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What You'll Get
A fridge full of seafood lets you craft healthy, filling meals, unlike a fridge full of lettuce, which just reminds you that you work for a giant rabbit. Be your own boss with this Groupon.
$19 for $30 Worth of Fresh Fish
The market's selection of fresh seafood includes fillets of rockfish ($8.99+ per pound), yellowtail ($8.99+ per pound), and whitefish ($15.99+ per pound). Prices vary week to week. This Groupon is only valid for the market.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 4, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for market. Valid only for Costa Mesa. Not valid until June 1. Not valid for beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Santa Monica Seafood Company
The Deluca family has always had seawater in its veins. In 1898, Naples native John Deluca settled in the port city of San Pedro and began to support his family as a fisherman. His oldest son, Jack, soon acquired a similar passion for the ocean—as a young boy he pulled lines at the docks and learned to fillet fish. By the age of 21, Jack co-owned State Fish Company with his friend and future brother-in-law, Gerald Cigliano. Jack went on to work for a decade at L.A. Fish & Oyster. He decided to branch out on his own in 1939 and set up a shop at the end of the Santa Monica Pier with his younger brother, Frank. Santa Monica Seafood Company was born.
Jack and Frank would grow the company for more than four decades, selling fish to famished tourists before selling fish to some of the top area restaurants, moving to a larger location to match their success. Their cousins and nephews would eventually purchase the company and expand it to new facilities in Orange County, Costa Mesa, and Las Vegas, with a corporate headquarters in Rancho Dominguez. The headquarters boasts a marine tank system that holds 12,000 pounds of live crustaceans, or one bodybuilding mermaid and all her weights.
Today, the four-generation family tradition continues at retail stores with cafés and oyster bars in Santa Monica and Costa Mesa. As part of their commitment to quality and respect for the sea, they work closely with organizations such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium and FishWise to help develop their research and educational programs.