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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
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 229
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  • 35
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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
Most recent review
The freshest seafood!

Went for lunch and had some fantastically fresh oysters from both the East and West coasts. Its casual enough to visit straight from the beach.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Christopher L
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch and had some fantastically fresh oysters from both the East and West coasts. Its casual enough to visit straight from the beach.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

While small, this is an outstanding seafood restaurant, moderately priced & directly on Ocean Ave (sunsets provided free of charge). We have the blackened mahi-mahi, crab cakes and salmon, all of which were tasty and fresh. The service was excellent with good suggestions offered by Jennifer, our waitress. Avoid the pretentious seafood places common and Santa Monica, and get back... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I live in Santa Monica so come here once or twice a month. I adore the curry mussels, lobster roll, chowder and the scallops as my staples. Then I let the waiter suggest other things to change it up. Hot tip: Mon-Thurs 3-5pm there's a happy hour menu and many great dishes are $6 or $8, a great bargain. Park... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly service, interesting crowd. The fried fish has a wonderful fluffy crust.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant should be much higher on the trip advisor rating. We ordered the curry mussels, oyster sampler, glass of Malbec, pint of Allagash beer and key lime pie. Every item was above par.

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West Yorkshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

location was perfect....right on the beach front in the vibrant Santa Monica area of LA. Three different choices of oyster was available, all three tasting perfect Service was excellent, ambience excellent, though table space was a bit limited and menu choice was surprisingly large. Loved it!

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Evergreen, Colorado
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32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

As the sun drifted into the Pacific, I drifted in to the Blue Plate Oysterette. It is a small seafood restaurant on Ocean Avenue near the Santa Monica pier. I sat at the comfortable counter and had a view out the window at the ocean and of the open food preparation area. There was a choice of half a dozen... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were staying nearby & met up with friends here for dinner. It's a cozy place bustling with people. Reminded me more of a bistro in Côte d'Azur than anything else. We had steamed mussel, oyster in the half shell, calamari, fish & chips, and lobster mac & cheese. All were excellent. It was rather busy so it took the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Heaven for seafood lover Make sure you make reservation Small and fun place to eat on ocean drive Great Oysters Many unique dishes Octopus was very good Seafood tower looks great will try it next visit Stuff is very friendly

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wonderful fresh fish, try the oysters, the Ceviche, the crab cakes and the fish and chips. plenty of good, well cooked fresh food. Nice ambience makes this a restaurant to return to.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • 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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