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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 70
    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 A Good Stop

We typically meet resident friends at Walt's when we visit Newport Beach. It's a good midway point and an excellent restaurant. The food is excellent as is the service. And Seal Beach is such a cool little town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
PittsburghGeese
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Gainesville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Gainesville, Virginia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We typically meet resident friends at Walt's when we visit Newport Beach. It's a good midway point and an excellent restaurant. The food is excellent as is the service. And Seal Beach is such a cool little town.

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Seal Beach is not much to brag about in terms of the beach. But this place... OMG The Ahi Toki was delicious, the soy sauce with sesame with a slight kick was simply the best. The waitress recommended the honey glazed salmon and the fish curry. OMG, can't go wrong with either one of these. The salmon was good, but... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

While staying here for business, we dined two nights here. The discounted wine by the bottle lured us in, but the quality of food and service brought us back for a second night. The yellowfin w/ mango sauce, forbidden rice and chard was excellent. Fellow diners loved the raw oysters and chocolate bombe dessert!

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Auburn, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had the surf and turf (crab). Mouthwatering food, absolutely loved it. Was there to celebrate a birthday, he got free dessert.

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San Diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Incredible seafood with great service. Their steamed clams would be top shelf on the east coast, and the fish is always cooked perfectly. They have a nice selection of wines and ports as well - dining at the bar is entertaining since dishes are prepared in front of you. Well worth the wait for lunch or dinner.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

They serve a variety of good fish meals. Our favorite is sitting in the bar and having Walt's salad with candied walnuts. Order it with a piece of salmon in the salad. I'm not sure its still on the menu but they will make it for you.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have eaten at Walt's on numerous occasions. For Mother's Day lunch my husband was able to get us a nice reservation (they don't normally take reservations and the wait can be long, but worth it) They had special drinks for the day. I loved the guava Bellini. They have simply the best swordfish anywhere. The food is always perfectly... More 

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Palos Verdes
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The seafood offerings are fabulous. We were a party of eight, each picking a different item. Everyone was extremely happy with the quality, preparation and taste. The service was first class, efficient and helpful. We were there on Mother's Day, so they were extremely busy, but this did not hamper the service. Great place for dinner, family, couples, etc.

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We did not have reservations and were seated quickly. Fast service and so friendly. The caramelized king salmon was the best I've ever had. So delicious, and the Yukon potatoes were were perfect. I would definitely go back and highly recommend this restaurant.

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Anaheim, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

started with a great Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Great wine selection. Multiple oyster selections from different coasts. The BC ones were awesome, steamers, calamari and then no room fro lunch. All the meals around us looked great. I had not been here in 20 years and will make it here regularly now.

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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?