You’re by the ocean, so eating things that live in the ocean seems like the logical option. Seasalt has everything from fish & chips and poke to fried clams and fish tacos. We tend to go for a piece of grilled fish with rice and vegetables, for a sort-of-healthy change-up to the salad rotation.
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Big Dean’s Ocean Front Cafe
Big Dean’s is a classic Santa Monica Beach bar where the drinks are cheap, the bar food is solid, and the people-watching is second to none.
Milo + Olive
In the pizza desert of the Westside, Santa Monica’s Milo and Olive is a giant, garlic knot-filled oasis.
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Alex Fish Market
You can’t miss Exposition Park’s tiny, electric blue Alex Fish Market, which sells excellent, affordable fresh seafood platters.
Olio-Plex is our term for Olio Pizzeria, Olio Crudo Bar, and Olio e Lemone, and you can't go wrong with any of these Santa Barbara Italian spots.
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