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Gladstones

17300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90272-4169
+1 310-454-3474
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Ranked #1,129 of 8,579 Restaurants in Los Angeles
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Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sunset Blvd
Transit: The 540 Metro Bus stops directly in front of our restaurant at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.
Description: In a world where landmarks are few and far between there is Gladstones. Situated where Sunset Boulevard meets the Pacific Coast Highway, it's become a place of Southern California legend. Gladstones offers a menu plucked from the very ocean it overlooks, serving modern renditions of classic dishes. In its typically relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, there's something to satisfy every palate. Whether you're at the raw bar, the lounge, the dining rooms or the grand patio over-looking the surf, it's commonly agreed there's no better place, either up the coast or down, to enjoy fresh seafood, a Mai Tai or a sunset. Over the last 40 years Gladstones has become a South California landmark. One visit and you'll see why.
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Go! Just do it! Not a polished place, but just great food!! Oceanside, ocean fresh, large and lots of variety...so nice and reliably good I went a few times. In a great spot...and, very naughty, gives you amazing freshly baked home made bread to nibble on as you wait on your order coming out...I'd say this is a must do... More

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MetroWest Boston
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Gladstones has a wonderful location, however that is probably what is keeping them in business. I attended a function there and apart from a few very good items, namely the shrimp tempura and the tuna tartar, much of the food was average at best. The chowder was way too thick and starchy and one of the desserts was tasteless. The... More

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Malibu, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good Happy hour during the week. Food is Ok but not great, Mix crowd of SLS people and the older pre SLS clientele makes this an interesting place to some extend.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

If you want to dine directly on the beach and enjoy fabulous seafood, this is the place for you when in the LA area. One major rarity, Gladstones serves Maine lobster as opposed to the rather dreary Pacific lobster. The place itself, as far as decor , is reminiscent of a spruced up seafood shack but invitingly so. Everything we... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This Restaurant has been in business 44+ years and the food is great. The food is prepared with utmost care and the flavors show. The Salad Bar is well stocked with at least 50 items or more and that in its self can be a meal to remember! The deserts are also tastey, But the one that we get to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I choose this restaurant for lunch knowing reviews weren't great; however, I wanted to try it for myself. The fish tacos were good as was the watermelon mojito. My guest's fish and chips were greasy and not memorable. However, the fact that we felt very rushed to leave was the main thing I will remember, and we surely were not... More

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Virginia, USA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had lunch with my wife and two adult sons. Easy valet parking, got a table mid-day on a weekday with no reservation and no waiting. Breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and beach below. Nice draft beer and wine selection. I really enjoyed the fish tacos, wife enjoyed tuna salad with seared tuna. Wonderful meal, great memories, excellent service.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Gladstones is one of the first restaurants I ever visited in L.A. back in the early eighties, I'm pleased to say its still there and obviously thriving. I've never been disappointed with the service or the food; I ate shark; it was delicious, the beer (ale) selection could be better though, yet, still better than 30 yeas ago when they... More

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Los Angeles, California
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255 reviews 255 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I were downtown and decided to take PCH back towards home. We stopped at Gladstones for dinner. This is the second time we have been here based on a recommendation from a friend. You valet park and it's $7.00 just FYI. Cash only. You will be seated quickly, however it will take 5-10 mins for someone to... More

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Bethalto
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We arrived at 7:00 on a Sat night, place was hopping, but fairly big with indoor and outdoor seating. We were able to get a table outside beach side. Our server was very aware of everything around her, always on top of things. She let us in on Happy Hour even though it ended at 7, she said I saw... More

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