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Walt's Wharf

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201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
+1 562-598-4433
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Huntington Beach, CA
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Walt's Wharf for the first time. It is downtown Seal Beach and a block from the beach. At the advice of a friend, we sat in the bar area, which has windows to two streets. We lucked out and got there when Happy Hour (3PM to 6PM) was still going. They had some great... More 

Thank Hillrun1
Long Beach, California
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460 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 871 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch with a friend at the Bar because on a Thursday the Bar tables were full at noon. We had great service. I ordered the Trout and it is a dish I can't stop thinking about. Definitely the best I ever had outside when I fished with a friend and threw one into a pan right out of... More 

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Old Station, California
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walt's Wharf, on the picturesque Main Street of Seal Beach, is simply outstanding. After sampling Chowder in Napa Valley and Monterey, it was here at Seal Beach where we discovered how good Chowder really can be! The grilled seafood salad had a plethora of grilled octopi, shrimp and scallops, all on a bed of fresh peppers, onions and greens in... More 

Thank William B
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town for an appointment and we're were treated to lunch at Walt's Wharf. As soon as you walk in the door, you get the smell of the wood used for smoking. They offer a large menu for a variety of wines, beers, spirits, and foods. we were in for lunch and the place was buzy. The service was excellent,... More 

Thank Rick C
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188 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rarely visit the sea side town of Seal Beach anymore as the parking is a nightmare. But my brother had just flown into town from New Zealand and really likes the crab cakes they service at Walt’s Wharf. Luckily it did not take too long this time to find parking close by. The hostess was cheery and very helpful,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I have been going to Walt's for over ten years; it is the meeting place when I visit friends in Seal Beach/Long Beach. Nice atmosphere, good wine list and the fish is prepared properly. I have always had a good meal there.

Thank fmichael
Petaluma, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Walt's Wharf is excellent; service, food, and pleasant surroundings. My husband had one if the best steaks he has ever eaten. It was tender, quality meat that was cooked perfectly. I had the special of the night, Norwegian Halibut. It was also cooked perfectly and was absolutely delicious. This place is a little pricey but we'll worth it!

Thank Laurie L
Sacramento, California
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169 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Been there multiple times over seven years and I have never been disappointed. Whenever my wife and I visit a good friend in Seal Beach, we always have dinner here. My encrusted halibut was delicious. For desert I ordered their Cabernet sorbet with fruit. Scrumptious! Wife had their large salad and soup as did our friend. Service was attentive and... More 

Thank HEC140
Irvine, California
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The service was excellent. Wine selection was very good. The meal was good not great. The prices were definitely on the high side. Atmosphere was enjoyable.

Thank Bill S
Long Beach, California
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151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Always a favorite, terrific food, outstanding choices of wines (owner Babcock has a winery but does not push his own wines). Great for people-watching, just up the street from Seal Beach pier, cute girls in bikinis passing in review.

Thank ANonyMouse45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-598-4433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?