Restaurant: Ocean Avenue Seafood
Location: 1401 Ocean Avenue. Santa Monica, CA 90401. 310-394-5669
Date: November 5, 2011
Rating: Good, but overpriced
I’ve been going to Ocean Avenue Seafood for probably fifteen years, but while it was once a staple in our rotation it’s been a few years. OAS offers classic American seafood right above the bluffs overlooking the Pacific.
A green salad.
Their clam chowder. It’s not as goopy creamy thick as I ideally love, but it did have a nice bacony flavor.
Overall Ocean Avenue Seafood has a lot of competition. Both the Blue Plate Oysterette and the Hungry Cat have very similar cuisine and are located nearby (the Blue Plate about a block away). Both are a little less expensive than OAS and a little more “modern.” OAS does have more different types of fresh fish if that’s your thing, they have 7-10 grilled fish at all times. Just depends what you want.