September 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1977, the following ad ran in the Long Beach Independent.

Before Ruby’s Diner and long after the scintillators were removed, Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant served food at the end of the Seal Beach Pier, including an enticing Friday choice between a fish dinner or a spaghetti dinner for only $ 2.95 complete.
More than forty years later, nothing is being served at the end of the Seal Beach pier.  A fire gutted the end of the pier on May 20, 2016, leaving nothing but a depressing view of the charred remains of a once prime dining spot in Seal Beach. Three years later the fire damage had finally been repaired, and the end of the pier officially re-opened on May 24th, 2019. When and if another restaurant will be built there remains an unanswered question.

– Michael Dobkins

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