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Shellback Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub, International
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116 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5432
+1 310-376-7857
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Manhattan Beach, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 tvs with different games going, so it would be classified as a sports bar. There... More 

Thank sandrag55
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Salzburg, Austria
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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1,345 reviews
680 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 847 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Called in here for a couple beers after spending time walking the beach front with my wife and 9yr old we were made to feel very welcome and ended up having some food as well. I thought it was okay and reasonably priced. A great little spot to call in and chill out for an hour or so

1 Thank Shoulders69
Manhattan Beach, California
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

After a day at the beach, everyone goes to Shellback. During the day, it's great for watching sports, eating pub grub, and hanging out while enjoying the view of the Pacific and the Manhattan Beach Pier. Families will be there during the day, but at night, it's a scene, where you'll see everyone from superstar volleyball players to chill locals... More 

1 Thank TonkaBuddy
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for drinks and were planning on moving on somewhere else for food. When we got here the place was quite small but busy with locals. The playlists the bar was playing were really good songs and it prompted us to stay longer after we had finished our drinks. We ordered the Quesadilla and the food wasn't too badly... More 

1 Thank Jo H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I love the feeling of walking into dark wooded pubs. It's right next to the Pier. The staff was fun and on it. Good bar food. Excellent views of the ocean and pier. It is popular but on this day we got lucky and got a table right away. Happy travels.

2 Thank ReignMadden
Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great place to end the evening after a night of very fine dining. A perfect dive bar, replete with great characters, from locals to tourists. Not to be missed.

1 Thank acdhuber

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?