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Santa Monica Seafood

154 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3709
949-574-0274
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Ranked #16 of 422 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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a relatively small restaurant that is attached to a fish market. Most of the inside tables were occupied. Therefore, we sat outside. We started with both Manhattan and New England Clam Chowder. My wife and I liked the very good chowders although I prefer creamier New England Chowders. My wife and daughter ordered Excellent Shrimp Cocktails, each with... More

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Austin, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's a fish market with a small care and severely overpriced wine, but the food was deeelish. We three said we'd happily return. Great ceviche with blah corn chips, very good chowder and the lobster eaters were well pleased. And you know it's fresh! Cannot understand why it wasn't packed on. Thursday night.

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Irvine, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went there for lunch and bought 5 different salads for the three of us. Disappointed in all except the ahi tuna which was outstanding in an Asia sauce. Most of the salads had too much mayo to get any flavor of the seafood. Will we make better choices next time. Buy there fresh fish all the time. Love their... More

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Newport Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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367 reviews 367 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
386 helpful votes 386 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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