If you’re looking to make a splash at your next potluck, head immediately to Fisherman’s Island in Leimert Park. This order-at-the-counter seafood spot has a “You buy, we steam” mantra that rewards you with giant platters of everything from perfectly cooked shrimp to crawfish to snow crab clusters - plus sides of broccoli, potatoes, and the best corn on the cob we’ve had in a while. Everything comes out in tin trays, making it ideal to take to a party or eat with some friends right there in the restaurant. You get to choose your own seasoning, and we highly recommend a mixture of spicy cajun and lemon pepper.
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Ackee Bamboo is a Jamaican spot in South LA’s Leimert Park with excellent jerk chicken.
Holbox is a fantastic Mexican seafood counter and raw bar inside the Mercado La Paloma in South Central, near USC.
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Prawn in Grand Central Market has a long menu of seafood-centric (and pretty mediocre) bowls, salads, and sandwiches.
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Malibu Seafood is a tiny shack on PCH that’s home to some of the best seafood on the coast.
Connie And Ted’s
Connie and Ted’s used to be the most popular restaurant in LA. Now it’s just a neighborhood spot, and so much better because of it.
Teddy’s Red Tacos
Teddy’s Red Tacos in Venice is the third outlet of the fantastic red beef birria tacos mini-chain.
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