The recently opened Ways & Means Oyster House is located in the new Pacific City shopping area in Huntington Beach. The mall opened in November, 2015 and Ways & Means opened its doors in January of this year. Open and airy, it is the epitome of a beach vibe eatery. With white walls, dark wood and interesting lighting, there is something to catch your eye everywhere you look. You can sit inside or enjoy the patio with garage bay doors that open to allow the ocean breeze into the dining room.

The kitchen is helmed by Justin Odegard, formerly of Roy’s Hawaiian. The menu contains shareable plates, large plates and fusion flavors along with seafood shack staples. In addition to oyster varieties you are already familiar with, new to this location are the house branded oysters, one Pacific Coast choice and one Atlantic Coast choice. Be sure to try the Jerk Salmon with Coconut Rice. Don’t be afraid of the spicy heat; it’s a mellow heat that everyone can enjoy. The slight sweetness of the rice is the perfect foil for the salmon. They didn’t forget the carnivores either. On the menu for the carnivore in your group is a perfect burger with a sunny side up egg and fantastic bacon, a 16 oz bone-in ribeye and ribeye skewers. The dessert menu keeps it simple, offering fun twists on ice cream sandwiches.

Each night in the bar there are drink specials that are available in the main dining room as well. We visited on “Tiki Thursday” featuring Sailor Jerry rum tiki drinks. The bar is continuously busy and there is a custom cocktail menu. I highly recommend the Dam Simple.

If you love beach themed items in your home, be sure to check out their retail shop adjacent to the restaurant and easily accessed through the main dining room. Inside you will find fun dishtowels, glassware and other themed décor items, all at reasonable prices.

Ways & Means Oyster House
21022 Pacific Coast Hwy B140
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Opening times are:
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.