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Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

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131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340 (Magellan)
+1 650-726-9053
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Today
12:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Stockton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place not to miss. The view, the food and the energy is great. From the Valley it could be a day trip, but an overnight stay might e nice.

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Thank Swede45
Walnut Creek, CA
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, outstanding service, and a site with quite a historical & racy history. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. I do recommend reservations since the dining room is of modest size. Ask for a window table. Comfortable feel to the restaurant and the bar area, which has several screens for sports viewing. We will definitely return on our... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Miramar Beach Restaurant went out of their way to accommodate our group of 16 people (arranged ahead of time). The service and food was outstanding, as were the menu choices for the group to select from. They did a really first-rate job! Ample parking, outstanding views of the ocean, and fantastic food at affordable prices. What else could you ask... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started out indoors on a very busy Sunday. It was packed and very warm. So, we went outdoors, with the dog, sat around a firepit and watched the surf and rising tide. Wonderful! especially the sunset. Food is very good and a good selection of beer and wine. Service friendly.

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Thank 1ajf
Juneau, Alaska
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely music, awesome service with Maria even though very busy. Very big. Lots of tables that were too close to each other. We ate outside under heaters watching the waves. There were fire pit tables. My Chicken Piccata had a good sauce mixed with the rice but the chicken was dry. The steamed veggies was cooked perfectly by being slightly... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good food, we stayed outside with great sea view. Friendly people, but better book if you would like to be insde.

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Thank marc l
CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Right on the water!! We were told we could eat on the patio with our dog. There were 3 other tables with well behaved dogs. Had fish tacos and chowder, both very good. Waiter said paella is a favorite. We stopped for lunch on a Monday. No waiting. Patio is blocked from wind so nice and toasty with a view... More 

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Santa Rosa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lovely restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The wait stall was very friendly and the service was good. We were a large group and they did a good job getting all the orders to us. The clam chowder is wonderful.

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Thank Mary V
Salt Lake City, Utah
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We sat on the deck after being told there are minimums for sitting in the dining hall. Not sure what that meant. We were offered the bar or the deck. The deck turned out to be delightful. Great service. Warm with fireplaces going strong. And we loved the dog energy on the deck.

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Thank MsNats
San Diego, California
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130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

An historic building that apparently played an interesting part in the prohibition era. Food was good, service was good and the atmosphere was just plain fun!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
    (Magellan)
  • Public Transportation: Highway 1 and Medio
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-9053
Description
The Historic Miramar Beach Restaurant & Bar has a long and colorful history going back more than 70 years. It was originally designed and built as a Prohibition speakeasy to serve the liquor smuggled into the Bay Area through a drop off point on Miramar Beach. We have kept the historical ambiance and decor of the 1920s including an incomparable collection of photos from the era. With only a frontage road between us and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we have the number one view and sunset on the Coast side.

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