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Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-728-3747
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
“garlic fries” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place for a meal anytime of day that they're open. Getting calamari steak with eggs in the morning, or as an entree at night is the best. I've sampled additional items from the plates of others at my table, and everything...More

Thank EricTailor
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm now a "local" and it's where I would go for breakfast or lunch for a warm cozy locals meal or to bring friends for good food in a casual place. I love their breakfast most of all. Server friendly. Always attentive. Off the beaten...More

Thank LinGal2001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual but authentic feel, set in a working fishing marina. Good beer on tap and many seafood choices. Shrimp in salad were too small but fried oysters on roll was what will bring me back.

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ketch Joanne is located in Half Moon Bay. It has lots of character and attracts local characters as well. It has been here a long time and it shows - but in a good way. The fish is really, really fresh and while they have...More

Thank YayaShare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunny Saturday morning, sitting outside in the sun by the marina, amazing breakfast, great service, what's not to like. Might have to wait for outside seating.

Thank Mike Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant looks like it hasn’t changed its appearance much in the last 40 years. Located at the start of the pier at Pillar Point, it’s a nice place to wonder around first and then have lunch. We had the Land & Sea omelet (recommended)...More

Thank casilva54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you crave breakfast, burgers, seafood, salads or a good cup of chowder, they have it all. I have been coming here since 1985 and I have never had a bad meal. Only place I know if that you can order three different types of...More

Thank kripto222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is always crowded because everything on it's menu is soooo good. We had Dungeness crab & shrimp sandwiches with a side order of garlic fries and a yummy chowder soup. The servers were very efficient and pleasant. We were totally full by the...More

Thank concody
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner, based on a local recommendation. Great crab Louie salad, loaded with fresh crab, beets, avocado, red onion, homemade dressing. Fish and chips? Very fresh fish used. Now, for the place. Interesting old dark wood restaurant; great nautical art. The kitchen...More

Thank alice w
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Obviously a local favourite, so we thought it couldn't be that bad and of course it was extremely tasty. My wife had a burger and said it was excellent and I had the crab cioppino and it was delicious. Wine was reasonabley priced Service was...More

Thank Deano1957
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7 June 2015|
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Response from CathyWolf | Reviewed this property |
It's really on the harbor parking lot, so you have to look over cars and boats in the harbor to see the ocean. If you want a true ocean view, try Moss Beach Distillery.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-3747
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