Get Your Family Meals in Manhattan BeachDec 07, 2020 02:53PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Family canneloni meal from Tin Roof Bistro
Manhattan Beach restaurants need your help to survive - and they've made it easy for you by creating easy-to-order family meals.
Of course we'd encourage you to place orders of any kind at our local restaurants, and if everyone needs something different, that's fine. But those of us who are juggling kids or multiple people in the household know that sometimes the easiest thing to do is place one order and instantly have dinner for the whole family. That's where these family meals come in: They give you the next best thing (or maybe even a better thing) to a home-cooked meal.
In most cases (although we've tried to specify), these meals serve four to six people. Taxes and gratuities are not included.
(Also note that this story is an update from our April story on family meals. Thank you to one of our loyal readers for the suggestion!)
California Pizza Kitchen - CPK offers your choice of a (generously sized) dinner for four or for six. You can create your own package with multiple choices from the pizza, pasta, and dessert selections; plus you get a salad and a baguette with dipping oil. Dinner for four is $75 and dinner for six is $115. Order online or call 310-796-1233.
Fishbar - Did someone say tacos? Fishbar offers its Fishbar Blackened Taco Kit for families. It includes all of the ingredients to make eight of their famous blackened fish tacos at home for $39. You can also order from their family menu to pick up large quantities of soups and sides such as a quart of clam chowder or salmon chowder; 32 ounces of rice, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and more. Call 310-796-0200 or visit https://www.fishbarmb.com/.
Fresh Brothers - Yes, you can order more than just pizza at Fresh Brothers. Fresh Brothers is offering a Family Lasagna Meal for a pan of fresh lasagna, 12 handmade fresh knots, and a choice of family sized Fresh or Caesar salads. The meal serves six to eight and is $39.99. Call (310) 546-4444 or order online.
Fusion Sushi - If your family loves sushi, you might want to try something from Fusion Sushi's "Chef's Boat Party" party sushi arrangements. Choose from the Love Boat, the Ninja Boat, the Samurai Boat, or the Fusion Boat, ranging from $85 to $155. Call 310-802-1160 or order online.
Hangar Inn - The Hangar Inn's motto is "We've been here for 60 years slinging beers, and plan on being here for the next 50 and beyond." It's not offered as a family meal specifically, but if your family likes tacos, check out their "South of the Border" platter of ten street tacos (your choice of steak, carnitas, shredded beef, or chicken) for $21.95, plus rice and beans for an extra $2. Call (310) 379-0836 to order.
Il Fornaio - Il Fornaio offers lots of choices for family meals (Famiglia Feasts). To serve four, choose from Pizza Pronta (pizza, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, salad, bread, dessert) for $75; Contadina (pasta, chicken, potatoes, vegetables, salad, bread, dessert) for $75; or Pescatora (pasta, fish, potatoes, vegetables, salad, bread, dessert) for $85. There are also meal packages available for two. Order online here.
Lido di Manhattan - Lido offers a family meal that serves four to six for $65. You get to choose from one salad, one flatbread, two pastas, and one dessert. (For an extra $25, you can add a chicken main course). They also offer a smaller family meal that serves two to three for $45. Call 310-536-0730 or click here to order.
Love & Salt - Love & Salt features their famous wood-oven pizzas and pastas in their family meal options. Choose from pizza, pasta, and salad for $85; a main plate, pasta, and salad for $140; or a main plate, pizza, pasta, and salad for $185. The meals serve three to four. (And don't miss their special Holiday Tasting Menus ranging from $55 to $65 per person for a minimum of four people.) Call 310-545-5252 or click here to order.
Manhattan House - Manhattan House's Chef Juan Torres is full of surprises: For instance, he's been known to post last-minute specials on NextDoor. But you can count on a few regular specials that are great for families, including Wednesday night dinner for $45, which includes Caesar salad , any pasta, any pizza, and olive oil cake. On Thursdays, the restaurant sells $10 for its 12-inch pizzas - your choice from many varieties for curbside pickup. The catch is that you have to call ahead to reserve; quantities are limited. Call 310-574-2277 to order.
MB Post - MB Post offers nightly family meals that serve four to six with prices ranging from $65 to $90. Look for MB Post classics such as Truffle Honey Laced Fried Chicken (Wednesdays) to Marinated Tri Tip with Chimichurri (Sundays). See the whole menu and order here.
Nick's - Love fried chicken? Nick's is here to help with a Buttermilk Fried Chicken family meal that serves five for $70. The dinner includes boneless buttermilk fried chicken breasts, whipped mashed potatoes, country gravy, buttermilk biscuits, corn on cobs, bistro salad, and warm butter cake. Click here to order.
Olive Garden - The Olive Garden lets you choose between a bake-at-home or a ready-to-eat family meal. Bake-at-home meal choices include stuffed shells meal ($54.99 - serves up to five) or a lasagna meal ($59.99 - serves up to six). They also offer a prepared lasagna meal "bundle" for $64.99 (serves four to six) or $94.99 (serves up to 12). Call 310-545-0423 or order online here.
Pancho's Restaurant - This Manhattan Beach Mexican landmark has new family meals that can serve between four and eight. Choose from seven different family packages: a Tacos & Enchiladas Fiesta, a Mexican-Garden Combo, a Burrito Feast, an Especial de Cabo Feast, a Carnitas Fandango, Ana's Pollo Especial Banquet, or a Fajitas Festival. For each meal, you can choose a package that serves four ($69.95), six ($99.95), or eight ($129.95) (slightly more for the fajitas meal). Add on some of Pancho's famous margaritas and you've got yourself a real fiesta. Note that if you choose self-pickup they will discount 15%. See the menu online here (scroll to the bottom for family meals) and call 310-545-6670.
Pitfire Pizza - Pitfire has got you covered for all possible family meal options. You can choose from 1) A complete take-and-bake meal with four pizzas, salad greens, dressing, and unbaked cookies for $60; 2) A fully baked and ready-to-eat family meal with two pizzas, pasta, and salad for $55; 3) A pizza making kit with six balls of dough and toppings for $45; or 4) A kids' pizza making kit with four balls of dough and toppings for $35. Call 310-359-9555 or click here to order.
Rubio's Coastal Grill - You can now order family meals from Rubio's. Choose from the $29 taco kit (serves four to five, including eight tortillas), or the $29 family burrito box (four burritos). Call 310-939-7098 or order online.
Shade Hotel - Shade is offering its famous $60 family meal deal that serves four, with a different entree each night of the week. Sample choices include Penne Bolognese on Mondays or Miso Salmon on Saturdays. (Check out their Christmas Feast To-Go Dinner as well!) Call 310-469-3466 to order.
Simmzy's - Simmzy's has a Taco Pack for $50 that makes 16 tacos. It includes a choice of two fillings, La Tortilla tortillas (flour, corn or combo), tortilla chips, salsa or pico de gallo, guacamole, kim chee pickles, pickled red onion, onion cilantro mix, and queso fresco. Call 310-546-1201 or click here to order.
Sion's - This classic Mexican restaurant has several huge family pack options for you. (The packages can serve up to 10 or so, depending on how much people eat.) Choose from: 1) 20 enchiladas, plus rice, beans, salsa, and chips for $85; 2) Three pounds chicken fajitas, plus rice, beans, salsa, and chips for $85; 3) Three pounds carnitas, plus rice, beans, salsa, and chips for $85. Call 310-372-4504 to order.
Slay Italian Kitchen - Slay Italian Kitchen offers "Sunday Funday Family Meals." Try the Chicken Piccata special, which includes chicken piccata, pasta, salad, and garlic bread) for $64 (serves two to four). There's also the Pizza Special, with two pizzas of your choice, 12 toasted raviolis with tomato-basil dip, and a large Caesar salad for $50 (serves two to three). Call 424-257-8301 or place an order online.
Tacolicious - Newcomer Tacolicious has an "MF Chicken Family Meal" that includes Mexican-style Rocky free-range rotisserie chicken, Rancho Gordo midnight black beans, rice, housemade corn tortillas, orange sauce, Marina Girl Salad, chips, and tomato-mint salsa. Choose a whole chicken for $39 or half chicken for $22. Click here to order.
The Arthur J - The Arthur J has luxurious and delicious family meals that serve four to six, with a different option for every night of the week. Sample choices include Roasted Alaskan Halibut on Tuesdays or Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs on Saturdays. Prices range from $65 to $90. Call 310-878-9620 or click here to order.
Tin Roof Bistro - Tin Roof Bistro offers a great selection of nightly family meals that serve four to five people. Sample choices include Woodfire Roasted Shrimp Picatta on Wednesday or Slow-Braised Pot Roast on Sundays. Prices range from $50 to $75. Call 310-939-0900 or click here to order.
Urban Plates - Urban Plates has some nice family meal options, including a meatless family meal. For the family meal, which serves three to four, you choose one protein from chicken, steak, ahi tuna, or meatless loaf; then add two sides and grilled rustic bread. Prices range from $43.95 to $53.95. Place your order online or call 424-350-0393.
P.S. Have we missed anyone on this list? Let us know!