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“Delicious Surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Walt's Wharf

Walt's Wharf
201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
562-598-4433
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Ranked #1 of 88 Restaurants in Seal Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Antonio, TX
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97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Delicious Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Looking for a healthy, delicious fish dish? Walt's Wharf on Main in Seal Beach is your ticket! We just wanted a light supper one evening, had the ceviche appetizer and salads and it was so good, the service was so great, we came back again and had dinner the next night! The fish was delicious, and cooked just the way we wanted with no heavy sauces, the roasted vegetables as a side were outstanding. Everyone is pleasant and helpful, the atmosphere casual and friendly.
Will definitely come again the next time we are in the area!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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173 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Nostalgia value but not food value.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We 4 all thought our meals were okay, but the halibut was over- cooked and the salads were ordinary. I guess our expectations were too high, expecting excellent and getting...not bad. And is it only me, or does anyone else find filthy carpet in a restaurant rather disgusting?

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“clams in a pot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I spent a few days in Seal Beach during a work trip and Walt's was one of my stops. I loved the ambiance and the service was amazing. Walt's is a rare find--local flavor, great food and everything you crave when you only get one good meal. My favorite was the clams in a pot appetizer. It was enough for a meal for one and I loved sitting at the bar watching the food prepared. Lots of hustle and bustle and a great place to hang out for the evening. Loved it!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Harken
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Rainier, Oregon
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Fabulous food reasonably priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This place is awesome. We went here for a quick bite before I had to catch my plane home. The service, food, and the ambiance were impeccable. If you go, and you like chowder, don't miss it. It was creamy and very delicious

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ORFranP86
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Orange County, California
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“The Best in Seal Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Walt's is a local favorite and surely the best restaurant in Seal Beach. The menu consists of seafood, steaks and the usual classics. Enjoy Babcock wines from the owners' private winery (and a great wine list overall)!

Visited October 2012
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