James’ Beach is a Venice Beach institution.  An iconic restaurant and bar now celebrating 24 years in Venice, California. James’ Beach has over the years earned a loyal following of lovers of American Comfort food,  great drinks, an award winning wine list.

Here is  a message from James’ Beach:  We’re getting ready to open our patio, but until we do, enjoy all of our Modern American Comfort Food for pick up or by delivery Wednesday thru Sundays!   View all specials below!  View James’ Beach’s full menu!

So who is James?  James Evans is the namesake and one of the two co-owners of this beach side hangout. He moved from San Francisco to Venice in 1975. James worked at some of the iconic early Venice eateries, starting at the famous Robert’s restaurant and later becoming the General Manager of Tony Bill, Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli’s famous 72 Market Street.

In 1982 James met artist and business person, Daniel Samakow. The pair hit it off and together, 24 years later, in 1996, and opened the big brass gates of James’ Beach for the first time.

Order your favorite food to go from James’ Beach!

Check out James’ Beach’s daily specials and dinner packages!


We’re famous for our Venice tacos, and rightly so. We use the best natural ingredients not usually found in the lowly taco and present them deconstructed, so you put them together the way you like it. No soggy pre-made tacos. We use Mary’s Natural Chicken, Wild White Shrimp and Mahi Mahi, Salmon Creek Natural Pork and Certified Natural Angus Beef.


Since we opened in 1996, we’ve dedicated our fryer to putting out the best Fried Chicken in Los Angeles. We only use the best chicken, Mary’s natural chicken raised in California, cold shipped and never frozen. Plus the best Creamed Spinach and Mashed Potatoes. Check our menu for updates and special Dinner, Cocktail & a free dessert offer.


Friday is Steak, Seafood and martini Night @ James’ Beach. Get the best Certified Natural Angus Beef N.Y. Steak, Seafood Risotto and a pitcher of martinis or your favorite cocktail and go to town. Check our menu for the changing specials and the Dinner, Cocktail & a free dessert offer.


It’s Summer and that means Barbecue at James’ Beach. we use the best Natural and small farm raised meats and produce. Mary’s Natural Chicken, Salmon Creek Natural Pork Baby Back Ribs and Certified Natural Angus Beef Brisket. Check our menu for updates and special Dinner, Cocktail & a free dessert offer.


Family Night featuring Old School Italian dining. We celebrate families dining together with the great cooking of Southern Italy as interpreted through New York. Heirloom Caprese Salad, Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna, Seafood Risotto, N.Y. Style Cheese Cake and More. Check our menu for the changing menu and special Dinner, Cocktail & a free dessert offer.

It’s a Beautiful Summer Weekend in Venice… but maybe order delivery, or walk on over for some contact free pick-up.  Fresh Salads, Grilled Shrimp or Mahi Tacos; Fried Chicken paired with a Fresh Fruit Margarita or a Mojito; all topped off with Fresh Peach Pie ala mode, Flourless Belgian Chocolate  Gateau Cake  or Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Happy Weekend!  View our menu

Try something new!  Prime skirt steak and a loaded baked potato or maybe vegetarian lasagna and a slice of key lime pie.  Plus free chocolate chip cookies!


Back by popular demand!

  • Crispy Maple Leaf Farms natural duck leg, confit and cooked extra crispy – with all the taco fixins.
  • New England Clam Chowder is back this weekend

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James’ Beach.  60 North Venice Blvd. Venice, California. 90291. For more info:  JamesBeach.com