15 of the Best Restaurants In Hawthorne, CA

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There is no shortage of great local restaurants in Hawthorne, CA. Here, we’ll give you a quick guide to our 15 favorite restaurants for going out to eat around the Hawthorne area, whether you’re new to the area, an established local, or just thinking about moving here.

You probably already know that the Los Angeles area has a booming food scene, but what about some of the smaller towns within the LA area? Hawthorne is a great town in the South Bay area to call home, but how’s the local food? 

Here are some of our favorites!

Lobster and Beer South Bay 

Lobster rolls might be most popular in the New England area, but Lobster and Beer South Bay has done an amazing job of transporting the New England culinary experience to Southern California. We love the Connecticut roll, deconstructed lobster roll, and the fully stocked beer bar! 



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Da Cajun Seafood Shack 

Hawthorne is so close to the beach, and you definitely have to enjoy some fresh seafood when you’re in town. Da Cajun Seafood Shack transports you to the best Louisiana seafood boil you can find in California or anywhere. You can be sure you’ll go home feeling full and happy. 



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Zacatecas Restaurant 

Zacatecas is a Hawthorne classic, and you know that California natives take their Mexican food seriously. Stop here for amazing, as-big-as-your-forearm burritos and a fresh margarita. You definitely won’t regret it. 



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Chubby Rice 

If you’re looking for some Chinese takeout in Hawthorne, you won’t find any place better than Chubby Rice. Chubby Rice is more than just your average Chinese restaurant. You’ll be wowed by the flavor and quality of their chicken dishes (Chubby wings!), as well as their Cantonese-style wontons.  



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JOEY Manhattan Beach 

If you’re looking for something a little closer to the beach, you don’t have to drive very far to get to JOEY Manhattan Beach right on the coast.

JOEY is a bit more of an upscale restaurant, and it’s fantastic for special occasions or any night you’re looking for a homerun meal. JOEY is great at accomodating all guests, even kids! 


Manhattan Beach Post 

Manhattan Beach Post is known for their tapas-style small plates but don’t let that fool you. You will come away from this place feeling full and satisfied. Manhattan Beach Post has a fantastic array of fresh, delicious dishes, including their Bacon Cheddar Biscuits, that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Easily one of the best restaurants in Hawthorne, CA!


Cafe Cuba & Cakes 

Cafe Cuba & Cakes is definitely more of a cafe than a restaurant per se, but it’s so good that we couldn’t leave it off of the list. If you’re looking for Havana vibes in So-Cal, there’s no better place than Cafe Cuba. Here you’ll find not only great Cuban coffee but a stellar Cuban sandwich and fried potato balls. 


Matisse Restaurant 

Matisse is not just a fine-dining restaurant. It was also named one of the best restaurants in Southern California by Gourmet. Matisse offers a great mix of old-world and new-world cuisine for a sophisticated dining experience. 



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Hummus House 

Looking for something a little more casual? The Hummus House is a great place for authentic Mediterranean cuisine and, while of course, their hummus is to die for, their chicken kabobs and baklava will also leave you absolutely floored. 



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Blue Salt Fish Grill

Blue Salt Fish Grill is a great place for healthy and delicious food at an affordable price. This restaurant is just down the road in Redondo Beach, making it a great location for a short trip to the beach. You’ll find local residents at this place all the time. 



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Eureka Restaurant  

Eureka! is a Hawthorne classic. Eureka! offers views of the surprisingly scenic Hawthorne Municipal Airport and offers upscale all-American fare as well as a wide selection of local craft beers, small-batch whiskeys, and great cocktails. This restaurant is great for new visitors and never fails to please.  


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Need a great steak? Look no further than Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. This is a great place to visit from out of town, or if you’re celebrating a special occasion. The meals here are absolutely stunning and sure to impress everyone at your table. 



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In-N-Out Burger 

We know, we know. In-N-Out Burger is not unique to Hawthorne, California. However, if you’ve never been to In-N-Out before, you definitely need to visit while you’re in Southern California. There’s a reason why their burgers have become so popular, and you’ll just have to try it for yourself to believe it. 


Restaurants in Hawthorne, CA To Try Today

Whether you’re new to Hawthorne or you’re just looking to try something new, there is truly something here for everyone and anyone. There are so many amazing restaurants in Hawthorne CA (and around us!), that you really can’t afford to not try something new today. 

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