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Blue Plate

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Santa Monica
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1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1711
310-260-8877
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good California Food

This is an very small informal restaurant. The food is good and usually very healthy. I like the soups. This is not a place with ambiance. Often has a line for weekends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is an very small informal restaurant. The food is good and usually very healthy. I like the soups. This is not a place with ambiance. Often has a line for weekends.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Blue Plate reminds me of a great diner from back east. The food is always fresh & good. The service is friendly & fast. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Pancakes to turkey chili everything is great & you can have whatever your heart desires.

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Downunder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have been to Blue Plate many times. It's always perfect. A great selection of fresh breakfast choices.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Spent a week in Santa Monica for meetings and found myself coming back to the Blue Plate for a serious breakfast day after day, despite a kitchenette in my rented casita. The morning menu isn't extensive, but it is creative, and in three visits I never had a bad meal. The huevos rancheros were especially good, along with a side... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a friendly, fresh, lively little place that I highly recommend for TERRIFIC, SMART service and farm fresh innovative foods. The smoothies were so fresh and wholesome, I thought a whole delicious garden was in the glass. The staff was so sweet and kind. This place is a MUST if you are in the neighborhood!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lobster mac and cheese. Rich yummy decadent what more do you want? Great for lunch located right off the main strip. Havent tried anything else there everytime i go its got to be the MACN CHEESE

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great little restaurant on Montana Ave that serves the best shrimp tacos around. Their sandwiches are great too. In fact, their "Montana club" is enough to easily feed two people. I've yet to be able to finish it in one sitting. They have organic coffee. The soups are generally quite good (although I didn't care for the... More 

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McLean, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Blue plate is a small, cozy restaurant with good reasonably priced food, it is popular, so can be crowded around peak meal times, but the service is always good and the wait never long. Ideal for a quick bit between shopping in Montana street's many stores.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's the ambiance and casualness of this good eatery that makes it worth coming back to. The food is good, though I'd go for a wrap, tacos or soup over most other things - the sweet potato fries are great too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I mean, tickle me pink. You'll understand when you have the Vietnamese Turkey Burger Salad. That's the crowd favorite. The soups are very good, sometimes a touch salty and oddly enough their meatballs are good too! The menu is diverse enough to please just about anyone. A fun little place with a casual atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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Additional Information about Blue Plate

Address: 1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1711
Phone Number: 310-260-8877
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-260-8877

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
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