Santa Monica Seafood
A grocery/seafood distributor for top restos like Water Grill since 1939, SMS just added a full-service cafe and oyster bar, both pulling from its gargantuan, creatures-of-the-sea-heavy stock of fresh everything, from sushi-grade albacore to sandwich-grade artisanal bread.
Santa Monica Seafood is a fish market that supplies sea creatures to a lot of local restaurants, but it’s also a full-service cafe and restaurant with some of the freshest seafood in town. Grab a seat at the oyster bar and throw a few back, then go for a bowl of their excellent Cioppino or maybe a Grilled Swordfish Sandwich. They’ve also got a nice selection of mostly California wines to pair with your fish, and on your way out you can stop by the seafood case to pick up fresh fish for the week.