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Shellback Tavern

116 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5432
+1 310-376-7857
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, International
116 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5432
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When in Manhattan Beach and craving pub food, this is your spot. Awesome burgers (with polish sausage on top?!), delicious Philly cheesesteak, and excellent fries. We didn't get to try this time but hear the fish-n-chips are fantastic and fresh in beer batter.

Thank VivaciousVal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite for lunch to take back to Manhattan Beach on Good Friday. I saw a sign for fish n chips in the window of Shellback Tavern. My son and I decided to stay and eat in. I had the...More

Thank fredraymond522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This dive could have a certain charm, but from the moment we entered, the prevailing vibe was "if you ain't local, you ain't s***" The wait staff was deeply engaged in chatting up their favorite local wags and not terribly interested in service. In fact,...More

Thank bert j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Close to the beach in the center of Manhattan Beach. Fun place, lots of color and decor. Cool people , great Wings and Mozzarella sticks Love the beer selection! My wife's favorite spot

Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I stopped for a beer and a burger. It’s an old beachside dive. Obviously popular through years. Wait staff has fun working amid a sports-oriented background. CLOSE TO THE BEACH. Dress casually, of course.

Thank Newsboymac
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great local bar with good drinks, great food and even better atmosphere! I've been going here for years and it never disappoints!

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We went there after watching the sunset because it was Taco Night ($2.65 on Wed night). It also ended up being Happy Hour with $5 drinks. My husband had fish and shrimp tacos and I had shrimp and beef. All were excellent! There were 5...More

Thank sandrag55
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

No airs or grace American pub. Can be a lot of good fun when the football or hockey on. Great food (loved the chicken tenders).

1  Thank MPP86
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Love it... great wings and beer. Pretty waitresses. Right on the beach, perfect spot. TVs, surfboards, everything to feel comfortable at the ocean in California

1  Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I was walking around and stopped here for a few drinks. The place was packed on a Saturday afternoon. Nice vibe inside.

Thank ct-cruisers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5432
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-376-7857
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