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Hennessey's Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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140 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6317
+1 562-598-4419
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Long Beach, California
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Love the burgers and friendly and good service. Sport bar with wide variety of beer. Easy parking and buy one get one free Burger Tuesday.

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Thank LinchyTica
Tualatin, Oregon
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Went down to the beach for lunch and evening fireworks with f a family. Nice lunch with my wife, son and grand son. Nice atmosphere. Go I d for all type, family, friends including children

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Paramount, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We came here on a Saturday night and it was fairly busy. We ordered the Sheperd's Pie and Fish Tacos which were both excellent. We were disappointed that they only have two Irish beers and only Guiness on tap. The service was good, but it was very loud. The bar was only partly full but we could barely hear each... More 

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Riverside, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Food and service were good. While visiting the beach, we went on a walk for lunch came to this restaurant and thought it sounded and smelt good I had the fish tacos and they were great. My husband had a hamburger and said it was large and cooked perfectly. Will be back.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Granted we came in around 11p and they must have run out of ice cream but overall the experience was good. My server did a nice job but could have told us there was no ice cream in the dessert we ordered. Mostly whip cream. Would still come back. Can't judge on one bad order.

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Thank Jo C
Riverside, California
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2,131 reviews
1,176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

There are a few places people go near here. I'd rank this lower than some others. The open air atmosphere is different/fresh, and you also get to listen to cars and dogs. The drinks are usually $1-2 more than other places. All that said, this place has the best social vibe and seems to attract a larger crowd. To each... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

For the price range we found Hennessey's the best value in Seal Beach. The food is excellent, the drinks are hand squeezed and the atmosphere is pleasant. We stayed in Seal Beach for several months and Hennesseys was our go to spot for Bloody Mary's, burgers and salads. Very consistent, never disappointed.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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443 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

You can find these restaurants in several beach cities in Southern California. Definitely a pub atmosphere. Great hamburgers and beer if a on the high side for prices

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We had just arrived and were looking for a quick sandwich. The 4 of us ordered different meals and shared along with onion rings and fries. Everything was delicious.

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Gatwick
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

A popular Main Street eatery with a wide range of menu items and specials. There is on and off street parking and a beach car park during the busy season.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-598-4419

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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?