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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Mercado isn’t the best Mexican you’ll ever eat. But it's right downtown Santa Monica and after a day of misery at the pier, you simply don't care.
Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
The arrival of Sidecar means Santa Monica's donut game just became legitimate.
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Quality Seafood is a massive, two-story restaurant on the Redondo Beach pier filled with tanks of shellfish, lobsters, crabs, and fish.
FishBar is a bar/seafood shack on the Northern edge of Manhattan Beach and one of the last truly local spots in the area.
Commerson is a generic-looking seafood restaurant on La Brea with food that’s actually pretty interesting.
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Malibu Seafood is a tiny shack on PCH that’s home to some of the best seafood on the coast.
The Joint Eatery
The Joint Eatery is a coffee shop/fish market that you actually want to hang out in all day.
Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
Jimmy’s is a sports bar mini-chain with locations in Santa Monica and Woodland Hills.
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