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“My Favorite Restaurant in Seal Beach”

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
Ranked #3 of 91 Restaurants in Seal Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Award-winning, New American Restaurant & Bar in Seal Beach, CA With Views. Dine Steps from The Seal Beach Pier in Downtown. We serve Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner 7 days a week. Choose from fresh seafood, 7 amazing burgers, sandwiches, refreshing salads, and more! Our portions are right on point. Join us from 7:00 am daily.
Seal Beach, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“My Favorite Restaurant in Seal Beach”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

I eat breakfast here regularly. The chef is very creative and there are some delicious unusual items on the menu, but what I like best is that it is mostly normal food done right. For example, you want oatmeal for breakfast, they got oatmeal. But not the usual tasteless paste ladled up from a vat that you'd get at a franchise diner. The Hangout serves you steel cut Irish oats, expertly cooked to order, garnished with raisins, fresh blueberries and pecans.and honey.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank JIMinSealBeachCA
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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Way better than expected”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Nothing special from the outside, this place turned out to have great food, great cocktails and great service! The restaurant is clean and bright with an ocean view and invites you to relax with a fresh, lunchtime cocktail - I chose the marga-jito and recommend it! Fish & chips, salmon over linguine and a smoked salmon wrap were all tasty and reasonably priced. Our server was charming, attentive and fast. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Les M
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Eureka, California
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great View, good drinks...”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Spent a sunny fall Sunday afternoon w/ friends sitting in The Hangout drinking spicy Bloody Marys. Right across the street from the ocean and pier this was the perfect place to start "bar crawling" in Seal Beach after riding down the beach on our bikes. The drinks were good and the staff was attentive and helpful.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Randyfish
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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222 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fun place near the beach”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Traveling on business and took a short drive from my hotel to Seal Beach, CA Main Street. The street is a fun place to shop, walk and experience. At the end of the street, near the beach is The Hangout. I had a drink and sandwich for my dinner. Nice people and the food was good as well. the place is quaint, not too large, and has a rustic feel, clean and welcoming. Give it a try for the casual food/drink experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Orchard609
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Seal Beach, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, drinks, service”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Located in the charming Old Town section of Seal Beach, The Hangout is located at the corner of Ocean and Main across from the Pier. It offers beautiful views of the sea and at times Catalina Island 25 miles away...on a clear day, you can see forever as they say! The menu is varied from appetizers to desserts and features American comfort food, like meatloaf and pork chops to seafood and foreign food choices. One can make a meal on appetizers alone or choose from the full service menu. The wait staff is excellent, always accommodating to whatever is required. It truly is service with a smile from morning till closing. This location offers an opportunity to walk off your meal by strolling Seal Beach Pier, just shy of 1/2 mile one way, to walking Old Town shops and bars. It is truly superb!

  • Visited October 2013
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