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Hennessey's Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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140 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6317
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Tualatin, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Went down to the beach for lunch and evening fireworks with f a family. Nice lunch with my wife, son and grand son. Nice atmosphere. Go I d for all type, family, friends including children

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Paramount, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We came here on a Saturday night and it was fairly busy. We ordered the Sheperd's Pie and Fish Tacos which were both excellent. We were disappointed that they only have two Irish beers and only Guiness on tap. The service was good, but it was very loud. The bar was only partly full but we could barely hear each... More 

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Riverside, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Food and service were good. While visiting the beach, we went on a walk for lunch came to this restaurant and thought it sounded and smelt good I had the fish tacos and they were great. My husband had a hamburger and said it was large and cooked perfectly. Will be back.

Thank tcalzia
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Granted we came in around 11p and they must have run out of ice cream but overall the experience was good. My server did a nice job but could have told us there was no ice cream in the dessert we ordered. Mostly whip cream. Would still come back. Can't judge on one bad order.

Thank Jo C
Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

There are a few places people go near here. I'd rank this lower than some others. The open air atmosphere is different/fresh, and you also get to listen to cars and dogs. The drinks are usually $1-2 more than other places. All that said, this place has the best social vibe and seems to attract a larger crowd. To each... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

For the price range we found Hennessey's the best value in Seal Beach. The food is excellent, the drinks are hand squeezed and the atmosphere is pleasant. We stayed in Seal Beach for several months and Hennesseys was our go to spot for Bloody Mary's, burgers and salads. Very consistent, never disappointed.

Thank Jeanie H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

You can find these restaurants in several beach cities in Southern California. Definitely a pub atmosphere. Great hamburgers and beer if a on the high side for prices

Thank califken
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We had just arrived and were looking for a quick sandwich. The 4 of us ordered different meals and shared along with onion rings and fries. Everything was delicious.

Thank jczar2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

A popular Main Street eatery with a wide range of menu items and specials. There is on and off street parking and a beach car park during the busy season.

Thank VirginAgent
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly place. Food is good. Service is pleasant. Serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Full bar meets all kinds of needs.

Thank Rhonda H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-598-4419

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