Ocean View Restaurant in Seal Beach, CA

Dine at an ocean view restaurant in Seal Beach steps from the iconic pier. Experience a casual fun atmosphere with a surf theme. Our variety of New American food provides a wide range of flavors with a southern flair. In summer, feel the breezes right off the ocean.

The Hangout is one of the best Restaurants in Seal Beach on Main Street for a romantic dinner, anniversary, birthday, night out with friends or family. 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.

Opened in 2012, The Hangout is a locally owned and operated. 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 meet high expectations.

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

Our wine selection 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 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!

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The Hangout Restaurant In Seal beach

Dine with stunning views of the pier. 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
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
4.2 stars - based on 52 Reviews
Sports TV: Yes
Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Dinner Gift Cards: Available
Bike Racks: Yes on waterfront
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
    PARKING in Downtown:
  • 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Not sure where to eat in downtown? Problem solved. Suitable for many dining occasions, our food is so versatile it spans several categories. 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.


restaurant with a View: Long Beach, Sunset Beach, Newport in Orange County

Looking for Restaurants Near Me? The Hangout is one of the few waterfront restaurants with a view near Long Beach, Sunset Beach, and Newport in Orange County. Experience some of the best 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 Long Beach, we're approximately 7 miles. Take a drive down 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.