The Experience was recently invited to Rock’n Fish in Manhattan Beach. This local favorite is a top-notch steak and seafood restaurant. On the day we arrived for lunch, the place was packed. The enclosed front patio had people in casual attire eating and drinking from the Cajun style menu.The patio at the Manhattan Beach Rock’n Fish is a popular gathering place for locals and visitors. The bar too, was popular with families and couples watching World Cup on TV. The manager, Chris, sat us in the bar. He was a great host and told us some of the new items on the menu. As the restaurant was full, he seemed to be delivering and endless stream of food. It all looked so good. Since we were in the bar, our server was Nick, the bartender. The bar at Rock’nFish is very extensive. They have over 300 types of liquor proudly displayed. They serve their own brand of Sailors Grog. The cocktails are strong and well made.
For starters we tried the ice chilled Kumamoto oysters. The taste was light and refreshing. Fresh lemon and Tabascowas served with a cocktail sauce. The oysters were perfect.This was a great way to start our lunch. We also sampled the Grilled Artichoke. This appetizer had a rich smoky flavor. Cut in fourths and cooked on the grill, the artichoke takes on a new taste from the Cajun seasoning. I could’ve eaten several more appetizers.
From the Oak Grilled Fresh Seafood menu we tried the Wild Alaskan Halibut. It was cooked perfectly. The fish just flaked apart. Halibut is a premium fish, and this portion was no exception. It was light and flaky with no aftertaste. For side dishes, they served Cajun corn on the cob and creamed spinach. Both were cooked Cajun style. Both sides were great, especially the corn.
We couldn’t leave Rock’n fish before we tried the gumbo.This was gourmet gumbo. There was okra, shrimp andcrabmeat. It was a decent gumbo but it lacked a little flavor.I still devoured every last drop.
The location of the Manhattan Beach Rock’n Fish is near the Pier. We walked down to the pier and checked out the free aquarium. Local fish from tide pools and deep water. They have eels, seahorse and starfish. There are too manycreatures to mention. The ocean looked gorgeous.
The staff at Rock’n Fish was friendly and helpful. The food came out quickly and the servers seemed to be paying attention to small details, which is hard when it’s busy. We give Rock’n Fish four out of five stars. This is a great place to take friends or family.
120 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Mon-Wed, Sun 11:30 am – 10 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Fri-Sat 11:30 am – 11 pm