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356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
+1 650-726-3425
11:00 - 00:00
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turlock, california
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236 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

After reading the other reviews I'm wondering what happened to make our visit less than great. There were 11 of us, all fun loving travelers. First we aren't greeted, we find a table, sit and wait. Little did we know we had to go up to the bar and order off of the big blackboard menu. (We didn't wait long....)... More 

Thank candydawn
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2013

The owner of the Restaurant / Hotel seemed put out by us coming in to his bar for drink! There was a massive board with lists and lists of beers - giving the impression that this place had a great selection. I asked which beers were local to the area and he suggested Guiness. After finally deciding which beer to... More 

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Pacifica, California
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

If you're looking for a wine-tasting, go elsewhere. The beer on tap is fantastic, the margarita was lovingly made and potent. The juke box is country and the bar food is the munchies you love and aren't part of any diet. The folks are friendly and it was a gas having a drink there.

Thank Pacdan
Roseville, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2013

We almost didn't go there after reading other reviews about how loud this place was but I figured...hey.. with a bar downstairs, you should expect a little noise. Besides, one should be down at the bar having a good time and helping to make that noice. Then, when you are ready, simply walk upstairs to your room. The rooms are... More 

Thank Tina C
Redwood City, California
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

the bread is freshly baked and delicious the sandwiches are outstanding You can get soup and salad Sometime there is a line but it is worth the wait You can eat in the patio or take food to the beach the staff is real nice and helpful at the Garden Deli cafe

Thank allan1818
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

They have a large selection of beers on tap and the food is great. The outdoor patio is a great place to hang and watch people. Really liked the large outdoor firepit.

Thank Marc G
San Francisco
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2012

you need to get there early because the lines can get long. The bread is out of this world, sandwiches, soup or salads are all excellent choices.

Thank SanFranciscoYo
Half Moon Bay, California
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344 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2012

This is the primo sandwich place in town. Thick slabs of freshly baked bread, lots of meat and condiments. Love it.

Thank Marfak
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5 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2012

Delicious chips and salsa (hot and mild) for starters.....and all we tried was very good! Very nice people

Thank Charlene S
Tacoma, Washington
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2012

The Garden Deli & Cafe is part of the San Benito House in Half-Moon Bay. I spent an October day in Half-Moon. I asked at the shops where to eat. Every local recommended the Garden Deli and said "go early! before the rush". Bad planning on my part that I got there at noon exactly. The wait was just 10... More 

Thank AmandaTravelGal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-3425

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