Connie and Ted's

4.6
2405 reviews
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Seafood
At Connie and Ted’s you’ll find simply prepared fish and shellfish, inspired by the classic clam shacks, oyster bars, and fish houses, that dot the New England Seaboard and the Western Coast.

Enjoy one (or two) of 24 California craft beers on tap, while sampling from our large variety of oysters, clams and shellfish, shucked to order, at our Raw Bar. Wind down the day with a classic cocktail at the bar, or enjoy a warm lobster roll outside on the covered, open-air patio overlooking Santa Monica Boulevard.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.5

Take Connie and Ted’s for what it is and you will love it: a fun, casual place to grab a cold beer and some oysters with friends. Just don't listen to the hype and expect much more.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
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HH
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food. Noise level inside a bit high. The best lobster roll. I have been many times and never a bad experience. If there is one negative it is the front desk refusing to seat you if the whole party is not present. This keeps me from going when we have more than two people. This happens to be a major problem to me.

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HB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful seafood, so fresh and always delicious . The little Gem Salad is so good. Will keep going
back as everything we order is great!

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l
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good seafood in an area not known for seafood. Very good service. The food is expensive especially for oyster lovers.Probably the best onion rings in CA.

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TM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great seafood, not fine dining. They can forget about you when busy. But everybody’s is very nice.

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X
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster sandwiches are to die for and worth the $29.00 given how much lobster meet is in them. The cole slaw is delicious as well. However, the uni for $20 is ridiculous....beautiful presentation and hardly any uni in the shell. You are way better off getting uni at a sush restaurant and get twice as much for half the price.

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CG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is always excellent and of the finest quality. One exception was that my cup of clear chowder was more than half large cubes of potato. The cocktails couldn't get smaller and Martinis are served in small Old Fashion glasses, taking away the style and elegance that comes with a stemmed glass.
The hosts and hostess are amateurs. We admittedly were 20 minutes late and had called a few minutes before our reservation to let them know. The bad attitude started on the phone and continued until we were seated. On arrival, we were informed that they would "try to squeeze us in". The restaurant was approximately 20% empty and remained that way through the meal. We had to argue to be seated which then set the tone for dinner.
The patio is open to Santa Monica Blvd. and is very noisy, what with motorcycles, sirens and the people at the next table who were not loud, but about a foot away. Inside is not as loud but still noisy. Seating is very close so there is no privacy.
We will be giving Connie and Ted's a rest. I'll miss the beautiful Top Neck clams and the stewed Calamari and tomato dish, but at these prices and with a Michelin starred chef at the helm, I expect more.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never ceases to amaze me. Food is top notch. I got the clam chowder and New England Boil.

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SS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Clam chowder was delicious, monk fish is a good portion, well cooked great fresh flavor, French fries are crisp and very good. Husband had the scallops which has a sweet delicate taste. He loves his cole slaw as well. Our 11 year old finished ( that says a lot ) her pasta with clams and mussels that also came with a Pullman toast. For dessert we had the Whoopi pie. It is what it’s name says - It makes you say “whoopie!”

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Table was wiped down with a musty, ammoniatic rag. Come on.

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BW
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was very noisy but we didn't mind. The prices were kinda high for what you got. $21 for a bowl of gumbo is high but it did taste good; I only had one spoon because I don't like okra. However my husband liked it. I had the lobster roll. For $30 I expected a larger sandwich; they tried to make up for it with fries. It did taste good though. The service was ok not great but the guy seemed to be waiting on a lot of tables. Overall, I would recommend but would not go out of my way to go there again. Lots of other foody spots to eat in LA.

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TA
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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AJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

I find Connie and Ted's to be very over priced for what you get. I've tried the restaurant several times and have been disappointed each time I visit. The prices are what I would expect in a more exclusive restaurant. Connie and Ted's is only a small step up form a cafeteria with a very expensive menu. This restaurant is just not a good value for what you get.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great ambiance

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The oysters were fresh. I was hoping for more options as far as seafood. Overall good place.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Servers recommendations at the bar and at the table were spot on. They listened to my likes and dislikes before offering suggestions. Comfortable and energetic environment.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Colleen!! Always see her when we come in - she’s the best!

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SF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sea urchin was fabulous! What a wonderful experience.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. Terrible food.

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LG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the super fresh seafood and staff
Definitely a place i go whenever possible

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TM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's very impressive how you've kept the quality first-rate all through the years and serve such outstanding seafood in such volume. We've never been disappointed or experienced an off-night. Great evening all around.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a delicious and enjoyable evening. Love the staff too.

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LI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best seafood, lobster rolls, chowder, bread and steamer clams in the West. Love this food!

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RG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the fish, especially the lobster roll

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HM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the service and hospitality. Warm and prompt.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated late but everything else was great

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent suggestions from wait staff, really great clean and inviting atmosphere, outstanding preparation on the market fish and wonderful fish tacos, cherry pie to die for! Excellent!

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LL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Seafood gumbo on Wednesday is amazing.

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RR
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

What a great neighborhood spot. The seafood was beautifully prepared and there was an ample variety of dishes. There is an interesting wine list with a good representation of old and new world wines.

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A co-worker referred Connie and Ted's and it was a a great choice. The service could have been better from our waitress, she must have been new but was quite slow and a bit frazzled. We had one issue with our food but the management did an excellent job and saved the day. Food was delicious!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best places for seafood&oysters that I know!

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food just OK for the money, service good not great, feels like they don't care enough to be excellent

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PG
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Popular tourist spot. Ambiance is battered 60s diner. Menu is seafood-oriented. Food is good but prices are very high. Wine list might not have been updated in the past decade or more, and prices mimic a much fancier place.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing lobster roll, staff is very kind.

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LI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good food in a fun and festive environment!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for a friends birthday. The food was excellent; we had oysters, petroleum sole, calamari and loved it all. We had the chocolate devils food cake that was amazing!

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was cold , had some bad clams got home was sick will not eat here again.

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n
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Disappointing been here many times!
Service not so good!
Food good used to be excellent
Chef has to cool down the heat in just about everything
Not rushing back

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BP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We dine here often, but the food was not great. Service was mediocre, and the hostess was extremely rude. Sad as this is normally one of our regular neighborhood stops.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Second time coming here. Food is really good and ambiance is nice. But both times, service was horrible. This time, it was exceptionally bad. Waiter never came to check on us. Servers just dropped off our food, mumbled what it was and walked away. Server also completely ignored me when I asked for hot sauce and walked away. When I paid, I saw the server with my credit card in his hand and proceed to talk with her co-worker for 10 mins. Horrible service but good food

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R
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always an excellent experience! We have been customers for several years now and have never had anything other than great food and great service.
Well done Connie & Ted’s

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