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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
Lovely little seafront restaurant

Very pretty restaurant right on the sea front. Pricing is mid range (toward the higher end of mid range). Service was good though felt regulars may have had a little more attention. The quality of the food was great. I would recommend eating here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very pretty restaurant right on the sea front. Pricing is mid range (toward the higher end of mid range). Service was good though felt regulars may have had a little more attention. The quality of the food was great. I would recommend eating here.

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is the only restaurant I've found that serves fried pot belly clams. They are very good, but not as plump and juicy as the east coast clams.We also ordered a seafood combo, lobster taco and vongole. The Vongole was delicious while the other 2 dishes were average. We give a thumbs down to the ceviche peruvian style as it... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We discovered this spot when we had to make a vacation detour to get a new battery and charger for a camera. The woman who helped us at Samy's Camera (great place by the way) happily provided us with a long list of places she liked to eat at within walking distance of the store. We felt like oysters and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I dined here 2 weeks ago with friends!! The food was delicious and fresh!! I would recommend the lobster roll, clams and calamari!! I felt very relaxed and chilled in the restaurantIt is really well decorated and the atmosphere is class. The food is a little bit pricey but it's worth it! There key lime pie is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was our third visit to this fast paced, crowded, noisey eatery. I mean these comments in a good way. On ths trip we had the fish and chips, Mac-n-Cheese and Lobster tacos. Dessert was the Key Lime Pie...OMG. The calamary appetizer was super tough in which our server corrected. The only negative was the hostess; she was very rude... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We arrived on time and were told to wait in the rain under an umbrella on the street and that was it. They thanked us for registering and told to wait in the rain. We were not offered a drink nothing. 20 minutes later I approached the check in podium because I realised people were being seated and didn't want... More 

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Toronto,Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a great restaurant, located across from the pier, it has a great view. It's small so make reservations if you can otherwise there was a wait. We had Jonathan as our waiter and he was fantastic!! So informative and friendly....he made ordering oysters and our meals so easy. Everything was delicious and so beautifully plated. Definitely would recommend... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is excellent! The lobster mac & cheese is to die for. The crab and lobster and fish are always fresh and delicious. The view is stellar. I never miss a chance to go there when I'm in Santa Monica California

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The family and i just recently visited and had a very enjoyable time. We are staying right on the beach, so it was great to be able to walk a block and be at their doors. The food is certainly above average, portions are perfect. The best part of it we felt was the staff. As soon as you walk... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lovely place even though very simple design!Fresh oysters and lobsters:)!The service was so so but ok nonetheless!Will definitely comeback again!

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Additional Information about Blue Plate Oysterette

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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