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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Avoid the tourist traps and have lunch at one of these great Santa Monica spots.
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Best known as that place you drank too many tequila sodas at a few weekends ago, Basement Tavern calms down mightily during weekday happy hour.
Fia in Santa Monica serves a wide menu of Italian-ish dishes, has a gorgeous patio, and will probably be a location in a rom-com one day.
Mondo Taco in Santa Monica is a small, order at the counter taco spot serving non-traditional tacos.
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Neptune’s Net is a kitschy seafood dive that’s all 1950′s Americana and a must-stop for any jaunt up PCH.
Family Fish Market
Family Fish Market is a great seafood place in Carson that sells fish behind a counter and fries it right in front of you.
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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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