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Main Street Grill

American, Diner
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547 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1921
+1 650-726-5300
09:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to Half moon Bay to get away when I asked a local resident where is a good place to eat she referred me to main street. Hmmm I thought Main street consisted of 4 blocks. I was wrong it has so many retail shops and restaurants. One we tried was Main Street Grill... The breakfast was great, Service was... More 

Thank Aida M
Sacramento, California
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Stopped in for lunch upon arrival in HMB. Nice diner like appeal. Good breakfast/lunch choices. Friendly folks and the cook sings while working. Good value, good food, good vibes.

Thank jerry w
Wasilla, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nice local spot for breakfast. Main St Grill was the ticket! Great service! Friendly service! A nice local charm with some serenading from the owner/cook thrown in. Food was fantastic, hot and quick service. Will definitely come back here. Could se it as a regular joint if we were locals.

Thank jloweak
Walnut Creek, CA
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Excellent service! Large, hot breakfast meals prepared & served within 10 minutes. Reasonable prices. Also, clearly a favorite of a regular local clientel. The ambience reflects the owners love of classic jazz & performers. This is the quintessential small town diner, located in historic downtown Half Moon Bay.

Thank enso-circle
SF Bay Area
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159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Folksy atmosphere, waitress with bigger than life personality. Generous portions, all American with some Mexican flavor.

Thank mjmbkk
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This little restaurant is a throwback to the days of old, when the town was small and sleepy. We were lucky enough to get a table for breakfast as soon as we walked in the door. The room felt warm and seemed to be full of regulars and locals. Sourdough french toast and blackberries with a side of bacon hit... More 

Thank Lyn J
Rochester Hills
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great local breakfast place, looked to be busy with a lot of regular customers. We really enjoyed our breakfasts but overall they were smaller and about $10-$12. Don't expect the overstuffed plate of breakfast food with potatoes. The waitress was excellent.

Thank 704larryh
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We've been here several times, including our recent visit. Service is fast and friendly, food is very good and comes quickly to the table. It's also nicely located to allow for strolls to nearby stores and shops.

Thank SDox
Ventura, California
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The moment we walked in, this place took us back in time. Juke Box playing oldies, the cook singing periodically in the background, and excellent service! The sourdough french toast toast with blackberries was outstanding, as was the rest of the meal.

Thank Dez13
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Step back into sixties with the juke box blazing oldies and owner Bill singing along at the open grill. Omelets are fully loaded. Benedicts are saucy. Country potatoes are fried just right. If you enjoy a traditional breakfast diner experience, this is the place for you when in Half Moon Bay.

Thank Mark K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 547 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-5300
Breakfast and lunch only...very good!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?