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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Fast and Friendly

Went on a Monday night when a lot was closed in town. The place was packed and we didn't have a reservation. We went across the street for a drink while we waited and within 15 mins they had a table ready for 6 The menu is quite large so I let our waitress suggest her favourite and she didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Joanne M
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Oakville, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Oakville, Canada
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Went on a Monday night when a lot was closed in town. The place was packed and we didn't have a reservation. We went across the street for a drink while we waited and within 15 mins they had a table ready for 6 The menu is quite large so I let our waitress suggest her favourite and she didn't... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The main course options were plentiful. Selections for adults and children. A bit more upscale then some of the dining establishments in Seal Beech but family friendly & dress attire casual to sundress type. Staff very helpful, friendly and accommodating to groups. The seafood was delicious & wine choices perfect for us. Reservations recommended.

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Durango
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went to Walt's and waited at the bar for a table, they can get really busy so plan your visit ahead of schedule. We were seated after one drink in the bar, would have preferred the bar but what the heck. We had oysters on the half, very good, the artichoke plate which was delicious along with a shrimp cocktail.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On a rainy Sunday night, we craved a cozy restaurant or pub, along with seafood. Not finding anything meeting that description in Huntington Beach, where we are staying, we found Walt's Wharf online, and made the 15 minute drive from HB. They had an impressive kids menu, with plenty of varied selections. Spaghetti and meatballs for my one son and... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wonderful food...a must if you are visiting Seal Beach. Love their caramelizes salmon. wonderful food, great wine and staff

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Seal Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Generally considered the top restaurant in Old Town Seal Beach, Walt's features oak-grilled fare and an extensive selection of wines and beers. Specialties include oak-grilled artichokes, fresh fish, clam chowder (both white and red), and salads. The owner, Walt Babcock, has a winery in Santa Barbara county so the wine list includes a number of his wines along with wines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My bud and I had lunch at Walts and had a wonderful meal. Great bread-fresh and tasty salad and then the AHI sandwich! THE BEST! ready to go for lunch tomorrow!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful sea food. walt's is located in Seal Beach Old Town; a neat little community on the coast. Wal's has been in Seal Beach for years and is well known in the community,

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had taken the bus from Orange County to Seal Beach, long trip, over an hour. Beach was nice and while strolling through the town, came upon Walt's Wharf. Menu looked interesting, service was good. My husband had the seafood chowder as an appetiser, it was delicious, he then had beer battered fish which was lovely but too much! I... More 

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant in Seal Beach. It has an awesome wine list and good food. If you like fish , this is the place to go. They have a pretty good assorted menu. The staff are great and alot of townies frequent this restaurant. Its located on a corner in the middle of town. Great atmosphere.

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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 25
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?