Make the most of the gorgeous spring weather and dine outdoors this weekend at these top-ranked restaurants with water views in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. Whether you are a local, live in Los Angeles, or travel in from out of state, they are worth the trip!
Newsbreak readers love our stories on dining out, so we are featuring the top-ranked spots where you can get the best food complimented by the best views in your suburb. Huntington Beach, only 45 minutes travel time from Los Angeles, has so many excellent restaurants offering wonderful sea views, so it's hard to pick. However, thousands of people nominate their preferred places to eat on TripAdvisor's website, so we have sourced the top 3 from Tripadvisor.
We consider the top 3 choices are the ones most people agree are the best. So here are the top 3 restaurants with water views and outdoor seating in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, according to TripAdvisor.
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The top-ranked restaurants with water views and outdoor seating in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California
Duke's Huntington Beach
Diners from all over Los Angeles come to OC to enjoy the beachside dining, and Duke's Huntington Beach excels in both food and views. Over 1800 reviewers on Tripadvisor have given it an average of 4.5 stars. (out of 5)
Duke's is the No. 3 restaurant out of 428 Restaurants in Huntington Beach. It is the No. 1 restaurant with water views and outdoor seating in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California.
Its claim to fame is the magical views of the ocean and pier.
Diners love the calamari, fish tacos, fish chowder, crab wontons, seafood hot pot, roasted Tristan lobster, filet mignon, and Duke's classic burger.
Don't forget to leave room for dessert and order the Hula Pie. The macadamia nut ice cream on a chocolate cookie crust layered with hot chocolate fudge, toasted macadamia nuts, and whipped cream screams pure decadence.
There are cocktails, beer on tap, and an extensive wine list, so go at sunset time and enjoy!
Open for lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch, we would not blame you for thinking you are on holiday once you step inside this Hawaii-themed restaurant.
"Great food, view, and service! For my 70th birthday, our friend took me to Duke’s along with her family. Adam was our server for our party of 9. He did a great job! I had the Seafood Hot Pot which is lots of shellfish and fish in a Coconut broth. I love Cioppino which is usually in a red broth so this was a nice tasty change. I highly recommend Duke’s for great food, view, and service!" - TimDore, TripAdvisor.
Sandys Beach Shack
A location on the beach is hard to beat, and that is exactly what diners love about Sandys Beach Shack.
Claiming the No. 4 spot out of 428 restaurants in Huntington Beach, this American cafe is a TripAdvisor Travelers Choice 2021 winner. It is also ranked as the No.2 restaurant with water views and outdoor seating in Huntington Beach. This would make it definitely worth the trip from anywhere in Los Angeles.
The talking point is the location just under the pier and the excellent outdoor seating with its magnificent views of the ocean.
On top of that, guests rave about the delicious food and the large portions.
Highlights include the shrimp kabobs, fresh salmon, ceviche, ahi poke stack, beach tavern wings, steakhouse tacos, plus a large range of burgers and sandwiches.
Additionally, they have over 25 surf-inspired specialty/craft beers on tap and hand-crafted cocktails guaranteed to deliver a beach vacation feeling.
"Beach lunch. Absolutely delicious food, great service, and a nice atmosphere. It had an island vibe that was fun. Family or couple friendly atmosphere and the patio was kept very clean. We tried shrimp kabobs, grilled pineapple, fish tacos, and shrimp cocktail. It was all delicious and good portion size. The drinks were cold and tasty. One of us swapped out for fries instead of salad - either choice is recommended! Definitely would go back" -Kari, Oakdale, TripAdvisor.
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If you enjoy fine dining, then you should try Watertable at least once. It is ranked one of the favorites in Los Angeles.
Watertable boasts a locally sourced menu with seasonal American fare, a casual atmosphere, and reasonable pricing.
Diners love the service, the views, and the ambiance.
Highlights include the prime tomahawk, salmon, and the Watertable burger with its truffle aioli. Additionally, they have delicious share plates such as creamer potato cakes, bone marrow, and grilled baby lamb chops.
Plus, they have a curated selection of world-class wines and artisanal cocktails.
They are open for breakfast and dinner and also offer an excellent buffet brunch.
"Excellent with a view. The outdoor seating is well worth the visit as well as the food quality. As a HB local have eaten here on many occasions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The service has always been outstanding as well as the menu choices. This is a family favorite by the beach." Bill C. TripAdvisor.
Have you been to any of these restaurants? What do you think? Please leave a comment at the bottom of this story and tell us your favorite budget restaurant in Orange County or Los Angeles, California.
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