Best Places to Eat in Huntington Beach

June 8, 2019 11:58 pm0 commentsViews: 99

Huntington Beach, also known as “Surf City USA,” is located on the coast in Orange County. While making a trip to Huntington Beach there is much to see and do, but don’t forget to try these dining favorites.

The Sugar Shack

This casual spot, family owned and operated since 1967, has been a favorite of beach-goers for years. Surfers hit the place for breakfast or lunch before and after catching the waves. One great way to enjoy this place is to sit on the patio eating a breakfast burrito or Peggi’s French toast while delighting in the people watching on Main Street.

213 1/2 Main Street

Huntington Beach CA, 92648

(714) 536-0355

Shades Restaurant

Shades, located inside the beautiful The Waterfront Beach Resort, offers seating inside or pool-side with a nice view of the Pacific Ocean. Shades has a popular champagne Sunday Brunch which includes omelets, Belgian waffles, sushi and a carving station.

In the evening, Shades has tapas and daily specials that include, leg of lamb, veal osso buco, and Bucatini Bolognese. Wine tastings are held Thursday nights featuring wines from around the world.

21100 Pacific Coast Highway

Huntington Beach, California 92648

(714) 845-8444

25 Degrees

One of the new-style burger bars featuring gourmet hamburgers, the name of restaurant, 25 Degrees, refers to the temperature difference between a medium-rare and well-done burger. The style is chic and the menu is far from ordinary. Try one of the 28 gourmet toppings or spreads and 13 types of international and domestic cheeses that can be customized for each burger. Make sure to save room for the bacon-wrapped dates, tempura green beans, and sweet potatoes fries. For desert try a hand-dipped shake or one of the “adult inspired” shakes, such as their very own Guinness Milkshake.

412 Walnut Avenue

Huntington Beach CA 92648

(714) 960-2525

Zimzala at the Shorebreak Hotel

Located in the new Shorebreak Hotel, this restaurant – pronounced “zim-ZAH-lah” – is named after a word that means a “Free-spirited person who finds peace with the sand between their toes,” according to the “Riptionary” of surf lingo. Zimzala is not typical of restaurants in the area. Their contemporary Mediterranean coastal cuisine and free spirited menu gives one a taste of something new and different. Try the Portuguese crab cakes with piri-piri aioli, the Zimzala Mezze with hummus, Mediterranean vegetables, and stuffed feta Moroccan cigars, grilled chicken panini with roasted-pepper jam or the grilled cheese on brioche. Other selections include handmade potato gnocchi and Moroccan chicken tagine. Dessert is just as unique with a warm strawberry galette and the fantastic almond semolina cake with caramelized peaches.

500 Pacific Coast Highway

Huntington Beach, CA

(714) 960-5050

Duke’s Huntington Beach

The best views of the ocean are available at Duke’s, which sits beach-side in the sand, next to the pier. Named after the famous surfer Duke Kahanamoku, who brought the sport from Hawaii to the mainland, this restaurant is a seafood and steak house that has an island flavor all its own. Start with the crab and macadamia nut wontons or the poke rolls with raw Ahi. The main courses include Huli Huli chicken or the teriyaki sirloin, both marinated in ginger and garlic and paired with coconut shrimp served with Thai chili sauce. Dessert is a must with Hula Pie on the menu, which is made with macadamia nut ice cream and a chocolate cookie crust.

Duke’s also has a “Dinner Duo” special with two courses for $21.00. A portion of the proceeds is donated to a food bank in Orange County.

317 Pacific Coast Highway

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 374-6446

Huntington Beach will always be known as a great place for surf and sand, and it is also becoming a place that is known for its dining options.

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