Then // Circa mid-1980s. From Maxwell's and the Green Burrito on PCH, looking toward the Captain's Galley and Neptune's Locker on the pier. Maxwell's would close in the mid-1990s along with the Mexican fast food restaurant.
Now // The modern photo is actually a couple of years old, when the restaurant Chimayo was there. The pier is now radically different, of course. the Captain's Galley and Neptune's Locker are long gone, and the "new" Huntington Beach has arrived.
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