Santa Monica Seafood Cafe

Our full service cafés offer a wide selection of fresh seafood dishes for lunch and dinner. You can order for take away or sit down and join us for great grilled fresh seafood, soups, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more. Our oyster bar features the best fresh raw oysters, clams and crab.

No Reservations

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Santa Monica Café Menu

Costa Mesa Café Menu

Zagat Review

“The seafood’s so fresh it’s like a slap in the face” at this Santa Monica market-cum-cafe selling an “impeccable” selection of fish retail while also serving “top-flight” “straightforward” fare, including a “great cioppino” and “fantastic crab”; it’s certainly “not a glamorous place”, but service is “friendly”, and if it’s usually “loud and crowded”, it’s because “you can’t get better for the price.”

Our Locations

We have two Southern California cafés where you can dine-in or take-out:

What people are saying

“Our family loved Santa Monica Seafood Café. Excellent food and service! It was so good, we ate there for dinner one night and then lunch the next day! It is worth going to Costa Mesa  just to eat at Santa Monica Seafood’s café. We can’t wait to go back!”

– Dorothy

“Friday night dinner was fantastic. You eat in a small section next to the large fish display case with only about 15 tables. If you end up having to wait you can peruse the shop. The clam chowder was packed with clams and vegetables. The fish ceviche appetizer was cool and refreshing. The grilled swordfish with mango salsa was delicious and super tasty. Highly recommend!”

– Paula

“I love the employees who are always so generous with their greetings and smiles.  I love the good vibe and the food is always fresh.  I love the age mix, young and old and the display of seafood is well done – one can always see what one is about to consume!”

– Ron