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Killer Shrimp in Marina del Rey Review

Killer Shrimp Restaurant Review

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I took my family to Killer Shrimp in Marina del Rey last weekend for dinner, and I highly recommend it. We used a dining certificate, which ended up saving us some money as well.

 Killer Shrimp Restaurant ReviewFirst of all, it might as well be called Killer View, because you look out over the yachts in the Marina, and since we were there just before sunset, it was really quite lovely. The weather made it possible for the floor-to-ceiling windows to be open and we all enjoyed the ocean breezes.

The Killer View from Killer Shrimp Restaurant Review

Yacht near Killer Shrimp Restaurant ReviewSecondly, this place is family-friendly. It’s enormous, with plenty of tables available so that even though it was prime dinner hour, we didn’t have to wait for a table. I used to go to their former location, a tiny restaurant in a Mini Mall nearby, but they have moved and have exponentially grown the size of the space.

 Killer Shrimp Restaurant ReviewDinner was terrific. The classic Killer Shrimp meal is a big bowl of their signature broth with a dozen shrimp in it, and either rice or pasta on the side. Of course it all comes with a giant basket of bread to dip in the slightly spicy broth, just in case!

Classic Killer Shrimp Restaurant Review

The bread basket, already half empty Killer Shrimp Restaurant Review

The bread basket, already half empty

 Killer Shrimp Restaurant Review


My kids don’t make it easy for us to go out – I have one picky eater and one gourmet. Luckily, Killer Shrimp covered all the bases, with French Fries for one and crab cake sliders for the other. We also tried their Mac-n-Cheese w/Shrimp, because why wouldn’t we? It was super rich and it’s not going to be on everyone’s diet, but it was quite tasty.

Killer French Fries! Killer Shrimp Restaurant Review

Killer French Fries!

mini crab cake sliders Killer Shrimp Restaurant Review

mini crab cake sliders

Killer Shrimp Mac-n-Cheese Killer Shrimp Restaurant Review

Killer Shrimp Mac-n-Cheese

Killer Shrimp is a one-of-a-kind local spot. Still independently-owned by the family that started it, and in a classic LA story, the founder is Lee Michaels, a rock-and-roll musician from the 70s. Apparently he now runs it with his son, Kevin.

The dining certificate we used works like this: once you go to the home  page you check for restaurants in your zip code of choice and check for deals. The day we wanted to go to Killer Shrimp, there was an amazing special: a $25 dining certificate was going for $10. Nice deal! I love getting $15 for free!Restaurant.comRemember to read all the fine print on your deal. Sometimes the certificate will include alcohol and sometimes it won’t; when using the $25 certificate, you must purchase at least $50 worth of food (not a problem w/my family), and they usually will add gratuity automatically, and of course there are Black-Out Dates. Each restaurant will have different rules, so be sure to check.

And then go out and enjoy dinner!

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{This is a sponsored post, part of a larger campaign, that includes some compensation and free dining certificates. The opinions in the post are those of the reviewer.}




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