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Santa Monica Seafood Market & Café
Santa Monica Seafood Market & Café

Santa Monica Seafood Market & Café

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1000 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-393-5244
http://www.smseafoodmarket.com/
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i've been here many times, but never got around to writing a review. came here again last night, and love that they have the lobster roll on the menu permanently now. perfect fries ... Read more
to accompany this too! the oysters are great, but pricey. that's actually how i would describe all their food. yummy, but nothing on the menu is cheap. i always spend over $100 on dinner for two here. the server at the oyster bar - matthew - was great! upon entry, the place will smell fishy. (this is a fish market, after all) but you will get used to it quickly. and they dont take reservations for the cafe, boo. they also sell cheese, wine, flowers, and huge loaves of garlic bread!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I did like this place, but not loved it. We came for lunch on a Sunday..although there were not many clients, service was very slow. I ordered cheviche, it was good but with very small chunks of fish. My friend ordered chowder, was ok but quite salty. The dining area is ok, good thing is kids friendly.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This fish market has been a part of the Santa Monica community for decades. With its move to its current location at 10th & Wilshire, Santa Monica Seafood added a small table-service eatery offering a decent selection of seafood options and an oyster bar. Come early to avoid a wait for a table at dinner (crowds seemed to pick up at 7pm the Saturday I visited).

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An outstanding collection of seafood including fresh, raw oysters. Eat in or take home and prepare it yourself.

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the market offers a wide assortment of sustainable seafood. the cafe inside has a limited but yummy menu. I always get a dozen oysters no matter what

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Best Seafood and Supplier of all of LA's top restaurants - around the corner. Amazing anything Seafood. Prepared foods to go, or eat there.

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The selection of seafood, salads, and prepared foods is great! I love that Indian Candy Smoked Salmon. I happened to stop by during the oyster bar's happy hour (2-5 PM, M-F) so I also tried a few of the fresh oysters for $2 each. The oysters were large and the accompanying mignonette was lovely. They also make a mean Manhattan clam chowder.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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My attempt to brunch at Huckleberry on Saturday was a fail so we decided to come here as there were no wait.

The four of us sat near the bar area.

We shared the calamari, cioppino, alaskan cod fish & chips, and a bowl of clam chowder.
The calamari had a thin batter and was tender. It was perfect! The cioppino was fantastic with lots of fresh seafood in it. I wasn't blown away with the chowder. It was a bit on the salty side. As for the cod, it was really tasty. Nice flaky batter and fish was so fresh!

Our server was genuinely sweet and attentive.

What I loved about Santa Monica Seafood is the fish market inside. They have all kinds of fresh fish and shellfish too!

I hear they have a great happy hour. I will definitely be back for a glass of rosé & oysters the next time I'm in the area.

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Local from Santa Monica, California

i've been here many times, but never got around to writing a review. came here again last night, and love that they have the lobster roll on the menu permanently now. perfect fries to accompany this too!

the oysters are great, but pricey. that's actually how i would describe all their food. yummy, but nothing on the menu is cheap. i always spend over $100 on dinner for two here. the server at the oyster bar - matthew - was great!

upon entry, the place will smell fishy. (this is a fish market, after all) but you will get used to it quickly. and they dont take reservations for the cafe, boo.

they also sell cheese, wine, flowers, and huge loaves of garlic bread!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Seafood Markets, Seafood

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Santa Monica
1000 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone number (310) 393-5244

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