The Shore Public House

November 26, 2014

Blue mason jars, craft brews, and rustic communal tables fill the space at The Shore Public House in Belmont Shore. The space alone invites you in for socializing with your friends over food and drinks. I recently visited for a tasting, and I have to say, we really enjoyed the food and vibe. 

Shore Public House has been open for a few months and their lineup up of dishes are made up of more than just their drool worthy burgers. We were able to try several dishes including a couple from their weekend brunch menu. The food is solid. Some of the standouts for me were the crispy brussel sprouts, the perfectly beer battered fish, clams in garlic broth...ok, I can go on and on, but I'll let the photos below speak for themselves. The food is locally sourced from the Long Beach farmers market, and they make almost everything in-house, including their addicting spicy ketchup. 

The service was great and attentive. I never felt like I had to waive down our waitress because she was always on top of everything. We sat by the window and as people passed by, they stopped and gawked at our meal. Always happy to talk about all things food, I found myself describing our dishes to some strangers passing by. They were on their way to shop, but our food persuaded them to return later for lunch. 

The neighborhood feel of 2nd street in Belmont Shore is always inviting. If you don't venture South of LAX much, a close comparison to this street, in my opinion, would be Old Town Pasadena, but in the LBC, a few blocks from the water. Public Shore House is definitely worth checking out. Like other gastropubs, they get it. It’s about good food and good drinks, in a cool and casual space.

 Cilantro marinated grilled shrimp served with guacamole and tortilla chips.

 Crispy brussel sprouts with chorizo, caper berries, chili, with whole grain mustard aioli. Where were these when I was a kid?

 French toast with biscoff spread, bacon and caramelized apples.

 Beer battered, flaky haddock fish with house made tartar.

Hangover Fries: chicken, chorizo, cajun gravy, cheese, sour cream, scallions.

 Papa Burger: blue cheese, bacon, crispy onions, and horseradish.

 A tasting sample of their skirt steak with chimichurri and asparagus. 

 Clams in a garlic chorizo broth with sherry and scallions.

 Dark chocolate dipped kettle chips with a berry compote.

  • 5258 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803