There's nothing better than breakfast with a view, but even better is breakfast, lunch, brunch, and even dinner with a view! California is known for its beautiful beaches and Redondo offers that and more, with plenty of places to grab a bite in between tanning sessions.
These restaurants are well-loved by locals and offer anything from comfort food to fresh seafood dishes. There's nothing like eating in front of a stunning oceanfront vista, and these places offer it all.
Ocean View Cafe
Ocean View Cafe is a bit further north than the center of Redondo Beach, but it's worth the short drive to try some delicious food with a serene view. This cafe is small yet mighty and super cute in its design and menu.
Open from 9 AM to 4 PM each day, this adorable seaside cafe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch - or all three! Customers can expect fresh food, attentive staff, and. a patio that's perfectly shaded with colorful, oversized umbrellas. The big hits here are the breakfast burrito, loaded Belgian waffles, and fluffy omelets. On a sunny day, the ocean sparkles not far in the distance, adding the perfect coastal atmosphere to a satisfying meal.
The Bluewater Grill is located directly in Redondo Beach and offers a sunny view over the harborside. Customers can watch boats in the dock and catch the sunset while enjoying an authentic, fresh seafood dinner.
According to customers, the view from the Captain's Room is the best, but there's no bad spot to catch the glimmering waters of the harbor, whether you sit inside or outside. The most popular dishes here include the New England chowder, cedar plank salmon, lobster bisque, seared scallops, and just about anything on the dessert menu - which is highly recommended that customers leave room for!
Polly's On The Pier
Polly's on the Pier has a reputation by the locals for being a go-to place for simple, good food. From breakfast, brunch, and dinner, Polly's is doing it right with large portions packed full of flavor - and the best part? They're located right on the Redondo Beach Pier.
It's easily a Redondo Beach favorite and if there's anyone's opinion you can trust, it's that of the locals. The crab melt, chili, and polish sausage are big hits here, but Polly's fluffy french toast and cheese-smothered omelets are also delicious. The view right from the pier is about as close to the water as you can get, and a bit of salty air combined with a down-home, scratch-made meal is the perfect way to experience Redondo Beach.
Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge
Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge can be found in the ground-floor level of the Shade hotel. This floor features floor to ceiling windows that allow for full views of the harbor. The patio is dog-friendly and the restaurant offers happy hour discounts, along with plush seating on the deck, complete with fire pits for cooler nights.
While the atmosphere here is elevated and elegant, the menu reflects both comfort food and eloquent seafood dishes. The lobster mac 'n cheese is absolutely raved about, but that's not the only thing people are fans of on this menu. Anything from the fried chicken sandwich to the mushroom pepperoni pizza and even the blackened salmon are winners here, and there's something for everyone. Just stopping for lunch? Try the lobster roll... but save room for dessert, because the pot de creme and farmer's market strawberry pavlova are divine.