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“A Grill with a View” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Venice Whaler Bar & Grill

Venice Whaler Bar & Grill
2-10 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90292 (Venice / Beach Areas)
310 821 8737
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Ranked #245 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Venice / Beach Areas
Boston, MA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Grill with a View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Had an excellent ahi tuna salad here, and the glass of wine was a perfect welcome after a 6 hour plane trip from Boston with 2 screaming twin babies on our aisle. The Venice Whaler was like some kind of oasis after that!

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous View of Beach from Rooftop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Didn't have any food but you can't beat the view of the beach from the roof top. The roof top was packed (elbow to elbow) and it was loud. Drinks were good. Staff was nice but I got faster service going straight to the bar. No alcohol service on the patio out front, along the sidewalk.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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doswell, va
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“excellent food and great setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

right on the Beach in Venice. Fun atmosphere, reasonable prices, large portions, and very tasty food. And, you can find parking right across the street in the City parking lot. Super casual - just a wonderful combination - and, the food is excellent.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Food has gone downhill”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The menu use to be full and plentiful. It has been cut back quite a bit and lost some great items you couldn't get elsewhere (Whaler Shrimp for one). It's a typical bar with an ocean view...now it's a dime a dozen. Don't plan on returning.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Arcata, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Delicious! Great place to enjoy the view...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Loved this place. I had lunch here on a sunny, summer afternoon with my daughter. Inside is similiar to a sports bar atmosphere...lively and fun...There are sidewalk tables right on the street (pedestrian traffic mainly) with views of the pier and people watching opportunities.

The food was great! We had grilled chicken sandwiches and a wonderful garden salad. The veggie wraps looked delicious and seemed popular. The server was very friendly and helpful...prices were reasonable too.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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