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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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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Day trip to pick up a car part at Original Parts and decided to walk around town. Felt like seafood so we checked TA for recommendation. We had oysters that were fresh and delicious. The smoked salmon sandwich was unique and tasty. The clam chowder had a decent amount of clams and the fish and chips were hot and crispy... More 

Thank kellermaryrose
Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walt's Wharf has long been an icon in Seal Beach, and for good reason - you can't beat the quality of the food. Walt's has managed to make a high end restaurant (it's not inexpensive) feel cozy and welcoming, almost like you're having a casual dinner at a good friend's house. The staff is friendly and attentive without being imposing.... More 

Thank BillVierregger
Signal Hill, California
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Smoke trout salad and wood fire artichoke are two of my favorites. Been there three times. Always order the artichoke for appetizer. Unfortunately they discontinued the smoke trout salad :(

Thank SLoh_11
Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 872 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 13 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 

Thank Hanger24
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

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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?