Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Southern California, Huntington Beach is not just famous for its surf city charm, but also for its vibrant and diverse food scene. From fresh seafood caught right off the coast to authentic international cuisine, the city offers a culinary journey that is as exciting as its sunsets. Whether you're a foodie looking for gourmet experiences, a casual diner seeking comfort food, or a health enthusiast in search of organic options, Huntington Beach has something to satisfy every palate. Join us as we explore the best 'Huntington Beach Eats' that are sure to make your taste buds dance with delight.
Live music is well matched with fabulous foods. Every cusine is tasty.
4 / 5
Seems like a limited menu but for what they do have, Henry’s delivers. The oysters were fresh and tasty. The octopus was a decent option. Service was prompt.
4 / 5
That pride brunch was a disaster honestly. I feel like they didn't know how to run a busy brunch buffet (Food was a okay, or was a HUGE miss). And a lot of the information in the event ad was very misleading. I'm sure it's a fine place to eat at on a normal day but for $70 I felt bamboozled.
3 / 5
Ambiance won the dinner. This hotel and restaurant are close to our hearts. Was told this is a newer menu so I give space. Ahi tartar app was best dish. Surf and turf left a lot to be desired. Steak was undercooked at rare to raw, asked med rare. Lobster was, well, soggy. The tempura around it did a terrible disservice. Wife's salad was just that, a pile of arugula. She enjoyed her bolognese pasta, and the creme Brule was as good a ever. I think the price points on the entrees were ridiculous in contrast with the quality of food, portions, and prices of the other items on the menu. I was disappointed with the value of this meal.
3 / 5
I had the wedge salad and surf & turf with a little red wine ....life is good! Great place, great atmosphere and amazing service by Rico! Across the street from Huntington Beach at the Waterfront Hilton so that's the kicker bonus.
5 / 5
Family-run fixture for traditional Italian pastas, sauces & desserts, with outdoor seating & a bar.
I would give this a 20 star review ! The service is excellent, friendly with fast service with Italian accents. The food is excellent starting with the bread basket, excellent appetizers and all of the food is delicious with large portions We loved our eggplant parmesan and pasta plate. We split it and we were both full and happy. The desserts are great. The coconut and raspberry cake was incredible. Hope my photos capture the relaxing indoor and outdoor seating Mangiare- eat every bite
5 / 5
A Nice, Fun Karen
We visited this restaurant for the first time this past sunday July 23rd, we went for dinner and it was such a wonderful experience! Mr. Alfredo, the Hostess and all of the waiters were extremely friendly and all of them were very genuine in making sure we enjoyed our time dining. Thank you for making us feel welcome and for the delicious food and drinks. By the way Mr. Alfredo thank you for your advice of taking the 405 Freeway to get back home, it was a much quicker route! I Highly Recommend this restaurant!
5 / 5
Had an amazing dinner party of 8 took care of all of is really well. Very great and attentive service. Delicious food ! And the wine was even better. Will definitely be coming back here!
5 / 5
Went on a double date here last night and had a fantastic meal! We brought our own bottle (corkage fee was $20 which was fine, but tbh the bottle was only $20 so maybe bring a bottle more worth sharing at that price). For appetizers we got the bruschetta and calamari, both of which were delicious and good for sharing. Bruschetta bread was crunchy and flavorful, complimenting the tomato and balsamic for a really robust flavor. Calamari was breaded well and didnt taste like fry oil or anything. The marinara served with it was delicious and made the dish for sure. Nothing too special to note, however it made our table happy. For dinner I had the Pollo Marsala with mushrooms and served with a side of traditional Aglio Olio. The aglio olio was a nice palate break from the marsala between bites. I want to be fair and say the dish was good. I was happy with what i got and plan on coming again, however, when I order a chicken dish I prefer a dish where the chicken is allowed to shine more, not just smothered in a sauce. Really enjoy my time here and plan on coming back to try another dish!
5 / 5
First time dinner guests! Impressed with EVERYTHING. Tone was set for the evening when upon arrival we were greeted, and escorted to our table by a stunningly classy/beautiful hostess named Rachel. She looked like she just walked off the cover of Vogue Magazine. Food was incredible, service was perfect, atmosphere romantic. My wife and I were treated with respect, and felt GENUINELY CARED FOR by all those involved with our dining experience. The bread kept coming, the dinner was hot and plenty, and the crew of waiters/servers/manager were a real delight throughout our entire meal and yummy desert! They even packed up our leftovers in a professional manner as well! Wow. We now know why people champion this incredible restaurant. Will be returning soon.
5 / 5
Casual, pier-adjacent eatery for beach views & stylishly plated Californian pizzas & surf 'n' turf.
Welcome to Sandy's in Huntington Beach. This restaurant is on the beach at the start of the pier. With an option to sit indoors or outdoors, we elected for outdoors and were immediately seated. The menu was diverse, offering starters, burgers, seafood entrees, tacos filled with chicken, steak, salmon, mahi mahi, swordfish, and more. The service was attentive, but could improve on friendly interaction. The appetizer and entrees were wonderfully flavorful. Yet, for the price, we were disappointed with the portion sizes. The atmosphere on the beach is exceptional and the view is stunning.
4 / 5
The food was delicious. Our waitress was very nice, great customer service. I highly recommend their fries. They have good seasoning.
5 / 5
Alright this was an interesting but overall great experience! We arrived and were seated immediately as requested on a window view looking out towards the beach! We got our drinks (water) placed with our server Krista not sure how to spell her name tbh. We got our drinks and it took about 10 minutes before we saw our waitress to take our orders, she did look busy. Then we placed out order: Sword fish tacos, fish n chips, and a *Cup of clam chowder. You may ask why the asterisk, well I was served the bowl in the sourdough bread which normally I dont order sour dough just because I’ve never liked it. The kitchen staff told me they would mention it and have them charge me for the cup which was a difference of $7. I ate it and OMG, It is incredible, including the bread, yes I said it the sourdough bread is amazing at this restaurant. We are for about 25-30 minutes and I’m not kidding you our waitress never showed to check on us perhaps because I didn’t make eye contact to ask for anything but we just were not checked on which was a first in my dining experience. Not to mention we observed her drinking at the bar.. not sure how that works but that’s not for me to comment further on. When she noticed we were done she made her way back to ask us for dessert and we declined asking for our ticket to find that we were charged in full for the clam chowder. I told her that I ordered the cup with her and she said she would tell the manager Scott whom came to our table to tell us “she placed the order in front of you” which was on a handheld device so I didn’t know I was suppose to verify my own order, maybe a simple read back would be smart. After I told him what I ordered and received I informed him I loved it! And I would gladly pay for it, I just didn’t specifically order that because than it would have been too much food! He then was very polite and went to change the price which took him 15 minutes to do due to POS issues he tried 3 computers, and finally waived the charge. I thanked him and we moved on. My point is the time was not worth it for the $7 but then we enjoyed the fire pit as we waited and honestly would come back every time we are here
4 / 5
Love the happy hour and sunset views. A causal spot with good food and a fun vibe. Bonus you get to watch all the beach goers playing volleyball or biking by. Great cocktails and delicious food. I had the blackened fish and grilled pineapple. Highly recommend. Make sure to top by if you are in the area.
5 / 5
... Great place to meet friends or family, on the wet side of PCH, out the front door and you are 20 steps to the sand or up some steps and you are on the pier, the spiritual center of Huntington Beach 🏖️ ... My niece took me there for dinner and I enjoyed it so much I went back with an old friend for lunch... ... I will definitely be back the next time I visit the crazy coast...
5 / 5
The burger joint goes glam at this bustling eatery serving gourmet eats & even spiked milkshakes.
We came here to eat on the 4th of July. This place serves great food. Beautifully seasoned and simply the best. Ordered ourselves some cocktails and, of course, some food to go with it. I recommend the chili honey wings here and the bacon wrapped dates. They are so delicious. Also went for the bone marrow, and it comes with this savory short breads, and it's a great pairing. Also, I got the Braised short ribs, and it's so good. The bar tender is great, and make sure to ask him to give you the best drink he makes, and he will sure deliver.
5 / 5
Food was delicious. Our server was very friendly. He was very skilled when it came to making a old fashioned.. Happy hour from 3-6pm had some good deals. The Ribeye steak frites was on point.
5 / 5
Popped into this place last night for a quick dinner. Ordered some cocktails for the boys and wine for the girls. Started with a wedge salad that we all shared. I’m not a fan of blue cheese it but I was hungry and I ate. It was actually pretty good. I ordered garlic noodles with shrimp. It was fabulous. Hubby got the New Mexico burger and my friend ordered the blue cheese burger. They shared some onion rings, too. Yummy all around. They had a singer playing guitar and she was absolutely phenomenal. I’d hire her for an event if I ever needed someone. The ambiance was perfect and she fit the environment quite nicely. We will definitely be back.
5 / 5
On Instagram, 25° has been sending me messages to out check this location. Fantastic experience. This evening they had a pianist. I tried the American Whiskey flight. They don’t skim out on the tasting. Great service by Shawn who brought napkins so the lettuce wrapped mahi tacos would not get on my sweatshirt. The chilli was fantastic and filled me up. I thought it was going to be smaller but it was a cool night and perfect to eat chilli. The aesthetic and vibe of 25° has a hole in the wall feel but fancier. Mr. Huntington Beach had an excellent experience overall. 🌊🏄♂️🏄♀️🏄
5 / 5
Mr Huntington Beach Real Estate
Loved the food in this place. Good atmosphere too. You have to order the truffle fries. They were delicious to say the least. I've never tired fries that were so tasty, well seasoned, crispy and buttery. Will definetly returned to this place. We had a great server and good experience overall. Portions are big. And price reasonable to portions. Enjoy! Won't regret it.
5 / 5
Roomy, contemporary, oceanfront restaurant presenting refined, globally-inspired seafood plates.
Decided to try their menu for OC Restaurant Week and I was pleasantly surprised when I realized this place is right next to the HB Pier. I made reservations and we had a booth facing the ocean at sunset, which was gorgeous. The bread was probably the best I’ve had. It was extremely fluffy on the inside, but it was the butter with warm honey that was served to spread on the bread that stood out to me. Absolutely delicious. The Scottish Salmon was perfect, like so so good.the pan roast was very tasty and a very hefty portion, enough to feed two people. We waited almost an hour for our entrees, but other than that service was great. I would definitely return to try other menu items and for the views of course.
4 / 5
Love this place! Oysters, Wyatt Slurp, pizza with pork belly and fried egg, WOW! I get the Chiopino kettle pot, DE-LISH!! Bar is great, ambiance is awesome, and you can't get a bad seat. We love PETE!! The manager is always there, dressed impeccably, and the gal hostess is always great. We ALWAYS take pizza home and key- lime tarts!!!
5 / 5
This review is focused on the seafood charcuterie plate. It’s an imaginative spin on the traditional cold cuts and cheese classic by using seafood elements instead. Delicious, attractive, and highly imaginative. Everything else looks good at Bluegold, and service is consistently attentive and friendly, but this is the dish that brings us back.
5 / 5
Great food, beautiful setting with striking views of Huntington beach coast. Service quote improved, but still needs quite a bit of polishing.
4 / 5
Bar service was pretty decent. Old fashioned was prepared great! Oysters were somewhat small but still fairly tasty. Scallops were decent but I've had better. Definitely will return to try other menu items.
4 / 5
Diner features a full bar & diverse menu of modern-day twists on homestyle staples.
Great food and exceptional service! I don’t know his name, but our server was very helpful. The place was very busy, but we still got our food pretty quick. We had the any style eggs, veggie scrambled eggs, and pancakes. Overall, it was a very nice place, and if I get the chance, I will come here again.
5 / 5
It’s been a while since my last visit to Mama’s on 39. It wasn’t too busy for a Wednesday morning. They have quite an extensive menu - many choices for everyone. We ordered the breakfast pizza and the Brie and Bacon Burger. Both were very yummy! The pizza is definitely something to be shared. Our waitress Christina was super sweet and made some good recommendations. Can’t wait to do a brunch next time.
4 / 5
What’s Up OC Fun Events
Really good place for some good food. Brandon was so helpful and recommended a lot of options as this was our first time there. They serve breakfast all day! But the whole menu was packed with good choices. Returned there in the same week.. we sat at the high top tables by the bar and got the tuna melt with a Cadillac Margarita.. delish!! 😋 Nice environment as well!
5 / 5
Great place for a hearty meal! Service was okay but the food made all the difference. Would definitely be back! Love that they are pet friendly 🐾
4 / 5
Came in around 1130a on Sunday, place was packed. We were still able to sit right down at the bar. Atmosphere was good, food was great. French toast was 9/10. Would definitely come back.
4 / 5
The Country Nachos and Mac N’ Cheese were delish! The Country Nachos is a big serving, enough for 2-3 people. Cool and chill atmosphere with wonderful ocean/street views. Plenty of seating. Attentive servers. Clean bathrooms.
4 / 5
Great place to hang and chill with friends and family with a spectacular view of the ocean. I had the St Louis half slab of ribs with fries and cornbread. The meat was tender and easily fell off the bone. The fries were seasoned and crispy. Very delish. Our server was courteous and fast. Get the old Crow Honey blond beer. A must try. 5 stars.
5 / 5
David “Davey” S.
Great BBQ spot beach sand close! Right near the Huntington Beach Pier in a small shopping center... You find this gem. You can smell the delicious meats being smoked from blocks away. As you make your way to the second floor location, you notice the great ocean views from the outside dining area. You are greeted with smiles and warm hellos as you make your way to your seat. Great low volumed country music playing in the background and ocean breezes welcome you outside. Take time with the menu, it's chalk-full of great bites and delicious choices. Most entrees come with a generous offering of delicious sides and are reasonably priced. Their jalapeño corn bread is a must try. They have 3 delectable sauce choices at each table, from basic bbq to seat and delicious and even a nice spice hinted option to add a little kick to the yum! Service was fantastic each time we visited. The paper towel rolls at each table are well used with all of the moist and mouthwatering choices they have to offer. All of the choices, including the chicken tortilla soup, which was dotted with big chunks of flavorful chicken, were just flavor packed and enjoyable. A must try in HB.
5 / 5
Mack Fitz-Gerald Photography
Busy place on a Saturday evening, the service was excellent, we had a reservation and were seated immediately 🙏 the menu has tons of options, the servings are plentiful and delicious. Our food came out quickly and did not disappoint!! Of the four dessert options only two were available.......seems weird, especially on the weekend but it won't stop me from going back 😅
5 / 5
Very friendly staff and quick service! The wings come with different sauces and they’re all yummy. The kid’s portion was very generous too. We also ordered the ribs which I thought were a bit dry; but who cares! The overall experience was awesome and we shall be back!
5 / 5