Friday, February 27, 2015

Get On Board at Longboard Restaurant

Huntington Beach Restaurant Has Beach Vibe

Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

For an authentic taste of the beach, stop by The Longboard Restaurant &Pub, 217 Main Street, Huntington Beach, just a block from the HB Pier. 

Housed in the oldest-standing structure in Huntington Beach, built in 1904, The Longboard is one of the busiest spots in town with people dropping in for a sandwich or burger, drink at the bar, or leisurely brunch.  

SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel picked up on the relaxed beach vibe as soon as we entered the restaurant.

The Longboard is upbeat with everyone talking about the surf conditions, sports and local news. 

Friends wave to each other and pull up stools at the bar to linger over a beer and watch the games on the big screen TVs.

Restaurant manager and bartender Patrick Stanton greets new arrivals and keeps everyone’s glasses filled.

Whether you decide to sit at the sidewalk tables out front and people-watch, grab a seat inside to follow the game-day action…

or chill out in the enclosed patio behind the restaurant, there’s a comfortable spot to suit your mood.  

Billing itself as “The greatest restaurant & pub on planet earth as we know it!” The Longboard works hard to live up to that promise, offering excellent food and service.

Brunch at The Longboard is served Friday – Sunday (9:30 am – 12:30 pm) and, after surfing all morning or jogging on the beach, it’s just the thing to re-energize yourself.

SurfWriter Girls ordered the Patio Omelette (turkey, tomato, avocado, mozzarella, cheddar and feta cheese) – and were glad that we decided to share it. The portions are huge. 


With brunch orders there’s a special price on champagne and mimosas – just $2.50 – so there’s an incentive to indulge.

Now is a great time to go by The Longboard, if you want to beat the crowds. During the summer it’s not uncommon to see people lined up, waiting for a table. Our server, Erika, said “winter is the time the locals come in.” 

Matt Correa, a Longboard regular who dropped by for a beer, told SurfWriter Girls, “I’ve been coming here since the day they opened.” The camaraderie and comfortable atmosphere keep him coming back.

Checking out the other menu items – breakfast burritos, burgers, New England-style lobster rolls, tri-tip French dip sandwiches, tacos, steak and Maine lobster combo, and more – SurfWriter Girls were eager to try them.



Ordering fish and chips to-go for Patti to take home to her husband Greg, we knew that we, too, would definitely be coming back to The Longboard.   

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1 comment:

  1. Longboard always live on in my heart, it's what got me into this game!
    In my view its actually remarkable for me.
    This an good post and actually it was one of the many reasons i read this blog.
    Thanks for sharing!