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Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
+1 650-726-9053
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood chowder” (30 reviews)
“crab melt” (9 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Great location and setting. Interesting to see valet parking at a small sea side setting like this. Could use more self parking spaces (very few about 12). Wait staff very attentive and pleasant. Entres a bit pricey. Seafood chowder excellent and worth ordering. Beautiful seaside...More

Thank Edwin S
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Fantastic Views. Depends on what you feel is expensive. We try to keep the cost down when eating out every day. It is well worth treating yourself to this restaurant.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Nice view, though we didn't get the window row - no matter. My shrimp and crab linguine was fine, but the scallops in my wife's scallop and shrimp angel hair pasta were absolutely tasteless and limp. One thing that stuck out was the tip suggestions...More

Thank pinknoise
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Eat outside if you can, and enjoy some of the starters (artichoke is great and crab cake was superb). Then make sure to eat the chowder that is a signature dish for a good reason.

Thank masili
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This was a "Find", its out of the way but we discovered it on a walk from our hotel(The Cypress Inn). and ate there all the time we were on our trip. The food is good, I love the chicken kabobs, My guy loved his...More

1  Thank TeresaTeaLady
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Great views from the patio dining area of the beach and ocean. The Caesar salad with grilled salmon and the Sand Dabs delicious.

Thank Allen P
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Bar is fun for drink and appetizer. Window table with ocean view is best for lunch or dinner. Waiter ...a local person...was fantastic.

Thank travelgal54
Reviewed 3 May 2016

As we were wanting a romantic dinner with great food, we were hoping Miramar Beach Restaurant would be the place-it was! We had a ocean view table which was amazing. The filet was perhaps one of the best I've ever had even better than very...More

Thank Naturalhorsetalk
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We go to Miramar frequently when we're at the coast. Without a doubt they have one of the very best seafood chowders - we think of it as clam chowder which is what it tastes like though there is additional seafood that you don't notice...More

Thank carol f
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We've been to Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar several times and the food is pretty much average, nothing spectacular. The reason we return is the location and atmosphere. It's a really cool place overlooking the ocean. Lots of old photographs.

Thank BlueEyedTravelers
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10 January 2018|
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Response from Sandy C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It’s open all the time I believe. We were there in December and it was open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
  • Public Transportation: Highway 1 and Medio
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-9053
  • E-mail
The Historic Miramar Beach Restaurant & Bar has a long and colorful history going back more than 70 years. It was originally designed and built as a Prohibition speakeasy to serve the liquor smuggled into the Bay Area through a drop off point on Miramar Beach. We have kept the historical ambiance and decor of the 1920s including an incomparable collection of photos from the era. With only a frontage road between us and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we have the number one view and sunset on the Coast side.
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