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BEST Cobb Salad Restaurants Near You


Taste the best Cobb salad near you with restaurants in Orange County, CA. The salad originates right here in Southern California.

The Cobb salad is a great summer time dish with a variety of ingredients packed with flavor. Whether you're looking for a light brunch or appetizer to share while waiting for the main course,

You can't go wrong. 

For a Cobb salad in Seal Beach, the hangout is one of the top Seal Beach Restaurants. With calming oceans views and steps to the waterfront, it's a great start to a relaxing afternoon. 

Just 15 minutes from Lon Beach, get started with some of the best cocktails in town. Our Bloody Marys in particular are out of this world. Free parking, for two hours, is available on Main Street. Park next to the pier for 2 hours at $3.

Our Cobb salad in Huntington Beach is equally satisfying. The restaurant is smaller but the feeling of a cafe and elements of Surf City USA are combined. 

For outside seating, it's one of the best restaurants in Huntington Beach with free parking. There's no time restrictions and no need to validate.

For wine pairing with a Cobb salad in Orange County, we recommend a fruity white wine that will lift and highlight the flavors of the salad. Wines such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay work nicely.

Orange County restaurants with Cobb Salad Near you

'Where can I get a good Cobb Salad Near Me?' Visit our restaurants in Seal Beach or Huntington Beach! We have serve great cocktails, Craft Beers, and wine. Experience great service in a casual dining atmosphere.


Hangout Too Southern Bar & Grill
16446 Bolsa Chica St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Telephone: (657) 204-9306
Hours: 11:30am - 11:00 pm daily
DINING: Until 9:00 pm
Dog Friendly: Yes
Sports TV: Yes
Cuisine: New American
Full Bar: Yes
Reservations: No
Dog Friendly: Yes, patio
Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Parking: Free no time restrictions.


The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
901 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Telephone: (562) 431-4888
Hours: 7:00 am to 12:00 am
Sun-Thurs 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: New American
Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex cards
Reservations: No

  • Free on Main Street for 2 hours

  • Seal Beach Pier $3.00/2 hours. $6 daily

  • Free 8th & Central Ave 5pm to 10pm

  • Free, Marina Community Park (12 min walk)

Origin and History of The Cobb Salad

Brown Derby Restaurant, Los Angeles

Brown Derby Restaurant, Los Angeles

The Cobb salad takes its name after restauranteur Robert Howard Cobb and was created at the Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood, California. According to historical sources, the year was 1937. 

He had not eaten and found himself hungry shortly before midnight. Mr. Cobb proceeded to search the refrigerator with his hands scurrying to find leftover ingredients that he threw together. Thus, the Cobb salad was born. 

The Hollywood Brown Derby in 1952

The Hollywood Brown Derby in 1952

The Brown Derby was founded by Herbert Somborn with Robert Cobb helping to turn it into a small chain. The original restaurant opened in 1926 on 3427 Whilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles opposite The Ambassador Hotel by Wilson Mizner. 

Jack Warner who founded Warner Brothers Studios provided financial backing. Of the three restaurants, the Whilshire location became the most known.

Its distinguished architecture was borrowed from a derby hat.

The second restaurant called the Hollywood Brown Derby opened in 1929 at 1628 Vine Street. It soon became the "it place" with close proximity to the movie studios. Caricatures of Hollywood's most prominent actors and comedians adjoined its walls drawn by artist Jack Lane.

In 1931, a 3rd restaurant opened on 9537 Whilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills.

A 4th restaurant opened on Los Feliz Boulevard and Hillhurst Avenue. Although the building changed hands many times, it was eventually historically preserved.  

Disney acquired the rights and constructed a replica in 1989 for an Orlando park which still operates at present. Many of the caricatures reside there, the only thing left from one of Hollywood's most iconic restaurants. 

Historical Reference:

Wall Street Journal - Cobb Salad Invention

Brown Derby Photo courtesy of doobybrain **Second photo courtesy of Wikipedia

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Nicholas McDonough

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