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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hollywood, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to have a wonderful ocean view, nice and relax place, great food and friendly waiters. Don't look further, I love this place, very clean, the food is excellent and I recommend the oysters and ceviche, very fresh, and delicious. As a local, I never tried this place before but I enjoyed every minute of it. I can't... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We might be the last people in Santa Monica not to have visited this local staple but finally joined family for lunch and enjoyed an uneven, disappointing and ridiculously pricey meal. Oysters were fine ($3-3.50 each) and the barbecued oysters outstanding and meaty. But a breaded artichoke was inedible, the house Louie salad was mediocre, with wilted salad and few... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful very late lunch. Shared a half dozen oysters from the oyster menu (selections made for us by staff). Really interesting to compare flavours between different types of oysters. Also shared the oyster stew - good flavours and well seasoned but too stodgy for a warm summer's day (was from the spring menu - maybe time to move to a... More 

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Brentwood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in SM or nearby I recommend this gem. My second time and dinner was wonderful. Grilled oysters. Alaskan King Salmon. Perfect. This place is small, intimate, beer and wine only, but the food is solid. Everyone from the front to end makes you feel welcome and pleasant. They are doing a great job in a highly competitive... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished lunch - highly recommend the ceviche style oysters on the half shell - super fresh & simply amazing. Also split the lobster truffle Mac & Cheese and the tuna tacos - favorite was the tacos - creamy spicy sauce on top gave them an Asian flare - served with guac & pico. Fresh catch of the day -... More 

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Thank Kitcat250
Dubai, UAE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in here for lunch on a Tuesday. We had the oysters, the scallops and some fries. Overall a decent place.

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Thank The_YTT
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here many times because we live closeby. Blue plate is a psuedo-trendy seafood bar that thankfully does not specialize in deep fried fish-flavored batter. It's got a neat location near Wilshire on Ocean Blvd in Santa Monica and as far as I know is the most northerly restaurant on Ocean. The servers are friendly and the food can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had clam chowder and sauteed scallops, which were to die for. Simply cooked but beautiful with a mixed salad. Friendly service and a happy vibe. Will return.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here on a Monday afternoon. Not much of a crowd, we were seated upon arrival. I had the lobster roll with fries and my wife had the lobster tacos. Both dishes were very good. Excellent service. Portions are not large. This place offers a lot of seafood options. Many varieties of oysters and fish. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be one of our must go to spots when visiting the area, but the last two times have been terribly disappointing. This trip there were no clams, oysters, or calamari to fry. Clam chowder barely resembled anything that comes to mind. Fried fish was heavy with oil, like the fryer wasn't hot enough. Daily fish special, halibut,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
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

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