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Blue Plate

$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1711
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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281 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting some local shops we spotted this retro/modern diner. We wandered in, and we were glad we did. There was something for everyone on the menu, from breakfast options to sandwiches and sides. The staff was helpful, the service was quick, and overall, we were charmed. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. I had the tuna, mom enjoyed an... More 

Thank edyrp
Santa Monica, CA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Blue Plate has very good healthy food. This is where I go when I want to treat myself to a proper breakfast. Their breakfast menu is varied and you can get almost anything you are in the mood for. Substitutions are no problem and many sides and add-ons. The overall atmosphere is as a friendly neighborhood busy place. You can... More 

Thank luisa1SantaMonica
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed our breakfast at blue plate although their prices are a little high! They do have a lot however to offer!

Thank Lorifurey5655
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I went there for a breakfast ...twice . The food was good , health options and service great. The lunch and dinner items seemed very enticing too although I didn't have time

Thank Dev1185
Santa Monica, California
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246 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I solo'd here for breakfast last weekend. Ordered bacon and eggs over medium toast and o j. Thirty minutes later I was served. The food was tasty and fresh but a half hour to cook bacon and eggs is not worth waiting for. I'll stick to dining at your sister oyster bar.

Thank aresverde
Rancho Mirage, California
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268 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

I great spot to visit if you are on Montana. There is not sufficient space for good outdoor eating. The inside is small and very tight. So going a bit off rush hour might make the experience of comfort a bit better. The food was fresh and excellent. The staff friendly.

Thank Irvinggetthecar
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here a bunch of times. Very tasty food. The tacos are excellent. The homemade guacamole and chips is fantastic. Turkey chili is so satisfying. I've never had a bad meal here. Sure there is the obnoxious uppity west siders roaming around but this place keeps a nice, clean and unpretentious vibe. Definitely worth a stop if you're in... More 

Thank robkolar
Redondo Beach, California
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

The food is out of this world and the service is also very good, but the place is very noisy and has a door open to the traffic noise from Montana Avenue as well. The tables are tiny, okay for one person, but crowded for two. I ordered the Kitchen Sink Bowl, with a bed of baby spinach and topped... More 

Thank Ambersea
Santa Monica, California
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Friendly, not pretentious, and good food/service. Have had the club sandwich and salad decent wine and brew list as well. Very nice hard-working staff, and will return in the very near future. You won't be disappointed, try it.

Thank Bob P
Santa Monica, CA
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144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

We eat here a couple of times per month and particularly enjoy their veggie burger, turkey burger, baked mac and cheese, turkey chilli. Stephanie is a darling waitress who has a great memory for remembering what items you enjoy. Nacho is a fast moving busboy who really hustles. You are seated on top of your neighbors....in the winter the tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-260-8877

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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