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Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
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Ranked #12 of 82 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $20
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
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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Los Angeles
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped in here last week and almost left. The restaurant does not serve meals between 3-4:30 and we were in between. However, my dad decided this is the place. We are glad he did. Even though we could not order off the main menu, we could order appetizers, soups, and salads. My wife and I shared the Seafood Chowder.... More

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San Diego, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were so delighted by this restaurant... It was beachy casual, yet sophisticated with a great piano player. We missed lunch with our friends due to traffic, so we just happened to stop. The food was terrific, the view couldn't be any better and the piano player added nice ambiance. We enjoyed it so much, that we stopped the next... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our flight was delay so we got in late, the paella was excellent, the ceviche was delicious, the view perfect as well as very good service. Defiantly a Greta place to stop.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

On the pier of Santa Cruz, drive or walk, you will find different restaurants for different needs. We chose the Miramar simply beacuse the have some kind of outside seatings, not the best and nicest but at least outside in fresh air. Choose seafood grill and enjoy. They have Mexican beer, drinks and local beer. There were more restaurants to... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a really nice place, which nonetheless is relaxed. I had some great fish tacos. Dogs are welcome. Outside there is a patio bar, with couches and firepits, as well as regular tables. Great view of the beach and water. I didn't see any whales nor dolphins, though apparently, you often can.

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Edina, Minnesota
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162 reviews 162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food is OK but nothing to write home about. And on a chilly day, it's probably best avoided. But when you're sitting outside on a lovely day and watching a whale and dolphins saunter by and seals frolic just off shore, it's pretty amazing. (We don't get much of that in Minnesota.) Do check the local weather before you go... More

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La Honda, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is right on the beach, looking out into the ocean and we see dolphins every time we come! The patio is an awesome setting with regular tables next to heat lamps or table settings around fire pits. The food and cocktails are great and makes any special occasion that much more special at sunset!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

View was delightful, food pretty basic. If it is fine dining you seek, look elsewhere. But this place has the view, the history and good enough food to make a visit worthwhile

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Campbell, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went on a Friday night so the restaurant was quite busy and noisy. Not a lot of room to get between tables. The food was excellent, the wait staff pleasant. We would go back again.

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Le Havre
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Good food at reasonable prices, very fresh and well cooked. Nice ocean view, reasonable delays, very nice fish ans seafood

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