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Santa Monica Seafood

154 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3709
+1 949-574-0274
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (20 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
“cioppino” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
154 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3709
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We came for a late lunch, close parking and no wait for a table. The waitress was very friendly. Waited too long for bread, but it was very good dipped in oil and balsamic. Husband's lobster/shrimp burger was good, sweet potato fries were excellent. I...More

Thank Shilosgarden
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Of course we know there is an amazing selection of fresh fish. And we know that the cafe serves some of these same fish in the most delicious way. But how many of us knew that there is a fantastic happy hour, currently Monday to...More

Thank AnitaNewportBch
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I remember dining at their Santa Monica location decades ago and being impressed with how great everything tasted. I just recently discovered they opened another one in Costa Mesa a few years ago. After a Sunday matinee movie, we drove to have dinner but were...More

Thank maitaimike2015
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The selections are amazing and fresh, Fresh, FRESH! We live in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and on the Olympic Peninsula... places where fish is expected. And as a boy, I remember living on Balboa Island and going with my dad to the Peninsula to retrieve fish...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Best place and best fish in US. If you are in Los Angeles must go in Costa Mesa and test this restaurant !

Thank Micky1971
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Dropped in after a day on Balboa and had a couple dozen great oysters. Service was perfect, and the selection was good. I will definitely go back when I visit the area.

Thank David R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was a family event with parents, children and grandparents. Our meals were prepared nicely and delivered promptly. Some items were a little pricey, but the quality was amazing!

Thank A2006QMbarbaraf
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome experience at happy hour. Customer service was excellent. Oysters were tasty, chowder fries are delicious. Best was shrimp taco. All tacos were amazing. Market makes for convenient seafood pickup.

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Had one of our favorite dishes, Cioppino A huge bowl with a nicely spiced sauce and super fresh fish,squid,shrimp, clams and mussels. Toasted ciabatta ( I like it without oil, just ask ) We also got a large order of mussels Absolutely wonderful ! About...More

Thank trdltli
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Love the food and the service! Everything is so fresh! Staff treat you like you are the only guests in the restaurant.

Thank hoteldoctor22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-574-0274
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