Ocean View Restaurant in Seal Beach, CA

The Hangout is an ocean view restaurant in Seal Beach, CA located at 901 Ocean Avenue. Experience a casual dining atmosphere with a surf theme and breezes off the ocean. Unlike other downtown restaurants, we offer 180 degree panoramic views of the pier and waterfront. Our New American food consists of many traditional dishes with a little southern flair.

We're one of the best restaurants in Seal Beach downtown for a romantic dinner, wedding anniversary, birthday or night out with friends and family. For night-time dining, enjoy the lighted backdrop of the beautiful waterfront. Take a walk on the pier before or after dinner. Browse the many stores lining Main Street.

Opened in 2012, The Hangout is a locally owned and operated Seal Beach Main Street restaurant. We take our food very seriously and therefore only use the very highest quality meats, seafood, and produce. Breakfast, lunch, and dinners are made fresh to order daily. We purchase seafood not on the Seafood Watch List and only use products that we feel will meet your expectations.

“There are other Seal Beach restaurants but only
The Hangout has direct views of the ocean and pier”.

Our wine program features many great tasting California wines. Choose from various red or whites that compliment your meal. Drink to a good cause. We're proud to feature ONEHOPE as our house wine. They donate an astounding 50% of its profits to various charities.

During the remodeling of this landmark, reclaimed lumber was used in the fabrication of the table tops, bar top, and wall material throughout. 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. Stop in and dine with us.

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The Hangout Restaurant in Seal beach

Our restaurant at the Seal Beach Pier offers direct views. 

From PCH Turn onto 12th Street.
From 405 exit 22 which turns into Ocean.

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
Telephone: (562) 431-4888
Cuisine: New American
Ambiance: Casual Dining
Price Range: Moderate, $11 to $30
Full Bar: Yes
Reservations: No

  • Free on Main Street/2 hours
  • Pier Parking: 
    A. $3.00 for 2 hrs
    B. $6 daily
    C. Free after 6PM 

Bike Racks: Yes on waterfront
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Family Friendly: Yes
Payment: Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Sells Gift Cards: Yes

Food Favorites: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Stuck on where to eat or ideas for dinner? Problem solved. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, we're one of the best places to eat in Seal Beach. Experience delicious New American food reasonably priced with a wide selection. Suitable for many dining occasions, our food is so versatile it spans several categories. We serve fresh seafood dishes, beef, salads, chicken, sandwiches, and more. To top it off, we have some excellent desserts! 

Below are a few of our popular dishes. See our full menu online. 

Fresh Mahi over Creamy Grits and Roasted Corn Salsa. 

Red Potatoes & Seasonal Veggies.

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

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/ House-Made BBQ Sauce. Rock n' roll.

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


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.


Waterfront restaurant: Long Beach, Sunset Beach, Newport in Orange County

The Hangout is one of the few waterfront restaurants by Long Beach, Sunset Beach, Newport in Orange County. We offer some of the best food at reasonable prices in Southern California. For beach restaurants with a view near Long Beach, we're approximately 7 miles. Take a drive down Ocean Boulevard and join us for a relaxing day or some nightlife. From Sunset Beach, it's only 3 miles. From Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center, or Newport Beach it takes 30 minutes. Our staff makes it worth the drive!

We offer a great dining escape that is both casual and relaxing. Our unique New American menu consists of many different food choices. Drink the latest craft beers on draft, unique cocktails, and wine. Catch some amazing sunsets over dinner by the beach. With a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, we're one of the best waterfront restaurants near Long Beach. We look forward to making your visit memorable.