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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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New York City, New York
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Nice dark wood, casual place in the center of town. 5-10 minute walk to the beach. Seal Beach is a great town for strolling, having a beer, and then strolling to the next place. Hennessey's is a nice place to eat. Mid range prices, good burgers, seafood and steaks. Prices are reasonable. Brunch is good here.

Thank david m
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Just alright. Place was empty and it was a Monday at 5. Server seemed annoyed that she had to take our order. Made no attempt to explain happy hour specials or anything for that matter. My husband and I split a sandwich which was fine but overpriced. My Irish Coffee was nothing I'd go back there for. For five bucks... More 

Thank shawnbu
Westminster, CA
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great little place, lots of dark wood and high pub tables. Luv high pub tables. great in and out place.

Thank mmarymom91
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231 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Commercial Irish type bar, nice if you are looking for a drink away from the other tourist traps tried the hamburgers ok,place gets very loud has limited Irish and craft beers, and a little pricey. The service was good, but do not expect and Irish experience, no warm hospitality or Music here, just pay eat drink and leave. Parking is... More 

Thank Hanger24
Long Beach, California
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

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 6 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

Thank buddiespac13
Paramount, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Thank monicaran2016
Riverside, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

Thank tcalzia
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

Thank Jo C
Riverside, California
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2,144 reviews
1,180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 473 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?