Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Catch a meal-mate the easy way with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of seafood, burgers, and drinks at Mickie Finnz Fish House & Bar in Redondo Beach.
Netting toothsome hauls from both land and sea, Mickie Finnz's menu pairs fishy fare with farm-fed favorites and serves them up in a fun, beach-bungalow-themed atmosphere. Practice face-first dives into platters piled with undersea edibles, such as Baja-style fish tacos ($2.75 each), a yellow-fin ahi burger with fresh chips and salsa ($10.75), or a bucket of fried, breaded whitefish ($9.95). Landlocked lunchers can sate sea-fearing stomachs with a variety of earthbound eats, such as barbecue-chicken pizza ($9.95), or bid a fond farewell to hunger with the Aloha burger, topped with grilled pineapple, teriyaki, and grilled onions ($8.75).
In addition to flavorful eats, seafaring diners can wet a tropical whistle on any of Mickie Finnz's cabana-ready cocktails. Mickie's Rum Runner mixes drams of rum with a mélange of Carmen Miranda-worthy fruit flavors ($8), and the Slip Me A Mickie energizes with a shot of Bacardi Razz and Red Bull ($7.95). Gregarious guzzlers can also split extra-large ocean potions, including the Tallest Mai Tai Ever ($20), which claimed the title after it was discovered that the previous champion was actually just a rum-filled Andre the Giant.
In addition to filling hunger fathoms, Mickie Finnz's also treats diners to regular live entertainment. Delight in the tunes of beachcombing bards with four nights of live music, or seize the moment and the microphone with Wednesday-night karaoke, belting out song standards or the wartime speeches of Winston Churchill.
Twenty-two Yelpers give Mickie Finnz Fish House & Bar an average of three stars: