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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
+1 310-576-3474
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food we had was good, some very good, some just ok. We liked the macaroni and cheese and the salad, but the french fries seemed stale and hard. The atmosphere on Ocean Blvd was great. This was our second time there.

Thank John J
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable and cute setting for a relaxed meal and drinks. Flawless seafood, fantastic salad and chowder, reasonable prices. Good for dates, business, or happy hour.

Thank DoubleMeow
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to give this place a try based on some reviews, but unfortunately the seafood plates are very small portions, served with an attitude and overpriced. Have ate at many great seafood restaurants and I would say this was below average. Ordered 2 dozen oysters to get started and one dozen had dried up, not sure if this... More 

Thank drowen
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We highly recommend going there for dinner but make a booking on the terrace, at least one hour before sunset and you will enjoy delicious fresh seafood with a beautiful oceanfront sunset view. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Good beer as well; and please do not miss the Mussels in any presentation, they are truly a delight.

Thank eeoe786
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at this lovely little restaurant on Ocean Ave, sitting on the patio looking at the Pacific Ocean. Does it get any better than this? A couple of pints of a light Santa Monica local beer (my boyfriend had a great citrusy beer) fresh oysters and an awesome shrimp Cobb salad. This salad is one of the best Cobb... More 

Thank Soymoosemom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Writing this review pains me. It was my first trip to California in a number of years and the first for my wife and kids. We got into the area early Sunday morning and decided to drive to Santa Monica to walk the pier, do some sightseeing and have a great seafood lunch. My wife did a quick search and... More 

Thank OnTheGoWithJoe
Los Angeles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Steamed clams - smelled off. Tasted bland. Needed garlic, or something!! I had trout with lemon caper sauce. Uninspired and not noteworthy. Coconut rice was okay. My friend had something fried. Thought it was okay. Not worth the price. Service was fine. Overpriced and eh. Go across the street to the also overpriced Water Grill for better food.

Thank lillywillis
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

A small place that can be hard to get in during peak hours, it offers good service, a fast pace and "cool' vibe, and really good, fresh, high quality and well prepared food. That says it all. A seafood place that you don't have to think about and can just go and know that you'll be happy. Staff is well... More 

Thank Richard G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great location on Ocean Blvd. The service was very good and the server was very attentive and efficient. Had the fried seafood plate, lobster tacos and a side of Mac and cheese. Their fresh oysters are also a great option.

Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here after a visit to the pier. Great place for getting out of the sun. Food was ok. Lobster mac and cheese is recommend, so is the ahi tacos and clam chowder. Pricey though so pick your dishes carefully. Go only if you are visiting the area.

Thank Kwoksrus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
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
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: +1 310-576-3474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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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