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Sep 6, 2007 06:40 PM

Seal Beach?

Heading to Seal Beach again and wondering what we have missed in the past. Could anyone share their wonderful foodie experience there?

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  1. Hmmm might help if we knew what you have had before. Must tries are Nick's for breakfast burritos and I think Beachwood is pretty tasty but avoid the creamed corn...icky.

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    1. re: bubbles4me

      I agree-Nick's makes great breakfast burritos and roast beef on rye sandwiches. You can grab a table outside and enjoy Main Street. We moved, so I haven't been to Beachwood yet, but my husband and son like their BBQ and grits, (I think it is bleu cheese grits.) They are closed Mondays. Or you could go to Chimayo's at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier-nice atmosphere, and the grilled hearts of romaine salad comes with a choice of chicken or shrimp.

    2. As I had mentioned before in other threads, Spaghettini's is good for high-end Italian dining while Finbars is little bit more casual. Walt's by the pier is good for seafood as well as The Original Fish Company on Seal Beach Blvd (Los Alamitos). Old Town near the pier on Main St. is great for breakfast and lunch. It's closed for dinner. The little Mexican place next door (I forgot the name) is excellent for lunch. Some people rave about Charo's Chicken near the pier also. Jimmy's near Westminster and PCH is a favorite of mine for seafood. Oh, Augustino's is excellent for Italian food too. I think it's on Bolsa?

      1. Sweet Jill's ( Just for Cinnamon Rolls and coffee -- no breakfast)
        123 1/2 Main St.
        Seal Beach, CA
        (562) 598-3445.

        Well worth the short drive South

        Harbor House Café (In the LA/OC area this is the closest to an old school dinner as it gets in ambiance and the giant menu. Request to sit in the front section and not the rear patio)
        16341 Pacific Coast Hwy,
        Sunset Beach, CA 90742

        And then a little more South

        T K Burger (Pretty good burgers and really great buns too. One block South of the Huntington Beach Pier next to the Dairy Queen which has great soft serve cones
        )110 Pacific Coast Highway
        Huntington Beach, California 92648
        (714) 960-3238
        Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            What do you get there? I like the New York steak & eggs w/ Hobo potatoes. The soups are good also.

          2. re: JeetJet

            Mmmm... Harbor House cheese fries. Or country gravy fries. That's just high school to me. Yum.

          3. OK...once again, gotta say for sushi head to Restaurant Koi on PCH...the best, freshest and many choices that you will not find at any regular sushi places.
            Head over to Second St. in Long Beach for several more choices including, but not limited to: Cafe Gazelle, Open Sesame, Magic Lamp, Le Creperie.
            Have fun and let us know what you did choose.

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            1. re: justagthing

              I grew up in Sunset Beach just south and would suggest going to Katela and Seal Beach Blvd just east to Pasty Kitchen. They have the most unique english meat pies. I have been eating thier for 30 years. I will be there sunday visitng from Phoenix.

            2. For breakfast I like the Jetty @ the Jetty.
              Walts Wharf for seafood and drinks
              Kobe on Seal Beach Bl. Iike thir Bento box at the 405 next to Spaghettini's
              Not a fan of Spaghettini
              I miss the old Davio's on Seal Beach Bl.

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              1. re: gaylenwaydelich

                Pasta Grotto was great before they closed due to lease issues.

                1. re: gaylenwaydelich

                  Went to Davio's tonight at their new(er) location on Beach Blvd. in the Von's/Target shopping Center in Huntington Beach. We go every 2 - 3 months. They've been there now about 2 years or so. Their special spinach and strawberry salad is good, and they often have interesting specials. The ravioli (was it pumpkin or butternut - don't remember) was heavenly (when available). It's behind and to the left of Marie Calendar's, and right next to the Lazy Dog Cafe. We didn't like the LDC - too noisy and too crowded and food was okay but not anything special (in our opinion) - though others love it. We prefer quieter, cozier (not crammed in) dining.

                  For breakfast in Seal Beach we occasionally go to the Seal Beach Cafe (has the Dutch door and quaint homey decor) in Old Town, and Schooner or Later in Alamitos Bay in Long Beach. The last place has outdoor seating next to the marina and is a lovely way to start the day when the weather's nice. You can stroll around the maria afterwards. Food portions are generous.