Restaurant Spotlight: Captain Kidd’s in Redondo Beach


The next time you run away from Los Angeles to the beach, stop at Captain Kidd’s in Redondo Beach. Captain Kidd’s is a seafood market and restaurant located in King Harbor in Redondo Beach. It was founded in 1976 by the current owner’s father. Today, John operates the business and travels around Southern California for the best seafood he can find. Also a local fish market, Captain Kidd’s offers a huge variety of fresh seafood options. Here are a few of the can’t miss items from my trip to Captain Kidd’s.


1. Mexican Prawns

These battered prawns were absolutely massive and perfectly crispy! A life-long prawn enthusiast, I was delighted to find such a perfect prep of one of my all-time favorite foods. This is the perfect order if you’re looking for something fried and delicious.

2. Clam Chowder

The clam chowder was creamy to perfection. Often times, my biggest problem with clam chowder is a lack of clams, but at Captain Kidd’s, this was not an issue! The chowder was packed with clams.

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3. Fresh Crab Legs

The fresh crab legs were the first thing to disappear on our table. These were the perfect crowd-pleaser. Everyone wanted them! They were delicious and fresh, served with butter and lemon.

4. Scallops

I’ve only ever had overly complicated scallop preps, with elaborate sauces and garnishes. These were simple and delicious!

But I saved the best for last…


5. Smoked Salmon

Captain Kidd’s smoked salmon is smoked in a 38-year-old brick oven. It was tender, richly flavored, and did not disappoint. I’ve had some quality smoked salmon preparations before, but this one wins! This is the absolute must order, when you go!

On your next weekend trip, head to Redondo Beach! And be sure to stop by Captain Kidd’s for the best fresh and simple seafood around.


Cameryn Frost

Cameryn Frost lives in Los Angeles, where she works in television, writes novels, and writes on travel. Her favorite places in the world include Edinburgh and Budapest. She considers herself a nerd on anything science fiction and fantasy related, and is an incurable know-it-all.

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