Seal Beach Restaurant with Ocean Views

The Hangout is an award-winning Seal Beach restaurant with ocean views by the pier. Relax in a fun casual atmosphere with a surf theme. Experience New American food with flavors from the south.

With a wide selection and large portions, we can satisfy everyone. Our courteous staff can explain the various dishes to simplify ordering.

In summer, feel the breezes right off the ocean.

Dine at one of the best Seal Beach restaurants on Main Street for a romantic dinner, anniversary, birthday, group dining with friends or family. Catch the sunrise or watch an amazing sunset.

Great view, neighborhood feel, AND great food. The menu selections should make everyone happy.

—G. Meredith, TripAdvisor

Eat with the lighted backdrop of the beautiful waterfront. In the evening, take a stroll on the boardwalk before or after dinner. Browse scenic Seal Beach Main Street and visit the many unique stores.

Opened in 2012, we're a locally owned and operated restaurant. During the remodeling of this old town landmark, reclaimed lumber was used in the fabrication of the table tops, bar top, and walls.

We take our food very seriously and therefore only the very highest quality meats, seafood, and produce go into each dish. We only use products that meet high expectations. 

Our rotating craft beer selection is ideal for enthusiasts. For wine, choose from various California red or whites that compliment your meal.

When it comes to cocktails, we're second to none. Our bartender has received consecutive awards for two years voted by the community. See for yourself why we're one of the best places to eat and drink near you.

The Hangout Seal Beach

The Hangout is one of the best restaurants in downtown Seal Beach. Centrally located, we're between Long Beach & Los Alamitos. 

Convenient from the 405 North, exit 22 or if 405 South 24B. Drive until it turns into Ocean Ave. Hours are 7:00 am to 12:00 am daily, 7 days. 

  • Attentive, Friendly Service

  • Award-Winning Food & Drinks

  • Locally Owned & Operated

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
901 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone: (562) 431-4888
Cuisine: New American
Price Range: $$11-30
General Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00am-12:00am

Monday thru Friday:    7:00 am  - 12:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday:     7:00 am  -  2:00  pm

Sunday thru Thursday  11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday        11:00 am - 9:30 pm

LATE NIGHT: (Burger Menu Only)
Sunday - Thursday:  *9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday & Saturday:   *9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Payment: Accepts Cash, Visa, MC,
Discover, Amex cards
Parties larger than 10 only available Monday-Friday
Reservations: None taken, Use No Wait
Family-Friendly: Yes
Sports TV: Yes
Takeout: Yes
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

New American Food Favorites

Seeking good new American food nearby? Problem solved. Suitable for many dining occasions, our selection is so versatile it spans many categories. There's also vegetarian options.

Join us for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Take a look at a few of our popular dishes. See full menus online.



Two Eggs Any Style, w/ Your Choice of Apple Smoked Bacon, Smoked Ham or Sausage, served w/ Hash Browns. Your Choice of Bread; White, Wheat, Sourdough, Rye or English Muffin.



Three Egg Omelet, Lobster, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Cheese & Lobster Bisque Sauce served w/ Toast & Hash Browns.


Two Eggs Over-Easy, Refried Beans, Salsa, Cheese, Tortilla, Avocado & Hash Browns.



Beef Brisket w/ Au Jus, Creamy Horsey Sauce, Mashed
Potatoes and Southern Greens.


Choice Beef cooked your way. Pepper Jack Cheese, Grilled Jalapeños, Crispy Onions w/ Memphis BBQ Sauce. Rock n' roll.


Beer Battered Cod with a side of French Fries & Cole Slaw.


Memphis BBQ Sauce & Cole Slaw.



Fried Green Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil & Basil Oil.


Cheesy Grits, Shrimp, Bacon, Onions, Bell Pepper Topped w/ Brown Gravy.



Fresh Mahi over Creamy Grits and Roasted Corn Salsa. 


Succulent NY Strip with Red Potatoes & Seasonal Veggies.


Just like Moms. House-Made Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and a side of Seasonal Veggies.


Lobster, Clams, Shrimp, Mussels, Andouille Sausage, Red Potatoes, Corn & Veggies.

Really nice place on the sand next to the pier with a distant view of the waves. The food was much better than expected. Who'd expect to see deviled eggs with lobster on anybody's menu? Which were really good by the way...

The fish and chips were superb, grilled fish Tacos excellent.

Prices not bad considering the locale.

With all the options of places to eat along Main Street this will be my new go-to-spot.

—Yellow J, Yelp.

Restaurant Nearby With An Ocean view

Experience one of the top restaurants nearby with ocean views. We're a great dining escape that is casual and fun with reasonable prices. Our unique New American menu ranges from fish, chicken, BBQ, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Experience some of the best service and value in Southern California.

From Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center, or Newport, it takes 30 minutes.  Our staff makes it worth the drive! Join us for a great day or night out We look forward to making your visit memorable