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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 good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (96 reviews)
“clam chowder” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been a loyal customer at Walt's Wharf for over 30+ years. I have noticed many changes in the last year. Especially since Walt passed away. The old managers are gone. The oldest of the two was with the company for over 25 years...More

1  Thank SoCalCin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Walt's Wharf with friends for dinner. We love the Artichoke and the caramelized Salmon. When we were there we were lucky enough to have the Copper River Salmon. It is amazing. I have never had a meal at Walt's that i did...More

Thank jahappyheart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walts Wharf is my all time favorite place to eat. The caramelized salmon is the best along with the special salad. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Also, the artichoke appetizer is great.

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walt's Wharf has been one of the premier restaurant in Seal Beach for many years. It is one of the most popular on Main St. for many reasons--the quality and variety of the menu, the excellent service, and the general hometown ambiance. Make sure you...More

Thank SBJilly
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

we didn't we go to our usual Fish Company in Los Al... Ciopinno was very disappointing at this place. Mixed seafood grill was overcooked. Service was lacking with a scattered server. So many reasons not to return with Fish Company in the next town over.

Thank MominOC
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were here for some wine and an appetizer and were quite impressed. Their house Chardonnay was excellent and the Crab Cakes were some of the best we've ever had! The menu looks great and the 13 oz. lobster tail grilled over a wood fire...More

Thank rayu
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We have eaten at Walt's Wharf for as long we can remember. In these days we find it hard to remember anything. Seriously, it is the place to go for fish in the Long Beach - Seal Beach Area. Walt's is located on Main Street...More

Thank Raymond H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Our family/friend reunion was dinner at Walts Wharf. Reservation was made months in advance. We had an absolutely wonderful dinner for 8 upstairs. Everyone enjoyed their dinners. Great wait staff; from the hostess to the waiter, everyone was very attentive and our waiter chose wine...More

Thank TravelinLady_77
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a typical "main street" restaurant! A three (3) on a five-point scale. There was nothing that made me say wow! It was above bad and below good! I had a Bloody Mary (not the best I ever had), I had a bowl of...More

Thank 4,226
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Walt's Wharf is an iconic Seal Beach restaurant that has been around for what seems like forever. It started out with paper plates and picnic benches and evolved into a casual beachy fine dining experience. There is almost always a wait - as far as...More

Thank Karin W
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Cheryl I
14 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
13 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
17 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
USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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