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Barbara's Fishtrap

281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
+1 650-728-7049
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (127 reviews)
“calamari” (56 reviews)
“chowder” (83 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
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1 - 10 of 515 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by after a kayak outing and had a good lunch. I'm not a big eater so had something from the senior menu and still had leftovers. Full size entrees and sandwiches looked huge. Attentive, pleasant service. If you don't want to wait, order...More

Thank MOBX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cash-only local fish restaurant has a welcoming façade located directly on the bay next to the marina. It's no-frill appearance belays a casual, friendly spot to relax by the water that has affordable food & drinks. They usually have a daily drink special and...More

Thank NickDanger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've you have a reservation then you are in the wrong restaurant! They totaly treat all clinets the same, which is totaly my style! Great fish, why not five stars? I had better stuff for less money. But everything was more then fine.

Thank Markus Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended Barbara's Fishtrap, and encouraged us to give it a try. We were less than impressed. Barbara's has character, and, yes, it's cash only. Service was fine. It was the food that was a little disappointing. My wife and I had sole. It...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a nice, friendly little place. Cash only. We were wanting to eat raw oysters, which we did, and had some fried ones as well. The food was good, but in this area don't expect a bargain!

Thank Kimberlee H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small place looks like it has been around forever. It is nothing fancy and cash only (no credit cards). The clam chowder was excellent. The batter on the fish was good. I had rice pilaf instead of chips. It was all good. Good location...More

Thank tmiller461
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate inside. There was an easy wait. The food was so good. We both ate seafood. I'd go back there anytime we are in the area. Friendly service.

Thank Susan_Gulfport
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting his college friend in San Francisco. He took us on a road trip along the Pacific Ocean coast (breathtaking views) and brought us here for a late lunch. There was a 30+ minute wait but he swore that it...More

Thank Kandace D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The standard food selection and average taste. A bit pricey because of the location. No need for long wait was a plus.

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Princeton is this little town , just outside the gate of the Half Moon Bay Airport and North of the town of Half Moon bay,, Barbara's Fishtrap, which seems like a play on words about tourist trap,, is sort of the place to go up...More

Thank Gene G
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Loanna D
26 August 2016|
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Response from chiangmaicharlies | Reviewed this property |
No - but I've seen it full on some days. Then you'd just have to wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-7049
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