Bruxie, known for its gourmet waffle sandwiches, will open a new location in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, April 16 in Huntington Beach. Bruxie at The Strand on 5th (180 5th St.) will feature the restaurant’s first “Bruxie Streetside” walk-up window for shakes, floats, desserts and beverages.
“Since opening our first location just over two years ago, Bruxie has developed a great following from Orange County’s beach communities and Huntington Beach, in particular. We have searched for the perfect location and believe that Bruxie at The Strand is it,” said Dean Simon, a managing partner and chef at Bruxie.
This marks Bruxie’s fifth eatery in Southern California. Bruxie now has four Orange County locations—Orange, Brea, Rancho Santa Margarita and Huntington Beach. Its other location is at The Shoppes at Chino Hills.
The restaurant menu mirrors its sister restaurants’ menus by offering Bruxie’s unique takes on authentic Belgian waffles, alongside salads, locally produced old-fashioned cane sugar sodas, real Wisconsin frozen custard, shakes, sundaes and floats. Nothing on the menu exceeds $10. The Huntington Beach location will seat more the 90—combined indoor and outdoor dining.
“Our menu puts a unique twist on classic foods, all beginning with a waffle that is crispy, light, and yeasty,” said Simon. “We have also gained quite a reputation for our pure cane sugar fountain sodas and real Wisconsin frozen custard.”
Simon and Chef and Partner Kelly Mullarney opened their first Bruxie location in 2010 in Old Towne Orange, and a second location one year later on the Birch Street Promenade in Brea Downtown followed by Rancho Santa Margarita in May 2012, then The Shoppes at Chino Hills in November 2012.
In addition to its regular menu, Bruxie features seasonal Gourmet Waffle Sandwich and Shake specials. Each location also features a variety of daily specials, such as the Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork, Braised Beef Short Rib and Philly Cheesesteak Bruxie. All specials by location can be found on Bruxie’s website.
The Huntington Beach restaurant will be located at Walnut, one block north of Main Street and one block east of Pacific Coast Highway. It is situated well for Huntington Beach locals and also allows visitors plenty of parking and beach access.