Best SEAFOOD IN SEAL BEACH, CA

Experience the best Seafood in Seal Beach for value and service. As a neighborhood favorite, our great location on Main Street provides stunning views of the ocean and historic pier. Experience a quaint and homey dining atmosphere with attentive, fast, and friendly service.

Our fresh Seal Beach Seafood ranges from from Salmon, Shrimp, Mussels, Fried Calamari, Fish N' Chips, and more. Enjoy familiar dishes with flavors from the South. For clam-bake lovers, our seafood pots offer three (3) broth options!

We only purchase Fish not on the Seafood Watch List. Run by The Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation, they make science-based recommendations on what to purchase and what to avoid. We support their mission of ocean protection and sustainability.

Unlike other Seal Beach Seafood Restaurants, our food transcends fish. Our variety accommodates any food preference. The Hangout offers an extensive New American Menu. We're ideal for group dining and one of the best places to eat in downtown. Many of our great Californian Wines pair well with our Meals. creating an ideal Dinner or Lunch by the waterfront.

Shrimp Seafood Pot

Shrimp Seafood Pot

Take a table by the window and experience an amazing sunset. At night, the Seal Beach Pier provides a lighted backdrop for a relaxing Dinner. 

Seafood Restaurant in Seal Beach, CA

Dine at one of the best seafood restaurants in Seal Beach. Join us for fresh grilled fish, fried seafood, fish tacos, and more!

Lunch/Dinner Hours: 
Sunday thru Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday       11:00 am - 9:30 pm

The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
901 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Tel: (562) 431-4888
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00am-12:00am
Cuisine: New American
Payment: Accepts Cash, Visa, MC,
Discover, Amex cards
Price Range: $$11-30
Large Groups: 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)

Popular dishes 

Below are some of our popular seafood dishes. Check out our Full Menu online.

THE MUSSEL POT
Fresh Mussels, Red Potatoes & Corn in a Garlic Lemon Sauce. 3 broths to choose from: Garlic Lemon, Spicy Tomato or Lobster Bisque.

BOUNTY OF SEA POT
Lobster, Clams, Shrimp, Mussels, Calamari, Mahi, Red Potatoes, Corn & Veggies. 3 broth choices.

The seafood is all amazing. We had the smoked fish appetizer plate. Yum! Simple ingredients but together were amazing! I had the fish tacos for lunch. My husband had the shrimp po' boy...huge and delish! My only complaint is I don't live closer.

—Kim K. Yelp

IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT CALAMARI
Calamari tossed in Habanero based Chili Pepper Sauce. Our Spiciest dish!

CAJUN GRILLED SHRIMP SALAD
Fresh Shrimp, Romaine, Tomato, Avocado, Black Bean, Roasted Corn, Onion & Red Wine Honey Vinaigrette.

GRILLED MAHI
Blackened Grilled Mahi over Creamy Grits and Roasted Corn Salsa.

SMOKED SALMON PLATTER APPETIZER
Salmon, Whipped Cream Cheese, Cornichons, Pickled Red Onion & served with Rye Toast Points.

FISH n' CHIPS
Beer Battered Cod with Crispy French Fries & Cole Slaw.

CRISPY FRIED CALAMARI
Calamari served with House-made Cocktail & Chipotle Aioli Dippin' Sauce.

SHRIMP PO' BOY SANDWICH
Fried Shrimp, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickled Onion, Pickle & Chipotle Aioli on a French Roll.

SEAFOOD TACOS
We have the best fish tacos near you. Our Seafood Tacos are very popular and the perfect solution for an early or light bite.

  • Fried Fish
  • Fried Shrimp
  • Grilled Fish
  • Grilled Shrimp

Each Taco comes packed with Fresh Cole Slaw, Pico de Gallo and Sour Cream. Stop in and try!