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Son of a Gun
Seafood Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
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8370 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048
8370 West 3rd StreetUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90048
$$$Seafood Restaurant, BarToday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PMThursday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PMSaturday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PMSunday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PMMonday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PMTuesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
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Hip, nautical-themed restaurant known for its shrimp toast, lobster roll & fried chicken sandwich.- Google
"I ordered the clam chowder, lobster roll, and fried chicken sandwich."
"Shrimp toast- so very rich and so very flavorful!"
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a month ago
A lobster roll the size of a pig-in-a-blanket and chef snobbery. While some of the food was creative and tasty, other aspects of the dining experience made for frustration that makes a future visit not worth it. Each of our party of four ordered a couple of dishes each. The server alerted us that the food would come out whenever it was ready and not served as a traditional meal. Now this concept is fine if the dishes are sharable. Here they are not, as portions are too small. Imagine sharing a lobster roll the size of a mini-corndog! Unfortunately, my food came out first, well before the others. This would still be barely okay as the second person's arrived, but as we were almost finishing, the server alerts another table mate that the chef could not accommodate the request to leave a sauce and slaw off the fried chicken sandwich. Seriously? I'm not sure if this is laziness, lack of care for the customer or just plain chef snobbery, but either way, it's silly and pompous. To add insult to injury, only two of the table's four americanos arrived. We were told that the espresso machine broke. Again, this is understandable, but then don't charge us for the two that we ended up sharing. Maybe it was just a bad day. Whatever it was, it certainly left a bad taste in our mouths.
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Benjamin Rodgers
4 months ago
Eat everything here! Definitely a place to treat yourself. The staff have really good advice. Portions are measured out to share several dishes.
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Donald Ortiz
6 months ago
This place was amazing! The presentation was great and the food was tasty. Serious foodgasms! I love how eclectic the menu is and the timing for each plate was on point! I recommend the hamachi dish!
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Bashar Rahal
5 months ago
Pure form of Hipster shit. The lobster roll was great, but the rest was so so. Nothing special. Kinda expensive for the menu. I will not go back. On a bill that was $70 the waitress asked me do I need change of a $100. I don't like this kind of pushy waiters.
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Keith Campbell
4 months ago
Punk rock, Bourdain-vibe seafood from the young guys who do a similar thing with heavy meat at Animal. My best meal in LA. Tiradito hamachi, brussels sprouts and black cod in creamy sauce all off the charts. Shout out to Francis our aspiring author server, ex Mozza maitre D and hardcore foodie seeker of Asian flavours who turned me on to Jitlada, Tsujika and the Alhambra dim sum scene. Only caveat is we had a central table that was victim to an overly aggressive air conditioning flow.
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Samuel Wheatley
5 months ago
Shrimp toast- so very rich and so very flavorful! Chicken sandwich- giant sandwich and is definitely a bigger portion than all other plates. Buttery and crispy crust on the chicken, sweet pickles and tangy coleslaw=holy wow!! Just shut up and get it. And finally, the fluke sashimi from the seasonal menu, oh lord what can I say!! Who knew fried onions and raw fish would dance so beautifully together. I was speechless and sated yet sad to leave by the end of my meal!
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Bobby Cordoba
6 months ago
I took my friend here for her birthday. It is the seafood restaurant owned by Jonny Shook and Vinny Ditolo- sister restaurant to Animal (great for carnivores). The restaurant is tapas style so it made everything easy to share. We started off with the uni burrata and the yellowfin tuna. The burrata had a delicate and soft texture that blended the mozzarella and cream into a whole new flavor. It was topped with a generous portion of sea urchin. The creaminess of both components melted in your mouth and left you craving another bite. The yellowfin tuna was doused in a tangy ledge de Tigre sauce and it enveloped ripe slices of avocado on small square tortilla chips. It reminded me of the uni tostada from Cosmetic, except the chips didn't get soggy. On the side, we ordered crispy Brussels sprouts and kennebec French fries. The Brussels sprouts were seasoned with a tasty purple turnip sauce. The side of kennebec fries was delicious but way too much for a side. For the main dish, I ordered the black cod. To be honest the black cod was topped with a pile of grassy green garnish that I didn't even touch. The fish alone was a knockout on its own. The cod was tender and buttery and the flavors were incredible. TIP: One thing to note if choosing between animal and son of a gun, animal doesn't serve cocktails. Wine only.
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One of the best fried chicken sandwiches in LA...and their shrimp toast is also too legit to other words a must order.


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