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Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

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131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340 (Magellan)
Highway 1 and Medio
650-726-9053
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Historic Miramar Beach Restaurant & Bar has a long and colorful...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place, lovely staff

Great fresh local produce. Desserts a bit disappointing (bought in?), some more variety for vegetarians would be appreciated. Our waiter was brilliant by the way, and could not have been a better ambassador for the area and for Northern California.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Mark F
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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287 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Allen, Texas
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had dinner here the other night. My service was great. I was seated near the window and got to enjoy the sunset. I ordered an appetizer of clams and mussels. It was fine. The garlic bread for dipping was stale, however. I ordered a glass of wine. Unfortunately, the glass was dirty. As my entree I ordered the artichoke... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great fresh local produce. Desserts a bit disappointing (bought in?), some more variety for vegetarians would be appreciated. Our waiter was brilliant by the way, and could not have been a better ambassador for the area and for Northern California.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The hotel is good to stay at but I faced problem during breakfast as its almost finished by 9 o clock in the morning and I used to wake up late in the morning after a hectic schedule of the day.

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Livermore, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I spent our 34th anniversary having dinner at the Miramar Beach restaurant. I reserved a table at seven and requested a window view of the sunset. They don't guarantee a windows but we're able to accommodate. We started with crab cakes that were the best I've had, served with coleslaw. You have to try their clam chowder,... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner here although the food wasn't really anything special. Views of the ocean and sunset are fantastic, though!

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This restaurant has the most amazing vibe - elegant and relaxed at the same time. Sitting right over Miramar Beach, every table has some view! We've had dinner there three different times and every dish has been wonderful. The service is solid and they offer some interesting specials. Coming in late one night, a few minutes before closing, the hostess... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Love the dining room and the outside dining spaces as well. Service is good. Food is solid. We sat outside where we could see and hear the ocean, whats not to like about that!

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Redwood City, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We sat outside near the fire pit and had a couple of glasses of white wine and watched the huge pelicans nose dive into the ocean for fish. We didn't have anything to eat but by looking at the food on other diners plates it looked good. Great place to have dinner and watch the sunset.

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Fremont, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I had the clam chowder and artichoke cakes and then the sorbet dessert. I loved it all. The three small items were perfect for me. My husband had the New York Steak. He loved it. It was cooked perfectly. He had the apple pie a la mode. It cost a bit ($70.00 for both of us), but was a very... More 

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Novato, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stopped for a late lunch on a Monday afternoon while driving between Santa Cruz and Marin. We had had a big breakfast but just wanted something light to hold us over until dinner. We were given a nice table at the window and enjoyed watching the waves and the birds driving into the ocean as we ate. My husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 650-726-9053

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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