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

For the best fish and chips in Orange County, CA you're in for a treat! Crispy and hot is the only way we serve it at The Hangout. Fried just right, our fish breaks apart in flakes. With places in Seal Beach or Huntington Beach, we're right off the 405 or PCH. 

We use 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 plate. Squeeze a fresh cut lemon wedge. Lemon with proper moderation helps to balance the taste. 

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

So how do we have the best fish and chips in Orange County, CA? We only select fish NOT on the Seafood Watch List.

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


Fish and Chips Special

On Wednesdays, we have a fish and chips specials nearby at half off! Customers on Yelp recommend our fish and chips in OC as one of the best.

"OMG the fish and chips are amazing. All I can say is yuuummmmy."

"This place is simply Amazing!! Service A++ food A++ atmosphere A++. Our server Ally was awesome! I had fish and chips that were tasty. My friend had the double bypass burger. If you are near Seal Beach definitely stop in you won't regret it."

With some of the best seafood 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, knowledgable staff can help navigate the menu. You'll find our atmosphere a fun and lively place.

Fish And Chips Restaurants In Orange County

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.

Hangout Too Southern Bar & Grill
16446 Bolsa Chica St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Tel: (657) 204-9306
Cuisine: New American
Reservations: No
Groups: Call Ahead
Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Cross Street: Heil Avenue


For fish and chips in Seal Beach and near Long 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!

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
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

Where does Fish And Chips Come from?

The origin of 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.

Historical Resource

Fish and Chips History