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Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-728-3747
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 8 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
Reviewed 8 September 2017

...which means good things for visitors. Highlights are the bar (small and boisterous, i.e. loud, but super friendly with locals) and the breakfasts/brunches (renowned on the coastside). Lunch/dinner pretty good depending what you get. Personally I recommend the salmon tacos. I used to come here...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

All the restaurants in the area were busy with holiday weekend visitors. So I understand that everybody was a little overworked. The service was ok, a bit disjointed but ok. I had the fish tacos. Nothing to rave about. Some warmed up fish on some...More

Thank MackStWgns
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We enjoyed dinner at Ketch Joanne Restaurant on a Saturday night in Half Moon Bay. We had drinks - My husband liked his gin and tonic; I had a Stella Artois. For dinner, I enjoyed the calamari with baked potato and fresh vegetables. They also...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Our friends who live in town told us to go to Ketch Joanne's. That is all we needed to hear. We walked there from the Oceano Hotel for breakfast. Definitely has the local, fishing harbor type vibe. My wife and I had an omelette and...More

Thank Darin W
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Ketch Joanne is our go to place when at Princeton Harbor (HMB). When we take our boat down the coast we usually stop there on the way either going down or coming back and it's tradition for us to eat there the morning we depart...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious local favorite, comfy atmosphere. My fish & vegetables were cooked perfectly, love CA cooking & produce!

Thank kelly b
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My wife and I visited San Francisco and decided to take an early morning drive on highway 1 for some scenery. We ended up in Half Moon Bay for breakfast and went in to Ketch Joanne. The food was great - very typical American breakfast...More

Thank Ryno v
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8 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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