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Walt's Wharf

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201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very good seafood

Nice clean seafood restaurant. A little pricey but worth it for most dishes. Can get crowded at night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
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English first
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice clean seafood restaurant. A little pricey but worth it for most dishes. Can get crowded at night.

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place, great bar staff. Fab waitresses fab food. Very busy on a Tuesday night with a nice mix of locals and not so.

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Butte, Montana
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there 3 times food is fresh and great! Monday night special 4 course dinner the best deal! Staff very friendly .. Provided a private room for a conference call.

Thank Traveleggg
Seal Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walt's is a staple of the Seal Beach area. We enjoy dining there and have been many times. Food and service are both quite good.

Thank David D
Seal Beach, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great seafood, wonderful friendly service and excellent variety. Love to stroll Main street after dinner and get that "Mayberry by the sea" feeling!!

Thank Dan L
Reno, Nevada
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146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I much prefer to try a local place when visiting a city and avoid the chains. Walt's is located in the middle of old Seal Beach which is a very pleasant little beach community near Long Beach. They have a very good wine list which features a lot of CA wines with very reasonable prices. The menu features some good... More 

Thank traveloften028
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what all the fuss is all about. If this is the best seafood Seal Beach has to offer I'll keep looking. The service was attentive, but the quality of the food distracted from the entire experience.

Thank Mark W
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we are in southern California to visit family we ALWAYS go to Walt's Wharf for those amazing artichokes cooked over the bar b q grill with the most amazing dipping sauce. There sourdough bread is the bomb also. All the fish dishes we have had were amazing as well!

Thank Sophie9
Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by Walt's for an afternoon cocktail and after talking with the bartender and watching the establishment work we had to come back for dinner. What really captured my attention was watching a manager shift change. The new manager came in did a walk through with the exiting manager. I saw the new manager look at one of the pub... More 

Thank stltra
La Crescenta, California
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to eat here weekly, however stopped going as the food became less than good a number of times. Think management might have changed ....

Thank 1jjarecki

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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?