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Barbara's Fishtrap

281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
+1 650-728-7049
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (130 reviews)
“calamari” (52 reviews)
“chowder” (77 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
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11 - 20 of 500 reviews

Reviewed 7 May 2017

My wife and I went to Barbara's Fishtrap after our Grandson's soccer game at Half Moon Bay. Barbara is located on the waterfront.

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 1 May 2017

You can't go wrong with the fish and chips or the calamari. They were both really good and I loved the tarter sauce.

Thank Kamaral
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Both a restaurant and to-go stand. We always stop by for some delicious fried seafood on our way to or from the 1!

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The first order of oysters tempura was perfectly done. The second order was overcooked. I also tried their key lime pie. Terrible. The clam chowder though was very good. Service was inattentive.

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this little joint to eat a late lunch just because it was sitting on the side of the road closest to the ocean. However, there is only a partial view and it is indoors. Not really a beach view worth the time. We...More

Thank skyrat1977
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We wanted a casual seafood dinner spot by the sea in Half Moon Bay. Guess what? We found it! Great clam chowder and fresh everything else. Sourdough. Calimari. Ceviche. Fish & chips. Halibut. Salmon. Sea Bass. No credit cards. Enjoy!

Thank ArtCarson
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to stay in and order food to bring to our room. I looked online and decided on fish tacos. My husband ordered them from the take out window and was told they do not offer them. He went to the restaurant part next...More

Thank Dena F
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place is a no frills restaurant. It has a To-Go window if you don't want to eat inside. Inside is small, cramped but they move people in and out. It looks like an old house that was converted into the restaurant. ***NOTE: THEY ONLY...More

Thank DisneyQueenbee
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went here expecting great seafood for the rating of trip advisor! My husband got sautéed prawns and scallops which he usually love but said these were very bland ! I got the seafood linguini with shrimp! The sauce had no flavor almost like a...More

Thank Claudia119
Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you only have a limited time to try seafood in SFO, this is the place! A bit out of the way but it was definitely worth it. Warm, friendly service, very local atmosphere, fast and efficient food -- which are all cooked perfectly. We...More

Thank phoenixmemphis
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Loanna D
do you need a reservation
25 August 2016|
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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