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Main Street Huntington Beach --

A terrific family entertainment hot spot across the street from Pacific Ocean beaches!

In the slide show above, you're enjoying pictures of Main Street in Huntington Beach! This seaside hot spot features some of Orange County's most unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. As you can tell from viewing these pictures of Huntington Beach restaurants and stores on Main Street, you'll face a variety of options when you visit Surf City. It may be difficult to choose what to enjoy first!

On this page, you'll discover info about the Huntington Beach restaurants, stores and entertainment you'll find adjacent to the pier on Main Street. All are within walking distance of both the pier and the beach...which gives you a one-stop beachside resort destination that'll keep your family busy from morning until night!

Main Street Huntington Beach -- Restaurants

Duke's Huntington Beach and Chimayo restaurants share a beachfront building in Huntington Beach, California In the 5 blocks of Main Street Huntington Beach closest to the Pacific Ocean, you'll find several dozen restaurants and snack shops from which you can choose. Actually, finding a restaurant that you'll enjoy won't be difficult; the hard part will be picking WHICH ONE of then!

Note: In the photo on your left, you see a picture of the Duke's Huntington Beach and Chimayo Restaurants (they share a beachside building) as seen from the Huntington Beach Pier.)

Here's a list of the restaurants in the first 5 blocks of Main Street Huntington Beach, listed by cuisine---

* Ruby's Diner
on the pier (phone number 714/969-7829)
* Hurricane's Bar & Grill (phone number 714/374-0500)
* Sugar Shack restaurant, a favorite hangout for locals (phone number 714/536-0355)
* Longboard Restaurant and Pub, also a magnet for local residents; you can see a photo of the Longboard Restaurant below on your left (phone number 714/960-1896)
* IHOP (International House of Pancakes--phone number 714/374-4553)
* Subway (sandwich shop--714/374-1916)


* Smokin' Mo's BBQ (phone number 714/374-3033)

Main Street Huntington Beach--IHOP Restaurant downstairs; Hurricane's Bar & Grill, upstairs ASIAN/POLYNESIAN---
* Aloha Grill
(Hawaiian) You can see a photo of the Aloha Grill (phone number 714/374-4427) in the picture below on your left, next door to the Longboard Restaurant
* Red Pearl Kitchen (Chinese cuisine--phone number 714/969-0224))
* No Ka Oi (Hawaiian cuisine--phone number 714/960-8300)
***Sushi on Fire/Spiral Sushi (Sushi, of course--phone number 714/374-8885)
* Thai Wave Restaurant (phone number 714/960-0219)
* What the Pho? (Vietnamese cuisine--phone number 714/536-4370)

* Java Jungle
***Java Point Cafe
* Starbucks Coffee

* Baskin Robbins
* Cold Stone Creamery
* Sweetie's

* Gallagher's Bar & Grill
(phone number--714/526-2422)
* Killarney Pub & Grill (phone number--714/536-7887)

* Luigi's Ristorante
(phone number 714/536-2234)
* Luggatti's Italian Grill (phone number 714-536-8846)
* Jersey Joe's Italian Eatery (phone number 714/374-6773)

Main Street Huntington Beach --  the Longboard and Aloha Grill restaurants MEDITERRANEAN/GREEK---

* Coach's Mediterranean Grill, (phone number 714/969-2233)

* Avila's El Ranchito Restaurant
, (phone number 714/960-9696); my personal favorite of the Mexican restaurants here
* Wahoo's Fish Tacos, (phone number 714/536-2050)
* Fred's Mexican Cafe & Cantina, (phone number 714/374-8226)

* BJ's Pizza & Grill,
(phone number 714/374-2224); you can see a photo of BJ's Pizza above on your right
* Papa Joe's Pizza, (phone number 714/969-2553)
* LaRocco's Pizzeria, (phone number 714/374-2555)

* Duke's Huntington Beach
(phone number 714/374-6446); by the entrance to the Huntington Beach Pier

* Chimayo, (phone number 714/374-7273); also by the pier entrance, sharing a building with Duke's Huntington Beach

* Pacific Coast Hot Dogs
* Surf City Candy
* Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
* Wetzel's Pretzels

* Jan's Health Bar
(phone number 714/536-4856)
* Bodhi Tree Vegetarian Cafe,
(phone number 714/969-9500) which also serves a few meat dishes

Main Street Huntington Beach -- Entertainment

View of the Pacific Ocean in Huntington Beach, California While you're here in "Surf City," why not see the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum (address, 411 Olive Ave, just off Main Street) for an interesting overview of this sport's history? The International Surfing Museum's phone number is 714/960-3483.

Do you like to paint ceramics? Believe it or not, you can enjoy your ceramics hobby while at the beach! Head to "Color Me Mine," the ceramics shop on Main Street Huntington Beach. The "Color Me Mine" phone number is 714/960-3834.

At night, the adults in your party can return to listen to both live or DJ music in the various restaurants along Main Street. You can click on the following link for a detailed entertainment schedule for Huntington Beach, California.

You'll find dancing every night of the week at both Perq's Nightclub and Hurricane's Bar and Grill.

Of course, you can always stroll along the pier, watching the surfers, the kite flyers, and the fishermen reeling in their catches.

In addition, numerous special events take place near the Huntington Beach Pier in the summer months---just when you'll be likely visit!

You'll find several surfing tournaments, including the US Open of Surfing and also the OP Pro event. A big event for the "extreme sports" is the Core Tour for skateboard and BMX bike competitions.

If you're in Huntington Beach for the 4th of July, you're in luck---Huntington Beach celebrates the July 4th Independence Day holiday with a parade...complete with marching bands from the local schools. (The "home town feel" of the Huntington Beach 4th of July parade will make you think you're back in Iowa!)

Main Street Huntington Beach -- Shopping

Surfboards decorate a store at Main Street Huntington Beach Before the tourists came along, Main Street in Huntington Beach used to be the shopping district for the early local residents! Current area residents can still get some "practical" things done here on Main Street---there's a little market, a post office, a beauty salon, a fitness gym, and other businesses that local residents can use.

In addition, plenty of new businesses cater to the tourist crowd. You can find resort wear for the family here, teen specialty shops, souvenir shops, and OF COURSE, surf shops!

In the photo of your left, you can see how the theme of surfing permeates the atmosphere here. This is NOT a picture of a surf shop! Instead, it's a clothing and souvenir shop that uses real surf boards as a part of its decor!

IF YOU LIKE SURF SHOPS, then there are 2 at the corner of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway that you just can't miss. One is Huntington Surf and Sport, phone number 714/841-4000; address 300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach CA, 92648. The other is Jack's Surf Boards, phone number 714/536-4516; address 101 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

Both of these surf shops cary a full line of wetsuits in various sizes (including kids), price ranges and well as casual clothing, beach wear, sunglasses, sports equipment and, well, anything you may have forgotten at home and need to make your beach trip complete.

A third shop which is also good is Robert August Surf Boards, phone number 714/960-2266; also in the 300 Pacific Coast Highway building.

Main Street Huntington Beach -- Map and Directions

Huntington Beach Pier Although Main Street in Huntington Beach isn't directly off of a freeway, it's not far. You can take the Beach Boulevard exit off of Interstate 405, and that'll take you directly to the beach after a 10--20 minute drive (depending on traffic.) The Golden West, Magnolia and Brookhurst Street exits off of I-405 ALSO lead directly to the beaches of Huntington Beach.

Of course, you may want to see a map to get a mental picture of where you'll be headed when you get here. If soo, you can use the following link to view a Google map of Main Street in Huntington Beach.

Info about other Huntington Beach activities: There's plenty more to do in Huntington Beach than hop and dine! If you're interested in active sports and beach fun, then you may use the following link discover more exciting the Huntington Beach activities.

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