Ocean View Restaurant in Seal Beach, CA

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar is an ocean view restaurant in Seal Beach located at 901 Ocean Avenue at the corner of Main Street. Unlike other downtown Seal Beach restaurants, The Hangout has 180 degree panoramic ocean views just footsteps to the water. We offer a casual dining atmosphere with a surf theme throughout. It's the perfect ocean view restaurant for a romantic dinner, wedding anniversary, birthday, special occasion or to catch up with friends and family. At night, dine with the lighted views of the beautiful Seal Beach waterfront. Take a walk on the Seal Beach Pier after dinner or browse the many shops lining downtown Seal Beach Main Street.

Opened on May 21, 2012, The Hangout is a locally owned and operated Seal Beach restaurant. We take our food very seriously and therefore only use the very highest quality meats, seafood, and produce. Our New American menu consists of many traditional dishes with a little southern flair. 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 live up to your expectations.

“There are other seal beach restaurants with a view
but only The Hangout has direct ocean views”

The Hangout offers a wine program featuring many great tasting California wines. We're proud to feature ONEHOPE as our house wine. ONEHOPE Wine donates an astounding 50% of its profits to various charities.

During the remodeling of this Seal Beach restaurant landmark, reclaimed lumber was used in the fabrication of the table tops, bar top, and wall material throughout. All of our paper products and food takeout supplies are recycled and compostable. In 2014, The Hangout received the "TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence" for being one of the top performing Seal Beach restaurants. See for yourself why we're one of the best places to eat in Seal Beach. Stop in and dine by the beach!

Menu Favorites

The Hangout features a delicious New American menu with a wide selection. Stuck on what type of food to choose? Problem solved. Suitable for many occasions, our menu is so versatile, it spans several food categories. We serve many fresh seafood dishes, big burgers, salads, and sandwiches. 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 w/ Mashed Potatoes and 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.

Lobster, Clams, Shrimp, Mussels, Calamari, Mahi, Red Potatoes, Corn & Veggies.

The Hangout Restaurant, Seal Beach

We're located steps to the Seal Beach Pier and Eisenhower Park.

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
901 Ocean Avenue
Seal BeachCA 90740
Telephone: (562) 431-4888
Cuisine: New American
Wheelchair/Handicap Accessible: Yes 
Reservations: No
Gift Cards: Available for purchase
Cross Street: Ocean Ave at Main Street
Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex

Hours are 7 am to 12 am.

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 

Restaurant with Views Near Long Beach, Sunset Beach, Lakewood, Westminster, CA

The Hangout Restaurant is near a number of major cities and attractions. Dine at one of the best restaurants with a view near Long Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, and Westminster, CA. We offer a great dining escape that is both casual and relaxing. Our unique New American menu consists of many different food choices. Enjoy grilled seafood, steaks, burgers, salads, and more.

Staying in Long Beach, California? We are 6.5 miles away. Take a drive down Ocean Boulevard and join us for a casual day or dining night out. From Sunset Beach, we are approximately 3 miles! From Westminster, its approximately ten miles. From Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center, it takes 27 minutes. Catch some of the best sunsets over dinner. Visit and see why we're one of the best restaurants in Seal Beach for value and service. We look forward to making your visit memorable.