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Barbara's Fishtrap

281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
+1 650-728-7049
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (133 reviews)
“calamari” (55 reviews)
“chowder” (81 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
££ - £££
281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

whenecer we visit HMB we make sure we visit this restaurant ... the Clam Chowder is my favourite and the fish chips are always fresh and delicious.. Price is resonable and service is good.

Thank litoliamzon
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Fish and chips. Impression? Meh. Batter is crispy, thin yet too oily. They should let it rest on paper towels before serving. Chips were fantastic! Crispy, not oily, yum! Clam chowder was tangy, full of clams and chunks of potato and celery. For those wondering...More

Thank N0Excuses
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Near transformational experience at a sea food dive in Half Moon Bay. On a driving trip stumbled upon this place - glad we did. Hit it at a lull in the crowd, walked right in and got a table in the middle of the main...More

Thank design49er
Reviewed 28 May 2015

There is always a wait...because the food is just that good...but it's worth it! The inside is a small & intimate setting. The clams were fantastic!

Thank Dms06
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Nice place to eat. Cash only and no reservations. There are many, many beers served. It is right on the water. Child's plates and senior plates. The place can be quite busy, but an icon in Moss Beach.

Thank 1CaliforniaBoy
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Got scallops and prawns in butter with garlic. Best baked potato we have ever eaten! Ha e a senior and children's menu.

Thank Duane P
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

The wait time for ONE PERSON was vlose to an hour, i would have left but i seen that they have homemade clam chowder and i am a fan of chowder so i had to stay to see what was up. Older place no new...More

Thank RChavez2014
Reviewed 10 May 2015

The freshest seafood you can possibly imagine and located right next to the marina at Half Moon Bay. The chowder was awesome!

Thank cuillin2010
Reviewed 7 May 2015

It was recommended by the front desk staff where we stayed and was worth it. Great view with good food. Excellent sea food, very casual, no reservations.

Thank Lena S
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Heavy, greasy, tough seafood. Flat, room-temperature beer. Surly, poorly-trained, yet arrogant employees. Crowded, noisy. Hateful vibe. $60 for 2 people. Make your own choice. Clearly a restaurant trading on past glory (hopefully at some time in the past it was good). But it must just...More

Thank T1928
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Loanna D
26 August 2016|
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Response from chiangmaicharlies | Reviewed this property |
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
  • Food
  • Value
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
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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