This is one of the most popular restaurants along the Southern California coast. The food is notable mostly for its oversize portions: giant bowls of crab chowder, lobsters up to six pounds, spectacular seafood towers, and the famous mile-high chocolate cake that could easily feed a regiment. But the real reason to visit Gladstone's is the glorious vista of sea, sky, and beach. Sip on one of the iconic mojitos and watch the sun dip into the ocean at sunset. There's a sister
restaurant at Universal Studios, though the lack of beachfront makes it far less attractive.