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Enterprise Fish Co.

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174 Kinney St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5302 (Main St)
310-392-8366
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Enterprise Fish Company, Santa Monica has been around since 1979, serving...
Enterprise Fish Company, Santa Monica has been around since 1979, serving a wide selection of the freshest seafood dishes where patrons can watch and smell their meals come to life, grilled to order over our mesquite flame grills.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food near the Santa Monica beach area

The food was very well prepared and tasty. Great outside seating to enjoy the weather. Biggest negative was difficulty finding a parking spot. Our waitress was friendly, but got distracted with friends a couple of times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Stephen Z
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Wichita, Kansas
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately for this nice looking place.... NOT FRESH. It tasted so frozen and old. Its a great location and nice looking interior but the food all has the same taste and nothing special to it. Unfortunate.

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Tarzana, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Years ago I ate at their Santa Barbara location, and I remember that experience fondly. I suppose times have changed. Their yummy sourdough bread is only brought to the table upon request. I understand, too many patrons were wasting it. And I understand the drought meaning water has to be requested, also. I ordered the prawns, and was expecting some... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food was very well prepared and tasty. Great outside seating to enjoy the weather. Biggest negative was difficulty finding a parking spot. Our waitress was friendly, but got distracted with friends a couple of times.

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

Thanks for all your feedback, Stephen! It's great to hear you enjoyed the food so much. We'll definitely keep your feedback about parking and your service in mind moving forward. Thanks again and we hope to see you back again in the future! Amanda Harris General Manager More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

And it was a delightful surprise. Very fresh seafood, typical dishes with a twist, very savory. If in Santa Monica, stop here for dinner. We selected 3 appetizers to share and a tuna sandwich, all very tasty but serving sizes small...

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome feedback on your visit. We truly appreciate it and hope we'll get to see you back soon. Best wishes, Amanda Harris General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a great place for group lunches. They offer a nice variety of seafood dishes at a moderate price. As part of the entree you have a choice of two sides. Try the swordfish with grilled vegetables and bake potatoe. The fish is cooked to perfection and the vegetables crisp. The server was attentive and friendly. We were celebrating... More 

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

This was so great to read! It's an amazing compliment to know that you and your group enjoyed such a pleasant birthday lunch. Thanks for sharing your experience here, and we're looking forward to hosting you again soon! Until next time, Amanda Harris General Manager More 

Santa Monica, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The worse calamari i ever ate. Deep fried thick breaded ugly looking appetizer. The men sitting at the counter near me were as bad. Terrible company. I mean the food in Santa Monica is awful!. I don't like to spend alot but on a hot day, stopped in for a draft beer and a bite and unfriendly people sitting next... More 

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

Wow, Helene. I couldn't be more disappointed to hear that you disliked our calamari so much. That said, we value each and every one of our customers -- and while I'm sorry you weren't a fan of the people you sat next to, that's not quite something we can control, and we're proud to have loyal customers coming in. Thank... More 

Maynard, Massachusetts
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62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This seafood restaurant was really good. The drinks were strong and tasty which matched the the food. Service was excellent and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the weather.

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

So glad you were able to enjoy our patio, Bruce! And thanks for those compliments on our food and drinks -- we're glad to hear it! We hope you'll visit us again the next time you're in the area. Cheers, Amanda Harris General Manager More 

Lees Summit
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Outdoor seating ! Pet Friendly !! Pleasant and relaxing music selection . Started with the Hawaiian Poke with seared Ahi - YUM! Enough for 2 to share easily (we shared w/4). Next we tried the Manhattan Clam Chowder - very good - and don't you dare not try the Lobster Bisque with Puff Pastry AMAZING , you will want to... More 

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

We're so happy you stumbled into our restaurant and loved everything you tried! Thanks for the wonderful compliments on so many of our menu items. We hope to see you back again in the near future! Best, Amanda Harris General Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were there on MLK day, and ordered Tasteless mahi mahi, and tasteless crab louie- we think they were frozen instead of fresh.

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

This is very surprising to hear, and I'm so disappointed that your experience was so different from our normal high quality food! I'm truly sorry that your experience didn't live up to your expectations, and I definitely want to follow up with my team on this. Please feel free to reach out to me if you'd like to discuss your... More 

Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The ambiance is wonderful - classic; the servers are knowledgeable and friendly; and the food is delicious! My favorite place to go when people ask "where do you want to go to eat."

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

We're honored to be your favorite place to go! Thank you so much for that high compliment -- we appreciate the feedback! Hope to see you back for some more delicious food soon. Best, Amanda Harris General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 174 Kinney St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5302
    (Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-392-8366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients

Description

Enterprise Fish Company, Santa Monica has been around since 1979, serving a wide selection of the freshest seafood dishes where patrons can watch and smell their meals come to life, grilled to order over our mesquite flame grills.
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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