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River's End

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15 1st St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6070
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Escondido, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a drive along the coast last weekend looking for somewhere to eat breakfast, we came across this place completely by accident - I think that's called serendipity! It's one of those totally casual, "beachy" places where locals go. It's mainly a big patio right on the beautiful sands of Seal Beach! It was a busy Sunday morning but the... More 

Thank Jeremiah29_11-14
Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

A rundown spot with very poor service and the food is basically salads and burgers. The view is very nice it's right on the beach and that's why people go but don't go for the food because it's terrible.

Thank stevec9957
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This place is right on the beach, with a great view of the ocean. The staff was polite and helpful. The prices were reasonable for an awesome meal. Word of warning, if you go for dinner in September, bring a light jacket as it got a bit cold around 7:00 pm. Had two toddlers with us and they were able... More 

Thank Mark W
Lakewood, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

They have pasta and Mexican food. Good for a long and lazy "chat and visit" restaurant. The view never gets old. The laid back atmosphere is very relaxing the food is a plus.

Thank Luchie B
Seal Beach, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I've seen this place go through several owners, great fish & chips! Hours are kinda funky, hard to remember! Bloody Mary's need some work! It's on the sand at the rivers end! Fun!

Thank Gregg B
Goodyear, Arizona
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Love this place, used to ride our bikes here every weekend when we lived in CA...good food, kind staff and dog friendly.

Thank KailieGirl
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We went here to meet a family member while on a trip to the area. The food was just OK (kinda mixed reviews: fish tacos good, cheese plate mediocre, with some odd sausage that appeared inedible and cucumbers, and calamari strips decent) , the service was VEEERRRRRYYYYY SSSSLLLLOOOOOWWWWWW. Be prepared. But for a place to hang out, watch the beach,... More 

Thank Bearstraveler
Seal Beach, California
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241 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

I love to bring my dogs, sit on the patio and watch the view of Catalina and Pallas Verde. In the afternoon there are kite surfers if it is breezy. Mornings bring bike riders down the river. Service is attentive but can be slow if it is busy. More time to enjoy the view and food.

Thank sealbeachtraveler
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Enjoyed the walk along the beach to River's End for breakfast. The service was friendly and fast. We sat on the outdoor patio and enjoyed the views. Didn't feel too bad eating the huge portions because of the walk back to town. The whole breakfast and beach experience was great! Bring your appetite.

1 Thank Jeanie H
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Went here for brunch on a Sunday. Apparently we got there early enough to get seating for a party of 6. The breakfast was fabulous. We all got something different including eggs, pancakes, french toast (huge fat slices). Coffee was replenished frequently as was tea and water. We sat outside and checked out the beach/ocean. Plenty of shade provided by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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

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