5 Places to Eat and Drink in Huntington Beach, California

Categories: Food Tours

Natalie Miranda
The Refreshing Roll from Sushi on Fire.
Surf City, USA. Sun, sand, and pretty awesome little restaurants: Huntington Beach draws tourists from all over the world, and many times, the big-name places, like BJ's or Fred's Mexican Food, will welcome you with a long wait for a table.

But no need to worry. We made our way up and down Main Street in Huntington Beach, just off Pacific Coast Highway, and picked out five of our favorite places that are a must if you venture to the coast anytime soon.

Sushi on Fire
301 Main St. #103
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Of course, sushi would be at the top of this list. Fresh seafood has never tasted or looked this good. Sushi on Fire has a menu full of specialty rolls that aren't baked or filled with cream cheese. Each roll is unique and does something special to the palate. The Refreshing Roll, for example, is just that: refreshing. Albacore, salmon, and yellow tail are rolled and topped with thin slices of lemon and jalapeño, and drizzled with a fresh cilantro sauce. Animal style, mostly known as the secret menu option at In-N-Out, is sashimi covered in an "animal style" sauce, dressed with crispy onions. It hasn't made its way to the menu yet, but none of the servers try to pretend like it doesn't exist.

Natalie Miranda
Mmmmmm.... Gelato.
See also: Five Places to Eat in Southern California: San Gabriel Valley Edition

Mangiamo Gelato Café
122 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Baskin-Robbins is across the way from Mangiamos, but the line is always longer for the latter. And it's well worth the wait. The gelato is made fresh daily, and flavors include fruit flavor such as lemon, mango (one of the best flavors in the fruit category, in our opinion), and rich flavors such as the classic stracciatella and the hazelnut-flavored bacio. The other enticing feature of the gelato shop is the smell of fresh waffle cones being made throughout the day.

Java Point
300 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Java Point is housed inside Huntington Surf and Sport right on PCH. Surfers as well as regular beach-goers grab coffee or a fresh bagel to get their day started. Go for the Vanilla Vanilla. If you're a fan of a vanilla latte, this is the drink for you. What makes it different than other places? You can actually taste the smooth vanilla, while still getting that jolt from the coffee. Plus it's a perfect way to stay warm during those breezy nights. Grab a fresh muffin or cookie to pair with your Vanilla Vanilla.

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Jackie Cano
Jackie Cano

Jen Marie, want to take a drive up to sushi on fire??? \U0001f49b girl date?? \U0001f376\U0001f364

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