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Blackboard Bistro

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1198 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste A, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6248
(562) 596-9556
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Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast Spot

This place is well organized and very popular. We like going there because the ingredients are real fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Steve S
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is well organized and very popular. We like going there because the ingredients are real fresh.

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Thank Steve S
Reseda, California, United States
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better review this now before I forget anything else (like what I ordered)... I really like the repurposing of the old schoolroom here. Food was delicious. My sandwich was good but a tad greasy, and my dad's blueberry pancakes from the Playground Special were nice & fluffy. Minor knock on the service-considering I've been to several similar lunch places recently,... More 

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Thank James G
Seal Beach, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Breakfast and Lunch. My wife and I like to stop here while taking care of errands, UPS etc. Great daily specials!

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Thank Gregg B
Garden Grove, California, United States
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Blackboard Bistro is a small café that resides in an old converted school room. They have indoor and outdoor seating...I prefer the patio out front since we usually come here with a large group (8+) and indoor seating is much smaller. Their breakfast menu is rather extensive with a good selection of styles. The serving size is good, not... More 

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Thank Diane D
Seal Beach, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a popular eatery in Seal Beach and has been here many years. I ate here a few times but found the food to be so-so. Not bad but not particularly good either. The prices were high given the average quality but were matched by large portion sizes. Essentially, I was paying more for higher quantity and not deliciousness,... More 

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Thank Dennis C
Hidden Hills, California, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Even though it was a busy weekend morning, we were seated promptly and service was great. Our food was prepared to our instructions in a very short period of time.

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Thank Debbie S
Chandler, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Awesome service and food. Popeye omelette was scrumptious and coffee was fantastic. Definitely worth the visit. It's also close enough to walk to or from beach and Main St.

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1 Thank Paul S
Palm Springs, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had breakfast here on a Sunday morning and had no problem getting a table outside on the patio. The menu is very diverse and offers healthy options such as brown rice instead of potatoes and turkey hash rather than hash made with a fattier meat. The lunch menu also looked good so we will be going back for lunch... More 

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1 Thank Sarah R
Seal Beach, California
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This restaurant makes fantastic omelettes! They offer a few vegetarian options. I'm not a vegetarian, but their

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Thank kmccauleysb
Seal Beach, California
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The food is delicious both for breakfast and lunch and the service is always warm and friendly. I am sorry they do not serve dinner anymore because that was great too. The soups are good and I love the Good Earth sandwich-only place I ever eat something vegetarian! You can't go wrong with breakfast Mornings are always busy.

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Thank familytravl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1198 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste A, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6248
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: (562) 596-9556

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?