A free Classic burger at Hop Doddy awaits military vets and active service members on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. (Photo courtesy of Hop Doddy)

A free Classic burger at Hop Doddy awaits military vets and active service members on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. (Photo courtesy of Hop Doddy)

Restaurants throughout the South Bay have modified their businesses to accommodate full-service dining while also meeting LA County Health Department mandates for controlling the spread of the coronavirus. Currently this means they can fill take-out and delivery orders, and serve customers at outdoor tables as long as groups remain six feet apart. Here are some restaurants with outdoor space and available tables. Seating capacity may be limited.


U.S. Veterans Day deals 

An expanded list of offers and discounts for Veterans Day can be found online at militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals. Due to reduced capacity limits on in-restaurant dining, these offers may have changed since being announced. 

Chili's has complementary entrees

Veterans and active military members get a free entree at Chili's nationwide on Nov. 11. Dine-in from limited menu only. Chilis restaurants in the South Bay include 2620 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach and 21835 Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance. The website chilis.com/restaurant-events/veterans-day has details.

Grimaldi’s offers 25% discount

Grimaldi’s at 2121 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo, honors all active duty and retired military personnel with a year-round 15% discount. In addition, on Nov. 11 only, Grimaldi’s is showing extra appreciation by offering 25% off an entire purchase for U.S. veterans. Must show valid military I.D. to redeem. 

Hop Doddy burger giveaway

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Hopdoddy Burger Bar is offering a free Classic Burger (with or without cheese) to veterans and active military servicemembers. Qualified recipients can show their military ID or uniform. Hop Doddy is in The Point entertainment complex at 830 Pacific Coast Highway in El Segundo; open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Details on hopdoddy.com.

IHOP pancakes on the house

Active service members and veterans are invited to come and enjoy free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes all day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests should check with their local IHOP for details. IHOP restaurants in the South Bay include 755 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. in El Segundo and 24631 Crenshaw Blvd. in Torrance. 

Lucille's military family month

Barbecued brisket, ribs, pork chicken and more, along with tasty side dishes, are discounted 20% at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que during the month of November for active-duty personnel and veterans. Available for groups of four with proof of service. Thanksgiving menu items and Thanksgiving Day excluded. Details at lucillesbbq.com. Visit Lucille's at 21540 Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance. Open daily at 11 a.m.

Red Robin deal November 12-30

A Red Tavern double burger and bottomless steak fries are offered to all veterans and active-duty service men and women dining at Red Robin. To reduce crowding, the deal is available November 12 through 30. In Redondo Beach, Red Robin is in the Galleria at 1815 Hawthorne Blvd.

Rock & Brews free sandwich or salad

Veterans, active armed forces members and first responders can get a complementary pulled pork sandwich or strawberry salad at participating Rock & Brews. Must have valid identification. Patio dining is available at locations at 6300 at S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach or 143 Main St. in El Segundo. See rockandbrews.com for hours and days of operation.

Starbucks coffee and more

Active-duty service members, reservists, veterans and their spouses are invited to enjoy a free, tall brewed coffee at Starbucks locations nationwide, on November 11. In addition, the beverage chain continues its commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses, and operates more than 60 military family stores.


Gabi James features coastal cuisine

Gabi James in Redondo Beach has limited seating outdoors for its Spanish and coastal French food offerings, along with an extensive take-out menu. Gabi James is located at 1810 S. Catalina Ave. For more information, visit gabijamesla.com.

Kincaid's patio has tables

Delicious entrees featuring seafood, steak, pasta and more can be enjoyed on the outdoor section of Kincaids's at 500 Fisherman's Wharf. Customers can enjoy lunch Wednesday through Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m., and dinner seven days a week starting at 3 p.m. Go to kincaids.com for details. 

HT Grill provides sophisticated comfort

A large outdoor space allows diners to partake in the the menu options at HT Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave. just blocks from the beach. Classics such as braised short ribs, roasted chicken, steaks and cioppino are among the offerings. Visit htgrill.com for hours and days of operation.

Pacific Standard Prime is new in town

Natural steaks and premium cuts of meat are the focus at the newly opened Pacific Standard Prime at 1810 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. Under the guidance of executive chef Christine Brown, the menu also includes salads and meatless offerings. Open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and also for earlier dining 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The website pspsteak.com has details.

Sea Level at The Shade is open

Sea Level at The Shade Hotel, 655 N. Harbor Dr., has a view of the marina and outdoor dining Monday through Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m.,  Thursday noon to 9 p.m., Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit rb.shadehotel.com/dine.

Sisters' Barn open for dinner

Sisters' Barn serves hand-crafted menu offerings, wine by the glass and more than 70 choices of beer with seating outdoors. Smoked meat and sausage made in house. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m., at 1408 Pacific Coast Hwy. in Redondo Beach. See sistersbarneatery.com online for a full menu.

Riviera House offers coastal cuisine outdoors

Riviera House, 1708 S. Catalina Ave., serves coastal cuisine and craft cocktails seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Reserve online at  rivierahouserb.com.

Riviera Mexican Grill serving on the patio

Delicious south-of-the border creations at Riviera Mexican Grill, at 1615 Pacific Coast Hwy., with dining on the patio from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily except Sunday when doors open at 10 a.m.

El Torito serving customers on the pier

El Torito, with a location 1t 100 Fishermans Wharf on the Redondo Beach Pier, is open for dining on the patio and also offers take-out deals such as Taco Tuesday packs and Family Fiesta Meals starting at $30 to $40. For more information, visit eltorito.com.


American Junkie has tables for dining

Open-air dining is available for walk-in customers at American Junkie, 68 Pier Ave., Monday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details online at americanjunkiehb.com.

Baja Sharkeez has extended outdoor space

Enjoy TexMex favorites and more on the outdoor patio of Baja Sharkeez, 52 Pier Ave.  Open daily. Hours vary and include Happy Hour from p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. See the menu online at sharkeez.net.

Barnacles open seven days a week

Barnacles Bar & Grill at 837 Hermosa Ave. is a local favorite with an extensive menu featuring burgers, greens and wraps, sandwiches along with unexpected options such as pho and grilled steak. See the full menu on barnaclesbarandgrill.com. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Chef Melba's has patio tables

Fine dining at Chef Melba's bistro is available with limited seating. Its menu features California cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, seasonal ingredients and healthy lifestyle choices. Reserve a table through the website at chefmelbasbistro.com. The restaurant is located at 1501 Hermosa Ave. and open Tuesday through Sunday. 

Decadence serving on-site

Decadence in Hermosa Beach creates artisan food, inspired cocktails and desserts with an air of extravagance. Open for dinner starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and for brunch Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Decadence is located at 1332 Hermosa Ave. For more information, visit decadencebar.com.

Eat at Joe's serving breakfast and lunch

Enjoy breakfast and lunch daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the outdoor section of the restaurant. Eat at Joe's is at 400 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Visit online at originaleatatjoes.com.

Hermosa Brewing Co. still brewing

The brewery serves specialty beers and tasty accompaniments such as chili-glazed spare ribs, swordfish tacos and a burger-of-the week, to go or with limited tables outdoors. Visit at 1342 Hermosa Avenue. or order online at hbcfoodonline.square.site/

MOSA has cozy oceanside outdoor seating

A refreshed menu and elegant outdoor dining can be had at MOSA Coastal, 190 Hermosa Ave. in Hermosa Beach. The space includes two oceanside seating areas as well as a cozy bamboo garden. Food and drinks are served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to closing, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to closing with a Bottomless Mimosa Brunch until 3 p.m. View the menu on mosacoastal.com.

Pedone's Pizza open daily

Pedone's Pizza & Italian is open daily from noon to 11 p.m., including outdoor space on the front sidewalk. Or, get delivery or no-contact pickup from the store at 1332 Hermosa Ave. For more information visit pedonespizza.com.

Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster serving dinner

Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster, located at 19 Pier Ave., opens for dining at 5 p.m. with its menu of fresh oysters and seafood and specialty cocktails. Reserve a table online at playahermosaoyster.com.

Tower 12 has tables for walk-ins

Tower 12 in central Hermosa Beach serves California-inspired versions of American classics, hand-crafted cocktails and local beers from its location on 53 Pier Avenue. Customers can eat on the wraparound outdoor balcony and are seated on a first-come, first served basis. Visit tower12hb.com for a full menu. Opening hours vary and closing is at 2 a.m.


Rock'n Fish has a seat for you

Rock'n Fish at 120 Manhattan Beach Blvd., serves American regional cuisine such as seafood and steaks made from fresh local ingredients. With outdoor dining from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. View the menu at restaurantji.com/ca/manhattan-beach/rockn-fish-restaurant.

The Strand House has tables with a view

Enjoy a view of the ocean and sophisticated-yet-relaxed dining at The Strand House, at 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd. The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30  p.m., dinner Monday through Sunday staring at 5 p.m. and brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Zinc at The Shade serving on the terrace

Zinc at The Shade Hotel, 1221 N. Valley Dr., has breakfast. lunch and dinner on the terrace each day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more at zinc@shade.com.

Petros patio is open for Greek-inspired dining

Petros in Manhattan Beach has delicious Greek-inspired menu items and is serving lunch and dinner on-site at Metlox Plaza, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Hours vary. Visit petrosmb@petrosbrand.com for more information.

Il Fornaio serving dinner every night

Il Fornaio, 1800 Rosecrans Ave. in Manhattan Beach, is open for outdoor dining in the evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. The offer food and wine to go with curbside pickup and delivery every day from 4 to 9 p.m. Visit ilfornaio.com/manhattan-beach-order-online/ to reserve a table.

Fishbar serving fresh meals on-site

Fishbar, at 3801 Highland Ave., opens every day at 11:30 and closes at 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. p.m. Eat outdoors on the premises. Enjoy special values such as Taco Tuesday and Lobster Thursday. For more information, visit fishbarmb.com.

Lido di Manhattan open with patio tables

Lido di Manhattan is open for patio dining while following social distancing and sanitizing protocols, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. every day. The restaurant located at 1550 Rosecrans Ave. For more information, visit lidodimanhattan.com.

The Arthur J has versatile choices 

The Arthur J, 903 Manhattan Ave., is taking reservations for its outdoor dining space and also offering meals via take-out and delivery. Full descriptions are on the website, simmsrestaurantstogo.com/the-arthur-j.

Tin Roof Bistro serves outdoors

Enjoy a meal in the courtyard of the Tin Roof Bistro,3500 Sepulveda Blvd. The venue offers casual dinner options starting at 4 p.m. daily; closes at 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reserve a table on opentable.com.

Urban Plates continues 'Nourishing Heroes'

Urban Plates offers ready-to-eat Family Meals that serve four for takeout or delivery, ranging from $43 to $54. As diners enjoy their meals at home, they also can support Urban Plates' Nourishing Heroes program in support of firefighters, paramedics, healthcare workers and other first responders who are keeping people safe. Customers are invited to sponsor a $12 meal in support of local first responders. For every meal sponsored, Urban Plates will donate a second meal up to 1,000 per week, through the end of the year. Urban Plates locations in the South Bay include 2650 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach, see others on urbanplates.com.


A Fish and Friends on the Boardwalk

The former A Basq Kitchen restaurant in Redondo Beach has been reborn as A Fish and Friends. Some favorites from the prior restaurant remain on the menu along with battered fish and chips, lobster rolls, grilled octopus and a Sunday-only seafood boil. Located at 136 International Boardwalk, the diners can take advantage of patio seating with ocean views. Open Thursday through Sunday; visit afishandfriends.com for opening and closing times.

Brewport has weekend beer garden

Brewport Tap House, at 204 Main Street in El Segundo, serves food with a full menu ranging from appetizers to entrees, Tuesday through Sunday, and offers an extensive collection of taps from its newly installed backyard beer garden open Wednesday through Sunday. Hours vary. Go online to brewporttaphouse.com for details.

California Fish Grill serves meals outdoors

Serving fried and charbroiled seafood, plus chicken and fish tacos, beer and wine, California Fish Grill is located at 730 Allied Way in El Segundo. Hours start at 11 a.m. and end at 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 9:30 Thursday through Sunday. For more information, visit cafishgrill.com.

Captain Kidds has ocean-view tables 

Captain Kidds has freshly caught seafood for purchase at its market or prepared for dining on its ocean-view patio. It is open for customers from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. at 209 N. Harbor Dr. in Redondo Beach. The website, captainkidds.com, has a full menu and list of items in the fresh fish case.

El Gringo has dining in HB and El Segundo

El Gringo serves fresh Mexican-inspired favorites on its outdoor areas in two locations. The Hermosa Beach restaurant, at 2620 Hermosa Ave., is open Friday through Sunday and includes an outdoor rooftop deck. The El Segundo location, 422 Main Street, has a full bar and an outdoor patio. Open Thursday through Sunday. 

Hennessy's serves the beach cities

Hennessey's Tavern has open-air dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner in its restaurants at 1712 S. Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach, 8 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach and 313 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Manhattan Beach. Enjoy American classic food from 9 a.m. daily; closing times vary. The website Hb@HennesseysTavern.com has a full menu. 

Hook & Plow open at both locations

Along with dining on site, Hook & Plow currently offers a summer menu. Make a reservation from their website at thehookandplow.com. Enjoy Hook & Plow in Hermosa Beach at 425 Pier Ave. or Redondo Beach at 1729 S. Catalina.
Rebel Republic wants you to socialize
Pub favorites, craft beer, whiskey and weekend brunch are available at the Rebel Republic Social House at 73 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach and 1701 Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach. Enjoy food and drinks on the premises, take it home or order for delivery through ChowNow. The kitchen closes at 11 p.m. but the bar stays open late. The website rebelrepublicsocialhouse.com has details. 

The Rockefeller open throughout beach cities

The Rockefeller has locations throughout the South Bay, including 418 Pier Ave., in Hermosa Beach, 1209 Highland Ave. in Manhattan Beach and 1707 S. Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach. Reservations are suggested and will be held for a maximum of 10 minutes due to reduced seating. Hours vary. Go online to eatrockefeller.com for details.

Marmalade Cafe serving on the patio

Breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites as well as weekend brunch, is served at the Marmalade Cafe, 2014 East Park Place in El Segundo. Open Sunday - Thursday 8am-8pm Fri - Sat 8am-9pm. Due to limited outdoor seating, reservations can be made by calling the restaurant directly at (310 648 -7200.

The Point has dining options and fresh air 

Restaurants at The Point, 830 Pacific Coast Hwy. in El Segundo, serve customers within an open-air enclave that allows safe social distancing. 

Lil' Simmzy's offers hand-crafted burgers, tacos, salads, local beers and small-production wines. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. View the menu at simmzys.com/menu.

Mendocino Farms, known for its gourmet sandwiches, soup and salads, operates from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Phone lines open at 8 a.m. for advance orders. For more information, visit mendocinofarms.com.

North Italia offers Italian specialties from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For every $50 gift card purchased online, the buyer will receive a $10 bonus card. Go online to northitalia.com for details.

Tocaya Organica eatery serves made-to-order Southwestern and Spanish-inspired meals, including vegan options, and is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. See the full menu on tocayaorganica.com.

Pressed Juicery serves cold-pressed juices and cleanses for curbside pick-up and delivery from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit pressedjuicery.com for more information.

True Food Kitchen in El Segundo is offering signature favorites, bottles of wine and beer; open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For more information, visit truefoodkitchen.com.

Primo Italia open in the evenings

Primo Italia has full outdoor service for its authentic Italian dishes. Enhancements for keeping customers comfortable includes umbrellas to keep cool and blankets for warmth. The restaurant is at 24590 Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance, open Tuesday through Sunday starting at 4 pm. Reservations can be made online through Open Table and the restaurant's website, eatprimo.com

Salt Creek Grille has brunch and more

The patio at Salt Creek Grille, in El Segundo Plaza, 2015 E. Park Place, is open with extensive practices in place for cleaning, social distancing and employee health screenings. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 8 p.m. and Sundays for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, see saltcreekgrille.com.


Chambers of commerce in the area are providing lists of restaurants that offer delivery and take-out service. Visit online using the links below.

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce keeps list of restaurant services in that city. Visit manhattanbeachchamber.com/meal2go.

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce is updating their list at hbchamber.net.

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce list can be seen at redondochamber.org

Contact this reporter at mhixon@tbrnews.com or on Twitter @michaeljhixon.com.

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