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Soul Food In Orange County, CA: Best Places Nearby


At The Hangout, our New American food covers many types of cuisines. Not to be overlooked is our great soul food in Orange County, CA. From classics such as chicken and waffles to shrimp and grits, to mac and cheese, we serve some of the best southern food nearby.  

Our casual restaurants, serve craft beers on draft, creative cocktails, and wine. There's free parking options. In a hurry? Don't get hangry — get directions.

Here's a short list of our popular dishes:

    Sweet Lightly-Fried Belgium Waffle, Crispy Fried Chicken, Country Gravy & Warm Maple Syrup.

    Fried mac and cheese, smoked bacon with Marinara Dippin’ Sauce.

    Fried pickles in a light batter with Ranch Dippin’ Sauce.

    House BBQ Sauce, Fries, Cole Slaw.

We have (2) two convenient places for soul food in Orange County.

For Soul Food in Seal Beach, The Hangout is mere yards to the pier with direct ocean views. Our friendly staff can provide suggestions on ordering.

Watch sports from TVs throughout.

Relax at the bar and talk with our award-winning bartender for drink suggestions. Walk the historic pier after with soothing sounds of the surf. Visit and help to support one of the unique shops on main street.

For Soul Food in Huntington Beach, we're 8 minutes from Bella Terra. Our staff here is just as welcoming. Relax on an outdoor patio that's dog friendly. There's also TVs throughout.

Our full bar opens to the outside.

Parking is free and easy. If you're staying in town and looking for places to eat near Sunset Beach we're 7 min.

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Mac and Cheese Balls

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What Reviewers Say About Our Southern Food

Clam Bake Pot is filled with clams, shrimp, mussels, andouille sausage, red potatoes, corn, and veggies.

The seafood is cooked to perfection. The lobster bisque makes the perfect base. It would also be great with a side of rice or pasta to extend the use of the bisque.

I took home the extra bisque and tossed it with linguine for another meal the next day.

Rating: 5/5
—OC Food Diva, Tripdvisor

One of the best places I visited on my trip to Huntington Beach. Fantastic service and awesome patio. I had the deep fried zucchini and it was delicious.

Everyone at our table enjoyed their food and beer. Cant wait to go back!!!!! I'm from Utah and will be visiting again! —Kelli Fisher, Google review

Soul Food Restaurants In Orange County

Experience some of the best soul food restaurants in Orange County. Whether you're exploring the beach towns, in town for business or visiting friends, our places are convenient from PCH or off the 405.

Seal Beach Food

Join us for soul food in Seal Beach. We're at the top of Main street which offer over 150 stores. It's the perfect spot for Lunch in Seal Beach or dinner We open from 7:00 am daily.

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
901 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Tel:(562) 431-4888
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00am-12:00am
Sunday-Thursday: 07:00AM-9:00PM
Saturday-Sunday:    07:00AM-9:30PM
Cuisine: New American
Payment: Accepts Cash, Visa,
MasterCard, Discover, Amex Cards
Price Range: $$11-30
Group Dining: Call Ahead
Reservations: Not Needed
Sports TV: Yes
Takeout: 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


Huntington Beach Food

For soul food in Huntington Beach, on a smaller scale, we're walkable from Huntington Harbor and 8 minutes to Bella Terra Mall and Movies.

Our outdoor patio is the place to be. Enjoy free parking with no validation needed. We open 11:00 am daily. We're ideal for a casual lunch spot in Huntington Beach.

Hangout Too Southern Bar & Grill
16446 Bolsa Chica St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Tel: (657) 204-9306
Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am to 11:00pm

DINING: To 9:00pm
Cuisine: New American
Payment: Accepts Cash, Visa,
MasterCard, Discover, Amex Cards
Price Range: $$ 11-25
Group Dining: Call Ahead
Outdoor Patio: Yes
Heat Lamps: Yes
Indoor Booths: Yes
Reservations: Not Needed
Sports TV: Yes
Takeout: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Proximity to Bella Terra: 8 Minutes
Cross Street; Heil Ave

Written by

Nicholas McDonough

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