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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Always good!

Have been to Walt's many times, both lunch and dinner. This time lunch while in town for the annual car show... Very nice Bloody Mary's! Fish Tacos always a hit! Good Fish & Chips! Very friendly & efficient service! Great bar scene! Lunch or dinner, you won't be disappointed!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
TooRed51
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Orange, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orange, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Have been to Walt's many times, both lunch and dinner. This time lunch while in town for the annual car show... Very nice Bloody Mary's! Fish Tacos always a hit! Good Fish & Chips! Very friendly & efficient service! Great bar scene! Lunch or dinner, you won't be disappointed!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Walt's for years. They have some of the best seafood on the west coast. I highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

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ak496
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

On business in So Cal a colleague recommended Walt' s Wharf in quaint Seal Beach south of Long Beach. Sat at the bar with local regulars and had one of my favorite meals ever. Walts started as a fish market and now is a cozy place with a great wine list with some made by the owner"s son, great steaks,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The service was excellent and I was very impressed by the place. It is a beautiful environment, even a little fancy. The food is affordable and delicious, but I am not a seafood person. I had a salad with Walt's Chicken and it was delicious. If I liked seafood I probably would have more to say about the food.

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Long beach
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Walt's wharf has been around forever, probably because of the excellent seafood and service. The menu is pretty standard but with a few interesting preparations. They have an excellent wine list for bottles but the by the glass menu is pretty limited. The only real downside here is the decor, which is vintage 1990 ( or so)- Hunter green table... More 

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Hamlin , New York, United States
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164 reviews 164 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant has been around for decades and always turns out a nice meal. Always seems fast to get a table, though always full. Two stories; good service, nice beverage selection, good menu. Though crowded, it is pretty quiet. I had the Boston clam chowder (New England)...excellent!! And, I had the fish fry. VERY good. I find that simple dish... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Excellent seafood options that are perfectly prepared. Many New World wines (Napa, Paso Robles etc) and some Old World wines at great prices. The do need to increase thier Old world wine selection as they have a great ability to pair with their foods.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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113 reviews 113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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?