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Barbara's Fishtrap

281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
+1 650-728-7049
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (137 reviews)
“calamari” (58 reviews)
“chowder” (85 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place is right off Calif. Rt. 1 as you enter the town from the north. We almost missed the turn off. My son took me here twice and we didn’t get in because the lines were too long. This time we came on a...More

Thank sunjoe075
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The setting and atmosphere alone should make you want to come. There is room inside and a beautiful deck outside where you can eat (you cannot drink alcohol on the deck however). It is pretty busy, and I recommend reserving ahead of time if that...More

Thank Evan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for a lunch. Place was packed, which was a good sign. Indeed, all dishes we had were pretty good in taste, no disappointment here. Theres’s a lot of daily specials displayed on a board (not in the menu), so pay attention. They have...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't expecting much...maybe decent food and overpriced. What a surprise! Really fresh tasting food. Fast service from the Take Out window. Huge portions - could have easily shared a meal between two people. ...and right on the bay! The inside portion of this restaurant...More

Thank NWLadyUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sevice was good, the food was average. The prices were modest considering the setting. Good for one time, would not go back.

Thank K8444UJgaryw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still wonderful fresh fish, friendly service and fun fun atmosphere. Fish and chips the best around but so many other dishes are wonderful too. Too full for desert but everything looked delicious.

Thank ina504
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went at lunchtime on a Friday, and it was busy. We got a table inside, because you couldn't have beer on the patio. Tables are all squished together. Fish 'n Chips were excellent. We could have shared the order. They don't take credit cards -...More

Thank Magslife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get here early; the place gets busy and the lines formed quickly, especially on weekends. No reservations and Cash only place. Fresh local fish and good service. Good views too if you are fortunate to get a window table.

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Barbara's Fishtrap serves some of the best seafood on the coast. The clam chowder is dairy-free and chock full of clams and potatoes. The corn fritters, fish and chips, and crab sandwich are a somef other favorites. The dining room is "cozy" (tiny), so we...More

Thank mcgowan06
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Outdoor dining room available as well as traditional indoor dining...Generous portions...Fresh seafood...friendly staff... Only cash not accepting credit cards...only negative comment...all else YUMMY

Thank sanmiguelsandy
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Loanna D
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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
View, Local cuisine, 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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