Tips on where to eat during the US Open of Surfing
Huntington Beach, a.k.a. Surf City USA will be hosting the US Open July 28 to August 5. Large crowds of spectators will gather to cheer and support their favorite surfers. Mainstreet is home to a large varierty of restaurants and bars, here is a list of the top picks.
211 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
Take a break from the US Open and drop into Sharkeez for a bite to eat and a cold drink. Their fun atmosphere and extensive menu make for a good time. Bring your friends down and share a shark attack!
Sandy’s Beach Grill
315 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Formerly known as Chimayo, this new restaurant offers tapas-inspired service with small and large plates made for sharing. Their menu includes: seafood ceviche, lettuce wraps, crab corn fritters, Cajun lamb chops, lobster tacos and Brandt Farms beef steak.
Spark Woodfire Grill
300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach
Spark’s offers fine dining in a casual setting. Menu items include: steaks, chops, poultry, fresh seafood, and wood-fired pizzas. Famous for herb-crusted Alaskan halibut and oak-roasted rack of lamb.
1 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
The famous 1940s-style landmark diner is right on the beach and one of the closest places to watch the surfing action. With a variety of burgers and shakes, Ruby’s is a good place to grab a quick bite.
412 Walnut Ave., Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
Offering a new mix on the traditional American burger joint, 25 degrees is a informal, yet high-end dining experience and includes an exceptional menu with an extensive wine list. A swanky atmosphere and old Hollywood ambiance that sets 25 degrees apart from other downtown bars.
Shades Restaurant & Bar
21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach
If you’re looking for a fancy feast to celebrate the US Open, Shades offers an array of mostly American fare, including steaks, seafood, salads, and pastas, all served just steps away from the beach.
Duke’s Huntington Beach
317 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach
Duke’s a Hawaiian-influenced restaurant honoring the great Duke Kahanamoku, offers extensive views of the beach, so you don’t miss any of the action, and the freshest premium seafood and aged steaks. They are also known for their Parmesan and herb-crusted Opah and Hula pie.
North Shore Poke
214 5th St. Ste 101
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Poke- Hawaiian for “section” or “to slice or cut.” Right off 5th street, this hidden Hawaiian gem offers a truly authentic north shore taste. Featuring a variety of Poke plates, North Shore Poke Co is the latest favorite spot amongst locals.
110 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
T.K. as in "The Kind," the Hawaiian way of saying "The Best." And indeed, this local eatery's burgers consistently get rated among Orange County's best. While you’re there, don’t forget to leave your mark.
221 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Hawaiian-themed favorites in a casual atmosphere bring people to the Aloha Grill. The outdoor patio makes for great people watching especially during large crowds, like the US Open. Famous for their Pacific Rim mahi mahi, ribs, and their specialty rainbow frozen cocktails.
Fred’s Mexican Café
300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
The downtown Fred's in Surf City has one of the best ocean views anywhere, but it's not just the view that packs the restaurant and bar, it’s the delicious food that brings people back. When in doubt go with either the chicken, carne asada enchilada or chicken nachos, you won’t be disappointed.
20 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
Wahoo's is mix of Mexican, Brazilian and Asian restaurant with a Hawaiian north-shore vibe. You can’t go wrong with Wahoo’s famous Fish Tacos paired with an ice cold drink.
Zimzala, A Joie de Vivire Restaurant
500 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Directly across from the beach, Zimzala features authentic coastal Mediterranean and American cuisines. Handcrafted cocktails, a trendy décor and a cool lively vibe are great if you’re looking for a new and exotic meal. Zimzala’s menu is sure to excite your taste buds.
Coach’s Mediterranean Grill
200 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
The Coach features a variety of Mediterranean dishes including a large seafood menu. If you’re looking for something different during the US Open weekend, make your way over to the Coach. To entice your taste buds try the mahi-mahi, halibut, trout, tilapia or jumbo prawns cooked in an authentic seasoning.
520 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Cucina Alessa is a down-to-earth restaurant that’s right by the highway. Don't be deceived by the simple exterior, Cucina Alessa has some of the best Italian food in the OC. While there,US try the Butternut Squash Ravioli, Lobster Ravioli, or Tortellini Prosciutto, and make sure you leave room for desert. Breakfast is also served on weekends at 8 a.m.
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
155 Fifth St., Suite 183, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
Overlooking the Huntington Beach Pier, RA Sushi offers a broad selection of fresh sushi, signature rolls, sashimi dishes, and plenty of Japanese fusion “hot dishes.” A 2,000 gallon fish tank with over 30 exotic fish creates a vibrant Polynesian and Caribbean corals atmosphere.