Be the best gift giver ever! Stoke your peeps with a gift card to their favorite local restaurant! Or take them there for a holiday meal celebration

From Sushi and cocktails, to burgers and brew, to steak and seafood, and beyond, the VP Team has put together this list of local restaurants to visit or buy gift cards from, complete with our “Foodie “must have” choices at each spot, just for you!

High Rooftop Lounge

High Rooftop Lounge is the #1 beachside rooftop bar in all of Los Angeles. Ready to serve you epic sunsets, chill vibes, and off-the-chart menu items.  High Rooftop is located at Hotel Erwin.

  • Foodies “must have” choice:  Wave Crest Lobster Roll

Belles Beach House

Located just steps off the world famous Venice Boardwalk, Belles Beach House is an ode to the retro Tiki Bar and legendary artist Larry Bell/ Belles exudes the laid-back, island vibes of the 1970s serving Hawaiian inspired bites and vibrant crafted cocktails.

  • Foodies “must have” choice: Salmon Sushi Roll

The Waterfront Venice

The Waterfront Venice is a California Beer Garden with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Situated between Rose and Navy on the famous Venice beach Boardwalk, our food & beverage menus celebrate California with carefully selected seasonal produce from local farms.

  • Foodies “must have” choice:  Waterfront Nachos

The Venice Whaler

The Venice Whaler, a local institution, welcoming locals and visitors alike, since 1944. We’ve been an escape from reality, a place for celebration, and a favorite watering hole to numerous artists including the Doors, Beatles, and Beach Boys. So whether it’s our magical sunsets, our killer margaritas, or our world famous fish tacos that brought you in, we invite you to stay a while and join us in the same toast that we’ve been raising since 1944 – TO LIFE!

  • Foodies must have choice: Whaler Burger

The Sidewalk Cafe 

The Sidewalk Cafe is a Venice Boardwalk landmark for 45 years, The Sidewalk Cafe offers fresh, high-quality, well-prepared food with generous portions. And all of our soups and sauces are homemade.

  • Foodies “must have” choice:  Philly Cheesesteak

La Cabaña Restaurant   

Since 1963, La Cabaña in Venice, CA-A genuine taste of Mexico. We are known for our Handmade Tortillas, Margaritas & Large Fiestas!

  • Foodies must have choice: Table Side Guacamole

Hama Sushi

Established in 1979, Hama Sushi can be traced back in time to being one of the first sushi restaurants on the westside.

Located on the circle of Windward/Main street, a block from the famous Venice Boardwalk, Hama has been a part of Venice Beach’s history for the past forty years.

  • Foodies “must have” choice: Venice Sushi Roll

Gin Rummy:

Taco Tuesday, Free Pinball Wednesday, Custom cocktails, DJ’s on Friday and Saturday, and all the sports on giant big screens all through the venue.

  • Foodies “must have” choice: Shrimp Gobernador Tacos


Firestone Walker Venice

Chill out on Firestone Walker Venice’s outdoor patio, head in to Venice Tap Room or  view delivery options here.   The Propagator Store offers Firestone Walker merchandise; cold packaged beer; and growler and crowler fills.

  • Foodies must have choice:  The Lion’s Fish and Chips.

Hinano Cafe

Hinanon Cafe has been serving world-famous burgers and cold beers just steps from the Venice Beach pier since 1962. Notorious for being Jim Morrison’s favorite Venice hangout.

  • Foodies must have choice: Double Cheeseburger. 

Tony P’s Dockside Grill

Tony P’s in Marina del Rey is fantastic! Where else can you chill out with a plate of fresh fish and giant mug of ice cold brew while watching  the sunset over the Pacific with boats sailing by?  Not only is the menu super deep,  the beer  selection is the best on the Westside, and the staff is superb!  Smiling faces, and huge portions is the standard at this neighborhood favorite!

  • Foodies must have choice:  Seafood Creole

Tavern on Main

Tavern on Main SM is your home for awesome drinks and watching your favorite sports on over 20 TVs – all while snacking on delicious pub focused eats!

  • Foodies “must have” choice: Bacon and Blu Burger

The Warehouse Restaurant

The Warehouse Restaurant, Marina Del Rey, opened in 1969.  Serving delicious seafood and steaks with amazing views.  Plus a rad happy hour, Friday night salsa dancing, and live music on Saturday, and weekend brunch is what is happening at this historical Marina del Rey landmark.  Foodies must have choice: prime rib.

  • Foodies “must have” choice:  Prime Rib

Venice Way Pizza

Venice Way Pizza at Hotel Erwin is offering pizza by the slab, whole pie & combos including libations that pair perfectly with their pizza!  The Venice Way Pizza take-out window specializes in L.A.-style pan pizza—5×5 inch “slabs” of crunchy, hearty but light, flavorful pizza with locally-sourced toppings, including traditional cheese, pepperoni and seasonal farmer’s market finds. Venice Way is located in Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave. Venice, California.

  • Foodies must have choice: Classic Pepperoni.

The Winston House

Check out some live music while you eat dinner at the Winston House! Lobster fried rice, Spaghetti Bolognese, and Fish & Chips are just part of what is available.  Fire!

  • Foodies must have choice:  The Mighty Duck.

Ben & Jerry’s – Venice Beach

Check out  Ben & Jerry’s – Venice Beach’smenu and delivery details on GrubHub. You can also order delivery from our Venice Boardwalk shop through Postmates and Ubereats.  Order Delivery.  Want Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Take Out?   Order your flavor faves for take out online for pick up.

  • Foodies “must have” choice:  Cookies and Cream

Cow’s End Cafe

Get your favorite, fresh, made to order sandwiches, smoothies, salads, wraps, and more!  The Cow’s End Cafe has been serving coffee, sandwiches, smoothies and more to Venice and MDR residents for 29 years (now 34 years). It is a beloved institution where the locals hang.   View menus on grubhub!

  • Foodies “must have” choice: Detox Juice

The Venice West

Dinner and a show is the jam at The Venice West.  Deviled eggs, Chicken Milanese, stacked burgers and tons more, make this spot a destination for dining as well as a killer music venue!

  • Foodies “must have” choice:  Slow Roasted Chicken and Garlic Gravy.















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