door, Xpress is intended for many on-the-go items like sandwiches, burritos, taco, and fries, fishes are still their key element though.

Roe Seafood

Address: 5374 E 2nd St., Long Beach, CA 90803

Website: Roe Seafood

Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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4. L V Seafood Restaurant

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This is a Chinese seafood eatery, but contrary to the Chinese style of cooking, they never put MSG in any of their recipes. However, they still have a hold of the authentic ‘Umami’ taste by using natural agents with their meaty preparation. MSG is unhealthy as we all know, but, moving a step ahead, L V Seafood Restaurant uses cholesterol-free oil, low-sodium salt, mild sauces, and even milder spices. You probably have guessed the point, this Chinese seafood restaurant is health-conscious. The rates are affordable, and along with the ethnic seafood preparation, you would see the signature Chinese vegetarian option.

L V Seafood Restaurant

Address: 4139 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808

Website: L V Seafood Restaurant

Opening hours:Monday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM & 4:30 AM - 9:30 PM, Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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5. Gladstone's Long Beach

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Gladstone is a superb place to visit. It is a luxurious seafood restaurant with a waterfront. Have your lunch on the outside patio while admiring the views of the dock full of boats. The place is wide, the atmosphere is light, and it’s not a secret that food would taste good at such a place. They are known for their daily-special menu, one day you’ll be having freshly shucked oysters for as low as 1.5 USD per serving, another day you will get the crabby-hour but for the entire day. Besides, they save many kinds of wine, cocktails, and beer.

Gladstone's Long Beach

Address: 330 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Website: Gladstone’s Long Beach

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Friday to Sunday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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6. Big Catch Seafood House

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It’s not a waterfront location, it is located in the business district, just where the West Broadway Street meets the East. The place is a casual seafood restaurant, kind of giving a sports bar type of feeling. You will have seafood options plus the Cajun cuisines. It’s certainly not a classy place, but it’s rather a happening one. On the menu, you will see crabs, lobsters, crawfish, clams, and shrimp mainly. Oysters and fishes are available too. Beer is on the tap, and it’s easy to imagine how live this place would be on game days.

Big Catch Seafood House

Address: 150 E Broadway St., Long Beach, CA 90802

Website: Big Catch Seafood House

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM, Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM, Saturday 12:00 PM - 12:30 AM, Sunday 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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7. King's Fish House

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Near the Big Catch Seafood House, precisely at the point where the West Broadway Street ends, you will find this fine seafood eatery. King’s Fish House has an extensive sitting area and a lengthy menu. This place suits best for the families with kids, as they present an activity book to the young guests, which also contains their special menu. The items on the menu are written along with the ocean name, from where they were caught/trawled. Sushi, oysters, octopus, many varieties of crabs, clams, and shrimps are available here. Every item is fresh, however of all the fresh items, lobsters are the freshest, as they are kept alive in aquariums.

King's Fish House

Address: 100 W Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Website: King’s Fish House

Opening hours: Sunday & Monday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday to Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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8. The Crab Pot Restaurant and Bar

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The Crab Pot is another waterfront location on the Marina that opens to the dock. It is a seafood bar where guests have the option to dine outside to enjoy the view. Every type of seafood is available, and they serve it fried, grilled, and steamed, their specialty is giant steamed seafood bucket. They have seafood fast food, kids menu, and also other meat varieties. Besides the happy-hour scheduling, the atmosphere is the reason you shouldn’t miss out on this place.

The Crab Pot Restaurant and Bar

Address: 215 N Marina Dr., Long Beach, CA 90803

Website: The Crab Pot Restaurant and Bar

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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9. Parkers' Lighthouse

Parkers' Lighthouse - Long Beach
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Parker’s Lighthouse also sits on a stunning location. The place is definitely upscale, they have a two-story high wine cellar and they serve aromatic seafood, the signature aroma comes when they use mesquite wood for grills, instead of charcoal. The club offers live music, and dining on a patio which is three-stories high above the marina, the views are spectacular. Try this place as well when you’re in this area, they serve happy-hours five days a week.

Parkers' Lighthouse

Address: 435 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

Website: Parkers’ Lighthouse

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM, Friday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Average price for two people: 31 - 60 USD

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10. Pier 76 Fish Grill

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Offering some of the best seafood in Long Beach, Pier 76 Fish Grill is a reasonably priced restaurant. They call themselves ‘an American seafood eatery’ but they would present you other meats as well. All the items on the menu are charged fairly. At Pier 76, you would see American style seafood recipes, but since the US has adopted many cultures to call it a Greater-American culture, you would see New England Style lobster rolls and clam chowder, Peruvian style ceviche, and seafood recipes from many more countries, or at least an obvious touch from them.

Pier 76 Fish Grill

Address: 95 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

Website: Pier 76 Fish Grill

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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11. Pike Restaurant & Bar

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Pike is a happening and distinct hipster place in this region, where the aura is always telling you that you’re at the beach and every night has a dose of entertainment. It’s real, go and check their website for the daily events for the current month. It’s a place to chill, and I bet, a young tourist would love this place. But, they are known for one more thing, the best-grilled seafood in Long Beach at the right price. The kitchen here stays open until very late night, now that’s information if you’re craving for some seafood at midnight in this area.

Pike Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1836 E 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90802

Website: Pike Restaurant & Bar

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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12. Long Beach Fish Grill

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Considered as one of the top seafood restaurants in Long Beach, California, this family-owned restaurant may not be big in size but they have much to offer. Forget the happy-hour, because they throw you the best offers on four days a week. They serve over 10 kinds of fishes, shrimps and also some vegetarian items. There is a special kids menu, served with love and a free scoop of ice-cream. For the elders, they have beer, wine and lots of soft drinks. The portions are decent here, and the price is also not too much. Dining at their outside patio is also an option, too bad, they close the restaurant too early in nights.

Long Beach Fish Grill

Address: 1201 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804

Website: Long Beach Fish Grill

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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A tip from our side

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Long Beach city has so many seafood flavors to offer, but you can eat as much is your diet. That is why, we suggest you dine in a group, order multiple dishes at once, and divide small portions with everyone on the table. That way everyone can try at least many flavors in a single eat out. However, if you’re going solo, then avoid Marina side restaurants as they are costlier. You would have virtually the same taste in the city, they are also popular, serves fresh seafood, and schedule happy-hours as well, just the waterfront view will be missing.

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Frequently asked questions about the top seafood restaurants in Long Beach, California

1. Which are the best seafood restaurants in Long Beach?

Pretty much all the restaurants listed here offer the best seafood dishes in town but if you want more, check out Boathouse on the Bay for the most spectacular ocean views, San Pedro Fish Market for the freshest seafood trays, and L V Seafood restaurant for some sumptuous Chinese cuisine.

2. How much does it cost to eat at a seafood restaurant in Long Beach?

In upscale restaurants like Boathouse on the Bay, a good meal for two would cost around 100 USD. If you’re going for a more affordable place like San Pedro Fish Market, between 20 to 25 USD would be enough.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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