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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

we ate here twice in three days. casual place with really fresh seafood, good drink choices and great young staff. must try the clam chowder and the lobster tacos!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we ate here twice in three days. casual place with really fresh seafood, good drink choices and great young staff. must try the clam chowder and the lobster tacos!!

Thank Busyringo
Los Angeles, California
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185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live for seafood this is your place! There is nothing on the menu that is not extremely delicious. They offer oysters from all over. There are daily specials. The mussels are extraordinary, as are the Gambas, as are the scallops with sea urchin, as are the fish and chips. Do you get the idea? Make a reservation as... More 

Thank Bruinjeepman
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there before and came back with friends, ended up going two nights in a row. Good seafood, good décor and service. Loved to see both old and young crowd, hipsters and people with children.

Thank Janet E
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunshine, beautiful view of the water, and very fresh seafood. Some of the best oysters I have ever eaten- try the Pacific Plump and the Tomahawk- amazing. Also, the first time I got dipping butter with my lobster roll- try it. It's fantastic. You can walk it off later :)

Thank scrappyhsu
Moscow, Russia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a big oysters fan, so what I can say - oysters at this place are awesome: fresh and creamy! I recommend to take Seafood tower, it includes oysters, shrimps, mussels, crab and clams. It was enough for 4 guests. And the best way to have it is accompanying with cold pinot grigio:) Service was fast and friendly. We... More 

Thank Elena_Jeffries
Cypress, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place deserves its accolades The service quick and very professional. Crab cakes probably the best I have ever had. The tuna tacos which were recommended were Totally over the top Great restaurant with very fresh seafood with Great service

Thank Gordon C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You pay for what you get, but you get very high quality seafood here, served by able, friendly staff.

Thank AboveEarth
Overland Park, KS
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is wonderful--great for the whole family. We sat outside and enjoyed the ocean and sunset. They had a good kids menu, great fresh seafood and my husband even got his fresh oysters. Great place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love everything about this place. Oysters were perfect. While that's all I ordered everyone in my group loved their food. The decor is simple but stylish giving the place old beach charm feel with seagrass barstools, hex tile floor, hicks pendants and great old fixtures. The service was perfect....casual but attentive. It's hard to find a place like this... More 

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minnetonka. minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't think there's another informal restaurant with sensational seafood with an ocean view, in the sweet spot of Santa Monica. Everything close by has people showing up (and showing each other up) in BMWs and Bentleys. Here you just show up. Professional, hospitable staff, you won't feel rushed. Beer and wine, no cocktails.

Thank zadkine

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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
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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