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Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-728-3747
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (21 reviews)
“garlic fries” (8 reviews)
“fresh clams” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a good selection of seafood dishes... selection of cooking choices Fried, deep fried, grilled ...Fresh and tasty Friendly staff and helpful with suggestions

Thank sanmiguelsandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food comes quickly and is excellent. One can stare out at the docks while waiting for your meal to be prepared. Was in SF for a week and ate here on the way in and the way out. Yes, that good.

Thank PinkTwig12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked along trail by bay from the Beach House to the marina where we found this jewel. Delicious breakfast and great service. Recommend eggs Benedict with avocado and crab. Also dining outside was nice.

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 1 March 2018

great place to eat for breakfast or lunch always good food clean not to expensive been there many times

Thank Vlnce O
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had the crab and shrimp appy. I think the shrimps were previously frozen and very tiny. Also split the grilled crab sandwich. Was okay but nothing to write home about. Kind of disappointed in the seafood seeing as how it was next to the...More

Thank azsailor
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We eat here once a year when we camp. The food and service has always been great! They have an extensive beer/wine/cocktail list!

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I've been happily coming here for their Manhattan clam chowder for decades. The food is always good and reasonably priced for this part of the world. When busy (weekends and the season), service can be slow and waits for tables can be long, but I...More

Thank Bart C
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

It was mid week between Christmas and New Years. And wow was it busy at the coast. Many of our other typical stops had crazy long waits. So we stopped at Ketch Joanne’s. We were able to very quickly get seated at one of their...More

Thank kh57ca
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Came here after buying fresh crab off the boat. Nothing fancy but solid and tasty food and drinks. The bar area has a wooden stove which depending on whether you like the smell of wood burning adds or detracts to the atmosphere. Bar crowd and...More

Thank ftsien
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Stopped in for a crab sandwich for lunch. Restaurant was super busy. Waitress was obviously struggling to cope but was super nice. We ordered a crab sandwich and she brought us out a shrimp sandwich. She apologized, took it back and brought out the crab...More

Thank VivienneR811
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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