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Oct 19, 2011 12:01 AM

Alaskan King Crab legs in Santa Monica: November

My boyfriend and I are going to Santa Monica next month. If possible, we want to have Alaskan King Crab legs. Is there any good recommendation? I found Alaskan King Crab legs in the menus of Ocean Avenue Seafood, but would want to try another place.

Ocean Avenue Seafood
1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  1. Mastro's in Beverly Hills has excellent King Crab legs. More cost effective ones to be had at Enterprise Fish Company in Santa Monica. Maybe one of our resident "Chinese" food experts will weigh in on recommendations in the San Gabriel Valley for this? Ocean Ave. Seafood is a good choice too (and you've already noted them in your OP). They have their even more upscale sister restaurant downtown, the Water Grill and I'm sure they would be a good choice for them too if they are on the menu? You might just check with Newport Seafood in the SG Valley. While I normally have the lobster there they may well have King Crab Legs too.

    Water Grill
    544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Mastro's Steakhouse
    246 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Newport Seafood House
    835 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

    Enterprise Fish Co
    174 Kinney St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

    1. I would also urge you to try some Dungeness crab, as it is our local delicacy. Mid November is when the local D. crab season opens, and good seafood restaurants should have LIVE fresh local crab. Many( I would be among them) would say fresh Dungeys taste far better than frozen Alaskan crabs.

      1. If you want someplace really casual check out Santa Monica Seafoods. It's by no means fancy, it's a seafood market with a little cafe and an oyster bar. Call first to see if it is on the menu. Believe it or not its a great place to see celebs on the down low. All the seafood is very fresh.

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        1. re: anotherfatcow

          I've become a big fan of this place. Stop after the farmers market on Wednesday. The seafood is so fresh and good. Always interesting folks at the little bar. Everything looks terrific. I'm not a huge oyster, but lots of people come in for an assortment of those. I'm addicted to the tuna tartare.

        2. Everyone, thank you very much! We will try Mastro's in BH and Santa Monica seafoods. Also thank you for the tips re: dungeness crab:)

          Mastros Restaurant
          2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362