Sandy's
Sandy's
  • Address:
    315 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    Neighborhood:
    Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $30 and under

Sandy's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sandyshb.com/
  • Phone: 7143747273x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
    LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
    DINNER: Tuesday - Thursday 4:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Sunday & Monday 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Mason Trapp
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Sandy's has several menus to accommodate your group of 12-250.
  • Private Party Contact: Suzanne Larkin 7143185148x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Metered beach parking adjacent to restaurant. Valet service also available.
A word from Sandy's
Sandy’s serves the best of southern California: a vibrant beachfront setting on the sand at the Huntington Beach Pier, huge outdoor patio, an inviting oceanfront dining room and delicious regionally inspired cuisine. The extensive dinner and lunch menus offer something for everyone from fresh seafood and steaks to appetizers, burgers, flatbreads and salads. With our original menu that is locally sourced whenever possible and vast selection of California wines and craft beers, Sandy’s celebrates all that is authentically Californian. California is served.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Sandy's reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (84)great for outdoor dining (64)great for lunch (48)good for groups (47)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (30)great for brunch (29)special occasion (28)kid-friendly (27)romantic (17)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (7)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Great Experience!
    pjspicks
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I've lived in So Cal all my life & have spent a lot of time in Huntington Beach, but had never eaten here. Came here this week to try it & had a great experience. Wait staff was attentive and friendly, the food was really good. It was lunch & I had a burger, but it was good & nicely presented! Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very friendly!
    Yumi8
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Even though we were late for our reservation, the servers were VERY friendly and considerate! They even gave part of our group free appetizers when we had to move to a smaller table (after our group went from 12 to 6). They gave my sister a free dessert and drink because it was her bachelorette party! The food was delicious. We had an awesome experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Disappointments Here!
    Chitownative
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Staying in Huntington Beach for a few nights, we wanted dinner and to watch the sunset on the water. Sandy's fulfilled everything we wanted. Their appetizer menu offered so many intersting items that we ordered 3 to split along with wine and just took our time to watch the 'show'. Beer battered green beans, skillet cornbread and a California cheese and sausage platter more than filled us up. The restaurant is right on the beach so it's a great place to people watch. The servers were very helpful but not intrusive. We capped our meal off with Hula Pie, 3 different flavors of ice cream with chocolate crust and hot fudge! We saw families, other couples and a large party of friends while we were there. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 396 reviews are from the Sandy's reviews archive.
  • Breakfast Burger
    karenhoy
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Originally had a reservation at Duke's Sunday Brunch.... at the last minute decided we wanted something more casual and less expensive. We ended up at Sandy's and I am so happy we did! This restaurant was awesome! We had a nice table with a great beach view and the food was AMAZING! I highly recommend the Breakfast Burger!!! Walked out only spending about $50 (before tip) for a party of 4. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it on Mothers Day!
    TopSnap
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    5 of us ate at 630 reservatuons.. we were 15 min late .. they still got us a table within a few minutes.. service started slow. drinks took a little long ... everything else moved right along perfectly...Dessert took a little long... but well worth it ( bread pudding cake) That stuff is amazing!!! Food was great.. Popcorn shrimp was probably the most OK food of the night, all the entrees everyone loved. and the other appetizers were Superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Noura
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went here for Mother's day. Everything was great. The portions are a bit small for a entree.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good view but can be Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Prompt and friendly service. Nice view. Loud bar with the tv on during Mother's Day brunch - poor choice to leave tv on. They were screaming over the dumb basketball game. Food was tasty but portions are too small. I had a shrimp salad and had to request bread as I was still hungry. They should have added more lettuce at the very least. My relative had the mahi Mahi special and it was the smallest portion of fish I have ever seen served. They need to let up on their portion controls.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mom's Day Fun!
    Mikesfinds
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was a special treat for our family and my wife and daughter for Mother's Day. This is the second year in a row we ahve chosen Sandy's for Mom's Day. Godd choice again. The menu selection was excellent and the food was awesome. Both my wife and daughter had a great time and enjoyed all that Sandy's had to offer. Service was good too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-So at Sandy's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family and I went there for a Mother's Day buffet, but no buffet. I ordered the breakfast pizza, which I would not recommend. It was tasteless, crust was hard, and the pizza was cold. The others in my group kind of liked there meals, but they did not order the breakfast, so maybe the lunch menu is the way to go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Had never been to Huntington Beach so I had to simply pick a spot to eat..... Everything was terrific ....food....service and location. I had the fish and chips and it was absolutely delicious !!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a View
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    It's all about the view here because the food, while good, is just average. The service was good and we enjoyed our afternoon lunch but again very average food with decent prices.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great local spot
    nativecalifornian
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    this is a great location for a casual, affordable meal right off of the sand in HB
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The outdoor patio is comfortable, the food is good and the service was very good. Its located in a prime spot. Sunsets would be great there. The food was pretty good too.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Beach View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Located right on the Pacific. Indoor or patio seating.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couldn't have been better!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Excellent service and staff was unbelievably friendly.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Look for other place.
    jumnida
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Parking is too expensive, Service is not that good, Food is too salty. It is not the place to recommend.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was a fairly quiet night at
    RedSoxCarlosVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Was a fairly quiet night at Sandy's. Food was quite good; I enjoyed my sea bass with shrimp cous cous and Caesar salad. The service was maybe a little over eager, asking us pretty regualrly whether the food was "amazing". I'd tone that down a bit, although it is better than a totally uninterested server.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed...
    Matthew
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    First, I made the reservation to sit on the patio and enjoy the beach but they decided to sell the entire patio to a party that didn't use the whole patio. Our food was average at best and undercooked. Service was good and polite.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-So !
    NathansMommy
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I loved the atmosphere at this restaurant - casual and beachy. The menu was great - not too many options to choose from but at the same time was just enough variety of choices. However, the foods to me tasted nothing special. I believed I could probably have gone somewhere else and had the same thing which tasted better and costed much less. Although the server and staffs were friendly and did an awesome job while we were there, I am not sure I will go back to Sandy's again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highlight of our weekend
    geeseVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner at sunset to celebrate a 50th birthday. Got a window seat, had great service and the food was fabulous! Oh and so was dessert!! We highly recommend Sandy's for lunch, drinks or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location makes it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    You can't beat Sandy's for location on a beautiful day in So Cal. Love the food, too. Considering all that, the breakfast was also reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sits right on the beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Had all the seafood anyone could want and it was all delicious. Mussels, crab, scallops, shrimp, and the catch of the day. Beer list is good and they carry some craft beers. Wife had a martini but said it was really weak in alcohol.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a show!
    Gail
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    A spur of the moment lunch and it was great watching all the activity on the boardwalk and beach!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandy's Is Fabulous/Fun!
    SandyonSandys
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    On a return trip to Huntington Beach, we had lunch at Sandy's with our family friends. Our waiter was great- wonderful recommendations on the menu. The setting is fun for all. Enjoyed watching the beach scene and the many volleyball games!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the scenic view and the
    jimdandy2resq
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Love the scenic view and the ambiance. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandys
    kaimi911
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I have not been here since it was previously Chimayos and was pleasantly surprised. Ambiance was great for a business lunch meeting or an afternoon date. I don't know what the evening scene is like. The service was 5 star and the food was as well. I will definitely keep this on my list for a go to place and I am looking forward to trying breakfast and dinner as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite Beach Restaurant
    VanderVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We love coming to Sandy's. The food is good and the view is amazing. Located "on the sand", next to HB Pier, Sandy's offers a casual place to dine and enjoy the beach scene. My wife and I are vegetarians, so we stick to to their Heirloom Tomato Stack or Veggie Burger which are both very good options. The service is always good and the staff is very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view of Huntington Beach...fu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Great setting...awesome service. All of our meals were great. Cannot beat s'more dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Our waitress was really nice But food took awhile. Dirty plates sat and by the time I got my second drink we had finished. The drink took over 20 minutes. My boyfriends drink was wrong. Food great and the waitress you could tell was just busy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening
    Hoppyeater
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We held a company dinner for six. Had requested outside but were told it had been booked for a large group. However, I noticed others were on the patio not part of any large group. We were seated by the restrooms. Not my favorite place to sit. The service was excellent and the food even better. We ordered appetizers and a variety of items off the menu. Everything was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff not up to level of food
    PhilDot
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Had ribs--fantastic; had tomato, mushroom stack--fantastic, desserts--fantastic. We intend to return with friends for happy hour. But poorly-trained wait staff made our visit less than memorable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but not quite worth the price
    smalltownkid
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was good, but it certainly wasn't worth the four-star prices on the menu. The mixed seafood plate wasn't as good as the same one you can get at Red Lobster, but it was $12 more. It's a nice restaurant and would likely be one of the most popular in SoCal if the prices matched the quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced and noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The noise level was almost unbearable and found myself almost shouting across our table to talk. The food was not worth even half the price. My dish was room temperature and had a bland side of steamed potatoes and green beans. I felt like I was at my grandma's house for dinner. Dessert choices were a joke. The whole menu might sound good at first but the cooking style and quality suffered in every way. I ended up having leftovers at home to satisfy my hunger. Go for a drink and the view but go elsewhere for food. Go to Duke's instead. Much, much, much better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding afternoon at Sandy's...
    72of500VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Enjoying great food, drinks and friends. We were there for lunch on a Saturday and had an awesome time. The food was very good and they have an enjoyable beer and cocktail selection. They have a nice emphasis on California beers which was fun. The ceviche and fish tacos were very good. Make reservations and use valet parking ($6 is a steal!) We can't wait to come back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unforgettable experience
    memday2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We Had the best time. Unforgetable especially because I got proposed. Want to thank everyone at Sandys for the best time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Dinner at Sandy's
    Trudy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We didn't have a reservetion for Valentines Day...we made a reservation on Open Table and thought we'd give it a try... The food was great, and the service was prompt and friendly. This is a kid / family friendly atmosphere...a little on the loud side. We will definitely return...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I made reservations and they had an outside seat ready extremely quickly
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beach side dining
    HoosierVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Staff attentive & food well seasoned. Great place to go after a day on the beach.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    DANANDJO
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I booked Sandy's for Valentine's Day for my husband & myself. When we arrived, ( 7 min early), we were told we had to wait a few minutes, which was fine until 2 other couples came in and were seated by the window, on the patio with great views and NO reservations...meanwhile, we were left waiting and finally seated at a table for 4, in the middle of the room, facing the bright sun..I had asked for a table with a nice view in my on-line reservation, and the nicer tables were given to younger people, (who would probably spend way less than we would have...their loss. We went upstairs to Duke's (one of our favorite's) and were seated without reservations,, at a nice table with an ocean view, excellent wine, appetizer. food & awesome service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was greeted by the host ,very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was greeted by the host ,very pleasant young man ,,our waitress was great,she was checking on us to make sure everything was fine.which it was ,it was my daughter 18th birthday and they helped make it special
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate