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The Whale & Ale

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327 West 7th Street, The Whale and Ale, Los Angeles, CA 90731 (Mesa)
3108320363
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Today
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Carol Stream, Illinois
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the bangers and mash. The sausage was good but the potatoes tasted slightly burned. My wife liked her corned beef and cabbage. I also had a bowl of the New England clan chowder that was good. Service was friendly. If we are back in the area we will likely eat here again.

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Thank Gregory W
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here on a Friday evening, and listen - or join in with - an excellent piano man. There is also frequent Irish merriment. The late Glenn Cornick used to play here fairly frequently....GREAT place

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Bellflower
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255 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Father’s Day at the Whale & Ale in San Pedro, as they are giving a Whale & Ale silk-screened beer glass to every Dad who came in today; We discovered this by accident by accident as we were in the neighborhood and wanted a good pint of Guinness. Tip: If you like British stuff log on to their web... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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272 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having arrived to go on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera we remembered this place from a year ago and remembered how good it was. Well they did not disappoint. I had the fish and chips and my wife had the portobello mushroom burger. Both were just wonderful. This place always exceeds in service and wonderful food.

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Thank lowemanc
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

British pub in downtown San Pedro, CA. It's Saturday, March 11. Guinness beer night and Beatles tribute band, the Backbeats, playing live all evening, with a small cover charge. Great food , great music, great crowd, great atmosphere.

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Kelowna, Canada
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We were charmed by the decor, the menu, the server and particularly by the piano player. Traditional English pub fare with reasonable choices and wide selection of beers. It is only a couple of blocks walk from the Crowne Plaza where we stayed the night before our cruise. The piano player had a wonderful set list. Upon tipping him, he... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

I love restaurants that make you feel as if you've escaped to a foreign country. Eating at the Whale and Ale always feels like a getaway to England, even though the restaurant is just a few miles from my home in San Pedro. I enjoy the cozy, quaint atmosphere, especially the oak furniture and the large fireplace with its oak... More 

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Athens
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123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Location: Not bad. Near the port. Parking sucks, but thats the area for you. Food: Very good. Best fish and chips I've had. The sheppard's pie was really good as well. Portions were decent for lunch. Prices are a bit higher than I would have expected. However it is usual for that area to be more expensive. Service: Pretty friendly.... More 

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Colorado
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329 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

My wife and I loved this place. We found it accidentally, but were not disappointed. We were just walking through Downtown San Pedro, got hungry, and decided on this place. From the outside, it was hard to tell what it was like on the inside, but we went in anyway, and found a really cute place. They really take the... More 

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Thank ovolacto
San Pedro, CA
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151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Walked in by myself on a Thursday evening. Several diners but many open tables. Host said they had "lots of reservations" but could sit me at the bar. Walked to the empty bar...not even a bartender. The hard wooden bar stools were really not going to work for me, so I started to walk out. As I got close to... More 

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TheSilb, Owner at The Whale & Ale, responded to this review

We're sorry for your recent experience at The Whale & Ale. I tried to accommodate you as best we could when I was made aware of the situation, but I'm sorry your first impression was not a good one. I do hope you'll come back someday and give us another chance. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 West 7th Street, The Whale and Ale, Los Angeles, CA 90731
    (Mesa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 3108320363
Description
Welcome to San Pedro's British Restaurant & Pub. With the Victorian decor and oak paneled walls, you'll feel like you've traveled across the pond!We offer live music on Friday evenings and a Jazz/Blues band every 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month.Enjoy tap beers from Europe: Boddington's, Fullers, Bass, Guinness, Newcastle Brown, IPA's, Amber Ales, Heffeweissens and so on... Too many to mention.We have British food like Shepherd's Pie, Fish & Chips, Beef Wellington, Fresh Seafood, Rack of Lamb and Shellfish.We're open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner!This authentic, oak-paneled Victorian GastroPub and British Restaurant enjoys two levels with a grand piano and fireplace. The Whale & Ale is a multiple award winner with the California Restaurant Writers Association, and more recently, Los Angeles Magazine's coveted "Business of the Year."

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