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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, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 198
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 5
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  • 3
    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
Walt's Wharf for Seafood

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen B
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Long Beach, California
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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 

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Thank Karen B
Washington DC
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541 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 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 

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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.

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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 2 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 

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Thank Mary G
Seal Beach, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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.

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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 4 weeks ago

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!

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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 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Traveleggg
Carnelian Bay, Ca
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215 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Walt's is always packed, yet always spot on in terms of food quality and value. Our server Bridget was so accommodating during our visit, and in trying to get us a reservation fro Christmas Eve. The prices for the plethora of seafood offerings are very fair considering portion size and perfect preparation. Large wine list. Highly recommend.

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Thank roamingnoni
Lafayette
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Spent our first evening in Seal Beach at Walt's Wharf. They have a nice bar and comfortable restaurant. Enjoyed a cocktail, then dinner. The grilled salmon was excellently prepared and my companion's thought the fish and chips were some of the best they have ever had. The service was friendly, efficient and helpful in offering recommendations for items on the... More 

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Thank Danielle-Jim S
Fullerton, California
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164 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I can't believe I haven't reviewed Walt's before now. This is the go to restaurant on Main Street in Seal Beach. Fresh fish, good meat, and excellent service abound. This last visit we were a party of 7 celebrating a birthday. We had reservations and were seated pretty close to the reservation time but was exceptional was the reception desk... More 

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?