The best seafood festivals in and around Los Angeles

Hankering for some mouthwatering seafood? Tie on your bib and dig in at these tasty, oceanside festivals
Photograph: Redondo Beach Lobster Fest

In the mood for Louisiana-style crawfish boils, fresh oysters and heaping plates of Maine lobster? You've come to the right place. While Los Angeles' summer months certainly call for rooftop cocktails or a trip to the local ice cream parlor, nothing quite gets our mouths watering like a cold beer and savory seafood (we can probably blame the butter). From fried fish and seafood-packed gumbo to hearty lobster rolls, these foodie-approved celebrations offer more tasty dishes than you'll know what to do with. Plus, you can expect a line-up of live entertainment, games, chef demos and a selection of craft beers to wash down your feast of champions. From Santa Monica to Redondo Beach and beyond, check out our list of the best seafood festivals in and around Los Angeles.

Craving some more tasty crustaceans?

Langoustines at Coni' Seafood
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

L.A.'s best seafood restaurants

As an ocean-adjacent city rife with beaches, L.A. doesn't have as many seafood restaurants as one might think it would. But if you're craving a decandent lobster roll, cheap food truck fare or a tower of oysters at a fine-dining restaurant, there are a few great options. Check out our favorite seafood restaurants in L.A., from a special-occasion splurge to a family-style grill.

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