IN CASE A FULL DAY AT THE BEACH wasn't enough time spent staring at the ocean, you're in luck for more. Nothing says paradise more than a delicious meal with a view of the ocean and sunset. As documenting vacations on social media becomes more popular, a restaurant's scenery has become just as important as how good the food tastes. Some are casual — order your food and sit down — while others are upscale and make you feel front and center like you're in a dream. There are restaurants along Pacific Coast Highway and there is even one on the Huntington Beach Pier, so treat yourself to views and tasteful foods to these oceanfront restaurants in Surf City USA. 


If there's one thing we know about oceanfront dining aside from its beautiful views, it's that the relaxation you get is just as good as the meal, especially at Bluegold. So, it makes sense that Bluegold serves up American cuisine centered on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients to give that authentic and luxury dining experience. And gets better. Within Bluegold, lies LSXO, which takes Vietnamese food to a whole new level. When it comes to a dining experience, Bluegold never disappoints. 

  • Bluegold's Menu  
  • Monday - Sunday 9 AM - 10 PM
  • 21016 Pacific Coast Hwy d200, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • (714) 374-0038
  • Make a reservation for LSXO 
    • Lunch 11 AM - 2 PM
    • Tea 2 PM - 4 PM
    • Dinner 4 PM -10 PM


Duke's is the kind of place that embraces the surfing culture, which is why it's named after Duke Kahanamoku, the surfing legend who came over from Hawaii and taught the U.S. the sport of surfing. They serve up Hawaiian seafood dishes, tropical cocktails and a Hula Pie to add some more sweetness to your oceanfront dining experience. Enjoy lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. 

  • Duke's Menu 
  • 317 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • (714) 374-6446
  • Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 5 - 9 PM
    • Saturday 11 AM - 3:30 PM, 4:30 - 9 PM 
    • Sunday 10 AM - 2 PM, 4:30 - 8:30 PM


Tanner's might have more oceanfront view tables than it has items on its menu at this point, so good thing the host picks your table. Open for brunch, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, enjoy ocean views at all hours of the day. What sets Tanner's a part from the rest, is its treehouse roof top bar. Sit underneath the iconic treehouse bar while sipping on the Flowers On The Wall cocktail and soaking up the sunshine. 

  • Tanner's Menu 
  • 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • (714) 698-6130
  • Monday - Thursday, Sunday 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday and Saturday 7 AM - 11 PM
    • Breakfast 7 AM - 11 AM Monday - Friday 
    • Happy Hour 4 PM - 7 PM Monday - Friday 

TGIF🍸 #fridayvibes #surfcityusa

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Ruby's Surf City Diner

To enjoy sunsets on the ocean and views out over Huntington Beach, it's hard to beat the iconic Ruby's Surf City Diner. The diner is located at the end of the Huntington Beach Pier and serves up creamy milkshakes, crispy chicken strips with french fries and much more. Order at their outdoor counter and eat at a bench on the pier or sit indoors with full service. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you'll be able to catch all beautiful hours of Huntington Beach. 

  • Menu: Click here
  • Location: 1 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • (714) 969-7829
  • Sun-Thu 7am-9pm
    Fri-Sat 7am-10pm
    Breakfast is served until 11:30am

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Bear Flag Fish Co.  

Nothing reminds you more of the ocean like eating fresh fish at Bear Flag Co., gazing out at the sea and realizing that you've adopted the beach life. But that's exactly what you do when you're at the Best Beach of California. With fresh fish caught locally, you'll find yourself returning again and again to try new entrees. The menu includes an assortment of seafood with fan favorites like: Bear Flag Fish Tacos, Bear Flag Burrito, Ahi Poke and the daily selection of sushi rolls. 

  • Bear Flag Fish Co. Menu 
  • 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy #124, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • (714) 374-0558
  • Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 9 PM
  • Sunday - Monday 11 AM - 8 PM

Ola Mexican Kitchen 

Nothing pairs better after a day at the beach than a Surf n' Turf Taco at Ola Mexican Kitchen, a contemporary restaurant serving up authentic Mexican comfort food with elevated South of the Border influences. Ola sits on the second floor of Pacific City and has picturesque ocean views. Enjoy the breathtaking indoor/outdoor seating areas for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Try one of our favorite menu items: Abreojos Margarita, Punta Negra Margarita, Baja Fish Tacos, Ola Burrito and the Beet or the Watermelon Salad. 

  • Ola Mexican Kitchen Menu 
  • Happy Hour / Taco Tuesday Menu 
  • 21040 Pacific Coast Hwy, F200
    Huntington Beach, CA
  • Monday - Thursday 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    • Friday 11:30 AM - 10 PM
    • Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM
    • Sunday 10 AM - 9 PM

Last nights sunset from our patio 🌅 🌴 #olamexicankitchen #pacificcity #huntingtonbeach

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Simmzy's is known for three things: delicious food, massive selection of beer on tap, and friendly atmosphere. Located in Pacific City, Simmzy's is a hub where your taste buds will be surprised with deliciousness. As you admire the sunset, enjoy the Tri-Tip Sandwich or the Bacon Blue Deluxe Burger, paired with a local brew. Satisfy your sweet tooth and your meal with a homemade Apple Filled Donut while taking in the sights of the iconic Pacific Coast Highway.

  • Simmzy's Menu 
  • 21028 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • (714) 831-1240
  • Monday - Friday 11 AM - 10 PM
    • Saturday - Sunday 10 AM - 10 PM

Sandy's Beach Shack

The nice thing about being a restaurant steps away from the Huntington Beach Pier is that every table has a view for people watching. Grab a front seat view of the beach volleyball courts and enjoy Sandy's laid-back menu. As the sun sets, indulge in their "Sunset Happy Hour." Every day enjoy $5 food and drink specials one hour before and one hour after sunset. This restaurant is like no other with its Tiki Bar menu. Try the Sandy's Famous Mai Tai as you unwind and take in the views and the vibes.

  • Sandy's Menu 
  • 315 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • (714) 374-7273
  • Monday - Friday 11 AM -12 AM 
    • Saturday - Sunday 9 AM -12 AM 

Fred's Mexican Cafe

To enjoy ocean views overlooking Pacific Coast Highway and the Huntington Beach Pier, it's hard to beat Fred's Mexican Cafe atop Huntington Surf and Sport. The restaurant has pool tables, a bar top and a iconic patio with spectacular views. One thing about Fred's Mexican Cafe, is that finding a drink to cool you off isn't hard. Their margaritas and beer selection is endless. You'll find yourself wanting to hangout here all day long. Enjoy tacos, burritos, enchiladas and fajitas with chips and salsa. 

  • Fred's Menu 
  • 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 201 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • 714-374-TACO (8226)
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM 
    • Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 AM - 2 AM 

Backhouse Restaurant

You need to visit Backhouse Restaurant once to appreciate the ocean views of Surf City USA. The restaurant is on the second story of Pacific City and overlooks the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and Huntington Beach Pier. If you find yourself shopping in Pacific City, do yourself a favor and stop here for a bite to eat. A few fan favorites are: The Miso Tonkotsu Ramen, Baked Lobster and Sushi Set. 

  • Backhouse Restaurant Menu 
  • 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy m250, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • (714) 374-1010
  • Monday - Thursday and Sunday 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    • Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM - 11 PM

HQ Gastropub 

The HQ Gastropub on 5th & PCH feels like you're in the prohibition-era in a drinking parlor. With rock music playing and two opened aired bars, it's a lively restaurant in Surf City USA. Every menu cover is a different classic vinyl record album, adding to an unforgettable and unique experience. Let's talk about HQ Gatropub rocking ocean view though. With garage style windows that open up to breathtaking ocean views, the restaurant rocks the breeze and inspiration. Enjoy sushi, salads, burgers, tacos, short ribs and more. 

  • HQ Gatropub Menu 
  • HQ Gatropub Happy Hour Menu 
  • 155 5th St F-183, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • (714) 369-2155
  • Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 2 AM 
    • Saturday 9 AM - 2 AM 
    • Sunday 9 AM - 12 AM