Blog Home

Calamari Restaurants: Huntington Beach, SEAL Beach

 OC Restaurants That Serve Fried Calamari  Nearby

Seeking restaurants that serve fried calamari Near You? Our locations are convenient to Long Beach and downtown Huntington Beach.

Our fresh calamari is made in a light batter.

The Hangout only purchases what's not on the Seafood Watch List®. For restaurants serving Fried calamari, visit us in Seal Beach or Huntington Beach.

If you haven't eaten our calamari, we have the best value and service in the Long Beach area. Our restaurant bars are easily accessible off PCH and the 405.

More than just Calamari, we have some of the best Seafood in Orange County for value and variety.

A great alternative to processed food, Calamari is rich in protein and high in B-12.

  • CRISPY FRIED CALAMARI - The texture is light, crispy, and fresh. Served with house-made cocktail and chipotle aioli dipping sauce.

  • THAI CHILI CALAMARI- tossed in our Thai chili sauce. Just the right amount of kick without overpowering.

  • IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT CALAMARI- This is on fire. If you hablo espanol; El Fuego! It's tossed in Habanero based chili pepper sauce. Make sure you have one of our craft beers or cocktails at the ready.

Huntington Beach Restaurant For Fried Calamari

 Huntington Beach Restaurant Serving Calamari

Join us for the best calamari in Huntington Beach! Our Restaurant is near Bella Terra and Huntington Harbor.

Enjoy Free Parking with no time restrictions. 

Relax on our outdoor patio with a great cocktail or craft beer to start.

We've been described as a cool, simple spot to eat in Huntington Beach.

Casual, fun, good food, great bartenders and wait staff. The Thai Chili Calamari is something you must try.

The Lobster Mac is always great and we love the sliders.

—Monte T., Yelp Review

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
16490 Bolsa Chica St.Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Telephone: (657) 204-9306
Cuisine: New American
Reservations: Not Needed
Large Group: Call Ahead
Price Range: $11 to $30
Hours: Monday thru Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Cross Street: Heil Ave
Parking: Free! Park in front or rear.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Sports TV: Yes

Seal Beach Restaurant For Fried Calamari


Our restaurant in Seal Beach serves fried calamari with ocean views.

The Hangout is steps to the iconic Seal Beach Pier.

Located in The Heart of downtown on Main Street, we're minutes to over 150 unique local shops.

The perfect way to relax before or after food and drinks.

Our Menu also features a variety of fresh seafood dishes making us ideal for groups.

Right on the waterfront, great calamari, service was awesome with a smile, food was of larger portions, and wonderful.

Definitely a cool spot to stop at during the day.

—Tony S., Yelp Review

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

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
Group Dining: Call Ahead
Reservations: Not Needed
Sports TV: Yes
Takeout: Yes
Open On Christmas Day, New Years

Where Does Fried Calamari Come From?

Calamari is a saltwater seafood dish that is squid rings deep fried. The batter is typically light and crispy while preserving the texture.

Calamari is the Italian name for octopus or squid. The dish is of Mediterranean origin. The meat is firm resembling an al dente texture. It is typically served with a dipping sauce.

Calamari is often misspelled as "calimari, Kalamari".

Written by

Nicholas McDonough

Senior contributor to The Hangout Blog living in Southern California. Connect with