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San Benito House

356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
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new york city
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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San Jose, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
11 reviews 11 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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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
13 reviews 13 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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Moreno Valley, California
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370 reviews 370 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
578 helpful votes 578 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were looking for lunch along old historic Highway 1, Main St and decided to check out the authentic looking San Benito House and Inn. Oddly designed on a relic old HMB family parcel, finding the actual restaurant and beer hall is confusing. Enter from the side street, Mill St, where there is more parking. Along Main on the same... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Dropped in for lunch and a beer. V friendly service, good food and chatty customers. Well worth a visit. The prohibition ale on draft was an excellent recommendation.

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