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Blackboard Bistro

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1198 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste A, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6248
(562) 596-9556
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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Long Beach, California
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407 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 788 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy locals spot so it is best to go during the week or be prepared to wait on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The Pancakes are all delicious and the Eggs Benedict is divine. I order the sauce on the side. They have different choices and I enjoy the Texas Bene which is Turkey Hash instead of... More 

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1 Thank PeggyChism
Orange County, Ca
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300 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe we ordered the wrong items but it seemed very average to us. "Just the way it used to be" burger and spinach omelet were filling but not memorable.

Thank MominOC
Seal Beach, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Blackboard Bistro is an indoor outdoor restaurant serving locals who walk, ride or drive in. It has a friendly atmosphere and we really enjoy dining there. We eat there 2-3 times a month. They are open breakfast and lunch only

Thank 270Pat_C
Long Beach, California
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280 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Blackboard Bistro offers fresh food made from scratch daily. My favorite is their wonderful breakfasts. I love the french toast. My husband loves the pancakes. The lunch menu features over 20 sandwiches, as well as juicy burgers and fresh salads.

1 Thank gmeredith
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

There are not too many places in Seal Beach for a good breakfast so very often when visiting a friend we head to Blackboard Bistro for breakfast. I have had some very good meals here and some so so meals here. Same for the service. Sometimes they are right on top of things and other times you can wait to... More 

Thank ssanchez2015
Saint Louis, Missouri
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405 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Great lunch spot in Seal Beach. Food is good. They have an outdoor patio great for eating outside. Service is great. Plan a stop here right on PCH

Thank califken
Long Beach, CA
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We decided to eat here today, and choose to eat outside. It was a perfect day and very pleasant outside. We had on California Hamburger and one Blue Berry pancake. Both were delicious. The service was also excellent.

1 Thank rjhaardvark
Los Angeles, California
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We've been here a few times, always on a weekend and it's always busy. Service is good and all the breakfasts I've had are delicious. They are very accommodating if there is a problem with your order, which I like. I will be back again.

Thank Anne_66_10
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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

Thank Steve S
Reseda, California, United States
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

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 

1 Thank James G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

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