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Santa Monica Seafood is a full-service fresh and frozen seafood processor and distributor based in Southern California. We are the largest seafood only distributor in the Southwestern United States and deliver six days to most areas in the region. We offer a wide range of services and have well-trained sales and customer service staff available to handle all your seafood needs.

Whatever your specifications are for seafood, let us handle them. Our wide network of suppliers allows us to source what others cannot to fill all your menu needs. We offer all types of processing of fresh fin fish. We are also licensed and able to deliver fresh/live shellfish – lobsters, crabs, oysters and clams.

We employ a full staff of sales and customer service professionals who are available to help with menu planning, order scheduling, par maintenance (we can provide you with detailed historical reports) and staff education. Additionally, we have retail locations in Santa Monica and Costa Mesa that are open seven days a week.

If you have questions or are unsure whether we offer the services you are looking for, please contact our Sales Team (click here to contact by email) or please contact our customer service department by dialing 800-969-8862.

Our History

Santa Monica Seafood was officially founded in 1939, but the real story began in 1898 when John Deluca, who had only recently left his home in Naples, Italy put his roots down in the port city of San Pedro. Needing a way to support his growing family he looked to the sea.  His hard work and respect for the ocean rubbed off on his family and before long his oldest son Jack was tagging along. Those days on the dock laid the groundwork for a family tradition that has lasted four generations.

Jack Deluca spent over 40 years building Santa Monica Seafood into one of the top distributors of seafood in Southern California. Simultaneously, his cousins, the Ciglianos, and their children were on the docks of San Pedro growing the business of State Fish Company. In 1981 the families came together again when the Cigliano family purchased the company from Uncle Jack and Frank. Over the next several years each of Anthony’s children joined the daily operations of Santa Monica Seafood bringing a unique blend of talents and dedication to the business.

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In 2002 Santa Monica Seafood moved into a state-of-the-art, fully climate controlled facility in Rancho Dominguez, CA. From this central location near both the Los Angeles Harbor and Los Angeles International Airport, our fleet of computer temperature-controlled trucks is able to reach most locations in California, Nevada and Arizona.

Our freezer room is cooled to an icy -10°F at all times. We also maintain a marine tank system to hold live crustaceans.

With additional facilities in the Central Coast and San Diego, CA, as well as Las Vegas, NV and Phoenix AZ, we continue to increase both our purchasing power and customer base.

Although Santa Monica Seafood has grown well beyond the Santa Monica Pier we remain committed to quality, safety and service. Jack Deluca founded Santa Monica Seafood with the philosophy, “Provide the highest quality product at a fair and reasonable price,” and that approach has never wavered.