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Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
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Ranked #13 of 82 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Magellan
Transit: Highway 1 and Medio
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. Check out our website at www.miramarbeachrestaurant.com.
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235 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Hailey, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We decided to try this restaurant based on reviews. We made reservations and glad we did, we still had to wait half an hour for our table. We tried the cheesy garlic bread everyone raves about. Maybe it was an off night but it was dry and without flavor. It was Thursday night special night so I chose the special... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Oceanfront dining, great quality seafood from a high-end local vendor, yummy pasta dishes, fresh salads and other well prepared dishes from the kitchen. Thursday Night Specials that pack the place with locals and travellers, so reservations recommended! Dog-friendly patio,too. Try the grilled Salmon ( med-rare) on their Caesar and you'll go back for more.

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Austin, TX
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very good setting right on the bay. Good and fresh seafood. Service was excellent. Chowder was good and were all the seafood we tried. We stayed at the Cypress Bay Inn down the street, easy waling distance and ate there several times.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Miramar Beach last weekend. It was EXCELLENT! The view of the ocean was just nice, but what made this restaurant amazing was the food, the ambience, and the service. It was the most perfect combination of elegant and casual. The service was friendly and top notch. I highly recommend this... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Menu offered a nice variety. Casual atmosphere. Menu was an average pricing of CA oceanside venues. Food was very good. Outdoor seating available.

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Sacramento, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Expected better given that we were right on the ocean. It is a beautiful view, and the food is decent, but I just thought it would be better. If you want a lot of food, their portions are huge.

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Brentwood, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great place right on the water, outside seating, fire-pits. Beautiful bar and seating area inside. Never had a bad meal here, always fresh and plentiful. Wonderful Piano player, world class player. Highly recommend it

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Mountain View, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary and had no idea where to go for dinner. We brought some nice clothes for our dinner, but I felt like I was dressed for prom whereas everyone else was just off the beach. Food was good, but I was disappointed with my cocktail. The ambiance was much much better after... More

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Top Contributor
299 reviews 299 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Sitting by the window or out on the patio, this is the best of Half Moon Bay. From the windows you can watch the pelicans, seals, and surfers while enjoying an excellent meal. The place has the food you would expect from a long time establishment on the coast. Popular with locals, the service is good and the food excellent.... More

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Berthoud, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Miramar is a must-go when I go home to Half Moon Bay... honestly, it's the first place I go. It can get crowded so I plan and go when it isn't so busy. The food is good, but the atmosphere, the beach, the view is the best. Now it is my kids must-go place too! They still talk about it... More

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