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356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
+1 650-726-3425
11:00 - 00:00
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Cupertino, California, United States
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

When in sat down, ordered a beer, wife ordered a water, water came, no beer. The waitress took the order from several other tables who came in after us then walked away, LEFT and went down the road. Poor food choices anyway.

Thank Jerry T
Redwood City, CA
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is the perfect place to pick up sandwiches if you are headed for a hike or a day at the beach. The fresh homemade bread is delicious! These are big, hearty portions so you may want to split one if you have a small appetite. It gets busy around lunchtime on the weekend, but it's worth waiting in line.... More 

Thank bcjmoore
Chantilly, Virginia
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We were advised in Santa Cruz to stop by this deli for great sandwiches. And we were advised well. Their sandwiches were incredible made on fresh bread daily. We shared our more than ample sandwich at lunch and then split the second after horseback riding at the end of the day. If you are looking for an original sandwich, go... More 

Thank Layla13
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is a must stop every time we visit Half Moon Bay. The sandwiches are fantastic and they have a great selection of chips and beverages.

Thank Erin H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Dropped in for a quick bite and were delighted by fresh housemate breads, fresh veggies and tasty meats, so made a point to return for another lunch later in our week. Excellent sandwiches at a reasonable price.

Thank marc f
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Went here as heard the sandwiches are amazing. I was a bit disappointed as my sandwich did not have all the fillings in that I asked for (the server must have forgotten though we did get charged for the extra filling) and it was really soggy/ liquid which made the bread wet..not so good!

Thank Bright_Bug
Bologna, Italia
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130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Everytime I go to Half Moon Bay is the place I go as a MUST for having incredible great sandwiches. You can pick the one you prefer making up all in the way you want, you decide the kind of bread you want (all the bread is their production), you decide the filling, you decide the sauces and so on.

Thank trippingaround71
Lymington, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Really excellent sandwiches on three choices of bread baked daily - - wholewheat, French white or walnut. We had pastrami and roast beef and I have to say they were two of the best sandwiches we've ever eaten...beaten only by the pastrami on rye in Katz's deli and a porcetta roll in Florence! Keep up the great work San Benito!

Thank Matt H
Brentwood, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

I just happened to stop in after a morning of browsing the shops on Main Street. Around lunchtime I felt like having a turkey sandwich and was drawn by their sign advertising home made bread. I didn't visit the dining room so I can comment only on the small take out area. I totally enjoyed my sandwich because the home... More 

Thank Rene S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We walked in and sat down to be served. Never got waited on after 30 min so we left. It was not even a busy evening. May try again on next visit to the area.

Thank lil0kie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-3425

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