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2018 Best Seafood Restaurants
in Santa Monica & Malibu

The Lobster, one of GAYOT's Best Seafood Restaurants in Santa Monica & Malibu

Best Fresh Fish
in Santa Monica & Malibu

Santa Monica and Malibu are so close to the ocean that it makes sense that the local restaurants boast some of the best seafood in Southern California. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top seafood restaurants in Santa Monica & Malibu.

Want more? Be sure to seek out the best seafood towers in Los Angeles.

You can also browse our guide to the top 10 seafood wines featuring the best bottles to pair with your fresh catch.

  Also, check out the Best Seafood Restaurants in other LA neighborhoods:
- Top 10 across LA County
- Hollywood, Mid-City & West Hollywood
- South Bay & Long Beach



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New & Hip Restaurants in LA

Check out these new and trendy LA restaurants, from DTLA to Santa Monica and beyond.


RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.

VEGETARIAN FOODWith GAYOT's lists of the Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants, you can discover where to find the best meatless meals.