Ocean View Restaurant in Seal Beach, CA

Dine at an award-winning ocean view restaurant in Seal Beach steps from the iconic pier. Experience a fun and casual atmosphere with a surf theme. Our variety of New American food provides a unique range of flavors with southern flair. In summer, feel the breezes right off the ocean. Located in downtown, we're easy get to from PCH or the 405.

The Hangout is one of the best Seal Beach Restaurants on Main Street for a romantic dinner, anniversary, birthday, night out with friends or family. Our courteous staff can explain the various dishes to simplify ordering. In the evening, enjoy the lighted backdrop of the beautiful waterfront. Take a stroll on the boardwalk before or after dinner. Browse scenic Main Street and visit the many unique stores. 

There are other Seal Beach restaurants
but only The Hangout has direct ocean views.

Opened in 2012, we're locally owned and operated. Our food is taken very seriously and therefore only the very highest quality meats, seafood, and produce go into each dish. Breakfast, lunch, and dinners are made fresh to order daily. We purchase seafood not on the Seafood Watch List and only use products that meet high expectations. Enjoy large portions at reasonable prices. 

Our rotating craft beer selection is ideal for enthusiasts. Choose from various California red or whites that compliment your meal. Drink to a good cause. We're proud to serve ONEHOPE as our house wine. They donate an astounding 50% of its profits to various charities.

During the remodeling of this downtown landmark, reclaimed lumber was used in the fabrication of the table tops, bar top, and walls. All of our paper products and takeout supplies are recycled and compostable. See for yourself why we're one of the best places to eat in Seal Beach. Stop in and dine with us!

Tripadvisor  Best New Restaurant Seal Beach

The Hangout Restaurant In Seal beach

Dine with stunning views of the pier. Exit 22 off the 405. Drive until it turns into Ocean Ave. From PCH, exit off Main Street. Hours are 7:00 am to 12:00 am daily, 7 days.

Monday thru Friday:    7:00 am  - 12:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday:     7:00 am  -  2:00  pm

Sunday thru Thursday  11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday        11:00 am - 9:30 pm 

LATE NIGHT:        (burger menu only):
Sunday - Thursday:  *9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday & Saturday:   *9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
901 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Tel: (562) 431-4888
Group Dinners: Call Ahead
Reservations: Not Needed
Cuisine: New American
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00am-12:00am
Price Range: $$ 11-30
Sports TV: Yes
Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Dinner Gift Cards: Available
Bike Racks: Yes on waterfront
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Free on Main Street for 2 hours.
  • Pier Parking
  • A. $3.00 for 2 hours
    B. All day for $6
  • Free on 8th/Central Ave: 5pm-10pm, 6 min. walk
  • Free at Marina Community Park: 12 min. walk

Food Favorites

Not sure where to eat in downtown? Problem solved. Suitable for many dining occasions, our food is so versatile it spans several categories.There's also some vegetarian options. Join us for a casual breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Below are just a few of our popular dishes.

See our full menus online. 



Two Eggs Any Style, w/ Your Choice of Apple Smoked Bacon, Smoked Ham or Sausage, served w/ Hash Browns. Your Choice of Bread; White, Wheat, Sourdough, Rye or English Muffin.


Three Egg Omelet, Lobster, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Cheese & Lobster Bisque Sauce served w/ Toast & Hash Browns.


Two Eggs Over-Easy, Refried Beans, Salsa, Cheese, Tortilla, Avocado & Hash Browns.



Beef Brisket w/ Au Jus, Creamy Horsey Sauce, Mashed
Potatoes and Southern Greens.


Choice Beef cooked your way. Pepper Jack Cheese, Grilled Jalapeños, Crispy Onions w/ Memphis BBQ Sauce. Rock n' roll.


Beer Battered Cod with a side of French Fries & Cole Slaw.


Memphis BBQ Sauce & Cole Slaw.



Fried Green Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil & Basil Oil.


Cheesy Grits, Shrimp, Bacon, Onions, Bell Pepper Topped w/ Brown Gravy.



Fresh Mahi over Creamy Grits and Roasted Corn Salsa. 


Succulent NY Strip with Red Potatoes & Seasonal Veggies.


Just like Moms. House-Made Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and a side of Seasonal Veggies.


Lobster, Clams, Shrimp, Mussels, Andouille Sausage, Red Potatoes, Corn & Veggies.


Waterfront restaurants Near Me: Long Beach, Sunset, Lakewood, Newport Beach

Looking for Waterfront Restaurants Near Me? Relax at one of the few restaurants with a view near Long Beach, Sunset Beach, Lakewood, and Newport Beach with a view. Experience some of the best service and value for food in Southern California. We're a great dining escape that is casual, fun, and relaxing. Our unique New American menu ranges from fish, chicken, BBQ, and vegetarian. Catch some amazing sunsets over drinks and dinner by the beach. 

From downtown Long Beach, we're approximately 7 miles. Take a drive along Ocean Boulevard and join us for a great day or night out. From Sunset Beach, it's only 3 miles. From Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center, or Newport, it takes 30 minutes. Our staff makes it worth the drive! We look forward to making your visit memorable.