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Walt's Wharf

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201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
562-598-4433
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great feast

It was our second time at Walt's, and it was great! We went with a big group before the end of our vacation. We started with oysters, oak grilled artichoke, and lobster and dungeness crab cakes. My husband and I had the halibut. It was delicious, but a bit overcooked. The crab legs and salmon were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
greengirl68
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

It was our second time at Walt's, and it was great! We went with a big group before the end of our vacation. We started with oysters, oak grilled artichoke, and lobster and dungeness crab cakes. My husband and I had the halibut. It was delicious, but a bit overcooked. The crab legs and salmon were yummy. Our service was... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Most anything on the menu is great. Every month or two my wife and I will come in and share a seal beach ceasar (lots of food) cheese toast (not shown on menu anymore) and a bottle of wine. Filling and delicious.

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Huntington Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I enjoyed the salmon was fresh and moist. The real winner for me was their version of a Banana Split! This is a must try and was the perfect portion. Great service and tons of room but I recommenced making a RSVP.

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Bellflower, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I've been eating here for more than 40 years, and this is consistently one of my favorite spots. Good staff, great food and wine list. Comfortable, casual, not overly priced - winner, winner!

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Huntington Beach, CA
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142 reviews 142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Been coming here for 20 years as a place to celebrate with family over a great meal. Food is consistently good. No elevator, but they do have seating downstairs as well. Oak grilling adds an amazing flavor to the fish as well as the world famous artichoke that you must try. The sauce is killer too! Love the clam chowder... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Growning up on the beach but ending up in Seattle...I return regularly to see family and friends. What restaurant to visit first?? Walt's Whatf!! Every time I get to Southern California it's straight way to Walt's. Awesome food, reasonable prices. Than a walk on the pier!!

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Signal Hill, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went for a late lunch with a colleague, who loves fish. Had some tasty oak grilled mahi mahi and an aji sandwich, with a decent bottle of American albariño. We were both happy. The restaurant and bar were both full, and it was noticeable that people were happy with their food and drinks.

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Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Been here many times. They don't take reservations or we would go more often. Usually pretty crowded but the food is good, and consistently so.

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Seal Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Started going here in the 60's. Wonderful fish, taco's, side orders, great wines (Babcock, especially). A good family place to meet. Get there early. Lines start around 7 for tables.

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Seal Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've only been to the restaurant one time, and it was on Valentine's Day. The service was exceptional, although a bit rushed probably due to the fact that it was Valentine's Day. I had an outstanding seafood meal and was in heaven.

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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 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?