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Santa Monica Seafood

154 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3709
949-574-0274
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Ranked #9 of 417 restaurants in Costa Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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English first
Newport Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great seafood preparations. Had their lobster roll which was just like being back east. Also the cafe is part of the store that sells the best quality seafood around.

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very wide selection of fresh, delicious seafood. Service was excellent, the value was very good, and we dined in this small restaurant twice in 4 days.

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Bakersfield, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Ordered the Cioppino, it was really really good. Will have it again on my next visit!! Ate at the bar and had a very pleasant server/bartender Renee Would recommend for a great casual meal

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Irvine, California
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The best seafood market I've found in Orange County. They have just every kind of fish and seafood! The cafe serves great fish & chips, clam chowder, mussels, crab cakes, cioppino, salads ... well, everything is wonderful!

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Costa Mesa, California, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of the few places in my area that specialize in fresh seafood. they have an excellent variety and it is always the best quality. However bring your AMEX card as the pricing is very high. However, you get what you payfor!

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Fullerton, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They now have table service. Excellent cioppino, fish tacos, ceviche. $2 oysters! Some craft beers. Nice oyster bar area. Wine of course. The place was packed at 2 in the afternoon. We'll be back soon.

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Huntington Beach, California
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306 reviews 306 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent sea foods, excellent service in a pleasant ambience. Convenient for lunch or dinner. Wide range of wines and beers. Takeout service also available.

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Newport Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is the first time I tried their café-oyster bar, although I shop for seafood here. Enjoyed their express lunch with Manhattan clam chowder that had a fragrant, light tomato soup base, lots of fresh veggies and melt-in-your-mouth clams. Came with a half tuna sandwich on crunchy grilled sour dough bread and side of fresh salad greens. Friendly service and... More

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Costa Mesa, California, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is an excellent store for buying raw seafood. They probably are the best I know of in tis area for collection and quality. They now also have a few tables so that you may buy prepared meals and eat in.

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Irvine, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hands down, I never buy my fish any where else. Each time I have, I have been disappointed. So now, I drive a little further, and pay a little more, to ensure freshness. They almost always carry the fish type that I am looking for and their staff is friendly and helpful.

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