Any good eats by Bolsa Chica (in Huntington Beach)?
- pleasurepalate Dec 21, 2006 07:04 AM
Hi everyone! I set up a private tour of the Bolsa Chica wetlands and wanted to make late lunch arrangements for after the tour. Can you recommend any good places to eat close to Bolsa Chica? I prefer ethnic eats but am open to suggestions and I'm looking at reasonable price per person, $20 to $25.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Not ethnic but tasty is Harbor House, on PCH in Sunset Beach. It's totally the old burgers-and-fries type beach shack, but bigger.
The pickings are pretty slim in the Bolsa Chica area especially at lunch time. There is a nice Vietnamese restaurant called S at Westminster Mall. It is free standing at the corner of Edwards and Bolsa. Depending on the number of people you have Springdale Bar and Grill might work for you although it is typical American food. It's on Springdale just north of Bolsa. The rest of the restaurants in the area either don't serve lunch or are chains.
Well, just as far down from Bolsa Chica as S is downtown Huntington Beach... there's the Sugar Shack, there's the random Mexican place which name I can never remember that's up on the second floor four blocks in, on Main Street, there's Duke's which is usually pretty tasty, there's the Peruvian Place (Inka Grill?) four blocks in on Main Street...
Roman Cucina in Sunset Beach is a better option than some posted above.
Don't know where you live...but, if you're headed back north - I recommend Sophie Thai, or Ambrosia Cafe (Greek) in Long Beach.
Bolsa Chica and Edinger: Sea Siam, a good Thai restaurant. Call ahead to make sure they're open for lunch. Had dinner there last week and it was as good as ever.
In the Huntington Harbor Mall: House of Brews (the name speaks for itself, but it's pretty decent) and a Chinese place (the Great Wok, iirc) which is mediocre at best.
Harbor House, pointed out by OP above, is a good option. Huge menu, but their omelettes are the main attraction for me.
Jon's is a coffee shop at Bolsa Chica and Heil; nothing special.
If you go farther afield in HB, there are places like DeSimone's for Italian deli type sub sandwiches, Bukhara for Indian, and Mangia Maniga for Italian (if they're open for lunch)