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Son of a Gun

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8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4311
+1 323-782-9033
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18:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small and local "sea food joint" is innovative, fun, colorful. There are unusual combinations of foods that reflect local and seasonal produce paired with fresh fresh sea food. Excellent drinks that are well balanced and again innovative.

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Brooklyn, New York
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304 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Inventive riff in a seafood restaurant, complete with nautilus decor (photos, stuffed marlin, wood paneling). The dishes are creative and fantastic. We had the hamachi and the poke from the raw bar. Then a deliciously rich shrimp toast and a linguini with claims and bread crumbs. We then had an awesome ham with hush puppies and butter (a great way... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

what an exceptional place the foods quite something else brilliant ,novel, but is was one of the best meal i have had in USA Service was exquisite

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Thank Laurence D
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is just amazing, a nice cozy ambiance, and the perfect food. I love their chicken sandwich but the best there are for sure seafood! So fesh and tasty! Will come back over and over!

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Thank johnmac12
Pittsburgh, PA
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Read about this restaurant in Bon Appetit and made a reservation for a late lunch. We were not disappointed. Service is not rushed and we enjoyed a wonderful, leisurely lunch. The chicken sandwich and banana bread were highlights. The Cider Cup cocktail was outstanding. Cool place for lunch.

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Thank jcp01
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place does amazing food. Such a great mix of small bites and larger share plates. Really clever and different culinary treats but not so wild that it wasn't good. The fried shrimp sandwich was lovely. The Sprouts were amazing. The Trout almondine was so delicious. We were all very impressed :)

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Thank _gembaird
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

they have some standby dishes which are good like the lobster roll and fried chicken sandwich, but it was a couple of the not so standard dishes that really impressed me. raw amberjack in white soy with concord grape, pear, and shiso amazed with its clarity. the hamachi collar in malay green curry with bok choy and celtuce was warm,... More 

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Thank Werkbund
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Just got back to my hotel from this place. The food was really good but the menu was limited. No worries as each of the dishes were very yummy. Great attentive service in a dimly lit setting, this ultra hip restaurant is sure to please the more discerning pallet. Lastly, definitely save room for the Italian hamburger- an incredible dessert!

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Thank Linus V
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Dimly lit restaurant - I guess provides some atmosphere. Pricey and limited menu. Ordered the fried chicken sandwich which was a big burger and difficult to eat. Also had the octopus salad which had a variety of greens but only a little seafood. Staff seemed surprised when we were paying for a 50 meal with a 100, and asked for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Hard to get a reservation due to it's small size, but sometimes there are seats outside you can land at the last minute. Great (though expensive) cocktails! Portions are small, but so good you don't mind.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 01:00
Saturday
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > LAX Area
  • Neighbourhood: LAX Area
  • Phone Number: +1 323-782-9033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?