WE VISIT SEAL BEACH QUITE OFTEN..CAN YOU TELL OF ANY REALLY GOOD RESTAURANTS..TOTALLY BURNED OUT ON KATELLA DELI!!
Finbar's is an oddly-named but enjoyable modern Italian place whose original kitchen is in Seal Beach (they also have a newer branch at the Metro Pointe center adjacent to South Coast Plaza). Good execution of the standard immigrant Italian staples, with some nouvelle curves deftly thrown in for fun. Check out the link for menu details.
Walt's Wharf on Main Street for fresh seafood.
Koi, in the front of the center where Finbar's is (PCH & 5th) for sushi and traditional Japanese food.
Cafe Lafayette on Main Street, near the Bay Theatre, for breakfast and lunch. They serve dinner also, but I've not tried their dinner menu.
Tai Pan in Marina Pacifica for Chinese (serves mostly Americanized dishes, but the quality and flavors are outstanding).
Check previous posts for Huntington Beach and Long Beach, which are just minutes from Seal Beach.
re: SL in HB
I moved to San Francisco two years ago, and one of the places that I miss is the Abbey. Fantastic iceberg wedge salad with bleu cheese dressing and cracked pepper. I have never had a bad meal there. They have an ale (? i think it is an ale) there called Mared Sous which is a terrific, full beer. Great wine list for a small bar.
Agree with Finbar's - good lunch deals, and a cozy restaurant with fresh foods.
In the same shopping center is Patty's Place, which I have never been to, but my mother has been swearing by. Funny because it looks dark from the outside, and just like a dive bar of some sort, but she loves the food.
On the other side of the bridge, on Pacific Coast Hwy just North of Westminster (at Loynes) is a good small mexican restaurant called Enrique's. Love their salad with queso fresco and tomatoes. Good choices there for vegetarians.
I had a couple of good, fun relaxing meals at River's End, which is on the beach in Seal Beach ... fairly typical breakfast and lunch food. Sorry I can't remember more details.
Have fun! Seal Beach is near and dear to my heart ...
ever try the shorehouse caffe, it's on PCH and main....very cheap, huge portions, open 24hours, and the food is good too. Not marvoulos...but good