Under the toque is Chef “T” creating an array of fresh seafood fare and a few dishes for landlubbers, too. Enjoy the waterfront views from Gladstone’s patio, while you feast on lobster, crab and freshly-shucked oysters.
Long Beach, CA
The Pike Restaurant & Bar
Social D drummer Chris Reece is the owner of this Long Beach hotspot located along Retro Row. Great food, cool vibe, cold beer and thirst-quenching cocktails. Open weeknights for happy hour and dinner with weekends dedicated to breakfast, lunch and dinner plus some really great live music once the sun goes down.
Schooner or Later
Overlooking the bobbing boats at Alamitos Bay is Schooner or Later, featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri (who served as the general manager at Parkers’ Lighthouse back in the ’90s). Known for serving bodacious breakfasts and extra-large lunches, Schooner and Later has been a local favorite for decades. Wine and Schooners of Beer Served.
Belmont Brewing Co.
For more than 30 years, the Belmont Brewing Co. has been brewing craft beer at the foot of the Belmont Pier. With its spacious outdoor patio overlooking the ocean and a menu of savory elevated pub fare, from the signature lobster bisque and clam chowder to a selection of salads, steaks, sandwiches, beefy burgers and pastas dishes, the Belmont Brewing Co. is Long Beach’s oldest and most revered craft brewery.
Naples Rib Company
For nearly 30 years. Naples Rib Co. has been the go-to place in Long Beach for saucy ribs. Slow roasted and fall off the bone goodness, coupled with onion bricks, salads, cornbread and a long list of libations makes Naples Rib Co. a neighborhood favorite.
The Crooked Duck
The Crooked Duck, located at the corner of Clark Avenue and PCH, is straight-up delicious and the go-to place for breakfast and lunch. Owners Joey and Shelley Rooney welcome guests with a bevy of favorites, from omelets and avocado toast to bodacious burgers and stacked sandwiches. Wine and beer available, too.