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A guest favorite for casual dining, Nelson’s is perched directly above the ocean coves made famous by the 1950s television series Sea Hunt – from which this modern surf shack takes its name. The cliff-top eatery pays homage to Sea Hunt’s main character, Mike Nelson, as well as actor Lloyd Bridges’ lifetime efforts to protect the environment and the ocean. Guests enjoy coastal cuisine and a warm, friendly bar atmosphere surrounded by outdoor fire pits and unrivalled sunset views. This Southern California restaurant offers one of the most scenic locations in Palos Verdes to enjoy a meal or drink in a relaxed setting.





Please note: Nelson's will be closed for beautification from Monday, December 9, through Wednesday, December 11, reopening with normal hours on Thursday, December 12. Please be our guest at one of our additional dining outlets: solviva, catalina kitchen, bashi, or mar'sel.

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
*Hours may change due to business levels and season.



Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
*excludes holidays







“Best American Restaurant” – Los Angeles Times
“Best Oceanfront Bar” – LA Weekly
“Best Ocean View Restaurant” Daily Breeze Readers Choice Awards
“Best Waterfront Happy Hours in LA” - CBS Los Angeles