Santa Monica Seafood Co.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
OC Weekly's Description
Tucked inconspicuously in the corner is a takeout counter with cheap chowders, fried seafood, sandwiches, stir-fry and grilled fish. The chowder is simply amazing and so delicious you'll kick yourself after inhaling the cup because you could've had a pint for only a little more.
More Seafood Restaurants in Orange County
Enjoy a fancy dinner inside, then head out to the patio, which is lit by gas-fueled fire-pit flames, for a romantic view of the county.
The fresh, fried seafood offerings are tasty and reasonably priced, but the ambiance is about what you'd expect from a fish market.