THE FISH SHANTY
Located at the messy intersection of La Cienega Boulevard, San Vicente Boulevard and Burton Way, the Fish Shanty was known to Los Angeles residents as "that place where you walk in through the whale's mouth." If you did, you got pretty good seafood served to you by friendly waitresses who seemed to have been there forever. We miss the cuisine and we miss entering via the whale's jaws and feeling, just for the moment, like Pinocchio.
A screen grab from the 1966 film "The Loved One"
Today this new apartment building has taken its place built by Rick Caruso
Too bad they didn't at least rebuilt the whale's mouth as the entrance to the Trader Joes that is located as the main entrance - not seen in this rendering...