Killer Shrimp with a Killer View

One of Marina Del Rey’s most popular restaurants, Killer Shrimp, serves a Spicy Seafood Broth and Cucumber Lime Mint Gin Martini that is simply perfecto after a Paddle-board Session! Recently, I’ve found myself spending more time in this cozy, friendly area which contains chiller vibes and less of a crowd (than neighboring Santa Monica). The historic neighborhood hosts a variety of restaurants that I love spending sunsets at after a day at the beach.

Killer Shrimp Crab Claws
Crab Claws

The concept of Killer Shrimp is a 30-year-old secret family recipe created by famed musician Lee Michaels. Lee and his eldest son Kevin Michaels decided to open a small restaurant only serving the Killer Shrimp ‘Original’ dish. The large bowl of shrimp simmering in a secret spicy broth served with fresh French bread was such a hit that Lee and Kevin decided to expand the brand and menu. Killer Shrimp offers customers healthy, mouth-watering fresh seafood, steak, salad and soup. All of which are prepared with a creative, irresistible combination of flavor and spices.

Killer Shrimp hosts 240 seats with intimate booths and family-style tables overlooking jaw-dropping waterfront views. The restaurant is the only “dock and dine“ destination in the city which boaters love (300 feet of public boat docking). Request to sit at the Harbor Patio upon reservation which features outdoor seating with glass enclosures, cozy heaters and date-worthy ambiance.

I love the daytime vibe as it’s upbeat and sparkling with cool ocean breezes. Dining after dusk transcends vibes into an aphrodisiac mix of sultry rock, jazz/R&B, and low-lit bliss. The wait-staff is friendly, knowledgable and their edgy style remind guests that the experience ROCKS OUT!

On the Menu: Must Eats

Killer Shrimp Mac n Cheese
Lobster Mac n’ Cheese
Killer Shrimp Raw Oysters
Raw Oysters

My Favorite Dish: Killer Shrimp, Crab & Lobster

Killer Shrimp Seafood Broth
Spicy Seafood Broth cooked in their ‘secret spicy sauce’. Request extra spicy if you like the kick!

Cocktails Created by Famed Bar Man: Marcos Tello

Killer Shrimp Westsider Martini
The “Westside” Martini: Plymouth Gin, Cucumber, Mint, Limes, Sugar.. which will create a Gin Lover out of anyone who drinks it!

Killer Shrimp Bar has 7 massive flat-screens which give every sport-loving guests front-row love with an incredible waterfront view (best of both worlds!). From supercalls to specialty smashes, the famed drink mixologist Marcos Tello tantalizes thirsty taste buds for $10 or less with custom creations using fresh juices, homemade syrups and crushed herbs served over ice pearls. The Bar Menu covers everything from 12-tap beers on draft, domestic and imported bottled beers, and fine wine by the bottle or glass.


Killer Shrimp Famous Dessert

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Killer Shrimp Specials

“Original Mondays” = Killer Shrimp ‘Original’ bowl at it’s original price of $9.95 all day at the bar!
Killer Shrimp Taco Tuesdays
“Taco Tuesday” = $3 for fish or shrimp tacos at the bar!
Killer Shrimp Oysters
“Oyster Friday” = 1 oysters all day at the bar!
Killer Shrimp Wine Wednesdays
“Wine Wednesday” = half off on all bottles of wine all day!







Killer Shrimp has a very extensive menu of seafood, salads, sandwiches, meat and variants of the original family dish. With ocean breezes drifting in through wall-to-wall french doors, the bar is the perfect destination to indulge in your favorite comfort food and cocktails with friends and family!


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