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15 1st St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6070
562-431-5558
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
On the Beach!

Located at the end of the San Gabriel River Bike Trail this is a natural stopping point for cyclists. It is the only restaurant within a step or two of the sand for miles around. Automobile access is via the Seal Beach parking lot at the end of First Street (expect to pay $2 at the machine (at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Seal Beach, California
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Seal Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Located at the end of the San Gabriel River Bike Trail this is a natural stopping point for cyclists. It is the only restaurant within a step or two of the sand for miles around. Automobile access is via the Seal Beach parking lot at the end of First Street (expect to pay $2 at the machine (at least two... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Great place with fantastic view of sunset on the water. The food is good and servers were attentive. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because they won't let you order a la carte on the Dungeness crabs special menu. For that menu, it requires both people in the party to order and menu is set.

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Downey, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I happened onto this out of the way café some time ago; it is steps away from the ocean, away from the city, but a minute drive from it; they serve breakfast and lunch, fish tacos, pasta, a good variety of wines and beers, local and imported. The wait is a bit long 20-30 minutes, but there is so much... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This little hidden gem is not for the stuffy, I don't like sand near my food types. It's literally on the sand at the jetty in Seal Beach. The food is good, there is wine & beer. It's a great place to ease a hangover, have lunch with the family or a super casual romantic little dinner. You can't beat... More 

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Seal Beach
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have been going there for years. Food is always good and a fair price. Service is sometimes slow, need more staff. I we are not in a rush when we go there, we just enjoy.

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Long Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been going here for a while and it is the only restaurant on the beach where you can bring your dogs. Big plus. The food is consistent. It is hit or miss with the service. The staff seems to like to hang out inside and it takes too long to get your beverages and when you finally can... More 

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Modesto, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice out door seating on the sand in Seal Beach. It's next to the river across from Long Beach Harbor. Good food, good prices & good service-

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California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Get away from the tourists and the crowds, go where the locals go. Great food casual atmosphere, excellent service. Take your time because you wont wont to leave. I recommend you go on a warm sunny day, when its not too windy, sit outside.

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Seal Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The locals favorite place. Food is good, great friendly service, wonderful ambiance, specially on a warm summer evening!

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The location on the beach could not be better, but I've never understood why the food and service has never been improved. To me the place could be a goldmine, and why the need to pay for parking.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 1st St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6070
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-431-5558

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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