The Kettle: Best of the Beach 2018 Late night eatery

The restaurant that spawned a restaurant empire keeps doing what it does best – serve good American food at all hours. The restaurants that the Simms family has started, like Simmzy’s, Tin Roof Bistro, The Arthur J, and the Lazy Dog chain, all have their roots in the only place in the South Bay to get a great plate of fried zucchini at 2 a.m. Not just zucchini, of course, but anything from a salad or burger to pastas, credible Mexican items, or a chocolate sundae. No matter the hour, there’s service with a smile 24-7 and 365. For those who need to wake up in the wee hours the coffee is good, hot, and flowing freely.

The Kettle

1138 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach

(310) 545-8511


Runner-up: Shellback Tavern

126 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach

(310) 376-7857



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