Seal Beach Restaurant with Ocean Views

The Hangout is an award-winning, ocean view restaurant in Seal Beach steps to 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.

We're 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.

Dine 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.

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. 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. 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 years voted by the community. See for yourself why we're one of the best places to eat and drink in downtown. 

The Hangout Restaurant in Seal Beach, CA

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

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

LUNCH/DINNER: 
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

Payment: Accepts Cash, Visa, MC,
Discover, Amex cards
Large Group Dining: Call Ahead
Reservations: Not Needed
Sports TV: Yes
Takeout: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

PARKING:

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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wondering where to eat nearby? Problem solved. Suitable for many dining occasions, our New American menu is so versatile it spans many categories. There's also vegetarian options.

Join us for a casual breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Read about some of our popular dishes. See full menus online.

—BREAKFAST—

THE HANGOUT BREAKFAST

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.

LOBSTER OMELETTE

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

RANCHEROS

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

—LUNCH—

BRAISED BEEF BRISKET

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

JALAPEÑO BURGER

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

FISH & CHIPS

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

PULLED PORK SLIDERS

Memphis BBQ Sauce & Cole Slaw.

—APPETIZERS—

FRIED GREEN TOMATO CAPRESE

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

SHRIMP and GRITS

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

—DINNER—

GRILLED MAHI

Fresh Mahi over Creamy Grits and Roasted Corn Salsa. 

HAND-CUT 10 oz. NEW YORK STRIP STEAK

Succulent NY Strip with Red Potatoes & Seasonal Veggies.

MEATLOAF DINNER

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

LOBSTER & CLAM BAKE POT

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

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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. The bar area is quaint and if I weren't driving I would have loved to try the Bloody Mary. With all the options of places to eat along Main Street this will be my new go-to-spot. —Yellow J, Yelp.

Ocean View Restaurants in Orange County

We're one of the top ocean view restaurants in Orange County.  From Long Beach, it's just 17 mins. 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.

Take a drive along Ocean Boulevard and join us for a great day or night out. 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.