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Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

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131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340 (Magellan)
+1 650-726-9053
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This ole prohibition roadhouse does not store illegal liquor any more but it manages to offer delicious meals in a spectacular setting. The light fixtures may be dated but the cozy bar layout with a pianist playing is still a huge hit. Easy to carry on a conversation. Outdoor seating while listening to crashing waves is available upon request. It... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Good spot to hang out to whale watch. Nice sunset views and so close you can experience the sounds of the surf. Outside patio has fire pits which you can dine by. This is a favorite spot and live music inside on weekend make it romantic.

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Thank bnbyoung
Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Where else can you sit at a window seat, enjoying a terrific meal, while watching a stunning sunset . . . or powerful waves . . . or whales frolicking nearby . . .or sea birds diving for their dinner? We've never been disappoited with their menu, their service, or their ambience.

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Sunnyvale, California
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love a place that has a story. it makes you feel connected to the others who visited before you, back in the day. This place has a great back-story (if you believe it). What it lacks now that it used to have (this is not my first visit) is good service. My wife loved her crab melt. My ceviche... More 

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Thank Tres W
Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Miramar has a great patio for summer and spring months...and fall, if you can sit with a heat lamp. The service is good and the food was good, as well. They have beers and wine and some good seafood dishes. The fried calamari was really very well done--meaning it was fine!

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Thank 5150rocks
Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our family has been coming to Miramar for years and have never been disappointed. Our time of year to visit is crab season. This was a family affair for the holiday season. We were a table of 12. We started with our usual for brunch. Bloody Mary! Before you get too macho and ask for them to be spicy be... More 

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Half Moon Bay
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

As a small group of regular customers, we decided to go early on Monday Jan.2 for a little celebration and wanted small dishes - the bar menu being perfect. Called to make reservation for the small room and asked if bar menu in effect -- yes, was the answer. Upon arrival, the bartender/waiter told us bar and happy hour not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

First of all, beautiful view, esp because it was such a beautiful day. All choices on menu looks tantalizing. But since it's crab season, went for the crab melt. And the baby artichoke cakes. Hubby had grilled shrimp & castroville artichoke. Everything was fantastic. Service was the best. Decided to take some of the seafood chowder home for later. Since... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

What they do, they do well. The chowder is creamy and delicious and the crab cakes exceptional. They are a bit entrenched in a formulaic meal of (pick your) fish, rice, steamed vegetables like many fish houses. A bit overpriced. There could be a few more options -- hint, hint. The pastas looked great from the distance although we did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Everybody knows I'm a big fan of surf and turf, so Thursday, December 8, they were featuring a complete dinner with salad, bread, main course and dessert. We started out with a spinach salad, and then the main course, steak and lobster with veggies on the side, it was cooked to perfection it was wonderful meal. Topped everything off with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
    (Magellan)
  • Public Transportation: Highway 1 and Medio
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-9053
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?