Ocean View Restaurant In Seal Beach, CA

The Hangout is an award-winning Restaurant in Seal Beach with ocean views steps from the iconic pier. Experience a fun and casual atmosphere with a surf theme. Our variety of New American food provides a unique range of flavors with southern flair. In summer, feel the breezes right off the ocean.

We're one of the best Seal Beach Restaurants on Main Street for a romantic dinner, anniversary, birthday, group dining with friends or family. Our courteous staff can explain the various dishes to simplify ordering.

Catch the sunrise or watch an amazing sunset. In the evening, dine with the lighted backdrop of the beautiful waterfront. Take a stroll on the boardwalk before or after dinner. Browse scenic Main Street and visit the many unique stores.

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

—G. Meredith, TripAdvisor

Opened in 2012, we're locally owned and operated. During the remodeling of this old town landmark, reclaimed lumber was used in the fabrication of the table tops, bar top, and walls. All of our paper products and takeout supplies are recycled and compostable.

We take our food very seriously and therefore only the very highest quality meats, seafood, and produce go into each dish. Breakfast, lunch, and dinners are made fresh to order daily. We purchase seafood not on the Seafood Watch List and only use products that meet high expectations. With large food portions, we can satisfy everyone.

Our rotating craft beer selection is ideal for enthusiasts. For wine, choose from various California red or whites that compliment your meal. Drink to a good cause. We're proud to serve ONEHOPE as our house wine. They donate an astounding 50% of its profits to various charities.

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

Seal Beach Reader's Choice Tripadvisor  Best New Place To Eat Seal Beach

The Hangout Restaurant In Seal Beach, CA

Dine at one of the best downtown Seal Beach restaurants steps to the pier. Exit 22 off the 405. Drive until it turns into Ocean Ave. From PCH, exit off Main. Hours are 7:00 am to 12:00 am daily, 7 days.

  • Attentive, Friendly Service
  • Award-Winning Food & Drinks
  • Locally Owned & Operated

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 FOOD:  (burger menu only)
Sunday - Thursday:  *9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday & Saturday:   *9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
901 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Tel: (562) 431-4888


  • Sunday-Thursday: 07:00AM-9:00PM
  • Saturay-Sunday:    07:00AM-9:30PM

General Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00am-12:00am
Cuisine: New American
Payment: Accepts Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex cards
Price Range: $$11-30
Large Group Dining: Call Ahead
Reservations: Not Needed
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

Food Favorites

Not sure where to eat in downtown? Problem solved. Suitable for many dining occasions, our food is so versatile it spans many categories.There's also vegetarian options. Join us for a casual breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. View a few of our popular dishes.

See our 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.


Ocean View restaurant near Long Beach

Seeking Ocean View Restaurants Near Me? From Long Beach, we're 17 mins. Experience some of the best service and value for food in Orange County. The Hangout is a great dining escape that is casual, fun, and relaxing. Our unique New American menu ranges from fish, chicken, BBQ, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Catch some amazing sunsets over drinks and dinner near the water.

Take a drive along Ocean Boulevard and join us for a great day or night out. From Sunset Beach, it's only 3 miles. From Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center, or Newport, it takes 30 minutes. Our staff makes it worth the drive! We look forward to making your visit memorable.