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San Benito House

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American, Sandwiches, International, Mediterranean, Delicatessen
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356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
650-726-3425
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great homemade bread!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Rene S
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Brentwood, California
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Brentwood, California
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9 reviews
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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I dropped in at the end of the day for a beer. It was busy and there were no spaces at the bar. A local guy hanging with some friends offered us his spot. We accepted and soon I had another chair and we could sit together. Seems pretty friendly to me. Yes this is a local... More 

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Modesto, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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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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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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Address: 356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
Phone Number: 650-726-3425
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
Average Prices: USD 34
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, International, Mediterranean, Delicatessen

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  • 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, Sandwiches, International, Mediterranean, Delicatessen

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