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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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Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of my favorite seafood restaurants, right on Main Street with lots of shops and walking distance to the pier....

Thank Maria L
Huntington Beach, CA
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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467 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 876 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

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 

1 Thank Hanger24
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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172 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

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Irvine, California
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39 reviews
12 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

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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
US$ 25
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?