With its endless waterfront activities and lively culture, Long Beach is a hot spot where it’s hard not to feel the positive atmosphere almost every place you go. Located only a half hour from Los Angeles, this bubbling metropolitan area features some of the best culinary delights, ranging from authentic Asian dishes to some good ol’ fashioned barbecue and mouth-watering seafood. While it’s impossible to list off all the must-eat places in Long Beach, we did include a few that we think you’d appreciate, giving you plenty of options to check out whenever you’re in the mood to get out of your apartment. Check them out below!
255 Long Beach Blvd.
Disclaimer: Only come here on days when you’re not counting calories. From hearty options such as duck fat fries and mac and cheese to deep fried Oreos and Twinkies, you’re sure to leave this place only put on your stretchy pants when you get home. Our tip? Don’t leave without trying one of their many craft brews. Closed on Tuesdays, Beer Belly is open the other six days of the week and includes a daily happy hour that will make you just that—happy.
5374 E. Second St.
A short 15-minute drive from our Long Beach apartments, this next restaurant is for all you seafood lovers. According to their website, Roe Seafood is “the home of seafood fanatics“ and once you step inside, it’s easy to see why. With arguably some of the best seafood dishes around, this Southern California hot spot has something for everyone. Be sure to bring your appetite! Some of their most popular dishes include the bacon wrapped mahi-mahi and hickory grilled smoked salmon, while their fish tower features all of your seafood classics (just make sure you’ve got a partner to eat all of it with). On the weekends, this place tends to fill up quickly, so be sure to call ahead or go online to make a reservation!
621 Atlantic Ave.
Open seven days a week, Sura Korean offers some of your favorite Korean dishes and a happy hour from 3-7pm every day that will keep you wanting more. Your taste buds are sure to thank you after trying out their bulgogi, and the wagyu will have your mouth watering in no time. With vegetarian and vegan options, Sura is a great spot for a low-key date night, family dinner, or a night out with friends. Not in the mood to get dressed and head out the door? They deliver! Convenience at its finest.
6527 Pacific Coast Highway
A delicious combination of Mexican and Southwestern food, Playa Amor will welcome you with open arms whether you’re heading out for date night or opting to drink margaritas until the break of dawn (or closing time, for that matter). With live music on the weekends, this place is good for the soul and even better for the stomach. Some of their most mouth-watering dishes include pork belly nachos and mole tater tot poutine, while their main courses range from spaghetti and seafood to tacos, burritos and enchiladas. Think you’ve heard everything you need to? There’s more! Playa Amor features an all-day happy hour on Tuesday and brunch every Sunday from 10am to 2pm.
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