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Costa Mesa Café Menu

Served with lemons, SMS Classic Cocktail Sauce and Mignonette.

Oysters $2.95Ask your server for today’s seasonal selection
Santa Monica Seafood Co.

Our Oyster Sampler $16A selection of the season’s 6 finest 

Drunken Oyster Shooter $5Served with Ku Soju, horseradish, SMS Classic Cocktail and Mignonette Sauce 

Chilled Shellfish
Alaskan King Crab (market)
Whole Cracked Dungeness Crab $29

Ahi Tuna TartareAhi Tuna Tartare $15
With avocado, cucumber, tomato, chili sauce, basil and balsamic reduction with wonton chips


Dungeness Crab Cakes $15
2 crab cakes served with SMS Spicy Mustard Sauce and organic greens

Shrimp Cocktail $15
5 poached jumbo white Shrimp with SMS Classic Cocktail Sauce and lemon 

Tuna Sashimi $15
Served with seaweed salad and a SMS Wasabi Soy Dressing

Pacific Coast Fish or Shrimp Ceviche $13
White Fish or Shrimp marinated in citrus juice with tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and avocado served with crispy corn chips

sms-musselsSteamed Mussels $10/$15
With white wine, tomatoes, garlic, shallots and grilled ciabatta (Chorizo Style $13/$18)

Steamed Littleneck Clams $10/$15
With white wine, tomatoes, garlic, shallots and grilled ciabatta (small 8pcs / large 12pcs)

Calamari Fritti $9/$14
Lightly breaded and served with spicy tomato sauce and lemon aioli

New England Clam ChowderNew England Clam Chowder $7/$9
Our family recipe with Ocean Clams, onions, celery, potatoes and cream (no bacon)

Manhattan Clam Chowder $7/$9
Ocean Clams, celery, onions, potatoes, plum tomatoes and oregano

Fish Chowder $7/$9
An assortment of Fish with potatoes, corn and onions in an aromatic finfish and tomato broth

Pacific HalibutCioppino Bowl $30
Served with roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus and topped with a creamy pesto sauce

Cioppino $30
A traditional Italian fish stew with Clams, Mussels, Fish, Shrimp and Calamari in a spicy tomato sauce with garlic, shallots and grilled ciabatta (add Atlantic Lobster Tail for $9 more)

Grilled Wild Isles Salmon $22
Topped with basil marinated tomatoes and served with string beans and rice pilaf

Grilled Swordfish $26
Served with brown rice and grilled zucchini then topped with a lemon caper butter sauce

Squid Ink Pasta $24
A medley of Shrimp, Calamari, Bay Scallops, crimini mushrooms and basil tossed in a yuzu soy sauce

Five Cheese Ravioli with Shrimp and Bay Scallops $23
Sautéed in a lemon garlic butter with baby spinach and crimini mushrooms

 Fish Tacos $16
Choice of (3) grilled Mahi Mahi, fried Baja or sautéed Shrimp

Alaskan Cod Fish and Chips $15
Battered and quick fried, served with French fries, SMS Traditional Tartar Sauce and lemon (sub with Sweet Potato fries for $1 more)

Cajun or Blackened Fish available upon request.
No split checks for parties of 6 or more.
18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more.
Split plate charge $5.00

Lobster Roll $24
Maine lobster meat with lemon aioli and chopped chives in a traditional white bun served with french fries (sub with sweet potato fries for $1 more)

Grilled Swordfish Sandwich $19
Served on sourdough bread with lettuce, tomato and pesto aioli with french fries (sub with sweet potato fries for $1 more)

The Marine Tartine $17
with coleslaw, sliced tomato, fried onion rings, and arugula tossed with lemon oil on a brioche bun with lemon aioli

Grilled Mahi Mahi Flatbread Sandwich $16
Shredded cabbage, pesto aioli, grilled peppers and mixed greens with white balsamic vinaigrette (add avocado for $2 more)

Grilled Albacore Tuna Melt $14
Grilled Albacore Tuna salad on toasted sourdough bread with Fontina cheese and tomatoes, served with mixed greens and tossed with a white balsamic vinaigrette (contains onions) (add avocado for $2 more)

Spicy Salmon Burger $14
Served with mixed greens and tossed with a white balsamic vinaigrette 

Dungeness Crab LouieCrab Louie $24
A blend of Dungeness and Blue crab meats (or sub Atlantic lobster meat for $2 more), Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, hearts of palm and chopped chives with louie dressing (add avocado for $2 more)

Oak Roasted Salmon Salad $19
Butter lettuce, hardboiled egg, radishes and chilled Salmon with a green goddess dressing

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Caesar Salad $18
Romaine lettuce with grilled Shrimp tossed in our house Caesar dressing with croutons and Parmesan cheese

Steelhead Trout Salad $18
Served with baby arugula, fennel, grape tomatoes, red onion and naval oranges with a lemon oil dressing

Grilled Shrimp Panzanella $18
5 jumbo grilled white Shrimp with mixed greens, capers, avocado, red onion, radishes, croutons and tomatoes with white balsamic vinaigrette
**Grilled organic Chicken Breast may be substituted for Shrimp

House Salad $7
Mix greens with white balsamic vinaigrette, tomatoes and bleu cheese crumbles

Side Caesar Salad $7
Chopped Romaine lettuce, fresh made Caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese and croutons

Grilled Atlantic Lobster Tail $11
Mixed Vegetables $5
Sweet Potato Fries $5
French Fries $4
Fried Cod (1pc) $4

Jumbo Shrimp $3 each
Pasta $3 (add marinara for $1)
Rice Pilaf or Roasted Potatoes $3
Brown Rice $3

Avocado $2
Coleslaw $2
Grilled Salmon $9
Served with your choice of French Fries, Fruit, Corn Mashed Potatoes or Mixed Veggies
*Fish & Chips $8
*Chicken Tenders* $7
*Grilled Cheese Sandwich* $6
*Mac & Cheese $6

*Served with your choice of French fries or fruit

New York Cheesecake $7
Cannoli $7
Chocolate Temptation Cake $7
Carrot Cake $7

Gelato Trio $7
(Vanilla Bean, Chocolate & Hazelnut)
Double Scoop Sorbet $5
(Raspberry and Lemon Sorbet)
Coffee $3
Tea (assorted varieties) $3
Soft Drinks $3



Tolosa (Central Coast) $9/$32
Cambria (Santa Maria Valley) $13/$42
Ferrari-Carano (Sonoma) $14/$44


Benvolio (Italy) $9/$32


Catalina Sounds (New Zealand) $9/$32
Duckhorn Decoy (Sonoma) $10/$35

Chateau de Campuget (France) $8/$28

Champagne and Sparkling

Wycliff Brut (California) $6/$18
Mimosa $8
LaMarca Prosecco split bottle $7



McManis (Lodi) $8/$28
Tolosa (Central Coast) $13/$48


J. Lohr Seven Oaks (Paso Robles) $10/$35
Justin (Paso Robles) $15/$49


Ink Works (Central Coast) $9/$32)



Pilsner – Stella Artois (Belgium) $6


Light Lager – Mission California Craft Lager (San Diego) $5
White Ale – Avery White Rascal (Colorado) $6
Lager – Orion (Japan) $6
Lager – Modelo Especial (Mexico) $5
IPL – Ballast Point Fatham (San Diego, CA) (22 oz) $11
IPABallast Point Sculpin (San Diego, CA) (12 oz) $7
IPA – Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis (San Diego, CA) $6
DIPA – Stone Ruination (San Diego, CA) $7
Scottish Ale – Ballast Point Piper Down (San Diego, CA) (22oz) $11
Amber – Anchor Steam Beer (San Francisco, CA) $6
English Brown Ale – AleSmith Nut Brown (San Diego, CA) $6
American Stout – Barley Forge the Patsy (Costa Mesa, CA) $6
Lager Buckler (Netherlands) $4.5

Corkage Fee $10.00


Try a Delicious Platter

  • Poached Salmon Fillet Platter


    Crab and Shrimp Platter

  • Poached Whole Salmon Platter

    Santa Monica Seafood Platter

    Shrimp Platter

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