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Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
+1 650-726-9053
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood chowder” (30 reviews)
“crab melt” (9 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
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11 - 20 of 531 reviews

Reviewed 1 January 2018

The food was mediocre. Seafood fettucini sauce was bland and floury. Calamari was chewy, rubbery. Waitress seemed underwhelmed, to say the least. The patio is a nice place to dine if you like dogs. (dogs and dog bowls at every table) That didn't bother us...More

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Claudio was a fantastic server, ask for him!! Great food. It was dark so we didn't get to see the ocean views they are known for. Great history!

Thank TravelinBear805
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Drove down from SF to kill some time, dropped in for late lunch. Dined here many years ago w/my mother and enjoyed very much. Had the halibut with pilaf and was not disappointed. Only criticism would (and it's not a deal breaker, or even a...More

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Great food. I had a crab melt my business partner had blacken salmon sandwich and both were excellent. The walk on the beach was perfect with the sun kissing our faces. What perfect get away from the craziness of the South bay and the Christmas...More

Thank Mariella C
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

With some restaurants on the water is it strictly about the location to get them by. Not here (although the view from the dining room - any table - is fantastic). The service was very good and the seafood was fresh with generous portions, reasonably...More

Thank MrHCooksForYou
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Incredible ocean views. Blue burger, fries, salad and very yummy seafood chowder. Our waiter was really great, very attentive. Again view way too cool.

Thank desro35
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Big group (8) of us went and enjoyed lunch. Book a table and avoid prime time as parking can be tough.

Thank CTPreview
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We always come to this restaurant for seafood chowder when we are in Half Moon Bay! We have even purchased it to take home with us! It is absolutely delicious! The last time we were here we were seated next to a very noisy bunch...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The restaurant itself had very friendly staff, big space, great views. The menu itself was odd - was expecting more seafood options. Happy hour is only in the lounge which kind of sucked. Its also quite expensive.

Thank Ihearthoward
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Not as good as people say it is! Service was terrible. They pretty much forgot us. Food wasn’t all that. The view was beautiful. We were sat outside but there were heaters and the weather was actually really nice! We were able to see the...More

Thank JayDee921
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10 January 2018|
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Response from Sandy C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It’s open all the time I believe. We were there in December and it was open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
  • Public Transportation: Highway 1 and Medio
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-9053
  • E-mail
The Historic Miramar Beach Restaurant & Bar has a long and colorful history going back more than 70 years. It was originally designed and built as a Prohibition speakeasy to serve the liquor smuggled into the Bay Area through a drop off point on Miramar Beach. We have kept the historical ambiance and decor of the 1920s including an incomparable collection of photos from the era. With only a frontage road between us and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we have the number one view and sunset on the Coast side.
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