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Get Your Family Meals in Manhattan Beach (Updated for Summer 2021)

Jul 03, 2021 11:23AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
After a long pandemic, Manhattan Beach restaurants have opened back up for in-person dining. But one of our favorite pandemic pivots - the addition of family meals to the takeout menu - appears to have stayed with us. Restaurants are now happy to serve both dine-in and take-out customers - and many places are still offering family meals as an easy-to-order option.

This list of family meal options is an update from our December story on family meals. (Thank you to our loyal readers for the suggestions!)

Note that in most cases (although we've tried to specify), these meals serve four to six people.  If you're serving a bigger crowd, many places offer a catering menu, but we generally have not included those here.

Also note: Just for this weekend (4th of July weekend), Tin Roof Bistro ($200 BBQ package), The Arthur J ($150 Baby Back Ribs Family Meal), and MB Post ($125 Fried Chicken Family Meal) are offering 4th of July family meals to go. 

Taxes and gratuities are not included in prices mentioned; all prices below are subject to change.

Ameci Pizza and Pasta Manhattan Beach - Order family-sized pasta dishes from Ameci (serves 3-4) starting at just $13.99. Order online under "Family Meals."

California Pizza Kitchen - CPK offers your choice of a (generously sized) dinner for two or four. Make your choices from the pizza and pasta selections; plus you get a salad and a baguette with dipping oil. Dinner for two is $25 and dinner for four is $45. Order online or call 310-796-1233.

Cafe Rio - Cafe Rio has two family meal options, a taco family meal or an enchilada family meal, both $29.99 that serve four. Order online or call 424-456-3800.

Corner Bakery - Corner Bakery offers a family meal that gives you a choice of four entrees for $34.99. Entree choices include sandwiches, salads, pastas, and paninis. Order online here or call 310-545-2596.

El Tarasco - For family groups, El Tarasco offers what they call "A La Carte To Share & Such," which is large quantities of their chicken, carnitas, beef, guacamole, salsa, etc. 
16 ounces feeds about two to three; 32 ounces feeds about four to five. Order online here.

Fishbar - If you're feeding a crowd, you can order 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

Fresh Brothers - If you've got a hungry group, check out Fresh Brothers' Wings Tailgate Bundle, with 50 wings and six sauces for $49.99. Also check out their "deals" page for combo packages with multiple pizzas and salad, wings, or knots. Call (310) 546-4444 or order online

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.

Islands - There are a variety of family meal options at Islands: Choose from a Family Slider Box (9 build-your-own sliders with toppings for $19.99); a Moa Kai Slider Box (9 build-your-own Ahi tuna salad sliders with toppings for $19.99); or a Northshore Taco Kit (10 build-your-own spicy chicken tacos with toppings for $29.99). Order online or call 310-546-4456.

The Kettle - Of course you can go into the Kettle 24-7, but if you want to take out for a crowd, they've got you covered too. Check out their "Large Party Menu" to order for larger groups between 8 and 15. Call 310-545-8511.

Lemonade - If you're serving a group, Lemonade offers its famous salads, soups, and side dishes by the quart (great for family picnics!). Check out their "Bulk and Pantry Goods" to order additional protein, bakery goods, or desserts. Call 310-545-5777.

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.

Nando Trattoria - Nando has a family meal that serves four: Choose from rigatoni or orichiette pasta ($48-$60, depending on your choice of sauce). If you also want to do *some* cooking, they offer their special housemade pastas by the pound ($16). Order here or call 424-237-2236.

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 a full range of different pasta meals and dinner packages starting at $43.99, serving four to six. You can also order gallon-sized soups. Call 310-545-0423 or order online here.

Pachanga Mexican Grill - Pachanga offers a family Taco Kit Box that (generously) serves five. It includes carne asada and chicken, plus all the fixin's, for $50. Order here or call 310-536-9111.

Panda Express - A new family meal at Panda Express allows you to pick two large sides and three large entrees for $36.50. Order online or call 310-372-1989.

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 $32 family taco kit (serves four to five, including eight tortillas), or the $32 family burrito box (four burritos). Call 310-939-7098 or order online.

Tacolicious - 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.

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!

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