Son of a Gun – My go to neighborhood Seafood Joint 
 Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo met while attending culinary school at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Their first job together was in the kitchen of famed chef Michelle Bernstein at The Strand Restaurant in South Beach.
Launching their own catering endeavor years later, and ultimately their first restaurant, Animal- a name in it’s self specializing in carnivorous eats. Their second restaurant, Son of a Gun, maritime themed opened in February 2011.

 4 Incredible Sammys in town.

1) The Chicken Sandwich

fried chicken sandwich, spicy b&b pickle slaw, rooster aioli

2) Oyster Loaf

Oyster loaf, bacon, Crystal mayo

Son of a Gun restaurant - Oyster Loaf

3) Shrimp Toast

shrimp toast sandwich, herbs, sriracha mayo


4) The Lobster Roll

lobster roll, celery, lemon aioli

Most features are small bites, family style. Except for the chicken sammy. It’s monstrous and addictive.

dinner menu


The Pisco Sour.

Pisco, lime juice, egg white, sugar

The pisco sour cocktail, invented in Peru around 1900, uses a pisco (Peruvian grape brandy) that has a bit of bite to it–that is, nothing too smooth–to create the balance in this creamy, frothy, limey drink.
Frita Sub
Son of a Gun restaurant, Frita Sub (Burger)
LUNCH + more: Smoked Trout Salad

Son of a Gun lunch: smoked trout salad

Chicory and Cauliflower Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Son of a Gun lunch: Chicory cauliflower salad

The communal table

The Menu
Son of a Gun restaurant - lunch menu
Lobster Bisque

Lobster bisque, cherry, creme fraiche
Son of a Gun restaurant - lobster bisque

Beet Salad

Beets, apples, pecans, blue cheese, gem lettuce
Son of a Gun restaurant - beet apple pecan blue cheese gem lettuces

Frita Sub

Chorizo, Cheddar cheese, special sauce
Son of a Gun restaurant - frita sub (burger)

Persimmon Salad

Lettuces, arugula, pomegranate, persimmons, dates
Son of a Gun Restaurant - pomegranate persimmon dates

Cavatelli and Meatballs

Cavatelli pasta, meatballs, ricotta, garlic bread
Son of a Gun restaurant - cavatelli meatballs ricotta garlic bread

Fish & Chips

Fish and chips, malt vinegar aioli
Son of a Gun restaurant - fish chips

Frozen Lime Yogurt

Frozen lime yogurt, graham crumble, toasted meringue
Son of a Gun restaurant - key lime frozen yogurt


Son of a Gun Restaurant
8370 W. 3rd street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Reservations: (323) 782-9033
Fax: (323) 782-9034


Extra Information:

They are located between Orlando street and Kings road.

Thank you to the team at Son of a Gun. You’ll be seeing me again soon.