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Walt's Wharf

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201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing food

It was a remarkable experience. The sea food was amazing and the service outstanding. Try seafood mix. Grilled lobster, shrimp, fish and shell fish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alexandre B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a remarkable experience. The sea food was amazing and the service outstanding. Try seafood mix. Grilled lobster, shrimp, fish and shell fish.

Thank Alexandre B
Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was with a co-worker, walking main street when we stumbled across this place. It smelled amazing. Checked in with our phone and they sent us a text message when our table was ready. Allowing us to wander down onto the pier while we were waiting. The food is AMAZING! great seafood. tried their sampler platter and everything was really great.... More 

Thank m00k3y
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very popular place for lunch and we are going back for dinner to try some more of the extensive menu. Central on Main Street it's a short stroll from the beach in this lovely old town. Plenty of parking when we were there in February although I guess it gets harder in the season.

Thank VirginAgent
Long Beach, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Walt's for many years. It has consistently provided fresh, tasty seafood. We normally eat at the noon hour, so it is not crowed then. The service is always fast, friendly. There are no other seafood restaurants nearby that can provide the quality that Walt's does. They have not "remodeled" in a long time, so it... More 

Thank Karen B
Washington DC
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554 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As of today, this place is the top ranked on TA in Seal Beach. It's certainly good, very good, and predictably a decent dining location. I've been here a few times for both lunch and dinner, usually for business. Lunch is better than dinner for business due to the crowds. But I keep looking for a better place and don't... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went to celebrate a birthday and was told to move to another table. We had a fishing line in our lemon with our sparkling water and then they did not have our bottle of wine that was on their wine list. My husband did not have a wonderful birthday. Our waiter Tuan was not very friendly.

Thank Ingrid C
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been enjoying dining at Walt's Wharf on Main Street in Seal Beach for decades. Although the restaurant has a somewhat dated atmosphere, it continues to update its menu, offering fresh fish and seafood using more contemporary cooking styles. Case in point: Last night I enjoyed the blackened catfish with a creamy cilantro sauce. It was absolutely delectable: tender,... More 

Thank Mary G
Seal Beach, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I eat here 1 - 2 times a week (as I work on Main). The freshest fish ever. I was a big fan of Los Al Fish Company but Walt's has stolen my business. Try the fresh salmon. The deviled egg appetizer is great too.

Thank Jaime V
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I was treated to a "milestone" birthday lunch here and we had a fabulous meal! We were upstairs where it was not crowded at all and were able to enjoy a leisurely lunch. Although I wasn't paying, the prices seemed reasonable for the high quality entrees. Yum!

Thank AB4415
Butte, Montana
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

If you are anywhere nearby ..eat here and you will not be disappointed.. I tasted nearly all the fish on the menu all good.

Thank Traveleggg

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-598-4433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?