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Blue Plate Oysterette

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Santa Monica
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1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Raw Oysters on Point

Lively, yet elevated, informal dining with a focus on fresh seafood. Dishes range from simple and delicious Fish & Chips to a layered, flavorful Bouillabaisse. They offer a variety of Raw Oysters that make the experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lively, yet elevated, informal dining with a focus on fresh seafood. Dishes range from simple and delicious Fish & Chips to a layered, flavorful Bouillabaisse. They offer a variety of Raw Oysters that make the experience.

Thank AndyKPitts
Hickory, NC
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not New Orleans (but no where else is either) but very good oysters. Nice oyster menu, nice other seafood. My crab cake was excellent. Good wine and beer list but would have preferred a gin & tonic.

Thank skinisin
Lugano, Switzerland
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place especially for those who loves seafood :-) oysters are fresh and tasty and lobster mac'n'cheese is superb! Inside is very nicely decorated and the patio is very cute too, with heaters and blankets for your comfort.

Thank Elena S
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant had a really lovely atmosphere with lots of staff, I think I counted 12 at one point and it isn't that big. Customer service was good but the quality of the food wasn't as good as it should be for the price. The deep fried Calamari was tough. My salad was very average and the main course turned... More 

Thank SRAF
Los Angeles, California
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699 reviews
536 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a local, I was shocked by the prices here. We had an order of fish and chips and three lobster tacos and one soda and the bill was $48 before the tip. The food was good and the staff was friendly, but you can get that same meal all over L.A. for half that amount. The cost really affected... More 

Thank ZumaDawg
Bend, Oregon
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334 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small diner, just wide enough for a row of tables and a few seats at a counter in front of the kitchen. Located on Ocean Ave a few blocks away from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. Wow, what great seafood! It should be no surprise that the Oysterette specializes in fresh shucked oysters. They will... More 

Thank DoctorM
Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cool little place that reminds me of a Florida roadside oyster shack I went to as a kid. An impressive selection of top quality East & West coast oysters with the all of the trimmings, fun staff and an amazing view at sunset. And exactly like the shack in Florida, we should have stuck with the basics. Skip the... More 

1 Thank Konishki
Malibu, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted and seated immediately at the bar. I like sitting at a bar overlooking the kitchen...I like watching my food get prepared. Casual beachy vibe with seating indoors and outside. Tables are really close together. Fish tacos are sorta authentic ( grilled fish, corn tortillas). And sorta foodie (aioli sauce). Tacos are small and fish is very small! Key lime... More 

1 Thank SanMo
Frankfurt, Germany
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402 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose this restaurant on the basis of reviews that lived up to expectations. Service is down-to-earth and none of that over the top stuff you can sometimes get. We had a bar seat and chose the rockerfeller Oysters which were really good, crispy the way they should be. The wine recommendation went well. We appreciated the ambience which was a... More 

Thank Evoqueen
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

West Coast and East Coast. Superbly fresh. Also try lobster tacos, filled with rich chunks of lobster meat

Thank JFP-Rotterdam

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-576-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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