If you’re in the Los Angeles Area and looking for seafood and casual dining at the Santa Monica Pier, THE ALBRIGHT has a great selection which include Lobster Rolls, Fish & Chips, Market Fish, Live Oysters, Calamari, Shrimp Po’ Boy, Tuna Melts, Burgers, Poke, Ceviche, and much more. They even have a children’s menu. Here are some of the things we got to try. The food is as good as it looks!
NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER available in a cup with oyster crackers ($6.95) or sourdough bread bowl ($9.95).
AHI TUNA POKE with avocado sesame oil, sesame seeds, red onion, scallions, chili garlic sauce & soy sauce. $12.95
Half dozen LIVE GRILLED OYSTERS served with garlic butter and parmesan. ($15.95) Also available fried. ($12.95)
LOBSTER ROLL served with Old Bay French Fries. ($21.95)
SEARED MARKET FISH (Seasonal Hand Selected Fish) served with brown rice, plum tomatoes, summer beans with arugula pesto.
The Albright is the longest running restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, which also happens to be the birthplace of the beloved American icon, Popeye the sailor-man. Popeye was created in 1929 by cartoonist Elzie C. Segar and was inspired by a retired Navy sailor named Olaf Olsen who worked on the Pier.
258 Santa Monica PierSanta Monica, CA(310) 394-9683www.thealbright.com
HOURS Monday-Friday 12pm-9pm, Saturday -Sunday 11am-10pm
Note: I don’t remember how much parking was, because it was full when we visited but we parked at one of the nearby lots and walked over. It’s not one of those where it is easy to get in and out so you might want to take your time and walk around. It is also at the end of Route 66.