Long Beach has a number of great places to eat. If you’re planning on eating out this weekend, we have a few suggestions for restaurants you won’t want to miss.
10. Beer Belly
If you are a beer person and value a glass of high-quality brew, you should definitely stop by Beer Belly. You probably heard about them after their success in Koreatown, and now they have opened an amazing restaurant in Long Beach, too. They will impress you with a wide selection of hyper-local craft beers. Here you’re likely to find the moistest turkey burger you’ve ever had, or delicious duck fat fries. The location is great, the service is excellent and there is no reason why you shouldn’t give this place a try.
Now, this is mostly about the beach view. It is just marvelous. If you are the type of person who appreciates the opportunity to admire beautiful scenery while having their dinner, by all means visit Plunge. This Long Beach restaurant offers classic American cuisine. It is located inside an old apartment building, so it may seem a bit hidden. Sort of an “underground” place. The food is great (we recommend the pulled pork tacos!) and the service is good. But be warned the it is a bit pricey.
As the name implies, this is a place where you can get barbeque and craft beer. Beachwood pride themselves with the many award-winning beers they brew and serve, so if you decide to come here, make sure it is for the super-fresh, tasty beer. The food is good, but don’t expect anything too fancy. You can enjoy the outdoor seating and sometimes they have live music. The place has a light, happy feeling and maybe that’s why it is popular with newcomers and travelers.
This one is like two restaurants in one. The place has a top floor which is a bit more casual and you can have a quick bite and drink, while the first floor is the real restaurant area, where you can get a whole meal. The food is great and we particularly like the pretzels. The menu features a wide selection of beers, and also wine. The wooden décor sets a very unique, chic atmosphere. Prices are reasonable, given that it’s located in the heart of downtown Long Beach.
6. The Attic
When you open the menu at The Attic you will be amazed. To say that it is creative would be a very vague description. You get to choose from a large variety of dishes which look so delicious in pictures, but we can assure you that they taste just as good. Prices are high, but portions are big. Unfortunately, being so good, makes this place very popular and crowded. You may need to wait quite a while before you get a table, unless you make a reservation in advance.
If you’re craving some tasty pizza, this Long Beach Pizzeria won’t disappoint you. It has that neighborhood feeling to it. It’s cozy, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere really lets you relax and enjoy the food. Of course, it’s not just pizza. You can order pasta, sandwiches, and they have a decent salad bar, too. Portions are quite big, so you might want to split it with someone. And keep in mind – this is authentic Italian cuisine!
Long Beach is known to offer supreme seafood. There are many fish restaurants here. And Pier 76 Fish Grill just happens to be one of the best. The fish is always fresh and well-prepared. The lobster roll tastes heavenly! One of the reasons people like this place so much it that the supreme food comes at a very reasonable price. A big portion of grilled salmon would cost you less than $15. A proof of the quality are the long lines, but they move quickly. Definitely worth it if you are a fan of seafood.
This Long Beach restaurant is relatively new but it’s already very popular and it seems it is going to stay so in the foreseeable future. The secret might be that they are very picky about their stuff, ensuring outstanding quality of food and service. Being new, the restaurant has a very modern, very clean interior, with a very relaxing ambiance. The menu is a combination of French/German/Belgian cuisine, giving you the opportunity to try the most authentic German sausage in the Long Beach area. They have a great wine and beer selection to go with the tasty meals. One thing that makes this place unique is the fact that the owner hires veterans and disabled servicemen and women. Just come and see, you’re going to love the place!
2. 123 Pho
If you like pho, you should come to 123 Pho in Long Beach. The restaurant’s name, 123Pho, stands for its approach to the dish. One, you choose your noodle thickness – thick or thin. Two, you choose protein – mushrooms and tofu, rare beef flank, beef brisket, chicken, meatballs, shrimp. And three, choose your broth – chicken, beef or vegetarian. This simple process allows for everyone to get the pho they like the best. No wonder why this place has been so successful. A bowl of pho will cost you $10, but that’s expected in downtown Long Beach. And there is free parking nearby.
This Long Beach Restaurant is ranked number 1 in YELP and there is a good reason for that – the extremely delicious food. It is located in the North Long Beach area and ever since it opened doors it’s been a total hit. If you have the chance to visit it, expect attentive service, more than pleasant ambiance, and a fulfilling choice of meals and beverages. It is like you’re entering a 5-star restaurant in LA. This is definitely the place for food lovers and people who are only happy with the best!