Located 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, the Fisherman's Outlet is one of L.A.'s favorite seafood lunch restaurants, an iconic L.A. eatery and  "fish heaven" to Angelenos and tourists alike since 1961. The location may not be the best in L.A,  located near Little Tokyo and  Skid Row - so why do people come from throughout the L.A. area to this seedy neighborhood? For mouth-watering seafood cooked to perfection. Open for lunch only, be prepared to wait in line during the lunch rush hour, but the lines move fast. A favorite among city officials and workers in downtown Los Angeles.

All the fresh seafood you can eat. Start with a hearty New England clam chowder, or a jumbo shrimp cocktail. Move on to a fish lunch. Grilled, breaded or fried, you can't go wrong  ordering the  halibut, swordfish steaks, salmon, scallops, catfish, trout. The sea bass is to die for. Shrimp and fish combos are quite popular. The jumbo tiger shrimp and meaty lobster tails will keep you coming back for more. Plates come with rice pilaf or fries along with a side of slaw. The mostly Mexican and Hispanic crew will keep you amused with their fast talking order taking, and service. For those of you who are Seinfeld fans, the Soup Nazi would love this place.

"The calm before the storm" - Come early or come late or expect to wait in line.

If you are wanting to get some seafood to take home, you don't have much of a line as you can step right up to a separate location to order your raw seafood to go.

Take home some of the freshest salmon you'll ever find in Los Angeles.

Open 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Fisherman's Outlet

529 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 627-7897


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