I'm sure I've walked past the Jamaica Bay Inn hundreds of times and noticed the Beachside Restaurant & Bar, but I'd never been in until yesterday. We took the water bus over from our house to Mother's Beach with
my daughter and son-in-law and actually had a delightful 4th of July lunch/brunch here. The patio overlooks the beach where you can watch paddle boarders, look at sailboats, and enjoy the view of milions of umbrellas dotting the beach on a fabulous day. The
waterfront eatery serves coastal cusine and is open for brunch and dinner. The emphasis here is on market-fresh seasonal fare, locally caught seafood, and thoughtfully-sourced meats. We started with a very tasty Bloody Mary ($6), probably one of the best I've
had in the Marina. Breakfast Enchiladas ($13) are yummy scrambled eggs, roasted peppers potatoes, feta cheese, onion, chicken chorizo, red sauce, sour cream, pico de gallo, jack cheese, and avocado. The hearty serving was delicious and one of the restaurant's
signature dishes. The1/2 pound Grass-fed Prime Burger ($15) with your choice of Maytag Blue, American, or White Cheddar and grilled onions served with julienne fries was very good too. Eggs Benedict ($11) was crazy delicious. We also had the
Breakfast Sandwich with ham and eggs. It's a nice way to spend a morning watching the boats go by. Beachside Restaurant & Bar 14160 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 439-3033. Hours: Weekday/Weekend Brunch: Daily 6:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Dinner:
Sun-Thur 5:00-10:00 p.m., Fri/Sat 5-11 p.m. Happy Hour Daily 3:30-7 p.m.
Recommended: Enchiladas, Grass-Fed Burger, Eggs Benedict, Bloody Mary.