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Chez Shea

408 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1725
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Ranked #21 of 83 restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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59 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A cross between Mexican and Middle Eastern, this little gem in the middle of Main Street in downtown Half Moon Bay, surprised us with it variety of flavors and excellent friendly attentive service. We have 4 items from the tapas part of the menu. The middle eastern platter was fabulous and the accompanying pita was fresh and warm and soft... More

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Red Bluff, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A wonderful "find" in downtown Half Moon Bay ~ with good food, lots of choices and the most exceptional service. My Mom and I shared two salads and each had a different glass of local wine on the little patio in the back and experienced such exceptional service I had to write here. Additionally, I inadvertently dropped my wallet under... More

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Sacramento, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Don't go to Chez Shea expecting French food. I don't really know how to describe Chez's food, but my roasted chicken was good, but it was served with a side of reheated frozen veggies and some sort of instant mashed potatoes. Not great.

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Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Our server was so inviting and prompt. The food was eclectic and delicious. Wish the seating was a little more comfortable but overall it was a great dinner.

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Foster City, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Inside and outside seating. Interesting menu choices, at least for lunch. Never had a bad meal here.

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Palo Alto, CA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

After a short hike on the beach, we stopped at this small but wonderful restaurant on Main Street. Chez Shea is popular with tourists and locals alike. The menu leans toward the "healthy" side, with dishes ranging from Mexican to Middle Eastern - I had the chicken enchiladas which were excellent. Atmosphere is small town café, but the variety and... More

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Monte Rio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This little touched away eatery is excellent. I love the exotic ethnic cuisine offered. Usually, I go for The curry no matter where I am, but last night I opted for something milder, the chicken with mashed potatoes and, wait I'm drooling just remembering, with mushroom gravy. Yum yum yum! The pumpkin curry soup, there I DID have curry! Was... More

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Shanghai, China
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Great little find of a restaurant that is more like a cafe with a wide variety of food from Mexican to Middle Eastern. Top pick for a lunch spot in the downtown main street of Half Moon Bay Location: Main Street of historic Half Moon Bay. Food: Excellent. Choice of everything from middle eastern, to american, to mexican. Fish tacos... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This was a reccomendation from our inn keeper and several locals at a farmer' s market...winner! This is a counter service/ table service kinda place but don't let that detract you. The cuisine is authentic African, Mexican, Irish, The Middle East, European and US comfort food. The kitchen was hopping and the food was served hot and fast. We had... More

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We checked out the places reviewed on tripadvisor and they looked ok but we were taken by the variety on this menu. We were not disappointed! The corn chowder was fabulous, the beet sald very good and the vegetable and goats cheese burrito amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful. We will most certainly be back.

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