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“Delicious Deli in downtown Half Moon Bay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Garden Deli Cafe

Garden Deli Cafe
Ranked #19 of 97 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Seattle, Washington
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345 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Delicious Deli in downtown Half Moon Bay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

This is an excellent place to grab a sandwich if you are traveling along highway 1 in California. The food was excellent and moderately priced. Note: Outdoor seating only.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
San Francisco, California
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“Food Good - Service Needs Work”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

This was our first visit to this Deli (and this was not one recommended by a local merchant - but thought we would try it since he had outside seating with music). We ordered a 1/2 sandwich (tuna) and a whole sandwich(turkey). Our order was mishandled in that we got 1/2 turkey and a whole tuna. I took the whole sandwich back to get it right. The person who prepared my sandwich said "thats what you ordered". I corrected him and he then said "well then that's what your husband ordered". Wrong again. I told what I ordered and that I wanted that order. So he did prepare what I originally ordered but clearly not happy - and no apology. As it turned out we were also over charged by $2.00+. Since we both only ended up with 1/2 sandwiches and we paid for one full size and one 1/2. Food was good but the service isn't worth going back for.

  • Visited June 2013
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Truckee, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Came for the sandwich”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013 via mobile

After seeing the TA reviews and arriving at lunch we stopped here first. Perfect timing, as soon there was a long line out the door. We ordered the pastrami to share and it was perfect. (If you're really hungry get your own as they are your average bread size sandwiches). No rye so we went for the whole wheat, fresh and perfect and hit the spot. The outdoor seating area is open with your choice of shade or sun and the fact we could have our dog with us made it even better!

  • Visited June 2013
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Anthem, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“If you only have one sandwich while in Half Moon Bay. . . !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

First, the Garden Deli Cafe serves more than just sandwiches, and everything's good. There are tasty soups and salads, and brownies. Second, the sandwiches might just be the best you ever have, anywhere. Wonderful bread -- white, wheat, or walnut olive -- baked on the premises daily. (If you're very lucky there might be a loaf left over at the end of the day which you can buy.) The other ingredients are fresh as well, and the sandwiches are huge. (But you can order a half sandwich.) Third, Marie, the manager, is synonymous with "Garden Deli" and she's charming (even when rushed, which is most of the time because the line goes out the door). If you'll only have one sandwich while in beautiful Half Moon Bay, get it at the Garden Deli Cafe. (It's where the locals get lunch.)

  • Visited March 2013
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Roseville, California
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“The best sandwich I have ever had!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2013

This little deli makes it own homemade breads and it does make for a sandwich that is out of this world. We ordered pastrami and cheese sandwiches that were warm with melted cheese. The pastrami was very lean and tasty. Both of us agreed it was the best pastrami sandwich we had ever eaten. They also have loaves of bread that can be purchased to take home. For a tiny place, they do a good business. I, along with many other reviews of this place, agree, if you are in Half Moon Bay, stop by there for lunch or an early dinner. I believe they close at 5 pm, You will not be disappointed.

Visited January 2013
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