New American Restaurants In Orange County, CA

Welcome to The Hangout! At our casual New American Restaurants in Orange County, experience Southern-inspired dishes made fresh daily from the finest ingredients. Our philosophy and aim are straightforward: Provide Good Food, Value, and Service with a unique take on classic fare that we know and love.

Our Locally Owned Restaurants are ideal to hang out with friends, family, or to dine for special occasions, Enjoy a fun, relaxed atmosphere that never disappoints. We serve Fresh Seafood, Steaks, Chicken, Sandwiches, Salads, Pasta and more.

With a varied selection of New American Food. we can please just about anyone.

For ocean view dining, The Hangout Seal Beach is steps to the historic pier. It's been featured best of in Thrillist, CBS, and by local readers. We're convenient for visitors walking Main Street or the boardwalk.

For outside dining in Huntington Beach, Hangout Too provides a cozy outdoor patio. With close proximity to the 405, Bella Terra, Marina Village, and Westminster Mall, it's a short drive.

See why locals and travelers recommend us as one of the best restaurants in Southern California. No reservations are needed.

Popular Food and Drinks

Our vast menu offers a number of popular food and drinks nearby.  Here's a few.

We're proud to have been selected for the top 5 Best Bloody Marys in Orange County by CBS Los Angeles. Our spicy margarita. berry mojito, and mimosas are equally great. For beer tastings, try our craft beer flight to taste several in one sitting.

Start with delicious Appetizers that pair well with a wide drink selection. Our deviled eggs or Fried green tomato caprese rate highly. Relax in one of the adjoining Full Bars with the best Beers on draft, unique Cocktails, or Californian Wine.

For nearby seafood restaurants, we offer many grilled or fried dishes. Our Seafood Pots are best sellers with six different recipes and 3 broth choices. Other favorites are fish n' chips, grilled fish tacos, and the Shrimp Po' Boy. 

Locals say we have some of the best burgers. There's 10 choices and fresh ingredients piled high! Garlic or Parmesan French are favored.

On a budget? Don’t miss our restaurant specials.

See our Full Menus on what to eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! 

Ocean View restaurant Seal beach

 Waterfront dining seal Beach

The Hangout is a casual Ocean View Restaurant by the Pier. Good Food, Ocean Views, and great service is what we're known for. Our Seal Beach Restaurant on Main Street is minutes to great shopping. 

Take a walk on the Pier before or after your meal and breathe in the fresh ocean air.

For cyclists, there is a rack to lock and fasten your bike! There's no better way to spend the day and explore. Our Beach Bar Restaurant near Long Beach is 7 miles away. We're is easy to get to. Breakfast, lunch, dinner is served daily.

  • Steps To The Pier

  • Wide Food Selection

  • Attentive Service

Enjoy a tranquil Breakfast By the Beach, join us from 7:00 am! Consider Rancheros or Jack Daniel's French Toast to energize your morning. For Brunch spots, we're ideal for your late morning or weekend festivities.

Drink an amazing Bloody Mary or Mimosa Cocktail with scenic views. Explore New American Food from Beef, Chicken, BBQ, or Fish including our amazing Seafood Pots. Just need a quick bite? Try one of our amazing Appetizers, Sandwiches, Salads or popular Fish Tacos. Enjoy Lunch/Dinner Specials Sunday through Saturday.

Beach Bar

Visit the best Seal Beach Bar on Main Street. The Hangout was selected for Thrillist's "top 23 beachside bars in Los Angeles." Get started with drinks from our award-winning bartender. Experience a lively atmosphere with good music.

Relax with a varied selection of Craft Beers on draft and unique Cocktails. Try the Drink of The Week. Hungry? It connects to our dining area. Several options exist for free parking. Join us.

Tripadvisor restaurant award 

Want an ocean view restaurant that has a great variety of comfort food and a friendly staff that seems to know everyone in town? You will love the staff, the proximity to the beach, and above all….you will LOVE their Bloody Marys.

—The Bloody Mary Tourist

Outdoor Patio Restaurant Huntington Beach

Outdoor Seating restaurant Huntington Beach

For outside dining, our Huntington Beach Restaurant Near Bella Terra is centrally located. It's a short drive from the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Meadowlark Golf Club, and Huntington Harbor.

Experience the same Good Food and Value in a smaller setting.

The outdoor patio is ideal for Group Dinners. Locals love the cozy atmosphere and outside seating. As one of the few dog friendly restaurants, we're ideal for those coming from a day of sand and surf. Parking is hassle-free.

  • Outdoor Dining

  • Dog Friendly

  • Versatile Menu

Great local spot in Bolsa Chica tucked away in a nice little corner plaza a couple miles from the beach.

We sat in the outdoor patio, which is almost like being indoor. We brought our dog and it felt very homey.

—Paul G., Yelp

Our Southern-inspired food portions are right on point. A must try is the classic Jalapeño Margarita Cocktail, Bacon Mac n' Cheese Balls or Sliders (Pork and Salmon) favorited by locals.

For Vegetarian food, the Veggie Tacos get high marks!

For Brunch, feel the breeze from the nearby harbor. Try our spinach and mushroom omelette — perfect for vegetarians. Our onion rings are a great appetizer to start.

For lighter fare, the deviled eggs remain popular. From our Cobb salad to chicken and waffles, there's something for everyone.

Outdoor Serving Bar

For Fun Bars in Huntington Beach, it serves outdoors. It's perfect for a burger and beer with sports TV. Choose from the latest Craft Beers on tap! Our Draft Beers routinely change as we bring in new brands. The range of Cocktails offers many choices.

Unsure what to drink? Talk with our bartender for some unique suggestions. With multiple Flat Screen TVs and space heaters in cooler weather, you can relax outside. Watch the latest Sports Game with a cool local crowd.

Experience a great local place to eat, hang out, and relax. With free parking and no time restrictions, there's no need to rush. From Sunset Beach it's just 2 miles and 3.4 miles from the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. You'll find the Staff Prompt, Cheerful and Helpful. We Open Daily from 11:30 am. You'll find the Staff Prompt, Cheerful and Helpful.


fun places to eat Nearby

We're described as casual fun places to eat, drink, and hangout. For bar and restaurants with a local vibe, locations are accessible near PCH and the 405. We're ideal to hang out with a group of friends or for a first date. With Friendly Service and a Knowledgeable Staff, we're a place to come back to that's just as welcoming as the first time. Experience dining at reasonable prices 7 days a week. We look forward to serving you!

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
901 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone:(562) 431-4888
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00am-12:00am
Price Range: $$11-30

Features: Waterfront Views,
Sports TV, Lively Atmosphere,
Craft Beer, Cocktails, Wine,
Liquor, Late Night Food (burgers),
Takeout, Mins to 150+ Shops

Sunday-Thursday: 07:00 AM-9:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday:  07:00 AM-9:30 PM
Cuisine: New American
Payment: Accepts Cash, Visa,
MasterCard, Discover, Amex Cards
Parties larger than 10 only available Monday-Friday
Reservations: None taken, Use No Wait App
Open On Christmas Day, New Years, 4th of July


  • 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

Hangout Too Southern Bar & Grill
16446 Bolsa Chica St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Phone: (657) 204-9306
Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am to 11:00pm
Price Range: $$ 11-25

Features: Patio Dining, Outdoor Bar
Dog Friendly, Sports TV, Beachy Vibe,
Craft Beer, Cocktails, Wine, Liquor.
Mins to Bella Terra. Takeout

DINING: To 9:00 PM
Cuisine: New American
Payment: Accepts Cash, Visa,
MasterCard, Discover, Amex Cards
Parties larger than 10 only available Monday-Friday
Outdoor Patio: Yes
Heat Lamps: Yes
Indoor Booths: Yes
Reservations: None taken, Use No Wait App
Proximity to Bella Terra: 8 Minutes
Cross Street; Heil Ave
Open on Christmas Day, New Years, Independence Day


  • Free, No Time Restrictions

  • No Validation Needed