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201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
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Ranked #1 of 80 Restaurants in Seal Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

our waiter told us they were known for their smoker, so we had the smoked fish appetizer - a definite must have - and it a large portion for just 2, great to share with more. The other dish not to miss is the Blackened Catfish, never have I had catfish treated so regally every bite was a treat for... More 

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159 reviews 159 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went there on a Sunday evening...most tables filled...I had the trout...was delicious. .as well as Walts Salad...rice pilaf and green beans...my husband the lobster /crab cakes and salad...both of us really enjoyed our meal...bread was hot...wine good...we will be back

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Walt's Wharf is located in the middle of the charming and relaxed Seal Beach, CA. Walt's came with a glowing reputation. Sadly it is no longer firing on all cylinders. The inside is not well lit and comes across as gloomy and in need of freshening up. The wait time for service and eventually food was long. Nothing wrong with... More 

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Seal Beach, SO CA USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've been enjoying this restaurant and attached bar ( bar with window tables) for decades! Seeming locals only, always upbeat and fun! High quality food, albeit a bit pricey. Happy Hour is my time to visit. Walts is located on Seal Beach's unique (unique for the LA area) main street ending one block up from the Seal Beach Pier and... More 

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Bakersfield, CA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Hadn't been here in years, but tried it again. Greeted by a friendly hostess, and seated right away for our light lunch. We had a couple of appetizers; Kumai oysters, so fresh and delicious, and an order of steamed mussels; large and in a yummy broth to dip their sourdough bread. Paired that with Babcock chardonnay; it's why we go... More 

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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is an AMAZING restaurant, particularly the seafood. We had dinner here for the first time on New Year's Eve. Fantastic! Walt's is a very warm, homey restaurant with an exquisite and extensive wine list. They offer wine flights which were outstanding! The seafood - halibut, scallops, salmon, pokis were all super fresh - prepared simply allowing the taste of... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I love this place. It's an old school restaurant with the best sourdough bread!!! We go for their lunches- half sandwich and clam chowder. Their tuna melt is seriously one of the best I've ever had. Today was a cold day and when my boyfriend said "clam chowder in seal beach!?" I said hell yes let's go to Walt's!!! The... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant in all of Southern California (maybe anywhere), but one must like seafood to truly appreciate it. I discovered Walt's Wharf when it was recommended by a co-worker, having had to travel here on business about 10 years ago. We have been coming here ever since, as we often visit the area with family living in... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I lived in the area for more than 20 years!! This was one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Great food, great wine and great service.........and great owners!! I never miss a chance to go here when I return to the area!!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I always choose this restaurant when my kids ask me where I want to go for my birthday dinner, and when I have guests in town. The food is incredibly awesome, the service is great, and there are plenty of choices for the person who does not like fish. The restaurant is fairly casual, so you don't have to dress... More 

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Additional Information about Walt's Wharf

Address: 201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
Phone Number: 562-598-4433
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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