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Fonz's Steaks & Seafood
1017 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 376-1536
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Ranked #16 of 177 restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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“Great place to meet for...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2008

Great place to meet for dinner/cocktails

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  • English first
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English first
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
“The Best Overall Restaurant (Dinner) in the South Bay Region of Los Angeles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2007

My wife and I lived in the South Bay region of Los Angeles for two years. Being foodies, we tried nearly every restaurant in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach during that period.

When we sold our home, we had come to the conclusion that the best "overall" choice for dinner in the area was Fonz's. While Fonz's is not the best restaurant we have ever encountered, it really is head-and-shoulders above the rest in the South Bay.

Fonz's offers a wide variety of choices on the menu: meat; chicken; fish; pasta; soups; salads; etc. It's a great place to take friends because there is something on the menu for everyone.

The wine list is extensive and prices are reasonable. Drinks from the bar are very good.

Service is among the most professional that we encountered in the South Bay. No matter what night of the week that we chose to go to Fonz's, we always had consistently good service.

Finally, even on Friday and Saturday nights, we were successful in getting last-minute reservations. Fonz's is busy, however...so best to call ahead and reserve a spot. (Worst case scenario if you don't call: You'll have to sit in their very fun bar and sip on a delicious cocktail!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2006

We were brought to Fonz's via the recommendation of a friend. What a pleasant surprise! The service was SUPERB.

Though the restaurant was bustling with people, our reservations were honored and we were seated immediately....you can't say that for most restaurants on a friday evening.

Our appetizer of lobster potstickers was average...but the bed of asian slaw it was served on was quite tasty.

Our main course was DELICIOUS...tender filet mignon with blue cheese melted on top and a side of creamy mashed potatoes.

The atmosphere is lively with soft lighting and interesting decor. The perfect place for a date or a meal amongst friends.

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Brixham and MB
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2006

Best and most knowledgable service in MB.

Smaller menu than most local places but what they do they do very well great steaks.

Sit outside enjoy the view

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