Son of a Gun

(323) 782-9033 | View Website

8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90048

34.072821 -118.372429

Open Hours

Mon-Thu, Sun 6 pm - 11 pm

Fri-Sat 6 pm - 1 am

French, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates  more

Price: $$$

Tags: Casual Date Spot

Categories: Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Beverly Center, Central LA

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Today's Oysters on the Half Shell, Condiments, Kennebec Fries, Malt Vinegar Aioli, Lobster Roll, Celery, Lemon Aioli, Benton's Country Ham Hush Puppies, Honey Butter, Puntarelle, Fava, Artichoke, Pecorino, Lemon, Blood Orange, Avocado, Spring Onion, Baby Kale, Caesar Dressing, Walnut, Parmesan, Chips & Dip: Pimento Cheese, Potato Chips, Gem Lettuce, Pickled Beets, Creme Fraiche, Bread Crumbs, Green Garlic, Shrimp Toast Sandwich, Herbs, Sriracha Mayo... more

Reviews for Son of a Gun

3rd Street is fast-becoming Restaurant Row 2 (except that the sequel is better this time). One of the newest additions is Son of a Gun, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo's (Animal) nod to Florida kitsch. This seafood shack, just a stones throw from the Beverly Center, is replete with nautical tchotchkes and first-come-first-served community seating. Reservations are also available. No matter where you sit, get ready to get messy with fresh, beach-shack-inspired dishes. Wash it all back with a cold can of beer.
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A beach seafood restaurant brought to you by the restaurateurs behind Animal is sure to satisfy. Get the acclaimed fried chicken sandwich and the sriracha shrimp toast

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I will say that of all the places I ate at in LA on my last trip, this one had the least warm service, BUT, who cares if the server is having an off day/life when you're eating the life-changing lobster roll? Oh and for dessert, get the lime sorbet-graham crumble-meringue situation, it was divine.


The meat-loving guys behind Animal offer this hard-core joint celebrating lobster rolls, shrimp toast, smoked mahi fish dip and water-dwelling creatures.

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Great items that are bite size. Uni & Burrata is my fave!

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While the Lobster Rolls are the clear winner at Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo's seafood themed eatery, there are a ton of great items on the menu including the shrimp toast and chicken sandwich. If you can breakaway from your busy schedule, lunch is always a good time to visit without having to endure the long waits or the crowds.

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Tiny portions of quality food. Highlights are the lobster roll, shrimp toast and oyster loaf. Great spot for lunch.

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Serious seafood served in the form of small plates. The uni clam pasta and Chick-Fil-A inspired sandwich are musts.

10 months ago

The fried chicken sandwich is one of the best things I've ever eaten.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Not what I expected- thought it would be way better!!


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