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San Benito House

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356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
650-726-3425
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
San Benito deli

We were advised in Santa Cruz to stop by this deli for great sandwiches. And we were advised well. Their sandwiches were incredible made on fresh bread daily. We shared our more than ample sandwich at lunch and then split the second after horseback riding at the end of the day. If you are looking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Layla13
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Chantilly, Virginia
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Chantilly, Virginia
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were advised in Santa Cruz to stop by this deli for great sandwiches. And we were advised well. Their sandwiches were incredible made on fresh bread daily. We shared our more than ample sandwich at lunch and then split the second after horseback riding at the end of the day. If you are looking for an original sandwich, go... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is a must stop every time we visit Half Moon Bay. The sandwiches are fantastic and they have a great selection of chips and beverages.

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Thank Erin H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Dropped in for a quick bite and were delighted by fresh housemate breads, fresh veggies and tasty meats, so made a point to return for another lunch later in our week. Excellent sandwiches at a reasonable price.

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Thank marc f
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Went here as heard the sandwiches are amazing. I was a bit disappointed as my sandwich did not have all the fillings in that I asked for (the server must have forgotten though we did get charged for the extra filling) and it was really soggy/ liquid which made the bread wet..not so good!

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Thank Bright_Bug
Bologna, Italia
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119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Everytime I go to Half Moon Bay is the place I go as a MUST for having incredible great sandwiches. You can pick the one you prefer making up all in the way you want, you decide the kind of bread you want (all the bread is their production), you decide the filling, you decide the sauces and so on.

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Thank trippingaround71
Lymington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Really excellent sandwiches on three choices of bread baked daily - - wholewheat, French white or walnut. We had pastrami and roast beef and I have to say they were two of the best sandwiches we've ever eaten...beaten only by the pastrami on rye in Katz's deli and a porcetta roll in Florence! Keep up the great work San Benito!

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Thank Matt H
Brentwood, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I just happened to stop in after a morning of browsing the shops on Main Street. Around lunchtime I felt like having a turkey sandwich and was drawn by their sign advertising home made bread. I didn't visit the dining room so I can comment only on the small take out area. I totally enjoyed my sandwich because the home... More 

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Thank Rene S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We walked in and sat down to be served. Never got waited on after 30 min so we left. It was not even a busy evening. May try again on next visit to the area.

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Houston, TX
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Been here several times. Most hearty homemade bread, especially love the walnut olive. With hot pastrami, cannot beat the value, and the outdoor patio is quaint place for picnic setting. Also highly recommend their cream of artichoke soup.

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Thank dadintotravel
Oakland, California
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here after a visit to Pescadero State Beach for some great sandwiches on truly delicious home-baked breads. The whole wheat was perfect, the olive-walnut had a nice tang. Sandwiches are infinitely customizable. You can eat on the outdoor patio or inside in the historic saloon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: 650-726-3425

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34
  • Cuisine: American, International, Mediterranean, Delicatessen

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