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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
  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 0
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  • 6
    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
Homestyle Cooking

Visited with a group of friends. The location is right on the beach. The food isi tasty and well prepared. Comfortable beach location. Good for families. Eat inside or out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Pasadena, California
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The River's End is the perfect location if you want to have an outdoor meal right at the sand and bring along your dog. The restaurant is just steps away from the beach. We had a baby and a dog, which they accommodated both nicely. We all had the Halibut Fish Tacos, which was a very nice choice. The restaurant... More 

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Durango
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Basically a restaurant within view of the beach. The menu is basic and the food is average in every respect. Seating outside is nice, with adequate shade and sun depending on your likes. We had the fish and chips and a patty melt. The fish and chips was tasty but cool temperature wise, the same with the patty melt. I... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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163 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited with a group of friends. The location is right on the beach. The food isi tasty and well prepared. Comfortable beach location. Good for families. Eat inside or out.

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Long Beach, CA
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

So, after checking to see if the wait was long and noticing that there were empty tables, we paid for parking. We wrote our name on the list. There is a rude sign that says no water, no drinks while waiting. There was no where to sit, no one to greet you. Wait, there was a bench that was broken... More 

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L.A.
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233 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This casual place is right on the sand at the end of 1st street, it has a nice parking lot where you pay $3.00 for two hours. It is next to where the river meets the sea and you can watch the surfers there. Service was prompt, food is decent and the dog biscuits when we were seated was a... More 

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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

If you want a "Secret" Beach Restaurant, Seal Beaches "River End Café" is it! Located in the beach parking lot at Ray Bay, San Gabriel Rivermouth, Seal Beach, off 1st Street & Ocean. Inside and outside (dogs OK outside) high quality food at reasonable prices. Try the Aloha Special (Spam, Eggs and Rice) The Omelets are unreal and the Fish... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American

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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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