Best Restaurants for Lunch in Downtown Long Beach

Long Beach best restaurants for lunch

For conference & convention attendees, it's important to be able to find something to eat close to the Convention Center. Luckily, we have plenty of options! Here are a few of our favorites.

Beachwood BBQ & Blendery 

210 E. 3RD STREET

Beachwood BBQ and Brewing teeters somewhere between tradition and innovation, offering tasty 'que and fantastic brews.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

87 AQUARIUM WAY

At the core, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is a small chain of seafood restaurants committed to providing a casual environment where everyone can enjoy a great meal and have some fun too. The menu features shrimp, of course. 

California Pizza Kitchen 

61 SOUTH PINE AVENUE

California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. CPK provides a range of California-inspired dishes, from signature hand-tossed and hearth-baked pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, sandwiches and cocktails.

Dog Haus Biergarten 

210 E. 3RD ST., ON THE PROMENADE

Dog Haus is a craft casual hot dog concept founded by partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener with a passion for creativity, quality and commitment to community.

Famous Dave’s BBQ

300 S. PINE AVENUE

Famous Dave’s offers great barbecue and fun. Dave has garnered over three hundred awards for best ribs, best new restaurant, best music, best take-out and best barbecue joint.

Foundation Sandwich Shop

160 THE PROMENADE

Foundation Sandwich Shop is our neighborhood sandwich shop serving up freshly made Artisan sandwiches and salads for lunch and dinner daily. Don't miss out on the tasty sides either; we recommend the potato salad!

George’s Greek Café

135 PINE AVENUE

Authentic home made Greek food made daily on premises from Mama’s recipes. Beloved by locals and visitor's alike, you won't find anything on George's Greek Cafe's menu that you don't like! Family owned and operated.

Great Society Cider & Mead

601 EAST BROADWAY

Great Society's menu is full of hearty dishes like the popular handcrafted Cider House Burger, but they also have many plates that suit a range of palettes, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Check out their $10 Complete Sandwich Lunch special! Lunch is available on weekdays only, but they do offer brunch on the weekends. 

Island’s Fine Burgers & Drinks

55 SOUTH PINE AVENUE

Island’s adheres to the basic philosophy that fresh food, friendly service & a laid back atmosphere is the perfect end to a hard day of work or play. Menu features burgers, soups, salads, soft tacos, & more! 

King's Fish House

100 WEST BROADWAY

A unique Southern California find and the quintessential American fish house, King's serves up fresh seafood entrees, sushi, and more!  

Linden Public

149 LINDEN AVENUE

Linden Public was founded so locals could enjoy healthy, great tasting food and quality coffee, all in a beautiful tranquil environment. Their food is conscientiously prepared with your taste buds and wellbeing in mind

Mangosteen

510 E. BROADWAY

Fresh Vietnamese food served with excellent service and attention to detail. Mangosteen’s menu ranges from sandwiches to pho to rice and noodles dishes. Enjoy a walk through the East Village Arts District to this quiet lunch spot.

Michael’s Pizzeria

210 E 3RD STREET

Napoli-style pizza, made with locally grown, organic vegetables & scratch made sausage. Michael's is doing things the traditional way with homegrown herbs and tomatoes, with sauces, dough, and cheeses made from scratch daily.

Modica’s

455 E. OCEAN BLVD.

Famous for fabulous Italian food! At Modica's, every dish is created using only the finest and freshest ingredients. They have created a marinara sauce to die for!

Parkers' Lighthouse

435 SHORELINE VILLAGE DRIVE

Parkers’ Lighthouse serves up inspired seafood, steak, chicken and pasta dishes along with spectacular views of Long Beach Harbor.

Pier 76 Fish Grill

95 PINE AVENUE

Pier 76 Fish Grill is an American Seafood Eatery that captures the spirit and adventure of food, especially pertaining to seafood and an endless appreciation for the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Poké Bar

525 EAST 1ST STREET

Providing fresh, fast Pokē without sacrificing taste, health, and quality. Easy enough to grab when you're on the go between sessions!

Poki Cat

707 E. OCEAN BLVD

Poki Cat creates fresh poki bowls and sushi burritos, served in a beautifully modern space in downtown Long Beach. Each bowl is made to your taste and dietary needs from our selection of freshly prepared ingredients.

Taco Beach

211 PINE AVENUE

Great Mexican fare can be found at Taco Beach Cantina on Pine Avenue! Within walking distance of the Convention Center & downtown hotels, enjoy tacos, burritos, nachos, enchiladas, delightful salads and some amazing specialties daily.

Utopia Restaurant

445 EAST FIRST STREET

Fine dining and a casual atmosphere make our restaurant a favorite choice among locals and visitors alike. Utopia's eclectic menu features the ultimate in California Cuisine with around the world cooking influences.

Wokcano Asian Restaurant & Lounge

199 THE PROMENADE N.

A contemporary Asian Restaurant and Lounge venue featuring fresh sushi and creative maki rolls as well as modern riffs on traditional fare. Wokcano offers guests a broad and savory tasting tour of popular Asian cuisines.

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