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Walt's Wharf

201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
+1 562-598-4433
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (103 reviews)
“clam chowder” (35 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spontaneous visit to Walt’s had to wait for a table , we decided to wait in the bar with 4 of us we found 2 bar stools with a tall 2 top across from it we ordered drinks O M G great mai tai even...More

Thank George V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last night so thought we would go to Walt’s Wharf for our last dinner. Started well nice corner table, nice waiter brings 2 nice cold beers. My husband ordered the coconut shrimps which he said was delicious. The problem came with my main !!...More

Thank Sparkie154
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has been coming to Walt's since the 1970's and it has remained a favorite because it has always served delicious fresh seafood in a wonderful atmosphere with excellent service. While sitting in the main dining room(s) and ordering an entree is a lovely...More

Thank ShamrockGo
Reviewed 1 week ago

It sits on Main St.of Seal Beach, a very quaint wonderful town at the beach. You will definitely love this place. I am originally from New England and very picky about my clam chowder and I must say they were pretty good. The food was...More

Thank apclegg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely time having drinks and oysters early evening on Christmas Eve. The staff was warm & friendly and very festive despite having to work. Walt’s creates a welcoming atmosphere.

Thank SSTravelBud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here with my coworker's as we all met for lunch Service was nice but what I ordered was definitely not We arrived perhaps 10 minutes before opening which was cool as we were talking so it didn't matter We were shortly seated then...More

Thank Faith C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my sister and wife out to eat here when my wife and I visited Southern California. I told my sister that I wanted to go to some intimate Italian Restaurant and she thought I meant Walt's Wharf which is anything but Italian. It...More

Thank bobba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall fine dinner and good service, but food was OK/average. Clam chowder didn't have any seafood, and somewhat bland; pales in comparison to that of legal sea foods. Cioppino was OK/good, but not special. Wouldn't go back.

Thank Dean D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If it's the fish you want they do a fine job along with oysters and a surprisingly good wine list. That's the good part of this Seal Beach standard but the decor complete with mural and 50s carryover is either quaint or tired. Side dishes...More

Thank 211owent
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

First time here. I got the Cioppino without Clams/mussels and it had Swordfish in it as the seafood "of the day" but sadly I had to leave all the swordfish because it was too tough to even chew 😯. The sourdough rolls were delicious. The...More

1  Thank la123brat
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Cheryl I
13 May 2017|
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Response from fmichael | Reviewed this property |
I have not found a good hotel right in downtown Seal Beach. I generally stay at the Hilton Hampton Inn on Seal Beach Blvd or the Best Western in Sunset Beach. In either case you would need to drive. Try to get to Main St... More
Mike C
12 December 2016|
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Response from fmichael | Reviewed this property |
I always park on Main St, but get there around 4.30-5p. It is 2 hr parking but that limit ends at 6p. If not on Main, try Central Ave.
Stephanie M
16 September 2015|
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Response from Rita I | Reviewed this property |
It's a high end place to dine. So if you have a child maybe who can sit without crying through a meal then yes. It's darker inside for atmosphere for romantic dining and i see business groups.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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