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Moss Beach Distillery Restaurant

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140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9737 (Ocean Street)
+1 650-728-5595
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 20:30
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Sandy, OR
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The only problem was it made us miss our sweet Basset Hound SO Much seeing people with their pets sitting outside with the view and the fire pits. We just lost our beloved Flash on Feb 11. He was 14 years old. When I did the research about pet friendly places we still had him and I could just picture... More 

Thank Jody O
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here many times. Always great food and service. There are fantastic views overlooking the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. I try to get here every time I am in the bay area.

Thank Dbisme1
Dorado, Puerto Rico
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always hit the Moss Beach Distillery when we visit San Francisco. The steamers are incredible and the view is fantastic. It's always chilly in March, but that makes the outdoor seating around (fake) fire pits so fun. However, this time there was a mountain of dirty dishes everywhere, even though only four seats were occupied, so we ate inside... More 

Thank PRSnorkeler
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to a late lunch with hubby on a beautiful sunny day. The view is worth the trip to this casual and relaxing restaurant in Half Moon Bay. Even at 2:30 pm there was a wait of about 15 minutes at this immensely popular restaurant overlooking the ocean. One can sit downstairs outside in the patio area and order from... More 

Thank CarpeDiem2828
South Dakota
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is not glamorous, it's not the easiest place to find and I have had better food, but the views and atmosphere are well worth the stop! We never saw a ghost, but our waitress was a hoot and treated us great. The food was actually pretty good, my fish n chips was very tasty. The service is fast,... More 

Thank mwo38675
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moss Beach Distillery has been around for decades, may or may not be haunted, and the sticky patina on the walls and tables may or may not be original to the 1930s. That said, the bartenders are good, and this is a fun place to stop for a drink and a snack while you watch ocean waves crash against the... More 

Thank Jeffrey B
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best hamburgers I've ever had in my life. Loved the French onion soup made with a hint a wine. The view is breathtaking. Enjoyed our bartender Joey. Loved it so much we went back the next day.

Thank Sandblabb
Moss Beach, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This restaurant now has outdoor dining so it's a wonderful place to bring your canine friends. The menu is varied and delicious.

Thank tina1649
Sanford, Florida
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I travel to NorCal frequently for business and ALWAYS make plans to eat at Moss Beach Distillery. Whenever I'm traveling with colleagues, I've taken them too, to introduce them to the legendary place and the reactions are always positive (as in, "Can we stay a little longer?" or "Do we have to get back to San Fran right away?") This... More 

Thank Slappy1985
Pacifica, California
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The view and location of the distillery is outstanding. We've gone for dinner and really enjoyed overlooking the ocean waves and sunset while eating our fish, steak and clam chowder. We've also gone for lunch and happy hour, sat outside by the dog friendly fire pits and really enjoyed ourselves as well (the menu outside is more casual - fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9737
    (Ocean Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-5595

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