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San Benito House

356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
+1 650-726-3425
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
“walnut bread” (5 reviews)
“calamari” (3 reviews)
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356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Best Sandwiches on the coast. Great value. Make sure you get the Olive Walnut Bread when ordering a sandwich.

Thank ncwtj2000
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Although I had eaten lunch at their sandwich shop, I'd never eaten dinner here until recently. This can best be understood as a popular bar (with a great beer selection) that serves bar food. Our group had a sampling of items: quesadilla, wings, calamari, nachos,...More

Thank Marfak
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Just out for a quick bite to eat at the end of a long day hiking and ran over to this deli. Service was super fast. The sandwich was about one of the two best that I've ever eaten. I don't know their secret, maybe...More

Thank Ronda D
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the bar for drink with friend. Festival of Lights. Very local but the dregs seem to hang out here. Ok. Music is so loud the bartender couldn't here or just made our drinks without caring. Basic martinis. Pretty bad. Service haha. The place...More

Thank LbdRosie1252
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We are less than an hour away by car, and went to Half Moon Bay on a poorer weather Sunday for a mini-break from our usual routine. The area itself looks very casual and low key, in a zone that looks like lower income, but...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The sandwiches were not worth the 20+ minute wait in line. Our party had each type of bread: french, wheat, and the olive and walnut. The olive and walnut was such a sense bread, there's no way I could eat a whole sandwich with it...More

Thank Crisi C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is an old style bar/restaurant attached to the hotel. The burgers are excellent and the beer selection is very extensive. My wife and I enjoyed a very nice lunch here in late July. The bartender/server was very attentive. It is a very casual fun...More

Thank glfgryhwk
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is the best place to get sandwiches. Homemade wheat and white bread is amazing. Order ahead to get a loaf to take with you. Pretty outdoor area to sit and eat if it's nice out, or even if it is foggy! Nowhere else compares...More

Thank Robertag60
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Hung out there one night with colleagues and it was good, and fun. And if is just the pub scene you want then very good. But nothing to write home about.

Thank danschultz
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Homemade walnut bread is incredible, soups and sandwiches are very fresh and very generous, outside patio is very cute with lots of space

Thank Carla S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-3425
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