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River's End

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15 1st St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6070
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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At the beach with lots of sand and water

The food is good and nice proportions. The omelets are good with lots of fillings. Try a mimosa or sangria with brunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Long Beach, California
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Aspen, Colorado
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommend to us. And, the best part of it was the view. It is directly on the beach with perfect views of the water. And, that's where the goodness ends. The food took over 40 minutes to arrive to the table - and that was breakfast. And, unfortunately, it was not worth the wait. The "craby Benedict"... More 

Thank iheartco25
Long Beach, California
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is good and nice proportions. The omelets are good with lots of fillings. Try a mimosa or sangria with brunch.

1 Thank d2r4s
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Thought we would try River's End while on vacation with our family. 17 of us. The location was great, end of 1st street near the beach. But that was the best part. It is located in a parking area for Seal Beach so you have to pay to park. Parking is currently $3.00 for two hours. The signs say the... More 

Thank NedGrimley
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went on a tip from a local and was not disappointed. Was here for a late breakfast. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. On the beach- any closer and you would get wet. Excellent selection- really enjoyed the chilaquiles! And they serve champagne!

Thank daniel p
Round Rock, Texas, United States
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275 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

At the far end of Ocean Ave where the beach ends at the San Gabriel River is a small establishment tucked away next to a public pay parking lot. This is primarily an outdoor patio café, although there was very limited covered and indoor seating. Our server informed us they didn’t have a liquor license which allowed them to make... More 

Thank Dave M
Los Angeles, California
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We've been here a few times and it is very popular. We came one Sunday and there was a brunch crowd and music that was great. We also came during the week and had sandwiches and salads and it was great and not as crowded. Weekends are crowded and parking limited....weekdays better for parking and crowds. It's a fun place... More 

Thank Anne_66_10
Coto de Caza, California
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Located right on the sand next to the canal that borders Long Beach. A bit rustic and can be windy, but the location is a perfect view of the beach and ocean. Always seems to be sunny...especially afternoon if the marine layer needs to burn off. Food is pretty good, service adequate. Paid Parking can be a challenge and limited.... More 

Thank Eric B
Los Angeles, California
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173 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Right at the end of the bike path, this place is really busy on weekend mornings, and for good reason. It provides the perfect destination for cyclists and provides a great view, beach setting, and is out of town setting there all by itself. The food is fine; the prices a bit more than expected. We'll be back.

Thank Paul T
Hyattsville, MD
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

River's End has an amazing view - took a while to be seated which was fine; the patio is great and comfortable; Food was okay - they were out of lots of different items which made some ordering difficult - staff was good

Thank Alias605
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had a wonderful breakfast with friends. The french toast and heuvos rancheros were very good. Great place to enjoy Seal Beach on a sunday morning.

Thank Kris L

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?