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Barbara's Fishtrap

281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
+1 650-728-7049
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (137 reviews)
“calamari” (58 reviews)
“chowder” (85 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Barbara's Fishtrap serves some of the best seafood on the coast. The clam chowder is dairy-free and chock full of clams and potatoes. The corn fritters, fish and chips, and crab sandwich are a somef other favorites. The dining room is "cozy" (tiny), so we...More

Thank mcgowan06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outdoor dining room available as well as traditional indoor dining...Generous portions...Fresh seafood...friendly staff... Only cash not accepting credit cards...only negative comment...all else YUMMY

Thank sanmiguelsandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Barbara's Fishtrap is a quirky seafood diner with a view of the harbor. Seating is available indoors or on an enclosed patio. The seafood is excellent - fresh and well-prepared with generous portions. Our waitress was friendly and engaging and kept lunch flowing smoothly. A...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch this afternoon. The food was divine! I had clam chowder in a bread bowl. It was delicious and dairy-free! The sourdough is possibly the best sourdough bread that I’ve ever had! Our non seafood eater had the chicken nuggets...More

Thank Marni G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many great choices and excellent fried calamari. Dairy free clam chowder is worth a try- some claim it's the best. Fried pawns are also wonderful.. and a must try is the corn fritters.

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, cozy spot at half moon bay, very busy place, still had to wait 15 minutes to get seated on a Friday afternoon at 130pm. I had the fish and chips and it was delicious! Take cash cause they don't accept plastic!

Thank Keith U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food - at the website it is called ‘exquisite food’ - was a little bit disappointing for us, people from a country by the sea (Netherlands, Europe), knowing a lot about fish dishes. I would not call this a restaurant, but an eatery. Service...More

Thank Edith-Zaicsek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A rustic restaurant perched next to the water offering a great view, wonderful service and fabulous fresh fish perfectly cooked! Hubby and I stopped today to enjoy a lunch as we were driving south. We sat on the porch (with heaters) and enjoyed a delightful...More

Thank hutchss
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Restaurant is small with seating areas inside and outside (screened porch). It is very casual. Food was in good portions and tasty and seemed to be fresh. We had the fish and chips but others seemed to be enjoying whatever they were eating. They only...More

Thank Bobby R
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Delicious dairy-free clam chowder. Do not miss the CORN FRITTERS. So good! Fish and chips were good too. Parking is across the street. Super casual place with a takeout window.

Thank Genwah2015
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Loanna D
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Response from chiangmaicharlies | Reviewed this property |
No - but I've seen it full on some days. Then you'd just have to wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-7049
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