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Barbara's Fishtrap

281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
+1 650-728-7049
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (129 reviews)
“calamari” (56 reviews)
“chowder” (84 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm only giving it three stars because we didn't get a chance to try food. It was so crowded. Standing room only. Line out the door. Some outdoor tables on sidewalk. Across the street from Half Moon Bay Brewery.

Thank Lynn5065
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had calamari, my wife had fish, my sister in law had broiled fish, and my brother in law had prawns. All very satisfying.

Thank Scuffy13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish and chips done perfectly, fresh fish, light batter and not sitting in oil. Steak style fat fries were yummy too. We can see why there’s a line to order. Wish we had done one order with slaw to give it a try.

Thank ggintruckee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! HAd the crab sandwich and zucchini appetizer and a corona. Awesome place. I have been here many times and it never fails to serve me a good meal

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Barbara's Fish Trap is right on the ocean, in the same harbour where the famous Mavericks surfing takes place. Everything is so fresh you are likely to be eating something that was caught earlier in the day. We ordered sampler plates so we wouldn't have...More

Thank Sande R
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Stopped by for lunch. Long wait for a table so decided to get to go fish and chips and sit at one of their outside tables. Fish and chips were good but not great. The battery fish was a little greasy and the chips limp....More

Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This was a great find across the street from our hotel. We had the fish and chips, broiled, not battered and it was delicious. We had our grandchildren along and sat on the well-heated outdoor patio which was perfect for a large table like ours....More

Thank connie c
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Barbara’s is a friendly stop along Half Moon Bay where you can munch on a tasty crab sandwich with a cup of chowder and enjoy a Pilsner while watching the waves crash onto the shore. The staff was very friendly and the pier offers a...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Can't beat it!! Ocean Views, ambiance and a fabulous staff!! We go here every time we stay in the area.

Thank Robin233
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Our inn owner suggested this restaurant. Place was wall-to-wall busy and is cash only. Menu is varied enough for everyone to find something to enjoy. Service was very good. Small seating inside and also on patio and well worth the wait. Would definitely return. Pumpkin...More

Thank sandit2015
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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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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