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Blue Plate Oysterette

1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
310-576-3474
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Ranked #29 of 561 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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manawa, wi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I had the opportunity to eat at this for dinner last night and it was delicious! The oysters were so sweet and succulent and the Lobster Mac & Cheese was to die for, I also had some of the catch of the day - Mahi - and it was cooked perfectly. Could not ask for a better meal and environment.... More

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New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We found this place in the NYTimes when we were looking for a casual lunch spot. The seafood is very traditional and fresh. The waiters are so friendly you know you are not in NYC anymore. Ours looked up directions to the the local Walgreens. Parking is immediately adjacent just past the restaurant on Ocean Boulevard, which is invaluable in... More

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Melbourne
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

A rather noisy, bustling small restaurant with a great vibe and sensational fresh fish. I had pan cooked red trout - so fresh it was still moving - with a garlic butter and capers sauce - which really gave the fish a tangy bite. The fish was accompanied by coleslaw and fresh Vegetables. My wife also had the trout but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stumbled upon this place while out on a bike ride and it was a fantastic find. The service was outstanding, the 'vibe' was great and most importantly, the food was delicious. The breakfast quesadilla was tasty, light, fresh and fulfilling. This place is a real gem for an early morning snack....,

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Santa Monica, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to BPO several times and each time I am impressed. The truffle lobster mac & cheese is out of this world and you must save room for their key lime pie. This place is tiny so make sure you're prepared to wait two hours on a Saturday evening. I always prefer to sit outside so I don't... More

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Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is my very favorite casual restaurant in Santa Monica but I rarely get to go because most of my dining companions have had such a bad service experience that they don't want to return. I love the fish here - super fresh an prepared the way I like it (skin and tail on). The children's portions are large, delicious... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Reserve a table well ahead at this small seafood restaurant. We had selections from the raw bar as well as fish entrees and all were excellent. We sat indoors and it was pretty loud, but we expected that. There is also some al fresco seating. Service was a little slow, but the place was packed, so I'll give them the... More

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We accidently stumbled upon this restaurant while driving through Santa Monica during lunch time and was drawn in by the name, our love of oysters and craving for seafood. The location is perfect as it is right across the street from the ocean with outdoor seating and an overall beachy coastal vibe. The space is small but not uncomfortable and... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Given I live in New Zealand this is a mission. My second visit was as great as the first. An excellent formula of great oyster selection and beautifully cooked fresh fish. The place is hugely popular and you can understand why. Service is very good and the atmosphere is great. A great neighbourhood restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Although the food was very good when I ate there a few weeks ago I found a piece of cardboard in my salad as I neared the end of eating. I showed it to the waitress and she went inside the restaurant. She returned a few minutes later to assure me that it was a piece from the carton in... More

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