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Blue Plate Oysterette

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
+1 310-576-3474
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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minnetonka. minnesota
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208 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The seafood is fresh and perfectly prepared, service is friendly and low-key, and the view...you have a view of the ocean!

Thank zadkine
Houston, Texas
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They obviously specialize in Oysters, but the rest of there menu is quite good as well. One surprising thing for a seaside restaurant is that the serve seafood from around the country and in some cases around the world, rather than specializing in local seafood. One example is the crab sandwich used East Coast crab and not the local California... More 

Thank UpInTheAirProfessor
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129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When they say location, location, location this place has it down. Right on Ocean in Santa Monica across from the beach and looking at the pier. We were with my daughters dog so we sat outside. There are heaters and the patio is enclosed in plastic, there are blankets at the tables to keep you warm, what a great touch!!... More 

Thank kmjg
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Plate Oysterette is tucked away right along Ocean Ave., just steps from the famed Santa Monica Pier. Seafood aromas permeate the air upon entering the petite eatery that has a small bar area with a single aisle down the center with booth/table configurations. There is also a small outdoor patio with a few tables. Fresh offerings abound. We... More 

Thank Doug L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent (oysters only) but the host was terrible and rude. He rudely reprimanded us for moving to an outside table to catch the sunset. This after our waiter told us it was OK to change tables and all tables outside were empty.

Thank Adambmccord
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for dinner with our 2 children. The food was amazing, the seafood so fresh and the menu is very extensive. The setting is gorgeous and very comfortable. Our server Andrew was just wonderful and went out of his way to make sure we were all happy which can be difficult with a jet lagged 6 and 1 year... More 

Thank Tinky164
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends brought me here for dinner after we did some evening shopping along the walking street promenade in Santa Monica. It was dark so it took me a while to realize we were actually on Ocean Avenue across from the pier! Great seafood options. Loved the fish and chips! Seating both inside and outside.

Thank TravelingFan22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 22 November 2016

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 21 November 2016 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 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: 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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