Established in 1950 by the Smith Bros., the Fish Shanty was classic West Coast kitsch. Located at the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard and Burton Way, it was known to Angelenos as “the restaurant that swallowed you whole,” and nothing thrilled me more as a child than walking through the jaws of the Shanty’s whale façade or hiding under his fin, which was made out of thousands of tiny, ocean-blue, midcentury mosaic tiles that sparkled during sundown like the crest of an effervescent wave. (It will be forever preserved on film after being used as the entrance to a British club in the 1965 black comedy, The Loved One.)
A lunch and dinner staple in the community for more than 30 years, making a trip to Fish Shanty is never a bad call. Visitors to the restaurant have the ability to park nearby on the street.
07/09/2011 - The Fish Shanty
We at the Fish Shanty strive to serve the freshest seafood available. Our wait staff are courteous and attentive. If for any reason you have a bad meal or unpleasant experience, PLEASE do not hesitate to bring it to our attention. We want ALL customers to leave happy and to come back again. For those of you who have not tried The Fish Shanty, please come on out and visit us, we would love to see you.
The premier destination for superb seafood and tasty salad, Fish Shanty in Dover is one of the area's highest-rated restaurants. It's a popular spot for customers interested in excellent food.