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Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

) #8 of 74 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-728-3747
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (20 reviews)
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
“crab” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Reviewed yesterday

Took my husband there for lunch yesterday. It is our go-to seafood restaurant near home. I had, as always, the calamari. Best on the Coast!!! Lightly battered and lightly fried. Other restaurants on Coast use heavy breading making it very greasy. Ketch has a large...More

Thank jeanik2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just wanted a good salad and budget and we got both. Looks like a great place for breakfast. Waiter and everyone we encountered were friendly.

Thank reidlr5050
Reviewed 3 days ago

We wondered if this was more pub style food, because they have a bar and you're in the harbor. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was great. I had crab and shrimp salad and hubby had avocado stuffed with shrimp. Menu had something for everyone....More

Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I decided to drive to Half Moon Bay for breakfast today. After reading some reviews, decided to check out Ketch Joanne. Pros: 1) parking was easy (there's a lot right beside the restaurant); 2) we didn't have to wait for our table;...More

Thank Marianne O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy, high energy restaurant out by the piers of Half Moon Bay. Good choices of seafood entrees. I had the ahi tuna soft shell tacos for a mid-day lunch plus a pale ale India beer. Seems like there's many local frequenters as the bartender recognized...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mostly good, fried food that's a great go-to place after hiking, paddle-boarding or kayaking. Just within a few feet of HMB Kayak Co, we didn't have a hard time reserving a table for a group of 10. Friendly staff despite being very busy. Large serving....More

Thank Elizabeth Y
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Located in a remote part of the half moon bay marina. Small hole in the wall type of place. Inside and outside dining. No water views just parking lot views. Great omelette's, eggs served with buttered toast, has browns, and maybe a fruit bowl. The...More

Thank Judie M
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My lady ordered the fish sandwich and I had clam chowder and calamari steak sandwich. Both were incredible. Was not expecting much of this busy bar room type place but we left super happy and bellies full! Don't know why other reviews say different. Guess...More

Thank Gelliott415
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Had brunch here a few weekends ago. Small place, very crowded. We waited about 10-15 minutes, but got a nice booth by the window. I ordered the omelet with crab and shrimp, but was so busy talking that I didn't realize at first that it...More

1  Thank CindyCaliforniaUSA
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Years ago, I was taken to Ketch Joanne by my aunt, I've returned over the years to enjoy the same good food. On this visit, three of us came for lunch. Half Moon Bay can be damp and foggy (and I suppose it can be...More

Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
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Richard H
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Response from CathyWolf | Reviewed this property |
It's really on the harbor parking lot, so you have to look over cars and boats in the harbor to see the ocean. If you want a true ocean view, try Moss Beach Distillery.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-3747
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