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Date Night Restaurants in Orange County

Dining in Seal Beach by the Pier

Dining in Seal Beach by the Pier

With the number of places, finding recommendations for the best date night restaurants in Orange County near me can seem like a never ending task. 

Suitable for many occasions, The Hangout has relaxing places to eat with free parking.

Diners describe us as fun locally owned spots to eat with a non-cramped atmosphere. Our beachy ambiance is ideal for a first date or special occasion.

Experience generous food portions at reasonable prices.

We serve new American food offering a vast selection. Our attentive staff can help you navigate the menu and what to eat.

The girl and I come here once a month or so for 'Date Night' and it never disappoints!

Staff are friendly, food is tasty and the view for people-watching is un-matched! Great place!

—Kevin,Yelp Seal Beach Review

Dining In Huntington Beach

Dining In Huntington Beach

For the best Orange County date night restaurants with ambiance, we're near Long Beach, Bella Terra, and Huntington Harbour, and Fountain Valley. 

Taste our southern inspired food from fresh seafood, chicken, beef or vegetarian options.

Dinner specials start from just $10.

For drinks, we serve a number of unique cocktails, beer, and wine. Craft beers on draft are routinely updated as the seasons change. Cocktails are inventive and eclectic.

Drink one of the "Top 5 Best Bloody Marys in Orange County" chosen by CBS. Our house wine is OneHope which donates 50% of its profits to charity.

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Date Night Restaurant Seal Beach


For date night dinner in Seal Beach, eat steps to the Seal Beach Pier, Relax with stunning sunsets and romantic views of the waterfront & pier.

It's been seen in Hollywood movies.

Our location is popular. If you're seeking some quiet conversation, we recommend coming early.

Spend a late afternoon browsing the many boutiques. Before or after dinner, relax to the sound and surf on the pier.

Occasionally, there's pelicans taking a dive.

In 2015, The Hangout was voted best new restaurant by Sun News readers.

Thrillist rated us as the "Top 25 Beachside Bars." Joey Ingalls was voted best  bartender for two consecutive years by local readers. Not too shabby considering the many bars nearby.

Join us at the top of Seal Beach Main Street.

  • Casual Atmosphere
  • 180º Views of The Seal Beach Pier
  • Friendly, Helpful Service

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
901 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Telephone: (562) 431-4888
Hours: 7am - 12am daily
Cuisine: New American
Reservations: Not needed
Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Parking: 2 hours free on Main Street.
$3.00 for 2 hours at The Seal Beach Pier.

See our related post on What to do in Seal Beach.

Date Night Restaurant in Huntington Beach


For date night dining in Huntington Beach, visit Hangout Too which is convenient to the Bella Terra Shopping Mall.

Our outdoor patio is popular during the summer months and in winter we enclose it.

With space heaters for added comfort, it offers a nice option for dog owners. We're one of the few dog friendly restaurants in Huntington Beach.

  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Dog Friendly

Inside we have booths or tables depending on your preference. TVs throughout. For small groups, we're ideal.

Hangout Too Southern Bar & Grill
16446 Bolsa Chica St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Telephone: (657) 204-9306
Hours: 11:30am - 11pm daily
Cuisine: New American
Reservations: Not needed
Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Parking: Hassle-free parking, no time restrictions.

Related post: Best things to do in Huntington Beach.

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Nicholas McDonough

Nicholas is a senior contributor to The Hangout Blog living in Southern California.Connect with