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The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar

901 Ocean Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6301
+1 562-431-4888
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (24 reviews)
“meatloaf” (8 reviews)
“fish tacos” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
901 Ocean Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Texas Egg Sandwich and Dirty Bloody Mary were wonderful and just the right brunch before heading over to the beach. My boyfriend didn't enjoy his steak and eggs as much, saying the meat was tough, but still ate almost all of it. The location...More

Thank vitamind114
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to chill by the pier. They have good drinks and tasty food.The bar next to the restaurant is small , but fun to hang out after a day at the beach.

Thank MissssBeachy
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Don’t be fooled, despite its name, this place is NOT a local hangout. Locals know better. Portions of the mediocre food are generous, but why would you want more of something that wasn’t good to begin with? The often praised meatloaf is a perfect example....More

Thank Foodie021
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I went here for breakfast last Saturday and had a very average experience. I order the eggs benedict with salmon. The overall taste was good, but the eggs were overcooked. Instead of poached they were more on the hard-boiled side. The salmon was kind of...More

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A great place to hangout for sure. Great drinks and food, sit back and enjoy the view. Even by myself, I found a nice little table to enjoy some calamari and cold beer. Service was great, so friendly.

Thank Shari T
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The bar was really pretty and the bartenders great! So very nice and informative! Lots of fun specialty drinks! Appetizers were good. Great location right across from the beach. Very quaint.

Thank garyconniej
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Just across the street from the Seal Beach Pier, this is the perfect spot for lunch or Happy Hour, after a day in the surf. The food is good, the bar is full of locals, the vibe is very casual. Stop in for a salad...More

Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Great location, great atmosphere, great staff. We really enjoyed the overall experience and will definitely go back. The service was on point, efficient and friendly. The blue cheese burger was a handful, and that's a good thing! the patty was cooked to order, great flavour...More

Thank SenorGancho
Reviewed 24 May 2018

CJ was our attentive server. We went for lunch on a Monday and it wasn't too busy. My Husband ordered the Chicken Club Sandwich and it was great...enough for 2 people. I had the Meatloaf Sandwich and it was just ok for me. Many people...More

Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We eat here often while visiting relatives in Seal Beach. It’s just across the street from the pier, and they give you an alert on your phone when your table is ready. Great to walk around and watch surfers from the pier or wander through...More

Thank Claire C
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Questions & Answers
Nicholas M
13 May 2017|
Response from Nicholas M | Property representative |
Happy Hour In Seal Beach is Monday thru Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Bar is at the top of Main Street steps to the Seal Beach Pier. There are also weekly drink specials all day.
10 September 2016|
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Response from Nicholas M | Property representative |
A. Free on Main Street for 2 hours B. Pier Parking -$3.00 for 2 hours, All day for $6 C. Free on 8th/Central Ave: 5 pm-10 pm, 6 min. walk D. Free at Marina Community Park: 12 min. walk
Shirley M M
28 January 2015|
Response from Aaron K | Property representative |
This may be a question for tripadvisor as i have no control over reviews
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Ocean Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-431-4888
  • E-mail
Award-Winning Seal Beach Restaurant With Ocean Views. Dine Steps from The Seal Beach Pier at the top of Main Street in Downtown. Our vast array of New American food ranges from chicken, beef and many seafood dishes. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Popular dishes include fish and chips, burgers, BBQ ribs, Cobb salad, fried Calamari and clambake pot. The Hangout Seal Beach is a great casual restaurant-bar for date night, business lunch, birthday, or night out — a fun place to eat with friends or family. Staying in Long Beach? We're 15 minutes away and one of the best restaurants nearby! Attentive, Friendly Service, good Food & Drinks. Our cocktails are unique and eclectic. Drink the latest craft beer on draft. CBS says we have one of the best bloody Marys in Orange County. Thrillist says we're their top 23 beachside bars. See why we're one of the best Locally Owned restaurants in Orange County, Southern California. Open 7:00 Am Daily!
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