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The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar

901 Ocean Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6301
+1 562-431-4888
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (25 reviews)
“meatloaf” (8 reviews)
“fish tacos” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
901 Ocean Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6301
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

We went to seal Beach to wander in shops and had lunch at this restaurant. I was under the impression that it had a view of the pier in the ocean. Although it is across the street from the beach is a very limited view....More

Thank ella052
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Cody was our great server. He is positive and energetic. I had the Diablo Veggie Burger and it is delicious...pretty hot! The onion Rings are a favorite and my Husband had grilled fish street tacos. He ordered 4 of them at $2.50 each and really...More

Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the restaurant. It was busy but service was prompt and food came out hot. The calamari appetizer was delicious and the calamari was very tender. I had the fish and chips and my husband had the hangout burger. We really enjoyed both....More

Thank alaskabound1
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here on a tour of the west coast for a hearty breakfast. It was so good we went back a few days later for dinner. The burgers are second to none in LA, and it has an amazing selection of craft beers on...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The hangout came recommended, and to be fair the place is always busy. Good service and a good selection of ales. What let the place down was the food we chose to order,food swimming in water as the greens had not been drained after cooking,food...More

Thank andrew p
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Stopped here for a Saturday lunch. Place was hopping but we were able to get seated right away. Good selection on both lunch and breakfast menus. Service was a tad slow but the place was very busy. Portions are quite generous and the food very...More

Thank LDM52
Reviewed 12 August 2018

My Texas Egg Sandwich and Dirty Bloody Mary were wonderful and just the right brunch before heading over to the beach. My boyfriend didn't enjoy his steak and eggs as much, saying the meat was tough, but still ate almost all of it. The location...More

Thank vitamind114
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a great place to chill by the pier. They have good drinks and tasty food.The bar next to the restaurant is small , but fun to hang out after a day at the beach.

Thank MissssBeachy
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Don’t be fooled, despite its name, this place is NOT a local hangout. Locals know better. Portions of the mediocre food are generous, but why would you want more of something that wasn’t good to begin with? The often praised meatloaf is a perfect example....More

Thank Foodie021
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I went here for breakfast last Saturday and had a very average experience. I order the eggs benedict with salmon. The overall taste was good, but the eggs were overcooked. Instead of poached they were more on the hard-boiled side. The salmon was kind of...More

Thank Grace K
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Questions & Answers
Nicholas M
13 May 2017|
Response from Nicholas M | Property representative |
Happy Hour In Seal Beach is Monday thru Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Bar is at the top of Main Street steps to the Seal Beach Pier. There are also weekly drink specials all day.
10 September 2016|
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Response from Nicholas M | Property representative |
A. Free on Main Street for 2 hours B. Pier Parking -$3.00 for 2 hours, All day for $6 C. Free on 8th/Central Ave: 5 pm-10 pm, 6 min. walk D. Free at Marina Community Park: 12 min. walk
Shirley M M
28 January 2015|
Response from Aaron K | Property representative |
This may be a question for tripadvisor as i have no control over reviews
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Ocean Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-431-4888
  • E-mail
Award-Winning Seal Beach Restaurant With Ocean Views. Dine Steps from The Seal Beach Pier at the top of Main Street in Downtown. Our vast array of New American food ranges from chicken, beef and many seafood dishes. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Popular dishes include fish and chips, burgers, BBQ ribs, Cobb salad, fried Calamari and clambake pot. The Hangout Seal Beach is a great casual restaurant-bar for date night, business lunch, birthday, or night out — a fun place to eat with friends or family. Staying in Long Beach? We're 15 minutes away and one of the best restaurants nearby! Attentive, Friendly Service, good Food & Drinks. Our cocktails are unique and eclectic. Drink the latest craft beer on draft. CBS says we have one of the best bloody Marys in Orange County. Thrillist says we're their top 23 beachside bars. See why we're one of the best Locally Owned restaurants in Orange County, Southern California. Open 7:00 Am Daily!
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