Son of a Gun
8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 782-0601
Phone: (323) 782-9034
Son of a Gun Restaurant
Parking: Street, Valet
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Busy, busy place with delicious food.
By busy I mean 2 hours wait time without reservation on Sunday night! we were lucky, they had a cancellation. We had an octopus salad and a skate wing.
Salad was very flavorful. Fish was simply delicious. Will come back to this place again.
Portions are not big though. You will have a place for a desert :)
This place brings new meaning to the words "Shrimp Toast." Or chicken sandwich, for that matter. Sold to me as a seafood place, it's more like a California tapas place with a seafood slant. Bring a massive appetite, and don't get fancy, because even though the line is out the door and it's hard to get a reservation -- this is a wear-a-bib type place. Not so much because it's not nice, it is, smack in the middle of the Third Street district. But because the food's meant to share, and you will be licking your fingers.
Absolute musts: Shrimp toast (really more of a buttery grilled sandwich packed with perfectly cooked shrimp in a decadent Russian-type dressing). Fried chicken sandwich (don't doubt, just do it) -- the pickles really make it.
Also solid is the lobster roll (a mini two-bite version but really succulent) and any of the fish dishes.