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OC's BEST Fish & Chips: Huntington Beach, Seal Beach


Seeking the best fish and chips in Orange County, CA. Crispy and hot is the only way we serve it at The Hangout. Fried just right, our fish breaks apart in flakes. Our fish n' chips restaurants in Seal Beach or Huntington Beach offer great value and service.

The Hangout is accessible from the 405 and PCH with free parking!

How do we have the best fish n' chips in Orange County?

We only select fish NOT on the Seafood Watch List.

It starts with a light beer batter — to bring out the freshness of the Cod! This ensures that it's moist and tender by the time it reaches your table. Squeeze a fresh cut lemon wedge to balance the taste.

  • Beer battered, fresh Cod
  • Crispy Hangout French Fries
  • Side of Cole Slaw

Unlike other seafood restaurants, yours won't be overly oily. We make it fresh and delicious with good sized portions. We're not shy! We serve it with just the right amount of crispiness.

With some of the best seafood restaurants in Orange County for value and service, we serve many other dishes. From Calamari, shrimp po boys, and our amazing seafood pots — it's all fresh. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help navigate the menu. You'll find our atmosphere a fun and lively place.

Fish And Chips In Huntington Beach

For Fish and chips near you in Orange County, we have two restaurants. For fresh fish and chips in Huntington Beach, our outdoor patio and bar is relaxing and cozy. Free parking with no time restrictions. 

On Wednesdays, we have a fish and chips specials nearby at half off! 

Amazing calamari and amazing fish and chips! Didn't care much for the seal breeze drink but everything else was awesome! Good service and pretty girls too!

—Stacie M, Yelp

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
16490 Bolsa Chica St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Tel: (657) 204-9306
Hours: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Cuisine: New American
Reservations: Not needed
Large Groups: Call Ahead
Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Cross Street: Heil Avenue
Parking: Free, No validation needed.

Fish and Chips in Seal Beach

For fish and chips in Seal Beach, we're in the heart of downtown. Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner with the backdrop of the Seal Beach Pier. We serve our lunch menu beginning at 11 am.  From Long Beach, it's 7 miles and worth the drive!

We live close by and love walking over for an early dinner and a beer. The food is fantastic. Fish and chips are awesome. Great burgers. Friendly service. Great specials.

—Michael Niesen, yelp

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
Sports TV: Yes
Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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

Where does Fish And Chips Come from?

The origin of the dish is traced to London, England. In London, fish and chips shops were called a "Chippie". The history of fried fish began with Jewish immigrants. The origin of chips has several theories. Some insist that the fried potato chip was invented by the French.

Beginning circa 1860, fish and chips were combined. How exactly the two became one remains unclear. During this time, the first fish & chips eatery was opened by a Jewish immigrant named Joseph Malin.

The dish thrived in popularity due to fish trawling. Fish trawling is the act of pulling a net through the water. During the Industrial Revolution it became popular among factory workers. Fish and chips were one of the few foods not rationed during World War II in order to sustain the country's morale. 

Cod is still by far the leading preference followed by haddock. Today, Fish and chips is considered the national dish of Great Britain.

Written by

Nicholas McDonough

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