Living on the coast affords Californians great access to fresh seafood, a cuisine that is not only good but good for you! Up and down the coast there are countless establishments serving up sensational seafood, and Long Beach is undoubtedly one such hotspot. Whether you are a crab lover, shrimp pasta aficionado, or a ceviche champion, our list of 6 Great Seafood Restaurants in Long Beach has a little something for everyone.
Seafood has a lot to love as a cuisine. From lobster and clam chowder to salmon, mahi-mahi, and delectable seafood pasta. Fish is affectionately known as brain food, thanks to its omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D and B2. Plus, fish is loaded with calcium, phosphorus, and a great source of minerals, including zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium.
Given the resolutions of many to eat healthier and live healthier in 2021, we decided to showcase some of the best spots to grab delicious seafood — and where better than the LBC itself! Long Beach has long been seafood heaven for Angelenos and even though sit-down dining continues to elude us, here are 6 Great Seafood Restaurants in Long Beach that are sure to tickle your tastebuds (in no particular order):
Since 2014 The Big Catch has been serving up delicious Cajun seafood. Their menu features tasty signature dishes such as Cajun Pasta, Soft Shell Crab Sandwich, and their Cajun Boil that allows you to choose your own catch. This establishment is well known for its happy hours (which are dine-in only, unfortunately), which are conveniently all day Monday through Thursday, featuring $1.50 fresh oysters, $4 truffle fries, and $8 fried clams, calamari, shrimp, or catfish. Other fan favorites include the Lobster Roll, New England Clam chowder, and the Cajun Dirty Rice.
150 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Cheko El Rey is a Mexican seafood staple in the LBC, boasting a menu loaded with seafood delights. Their Smoked Marlin Tacos are a standout item, as is the Shrimp in Langostino Sauce (Camarones Langostino). But their signature dish is Pescado Sarandeado, a tasty snook fish cooked with house sauce and buttery onions. For a spicy kick, seafood lovers can indulge in Aguachiles (Shrimp with lemon and green sauce) or Cucarachitas (Shrimp fried in spicy butter sauce).
*Note: El Rey does not deliver.
343 E. Market St.
Long Beach, CA 90805
3. Pier 76
Pier 76 Fish Grill bills itself as a new American seafood eatery with an artisanal approach, coupled with West Coast flair. They utilize fresh and local ingredients, and their menu is chock-full of healthy options such as their array of grilled plates (Wild Pacific Salmon, Mahi Mahi, and Swordfish, among others). Other specialties include the Shrimp Hipster Bowl, the classic Beer Battered Fish & Chips, and the Warm Lobster Roll. Last but not least, they have noteworthy tacos and burritos, such as the Blackened Salmon Taco, which includes chipotle cream, cabbage, cilantro, avocado salsa & tomato.
*Note: Pier 76 closes at 8 pm every day.
95 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
4. Roe XPress
It’s very unfortunate diners cannot eat at Roe right now, because their dining room and bar are feasts for the eyes. However, their dinner to-go menu has plenty to offer for your tastebuds, including Roasted Wild Mexican Shrimp, the Fishermen’s Plate w/ Today’s Fresh Catch, Roe Pan Seared Scallops, and the Fishermen’s Stew (mussels, clams, white fish, celery, onions, carrots, and tomatoes in a zesty broth) to whet your appetite. But wait, there’s more! Roe is capitalizing on our to-go world with 9 mouthwatering craft cocktails (10oz each with ice). Sip on delicious concoctions such as the Blackberry Mint Margarita, “The Yuzu” Mimosa, or a Ruby Delight.
5374 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
This family-owned seafood restaurant has been satisfying the hunger of locals since 2007. Their menu is characterized by more than 10 types of fresh fish, including Halibut, Salmon, Swordfish, and Trout. Diners appear to love their Shrimp Kabob, Grilled Fish Taco, and Catfish, among others. For a hearty meal, opt to start with their bread bowl New England Clam Chowder. On the other hand, you can keep things healthy by creating your own grilled plate, complete with your choice of seasoning, side, housemade coleslaw, and Giulano’s toasted garlic bread.
1201 Redondo Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90804
Compared to some of the other restaurants on this list, Berth is a veteran of Long Beach, having served customers for 15+ years! This a no-frills establishment, which you will understand the moment you walk into this market. But don’t let that phase you, as Berth 55 has plenty of fantastic food to offer, from their Grilled Shrimp Plate and Shrimp Fajitas to their deep-fried seafood plates and ceviche on the side.
*Note: Berth 55 is open until 6 pm Monday-Thursday, and 7 pm on the weekends.
555 Pico Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802