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Walt's Wharf

4.6
4.6
931 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Hello Friends,
We are excited to be open and serving our guests both indoors and in our outdoor dining area (it's covered and heated!)

Our hours of service are from 11:00am to 8:00pm. We are currently closed Mondays. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. We are not currently taking reservations. Our bar is open and pouring your favorite cocktails, beer and wine for you to enjoy with your meal, or during any wait.
We would like to thank our amazing Seal Beach community for your support. We are so grateful and excited to be serving you again! See you soon!

- The Team at Walt's Wharf

Not bookable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (562) 598-4433

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    With the current restrictions due to COVID-19, we are not accomodating private events. When we get back to normal we offer semi-private dining upstairs for parties of 25 at dinner and up to 50 at lunch. Inquiries please call the restaurant and ask for the General Manager.

  • Neighborhood

    Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley

  • Cross street

    SW corner Main St. and Central Approx .25 mile N. SB Pier

  • Parking details

    We have five parking spaces on our property. Two hour parking on Main street until 6pm. One hour parking on Central Ave. Restricted and unrestricted parking on nearby residential streets.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 931 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Table was ready upon arrival. Service was excellent, food was delicious. Desert was an extra bonus.

  2. RO

    ROBNJAN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have never been able to duplicate the artichokes over oak fire ...try as we might. We do have the recipe for the aioli and that is a true gift.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service. Made reservations for 8:45 and the store closes at 9 and everything was still amazing. Great chef cause he whip up two plates within 15 minutes after ordering. Highly recommend.

  4. SM

    SteveM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been coming to Walt’s for over 40 years, starting as a treat for my birthday as a teenager. The service was excellent as always, to food delicious. The clam chowder alone is worth a visit.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food and service great as usual.

  6. L

    Luvfood

    Orange County

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Best fish & favorite is the artichoke grilled. & love coming here for birthdays anniversaries or just because.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and place is great!

  8. J

    Juliq

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The scallop plating was mush-mash, thrown together! With a little thought, it could arrive looking as good as most of your other dishes.

  9. JP

    JohnP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great service...look forward to our next visit.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great food and service. This is our favorite restaurant in Seal Beach.

  11. J

    John

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great ambience, great service. Much appreciate having table requested....twice in a week!

  12. D

    Diana

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been going to Walt's Wharf for over 20 years and has always been a family favorite. The caramelized salmon is excellent and I always recommend the grilled artichokes.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and so was the food

  14. JM

    JacquieM

    Vancouver

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Walt's Wharf is a must whenever I travel to SoCal! Never a disappointment!

  15. VI

    VIP1000dines

    Orange County

    422 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    422 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great! Grilled combo with lobster is always a favorite. We also love the grilled vegetable platter. Hoping Walts makes it through pandemic. We miss dining there and wish everyone at Walts all the best.

  16. J

    John

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best yet in area. Picky fish eater yet had no problem finishing my ample plate.

  17. JR

    JRBCBA

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, wonderful meal, wonderful service. we were seated within minutes of our reservation time.

  18. CV

    ChrisV

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a favorite. Been coming here for years and it never disappoints

  19. SN

    SNJG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Walt’s Wharf never fails to impress. We have been dining here for more than 25 years and have NEVER had anything but excellent food and service. The oak grilled artichoke alone is worth the trip. Our server on Sunday was Mary who helped us with menu selections that were spot on. She was professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

  20. TH

    TeresaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place, really good food and our server was really very nice! The bus boys were awesome and very helpful 👍🏻

  21. s

    simonisthemostawesome

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my fiancée to Walt's Wharf for dinner on Valentine's Day and had an incredible experience. Initially, there was an issue with a bit of overbooking and we had to wait about an hour past our reservation, but my fiancée and I were both super understanding and the hosts were as nice and accommodating as they could be given the circumstances. I especially appreciated that they made sure to let us know that the kitchen would not be closed to until our orders, and the others who had to wait, were in. The wait was totally worth it, we had an incredible seat for two on the right side of the front window on Main Street and the wait staff were immediately attentive and incredibly kind. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was some of the most delicious we've had in a long time. I can only imagine how stressful a restaurant like yours can be on Valentine's Day on a Friday night, and I really appreciated all of the efforts the staff took to make everything seem calm and cool as possible. We look forward to returning to Walt's Wharf again in the future and have already told pretty much anyone who will listen about our awesome experience there. Thank you so much for making this Valentine's Day so special for us!

  22. l

    lbbonnie

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We loved the food, but service was very slow on Valentines Day. We appreciated the regular menu.

  23. B

    Bobbi

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fresh and delicious

  24. M

    Millie

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Love Walt’s Wharf but nothing additional or special for Valentines Day.

  25. AH

    AnthonyH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    The food was excellent, but timing of bringing food out was not good. Enjoyed the mussels with garlic butter, fresh bread, clam chowder, caramelized alaskan salmon and mashed potatoes. Fresh bread came to table after appetizer was eaten, not before. Had to ask for more bread, it wasn’t automatically offered once it had been eaten. Was five or more minutes after appetizer and bread were eaten before clam chowder came. So, in terms of timeliness of receiving food, the experience could have been much better.

  26. ID

    IrisD

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cadillac margaritas are Perfect… food is amazing ❤️

  27. KS

    KarlaS

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect romantic lunch. The food and service were excellent.

  28. K

    Kurtis

    Puerto Vallarta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A Classic ..... not to be missed Excellent food Convivial Atmosphere

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was terrific!

  30. TG

    TameraG

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still delicious food after having moved away 15 years ago! It’s was 2 special occasions; birthday and celebration of life for my mother. Expected a scoop of ice cream with a candle for the birthday but got creme brûlée instead!!!

  31. d

    dvsdiner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warmly greeted, only slight wait for our reservation. Grilled artichoke was heaven. Great service.

  32. m

    martinr

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    enjoyed it ...good ambiance, service and location. Reservations are easy to make. What else can you ask for!

  33. ID

    IrisD

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place and food and everyone is so attentive.

  34. S

    Satisfied

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We love the food and service at Walt's Wharf. The blackened salmon is delicious and the Walt's salad fresh and tasty.

  35. BC

    BCPC

    Denver

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the ambiance and fresh seafood

  36. l

    lucampo

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    The fish was thin and the mushroom risotto was very mushy.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful fresh fish

  38. a

    acamacho1950

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly, professional, and super tasty seafood, grilled to perfection.

  39. C

    Celebrate

    Boise

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Incredible food and great service

  40. B

    Bucknut

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Highly recommend the clam chowder. Excellent service and nice window seat.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Walt's Wharf is rated 4.6 stars by 931 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SW corner Main St. and Central Approx .25 mile N. SB Pier

  • Neighborhood

    Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have five parking spaces on our property. Two hour parking on Main street until 6pm. One hour parking on Central Ave. Restricted and unrestricted parking on nearby residential streets.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (562) 598-4433

  • Private party facilities

    With the current restrictions due to COVID-19, we are not accomodating private events. When we get back to normal we offer semi-private dining upstairs for parties of 25 at dinner and up to 50 at lunch. Inquiries please call the restaurant and ask for the General Manager.

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