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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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  • 20
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Great Beach View Breakfast

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Kris L
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English first
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If there is a better beach side omlet or eggs benedict or steaming coffee or fresh orange juice--then the River's edge tops them all. The setting is just great--right on the beach, good parking, easy walk from anywhere in Seal. The menu is extensive--and the wait staff works hard to keep the drinks, food, and afterwards moving. Add the beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great food, better views! I loved the spicy Caribbean sauce on the crab Benedict. My boyfriend ordered the chicken fried steak with rice and fried eggs to recreate our favorite Hawaiian dish, 'the Loco Moco!'

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Pasadena, California
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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165 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 10 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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241 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 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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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?