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San Benito House

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Mediterranean, Eclectic, Californian
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356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
650-726-3425
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Relax and enjoy your drinks atmosphere

Bar and local patrons priority here. Dont expect service. You must go to the bar to order. You must go to the bar to pick up order. Half of the food was cold not hot. Portions small. The half that was hot was fine but a bit too greasy. Fabulous patio outside to sit and enjoy with the weather... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bar and local patrons priority here. Dont expect service. You must go to the bar to order. You must go to the bar to pick up order. Half of the food was cold not hot. Portions small. The half that was hot was fine but a bit too greasy. Fabulous patio outside to sit and enjoy with the weather permitting.... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Marie is a wonderful woman who is cooking bread so well. Perfect sandwichs. And so nice peolple in these place Thanks you marie. Two french people who travel and enjoy your place

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new york city
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The staff were unfriendly and unreasonable. I was with a group of friends when they decided to stop serving our group claiming that they had an "incident" with a couple of us. Which I understand, but the bartender (female) was very keen on showing us her disgust. I had ONE drink and was trying to get another, but was refused.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Delicious sandwiches and salads in a casual environment with outdoor seating. Ingredients are fresh and portions generous. Reasonably priced for the quality of the food.

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Los Gatos, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The street level Deli is the feature. Wife and I always get our sandwiches on their homemade 'walnut/olive' bread, she loves the turkey, I get the pastrami. Prices are very reasonable and the lines are usually long. So for the best experience get there before 11:30 a.m. for lunch. They are always pleasant and helpful making the sandwiches as you... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was the best sandwich EVER, EVER, EVER!! Fresh bread, thickly sliced, with all the fixings! Yummy, Yummy. We took our sandwich to the bar that is connected and had an outstanding beer with this outstanding sandwich. They also have a very nice patio area with a fire pit (no beers out there), but we wanted a beer. Get over... More 

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Merced, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stopped in the San Benito House to grab something to drink after a long road trip and use the restrooms. I noticed they served food so I thought we could grab a small bite and get on with our day. The Staff greeted us warmly and were all too happy to explain items on their menu. After much deliberation, we... More 

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Tokyo
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We picked up sandwiches for our hike in Butano State Park. We were lucky as there was no one there when we entered and just a few minutes later the place was busy. The staff are quick though and orders are filled quickly. The walnut and olive bread was a good choice for the sandwich. Portions are generous so if... More 

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Marin County, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Deli was awesome! Great and generous sandwiches and quick service. No nonsense menu but sure was tasty! YUM!

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Sonora, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had so much at this bar. We happened upon this bar while we were walking downtown while it was raining. The bartenders were so friendly! Also, the manager was very nice. My husband wanted to buy cigars and she opened up their shop and he was able to buy some. We would probably say that this was probably the... More 

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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 0 - 34
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Eclectic, Californian

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