555 East is the quintessential American steakhouse and a Long Beach dining destination for nearly four decades. Located in the East Village, 555 East offers a classic culinary experience amid an ambiance of rich woods, leather banquettes, brass rails and more. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant features a menu of prime steaks coupled with appetizers, soups, salads and seafood. The bar is armed with skilled mixologists who can shake and stir with the best of them.
Phil Trani’s is one of Long Beach’s legendary and legacy restaurants. The restaurant feels more like an all-inclusive social club brimming with sports legends and local celebrities. And, while that’s all appetizing, it’s the menu that is the real superstar on any given night. From shareable appetizers and salads to main courses that include shrimp creole, flat iron steak and a slew of other tantalizing dishes. Wine, beer and cocktails play a significant role as well.
Selva offers a vibrant ambiance with an exciting menu and a creative cocktail program that brings a taste of Colombia to Southern California. Executive Chef Carlos Jurado turns out a well-thought menu of Colombian classics together with updated dishes that emphasize wood-fired cooking and smokey flavors for sharing family-style or a nibble at the bar.
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.
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.