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Harbor House Café, Sunset Beach
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Located on the coast at 16341 Pacific Coast Highway in Sunset Beach, right between Seal Beach & Huntington Beach. Harbor
House is a main-stay for the regulars, but always greets travelers with a smile for over 65 years - and they are open 24 hours a
day! Have a craving at 2AM? This is your kind of place. I've been here around that time, and they're still busy! Parking is OK,
but on weekends you'll have to go looking for a spot to park.
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Breakfast favorites such as the Mexican omelet (they have 14 omelets on the menu) stuffed with beef fajitas, peppers and
covered with Spanish sauce & cheese (my favorite), Halibut steak & eggs, Chorizo & egg burrito are served along with your
standard items like pancakes (Mom likes 'em), French toast and steak & eggs. You’d think it was Texas, 'cause all the portions
are huge! Lunch is equally big with crisp salads and sandwiches. You gotta try the hot crab meat sandwich, but the chili-size
will fill you up jus' fine. The dinner line-up has some great steaks (New York for me), a few chicken dishes (Crispy Fried
Chicken like Mom used to make), but the seafood here is king. Try the Jumbo Shrimp, the scallops, or the halibut is very
good. They have a pretty good dessert menu, but usually I'm stuffed!
Anytime - day or night is the right time for Harbor House Café.
Link to website:
www.harborhousecafe.com
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Accessibility: B / Service: B / Food Quality: A- / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B+ / Price & Value: B
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Finbars Italian Kitchen, Seal Beach









I had driven past Finbars many times without giving them much notice until I finally decided to drop in for dinner – I’m glad I did!
What impressed me most here was the passion all the staff has for their food. The hostess, the bus boys, our waitress and the
manager all were extremely attentive, professional and had a good understanding of their food. This to me is unusual. When I
usually ask someone a question like: “What kind of cheese is this?” I usually get either “I don’t know” or “I’ll go ask.” Here, I got
good answers from people who were truly interested in what they were doing and what they were serving. OK – on to the food.
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I had the Herb-crusted Salmon with Honey Dijon sauce. Perfectly done, but just a bit under-seasoned. Mom had the BBQ
Chicken Pizza from the “Left Coast Specialty Pizzas” section of the menu. She loved it. Finbars has other “Left Coast” menu
items like Chicken Tequila Fusilli pasta and Pad Thai Linguine. I love to see this kind of fusion cuisine. With a respectable
selection of pastas, ravioli, lasagna, pizzas and soups & salads, Finbars is sure to please. Their Tiramisu was excellent!
By accident, an almost full portion of it fell on the floor – the waitress saw me – and soon came back, cleaned up and
brought me a new piece. What service! I have been back here a few times, with more trips planned. Hungry?
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Located at 620 Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach 562-430-4303
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Accessibility: A / Service: B+ / Food Quality: B / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B+ / Price & Value: B-
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Woody's Diner, Sunset Beach, PCH
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The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, The Mamas & the Papas..... groovin' to the great old beach tunes is something I look forward to
each time I visit Woody's Diner. To me, Woody's is the quintessential beach café. The chain has four locations: Sunset Beach
(above), Seal Beach (see photo below), Huntington Beach and Newport beach. Great food, service and tunes - totally awesome!
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Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, Woody's aims to please everybody. Very family friendly and welcoming, I have been
coming here long enough to watch families growing up here. "The Diner" is Woody's take on the time tested pancake
sandwich. They will serve you both regular pancake syrup and boysenberry with your cakes or French toast. My favorite
is an omelet called "The Woody" - A 3 egg omelet stuffed to overflowing with ham, sausage, bacon, onions, and covered
with cheddar cheese, sour cream and avocado. Gotta have their salsa on top too! I honestly believe I could eat this 5 days
a week without getting tired of it. The "breakfast Burrito" is great for the surfers on the go, while the huevos rancheros is
very tasty. Try the "Hawaiian" omelet if you're looking for something a little different. Breakfast at Woody's is tops!
Woody's also has your basic egg & meat choices, waffles and hot coffee. Good burgers, descent chili, pasta, steak,
and chicken. Their salads are very good, and very filling.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, -  I can't imagine how you could have a bad time surfin' and crusin' with the surf classics.
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Open 7 days a week - the Sunset Beach restaurant is located at 16371 Pacific Coast Hwy. Phone: (562) 592-2134 &
the Seal Beach restaurant is located at 209 Main Street. Phone: (562) 598-6794
Woody's Diner, Seal Beach, Main Street
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      The following applies to both the Seal Beach & the Sunset Beach locations:
Accessibility: B / Service: B+ / Food Quality: B / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B / Price & Value: B+
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The Hangout, Seal Beach, CA
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The restaurant was until recently the  "Kinda" Lahaina Broiler.
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Located at the end of Main Street adjacent to the Seal Beach pier. I've only been here once as The Hangout.
The food was quite good, not enough variety in the menu for me. I'll write more after another visit or two.
For now, I will give this  restaurant a half-hearted recommendation.  The view of the Seal Beach Pier is great!

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Accessibility: A- / Service: A / Food Quality: B / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B+ / Price & Value: C
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Seal Beach & Sunset Beach Restaurants
Restaurants featured on this page:

Harbor House Café                 Finbars Italian Kitchen      
Woody's Diner                        The Hangout