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12 Teeming Seafood Platters To Indulge In Along LA's Westside

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It’s finally getting warmer and what better way to kick off summer than with a tower filled with chilled, fresh seafood by the beach? Whether you’re celebrating something special or with a group of friends, a plethora of raw and cooked shellfish on a two-tiered platter makes a splash (pun intended). Here’s a list for where to go for eye-popping and irresistible seafood towers on the Westside.

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Blue Plate Oysterette

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BPO boasts two seafood towers. The standing menu includes ½ Maine lobster, 6 oysters, 4 clams, ½ lb. mussels, 4 prawns, king crab claw, sauces and mignonettes for $85. The spring menu special is a little more expensive, but you get a whole Maine lobster to enjoy atop the platter, making it perfect for a celebration.

BOA Steakhouse

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Most steakhouse menus include delicious surf and turfs and contain a variety of seafood items as well. So, Boa Steakhouse offers The Seafood Platter Balboa. Ideal for sharing, choose between a medium size for $85 and a large size for $150 a platter.

Catch & Release

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The newest of the Westside seafood eateries, which opened earlier this month, does its take on a seafood tower. Choose between the mariner, the JV, or the baller, which features 12 oysters, 12 shrimp, 6 scallops, 6 clams, ¼ and whole lobster for $150. If you’re looking for a new seafood joint, Catch & Release is it.

Enterprise Fish Co.

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Enterprise Fish Company is known for its great early and late night happy hour. But if you’re feeling like splurging on fresh seafood, try the fresh iced seafood platter, complete with Maine lobster, shrimp, scallops, oysters, clams and mussels. This dish is just perfect, so bring friends (and your appetite), and enjoy.

FishBar

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What's better than dining on the freshest seafood just steps from the Pacific in beautiful Manhattan Beach? Not much. With an assortment of chilled shrimp, oysters, crab, and other fresh shellfish on ice, FishBar’s refreshing seafood platter offers the chance to grub on tasty fish items. And at $49, it's great for sharing.

Fishing with Dynamite

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The South Bay has tons of delicious restaurant options, but make sure not to miss out on Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach. For a casual seafood date by the beach, the seafood platter “Mother Shucker” should fulfill every shellfish desire.

Mastro's Ocean Club

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Mastro’s Ocean Club’s seafood tower may be one of the most beautiful and extravagant shellfish platters in LA. Mix and match whatever seafood items your heart desires and the popular, chilled and smoking platters are beyond Instagram worthy. Good luck gauging a price, so go ahead and round up.

Playa Provisions

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Playa Provisions celebrates its one year anniversary this weekend and what better way of commemorating than with the delicious seafood platter. Enjoy 12 oysters, 6 jumbo shrimp, half Lb. Alaskan king crab & half a Maine lobster for $80 or go big and double down for as much seafood as you can handle.

Santa Monica Seafood

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Santa Monica Seafood is the go-to market for a variety of the freshest seafood on the Westside. So, with nightly dinner service, their towers are as fresh as ever. Side note: they offer awesome weekly specials, so sign up on their website to get discounts.

The Hungry Cat

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Situated ocean side off PCH in Santa Monica, The Hungry Cat offers three mouthwatering seafood platters to satisfy parties of any size. It includes fresh favorites like crab legs, oysters, mussels, and clams; these delicious towers are an excellent treat for the hungriest of seafood lovers.

The Lobster

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The Lobster in Santa Monica is a ritzier eatery perfect for fine dining overlooking the pier. Bring a date and order the chilled shellfish platter for two. This dish comes with oysters, Mexican white shrimp, half of a Dungeness crab, green lip mussels & half of a 1.5 lb. Maine lobster, so be prepared to feast as you celebrate the good life.

Water Grill

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For one more snazzy option, check out the Water Grill. Whether you want a beachy feel or a DTLA date night, the seafood tower has ample options for both locations. Here, you can look forward to sea urchin, wild Red Rock crab, jumbo Mexican brown shrimp, Peruvian Bay scallops and much more. If you want to leave an impression, Water Grill will not disappoint.

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Blue Plate Oysterette

BPO boasts two seafood towers. The standing menu includes ½ Maine lobster, 6 oysters, 4 clams, ½ lb. mussels, 4 prawns, king crab claw, sauces and mignonettes for $85. The spring menu special is a little more expensive, but you get a whole Maine lobster to enjoy atop the platter, making it perfect for a celebration.

BOA Steakhouse

Most steakhouse menus include delicious surf and turfs and contain a variety of seafood items as well. So, Boa Steakhouse offers The Seafood Platter Balboa. Ideal for sharing, choose between a medium size for $85 and a large size for $150 a platter.

Catch & Release

The newest of the Westside seafood eateries, which opened earlier this month, does its take on a seafood tower. Choose between the mariner, the JV, or the baller, which features 12 oysters, 12 shrimp, 6 scallops, 6 clams, ¼ and whole lobster for $150. If you’re looking for a new seafood joint, Catch & Release is it.

Enterprise Fish Co.

Enterprise Fish Company is known for its great early and late night happy hour. But if you’re feeling like splurging on fresh seafood, try the fresh iced seafood platter, complete with Maine lobster, shrimp, scallops, oysters, clams and mussels. This dish is just perfect, so bring friends (and your appetite), and enjoy.

FishBar

What's better than dining on the freshest seafood just steps from the Pacific in beautiful Manhattan Beach? Not much. With an assortment of chilled shrimp, oysters, crab, and other fresh shellfish on ice, FishBar’s refreshing seafood platter offers the chance to grub on tasty fish items. And at $49, it's great for sharing.

Fishing with Dynamite

The South Bay has tons of delicious restaurant options, but make sure not to miss out on Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach. For a casual seafood date by the beach, the seafood platter “Mother Shucker” should fulfill every shellfish desire.

Mastro's Ocean Club

Mastro’s Ocean Club’s seafood tower may be one of the most beautiful and extravagant shellfish platters in LA. Mix and match whatever seafood items your heart desires and the popular, chilled and smoking platters are beyond Instagram worthy. Good luck gauging a price, so go ahead and round up.

Playa Provisions

Playa Provisions celebrates its one year anniversary this weekend and what better way of commemorating than with the delicious seafood platter. Enjoy 12 oysters, 6 jumbo shrimp, half Lb. Alaskan king crab & half a Maine lobster for $80 or go big and double down for as much seafood as you can handle.

Santa Monica Seafood

Santa Monica Seafood is the go-to market for a variety of the freshest seafood on the Westside. So, with nightly dinner service, their towers are as fresh as ever. Side note: they offer awesome weekly specials, so sign up on their website to get discounts.

The Hungry Cat

Situated ocean side off PCH in Santa Monica, The Hungry Cat offers three mouthwatering seafood platters to satisfy parties of any size. It includes fresh favorites like crab legs, oysters, mussels, and clams; these delicious towers are an excellent treat for the hungriest of seafood lovers.

The Lobster

The Lobster in Santa Monica is a ritzier eatery perfect for fine dining overlooking the pier. Bring a date and order the chilled shellfish platter for two. This dish comes with oysters, Mexican white shrimp, half of a Dungeness crab, green lip mussels & half of a 1.5 lb. Maine lobster, so be prepared to feast as you celebrate the good life.

Water Grill

For one more snazzy option, check out the Water Grill. Whether you want a beachy feel or a DTLA date night, the seafood tower has ample options for both locations. Here, you can look forward to sea urchin, wild Red Rock crab, jumbo Mexican brown shrimp, Peruvian Bay scallops and much more. If you want to leave an impression, Water Grill will not disappoint.

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