Danny Boehle, Owner

Located on the beach and featuring steaks and seafood, Fonz’s was opened in August 1997 by local beach volleyball legend Mike Dodd and current owner Danny Boehle.

1017 Manhattan Ave. in Manhattan Beach | 310-376-1536 | fonzs.com

Located on the beach and featuring steaks and seafood, Fonz’s was opened in August 1997 by local beach volleyball legend Mike Dodd and current owner Danny Boehle. Danny refers to it as the “Cheers of Manhattan Beach.” It features high-end food in a “beach-casual” atmosphere.

The Squad

“Walter Tomlinson (Gator), John Churchill (Church) and Aimee Fahlbusch make up the core for the management team. Chef Margarito Garcia—what can I say, he is by far the most dedicated worker I have ever been around. He has worked his way to the top by hard work and experience. Luis Cruz runs the night shift and is as solid as you can get. The kitchen staff continues to grow in their efforts to be the best they can. Their work ethic is impeccable. And last but not least, my wait staff and bussers, most of which have been with me for six years or more. We have built a family that’s going to be around a long time to serve the South Bay.”

What’s most rewarding about your work?

“Meeting new people and seeing how stoked they are when they leave. And just plain hanging with all the locals that frequent Fonz’s. That’s the best.”

What is one word that you most want associated with your restaurant?

“Family.”

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Morgan’s Jewelers held an exclusive soiree, complete with gourmet food, elegant wine and exquisite jewelry. Proceeds benefited Torrance Memorial Hospital. Wine generously provided by Estrella Creek and appetizers served by Lido di Manhattan.

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“I’m actually a homebody. I enjoy quiet time at my home and love to have people over. We call it Hotel California. My brother calls it Weekend at Bernie’s.”

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