Since 1939, Santa Monica Seafood has been one of the better fish markets on the Westside, but the power move is to head over to the restaurant side, pull up to the bar, and go to town on some oysters, their housemade sandwiches, and all the wine you can drink during their 2pm - 5pm Happy Hour.
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The Misfit Restaurant + Bar
The Misfit is located uncomfortably close to The Promenade tourist hellzone, but when it comes to this laid-back restaurant, we grin and bear it.
Cha Cha Chicken
An outdoor, island-like Caribbean BYOB that’s a great time. In Santa Monica, no less.
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Ceviche Project is an excellent Eastside date night spot, with inventive and interesting takes on raw fish.
Providence is experimental, seafood-focused fine dining that’s absolutely worth the price of admission.
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The Joint Eatery
The Joint Eatery is a coffee shop/fish market that you actually want to hang out in all day.
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