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Son of a Gun
Seafood Restaurant$$$
Today 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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8370 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048
8370 W 3rd StUSCALos Angeles90048
$$$Seafood Restaurant, CateringToday 6:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 6:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 6:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 6:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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Hip, nautical-themed restaurant known for its shrimp toast, lobster roll & fried chicken sandwich.- Google
People talk about lobster roll, chicken sandwich, shrimp toast, communal table and small plates
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YJ W
reviewed a week ago
I was excited about trying Son of a Gun, the seafood counterpart to Animal, since I prefer seafood over random piggy parts, and the restaurant did not disappoint. First, the not-so-good: the shrimp toast was too oily for my taste, the fried chicken sandwich was overwhelmed by the tangy slaw, and the linguine and clams weren't that special for the price. With that said, we still polished off every plate. The goods: mahi dip was a smoky, creamy leap above tuna salad made in my kitchen, and the lobster roll was amazing! Too bad it came in such a small size, I recommend ordering one per person so you don't end up fighting over it. Last but not least, the roasted escolar was crispy and tender and probably one of my favorite dishes of 2011! The truffle potato puree was creamy and buttery, and the dish just really works. I would definitely return to Son of a Gun for the escolar and lobster roll. Try it and let me know what you think.
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Jessica White
reviewed a month ago
Best hidden secret in LA! Mostly I go there for the lobster rolls (what they are famous for). The int. decor could use a bit of work but the food is still to die for!
cooper laiden
reviewed 11 months ago
Small hot spot on 3rd street. "Tapas but with fish" is the best way to describe it.
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James Spellos
reviewed 3 months ago
Really good food. While everyone raved about the Shrimp Toast (it was really good), I think the brussell sprouts dish (spicy, with peanuts & other flavors) was the best. Nice, casual atmosphere, service was exceptional. Only negative is that they don't accept table reservations for small parties (at least parties of 1), and you need to sit at a community table or at the bar (actually, at a counter near the bar). Still, I'd go back again.
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Dawn Regan
reviewed 7 months ago
February 2013 Food was very good, but the service was awful. When we made the reservation I noted we were celebrating a birthday and I was just surprised they didn't even acknowledge it when we were seated. Good date night place. Worth a visit.
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Evan Lovett
reviewed 2 years ago
Yes, the food is great. The Lobster Roll is sensational. In fact, every dish was awesome. That said, who wants to eat on a sailboat? Worst decor in L.A. I got seasick simply by sitting at my table staring at the walls. Ahoy, matey!