The Top 12 Restaurants to Eat At During Dine Out Long Beach 2021

Dine Out Long Beach is the city’s premier dining event and it’s happening now! From April 1st-15th, restaurants offering special menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as small plates with wine, beer and cocktail pairings. From Bixby Knolls to Belmont Shore, Downtown to Uptown to Naples Island, there are 60 restaurants participating. No tickets or passes are required. Just visit any participating restaurant, request the Dine Out Long Beach menu, dine in-person or take it to go, then repeat before the week is over!

Throughout the duration of the event, restaurants will be offering $3 “virtual items” to help support the hospitality community. To do so, the event has partnered with California Restaurant Association’s non-profit foundation Restaurants Care, which provides financial relief for California restaurant owners and workers facing crises. By adding the “imaginary” item to any order, 100 percent of the $3 will go to Restaurants Care. To learn more about our non-profit partner, visit restaurantscare.org

123 Pho

123 Pho is just what Downtown Long Beach needed. Tucked into a charming storefront near The Promenade, Thanh Ninh abandoned his corporate restaurant gig to open his own eatery that offered contemporary pho with an approachable style to classic Vietnamese dishes. Discover an array of appetizers, rolls, Bahn Mi and classic wok dishes plus tea, wine and beer.

Belmont Brewing Co.

For more than 30 years, 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, Belmont Brewing Co. is Long Beach’s oldest and most revered craft brewery.

Bo-Beau Kitchen + Rooftap

Bo-Beau Kitchen & Rooftap offers an elevated gastropub experience with an expansive dining room coupled with an open-air rooftop lounge and contemporary beer garden. The menu features an array of appetizers, entrees, salads, shareable plates and more.  Be sure to scour the thoughtful wine list along with craft beer and creative cocktails. 

Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria

From the pizza fashioned from hand-kneaded dough made fresh daily, to the homemade sauces and sausages, to the fresh mozzarella and gas-fired brick ovens, eating at Buono’s is like dining at a pizzeria in the Old Country. When you order any of the Italian specialties, such as lasagna, spaghetti, eggplant parmigiana, or linguine e vongole, you taste a bit of Italy in the heart of Downtown Long Beach! 

Michael’s on Naples

Michael’s On Naples is the standard for creative Italian dining. Featuring a menu of small plates, classic and contemporary Italian fare plus a curated wine list and handcrafted cocktails, this is the go-to place for everyday dining and special occasions. Select the more formal dining room on the ground level or make your way to the Rooftop Bar for aperitivo and conversation.

Michael’s Pizzeria Naples Island

Fired at 800 degrees in a traditional Napoli pizza oven imported from Italy, Michael’s Pizzeria offers a selection of authentic D.O.P. pizza served whole or sliced upon request. A thoughtful list of appetizers, salads, wine and beer are also available.

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.

Panini Kabob Grill

This true Mediterranean kitchen offers an exceptional menu of Middle Eastern favorites all prepared and plated in its signature scratch kitchen. Fresh and local ingredients are delivered daily, and the freshness is evident at first bite, from the selection of hummus and kabobs to the leafy salads and warm pita. You’ll also find a curated beer and wine list.

Schonner or Later

Overlooking the bobbing boats at Alamitos Bay is Schooner or Later, which has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri. Known for serving bodacious breakfasts and extra-large lunches, Schooner or Later has been a local favorite for decades.

Urban Plates

Urban Plates is known for its clean and craveable menu featuring grass-fed beef and sustainable seafood plus family meals and a host of salads, sandwiches and delicious desserts. Enjoy the spacious patio or opt for take-out or delivery.

Vino E Cucina Trattoria Italiana

Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality at Vino e Cucina. This family-owned restaurant prides itself on time-honored recipes and traditions with a long and toast-worthy wine list to pair with your favorite pasta, pizza or antipasti.

Yard House

Yard House at Shoreline Village is where it all started for this popular brand – their very first location with 250 taps. Known for its menu of American favorites, crafted cocktails and endless fleet of tap handles featuring the best American craft beers and imports, the Yard House menu that reads like a road trip across America and guests can select from an array of items, including grilled burgers, gourmet salads, street tacos, steaks, seafood and house favorites.