By Grasie Mercedes
Updated October 10, 2014

Fashion blogger, actress and TV host Grasie Mercedes of Style Me Grasie shares one her favorite local picks in Los Angeles.

What is it about a day at the beach that makes me crave fried seafood afterwards? I know I can’t be the only one who feels this way. Enter Malibu Seafood: Set along the Pacific Coast Highway, the view is tremendous and the food is so very delicious.

My personal favorite menu item is the clam strips and fries. I love anything fried but these clam strips are cooked to perfection with a breading that’s tasty and crunchy. After you’ve eaten your fried clams, make sure you try the fried fish sandwich; which is basically a gourmet version of the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish.

There is always a line out the door on the weekend, but it’s worth the wait. Plus, you’re across the road from a beautiful beach, so take in the view of the surf while you wait. Malibu Seafood also has a pretty impressive fresh fish market; you can have all the fried fish you want for lunch and then bring home a salmon filet to grill for dinner. Bonus for a fish shack: It’s open 7 days a week throughout the year. Visit on a chilly, LA “winter” day and order the homemade clam chowder in a bread bowl and feel like you’ve been transported to a beachside town in Cape Cod. Did I mention they serve fresh lobster cooked to order too? Yeah, this place is pretty great.

- @grasiemercedes