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Blue Plate Oysterette

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1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
310-576-3474
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 17
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great views and atmosphere

We stopped here after completing our Route 66 drive from Chicago. The restaurant is very well located next to the pier and beach. My wife had Scottish salmon which was on special and I had the lobster mac and we both tried the clam chowder. All was well made and fresh and we enjoyed our visit there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Tennisbanch
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after completing our Route 66 drive from Chicago. The restaurant is very well located next to the pier and beach. My wife had Scottish salmon which was on special and I had the lobster mac and we both tried the clam chowder. All was well made and fresh and we enjoyed our visit there a great end... More 

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Seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Simply outstanding! You don't want to miss this restaurant. Small and inviting. The fish and oysters are as fresh as it gets. If you're looking for a steak, you may want to try someplace else. Beer and wine only with reasonable prices (for Santa Monica). Don't miss the fish tacos - I recommend the tuna. $$$ out of $$$$$

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Chicagoland
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161 reviews 161 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Small place with great food! Had some delicious seafood...reasonable prices...great place to see the world pass by....service was also first class in this very busy little place. Surrounded by great shopping and ..what more could you ask?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Good food along the main street - great for people watching. Could see Santa Monica pier. Two blocks from the shopping area.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had a quick evening meal here one April evening. No happy hour, but reasonable choice of wines and beer. Fish and chips good as were clam chowder and oyster rockerfeller.

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Okemos, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Found this restaurant through TripAdvisor reviews and was so pleased with the atmosphere, food, and value. Right off the beach, this restaurant has great views and an adorable interior. We ordered sweet chili shrimp (a special) as an appetizer and then ordered lobster mac and cheese, lobster roll, whole lobster, and fish tacos as entrees for our group of four.

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Philadelphia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went here on a recommendation from a friend. It's almost across the street from the tacky Santa Monica pier. The beer is cold as are the oysters. Lobster roll was almost as good as the ones we had in Maine if not as cheap, and that's saying something. The owners have done their homework and got the look and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

absolutely loved this place and had the best lunch I think,I have ever had! Ahi tuna tacos were amazing and fries were good too! My husband had a combination of oysters waiter picked and loved them. Great atmosphere, a little small and noisy but that adds to the charm. Loved it so much we might go back for dinner tomorrow... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Looking for a casual restaurant and found it. A casual atmosphere with a quality menu. The fish & chips were good, but the little known secret is their baked chicken, some of the best I've tasted. Shrimp and pasta was our other favorite. Not to be missed, the key lime pie. Wow, it was great. Service was a highlight for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ended up having to dine here twice during our vacation it was so good. Highly recommended are the clam chowder, crab cake, lobster roll,mans their delicious key lime pie! Quaint restaurant with friendly staff.

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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: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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