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River's End

15 1st St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6070
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Ranked #15 of 80 restaurants in Seal Beach
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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39 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
los angeles
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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I enjoy reading the San Gabriel River Trail to Seal Beach. When we do, we stop in here. Very casual and laid back. A sign warns you to chill as you will need to wait as others have before. Very pleasant on the beach and the food is pretty good. The pastrami sandwich is especially good. Careful... More

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Orange, California, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went for dinner on a hot muggy California night great view of the ocean and the San Gabriel River and best of all the food was great staff helpful! What a great find. Can't wait to go back for breakfast and try their omelettes.

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Islip Terrace, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Cafe is not easy to find but worth the search. It is on the beach with shade from overhangs and umbrella tables. It is handicap accessable. There are many locals and bicyclists frequenting this location. Make sure you have sunglasses, sunscreen and a jacket if you are going to linger over the relaxing feel to this restaurant. They will... More

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Cerritos, California, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Sitting almost on the sand, enjoying the view of the ocean, riverbed and all the people coming and going from the beach, you can't beat it. The food is fantastic and the staff very friendly. A bit of a wait if you don't get there early and sometimes I have trouble getting refills on my coffee, but that's the worst... More

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Long Beach, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Let's start off by stating this is not a great restaurant. However, it is good and it is consistent. But more importantly, it is on the beach, next to the river, with the surf in view. They do a nice job on breakfast and lunch (never had dinner there). The Mexican themed dishes have never disappointed, and the salads are... More

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Costa Mesa, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Took my husband here for his birthday. It's right on the sand and just feet from the the water. The menu is very tasted and reasonably priced. There's patio seating as well as indoors. It's not fancy, very beachy and sometimes crowded. The only downside is the bathrooms are public. The restaurant doesn't have its own. Not too bad, but... More

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Upplands-Vasby, Sweden
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We didn't expect much when we saw the café. It looked just like a chack but boy was that a great place. Right on the beach with wonderful views of the river and ocean as well as a lot of sand. I had fish and chips and the fish was my absolute favorite, halibut. Everything was so good. Sitting in... More

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Seal Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The atmosphere is all beach. The food is good and it is the only place with quick access and plenty of parking that allows you to enjoy your food and beer on the sand. Definitely worth a visit on a sunny day or a break on your bike ride.

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Seal Beach, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

And by on the beach, I mean sand between your toes, or at least right under the flooring. Food is good, service is friendly, and it is one of the few places around where you can dine with your dog. During the winter months there is no dinner service,(it gets chilly when the sun goes down) so check first. Small... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

River's End is a great location for a quiet breakfast or lunch. Away from traffic and noise, fresh sea air, view is good for a sandy beach with a pier and offshore rigs. Menu is quite complete, quality of food is OK, service is always superb. Need to update or replace some of the outside dinning tables/chairs. All the other... More

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