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“always a good happy hour” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Enterprise Fish Co.

Enterprise Fish Co.
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Ranked #38 of 672 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Main St
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.
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“always a good happy hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

We usually go for happy hour and it is always good. They have a kids menu - so my son is happy, and good clam chowder for my mom, and good desserts for all of us to share, so it works for all ages!

Visited December 2013
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Reedley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“food is good, but you can't have it "your way".”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Nice ambiance, good value (soup and salad included in price of entree), but many of the items are pre-prepared so there is no flexibility, if for example you want the mixed seafood grill, but prefer a white flesh fish rather than salmon-they will not accommodate you (the seafood skewers are pre made and they won't make them to order). Likewise, the other seafood combo has all fried fish, if you prefer your scallops grilled, it can't be done. I guess we expected more for a $16 lunch. The food was good, but due to lack of flexibility we won't be back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los angeles
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Tasty food, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

Had Lunch there on a Saturday around 1:30. The place seemed quiet. We sat outside in a nice fenced area with lots of vegetation , just because it was a nice sunny day but the inside seemed really nice too. Our waiter showed up fairly quick and took our order, he was knowledgeable about the menu and made some recommendations.The fresh oysters are really, really great probably the best we ever had. My wife had the burger and I had the grilled fish sandwich. Both were good.
Love their french fries too. Since we had a coupon the price was reasonable, but even without it it would have been not too expensive. Can't wait to go back and have the fresh oysters again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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624 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Great lobster”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

The place is very cute. Open kitchen where you can see chefs making your dishes. There is a big variety of everything including amazing Lobsters served with two different sides. A nice stop in santa monica

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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“Okay except for everyone's undercooked claw”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We came here for their lobster dinner special. Decor and ambiance reminds me of a very worn down restaurant like a Bubba Gumps that could be found on the Pier. With that being said, the food rates anywhere between 2.5-3 stars. If I were to return, I'd order more sides. The two they offer is not filling enough. The lobsters were okay except for one major issue, almost all of our claws (4) were undercooked. I still give Enterprise a 3 since my friends say the last time they came here, it wasn't bad, although I don't know if I would return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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