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15 1st St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6070
562-431-5558
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Ranked #29 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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English first
Seal Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you love the beach and you want to eat right on the edge of the sand, this is a good place. The restaurant sits on the sand next to the San Gabriel River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful place to sit and relax and have a meal and a drink, look out at the ocean, and... More

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Chino, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you enjoy the sea breeze and good food, I highly recommend Rivers End. It is right on the beach and has good food, good service and a great view. If you get there when they open, you can get a table on the deck and enjoy the view even more. Beware though, it can get breezy and cold. They... More

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food was okay, but the problem is the service. It was if it was in slow motion. Now, honestly, I'm not a task master, and I'm as easy going as they come, but the staff had not one shred of hustle in their bustle what so ever. Just even getting seated seem like a feat in it's self. They... More

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Hull, UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

They did tell us we would have to wait and we did. We had to wait 45 minutes for a table and then it was about another 30 - 45 minutes before our food arrived which was just ok. If it had been worth the wait I wouldn't have minded but sadly it was disappointing. The location is great just... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a great place to have a relaxing lunch at the beach. Great breeze, beautiful sunshine. For someone from the Midwest eating lunch on the beach with all of the pelicans flying by was definitely a treat. The food was good, definitely better than average. We had a mixture of breakfast and lunch, meats and fish. Service was not bad... More

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los angeles
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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 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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La Quinta, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Additional Information about River's End

Address: 15 1st St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6070
Phone Number: 562-431-5558
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American

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