huntington beach food

Pictured left is Duke's with indoor or patio seating, Fred's where the Margaritas and beer are popular drinks and Chimayo at the Beach with outdoor patio seating.




Huntington Beach California Eating Places and Restaurant Dining

Huntington Beach, CA -- Huntington Beach's restaurants and dining reflect the heartbeat of the city. Things change and when you don't have a winning recipe to success, you don't stick around if you are a restaurant. We've articles throughout the years about Huntington Beach food, nothing changes more than the entire food scene.


It's time to revisit it now, but like everything, what's true today may not be right tomorrow. So here goes!


Huntington Beach California Eating Places and Restaurant Dining includes hundreds of options and thousands of foods to eat and enjoy. Most diners, cafes, clubs and restaurants feature casual attire in the laid back Huntington Beach atmosphere. From sushi buffet at Todai to the trendy sushi and teppan preparations at Main Street's Tuna Town, co-owned by a member of the rock group, Korn, you will find lots of fish dishes, Mexican, international cuisine and American faire nearly everywhere.


Chain restaurants include Honey-Baked, In 'n Out Burgers, Boston Market, Marie Calenders, Denny's, IHOP, Buca di Beppo, Islands, California Pizza Kitchen, BJ's Pizza, El Pollo Loco, Carl's Jr., McDonalds, etc.


While fast food does exactly what it promises--get it to you fast so you can eat it fast and move on, there are some other dining experiences not geared toward speed, but focused on leisure. One of those is the especially popular Huntington Beach al fresco dining. If it's possible to put some tables outdoors, most restaurants do so. Many with outdoor seating allow pets along and may even offer something on the menu for canines, too. That's one reason HB was called Dogtown USA in 2009.


If you like fast food, there is no shortage of affordable meals from Taco Bell, Wienerschnitzel, Burger King, Del Taco, Pizza Hut, Domino's and more!


Downtown Huntington Beach offers its very own dining region with many outdoor tables overlooking the beach or Main Street. Included in downtown dining are these choices: Thai Wave, Jan's Nutrition, Avila's El Ranchito, Mo's Barbecue, Jersey Joe's, Rocky Mountain Chocolate, Spiral Sushi, Tuna Town, Inka Grill, Coach's Mediterranean Grill, IHOP, Longboard Restaurant and Pub, Aloha Grill, Luigi's, Momo's, No Ka Oi, Killarney Pub & Grill, Hurricane's, BJ's Pizza, HB Beer Company, Silvera's Steakhouse, Wahoo's, Spark, Fred's Mexican Restaurant, Duke's, Savannah's at the Beach, Sharkeez, and Ruby's Diner. 


A very special and unique place in downtown Huntington Beach that only serves drinks is Perqs. Situated in an historic building on the first block of Main Street, the business has served the community for nearly a century, once as a brothel, even. Now the club serves cocktails and great music. Walter Trout, one of the world's top blues artists, calls Perqs his hometown club. Sadly, a long-time owner of Perqs passed away several years ago, but the Perq's Nite Club tradition carries on with a jovial crowd that likes beer and cocktails, rock & roll, and good, old-fashioned fun.


What are some of the HB favorites? Italian food is especially "in". There are at least 50 restaurants serving Italian, and probably a whole lot more.


Sandwiches, salads, and breakfasts are a hit with the beach crowd. While vegan dining is slim and only a few restaurants offer full vegetarian menus to an audience of over 200,000 health nuts, the populace buys fresh produce at two farmers markets per week, one on Fridays at the HB Pier from Noon to 5 p.m. and the other on Main Street on Tuesday nights from 5 to 9 p.m.


Not living in a total vacuum, Huntington Beach likes to dine outside the city bounds. Residents go to Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Westminster, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Long Beach, San Clemente, Dana Point, Irvine, Anaheim and all points in between.


While snooty and pretentious restaurants don't really exist in Huntington Beach, the casual, delicious and friendly spots are well represented among the offerings in a town that loves the beach, and loves to eat!


Food in hotels: There are four hotels in Huntington Beach that have restaurants offering menu items. Those hotels include the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, which tends toward pricy; Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, also pricy; Shorebreak Hotel with mid-pricy; and Hotel Huntington Beach with mid-price to affordable eats.



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