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Chez Shea

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408 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1725
650-560-9234
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Warning: Ask if they have it before you order.

Warning: ask if they have it before your order. The couple next to us waited 20 minutes and we waited 35 minutes before the waiter came back to both of us and said they were all out. Really? Making another choice; this time I asked what else are they out of and he rattled off 5 more dishes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
modesto2400
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Modesto, California
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco, California
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326 reviews 326 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Chez Shea is great if you like the following: (1) Waiting 45 minutes for a burger and salad (2) After said wait, having your food arrive stone cold (3) Getting the wrong order after all that (4) Soggy, greasy, cold french fried. That said, the iced tea is pretty good. There are a lot of restaurants along Main Street and... More 

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Modesto, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Warning: ask if they have it before your order. The couple next to us waited 20 minutes and we waited 35 minutes before the waiter came back to both of us and said they were all out. Really? Making another choice; this time I asked what else are they out of and he rattled off 5 more dishes. Glad I... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After being in half moon bay's traffic we decided to find a restaurant for late lunch. The food was superb, amazing. It was kind of sweet but loved the whole food. It had a special character, although the service was awful we asked for bread or extra rice, which we never got, the staff were friendly but maybe their knowledge... More 

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Austin, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We enjoyed the food for lunch. We were 4 of us and ordered 3 varieties. My husband and I ordered one fish and shrimp fajitas to share. The fish and shrimp was grilled to perfection with a little spices and mild hot. Lots of grilled veggies like zuchini, pepper and onion. One ordered the east west fish tacos. It was... More 

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San Rafael, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

nice items on menu, tried it 2 times, both were decent if not memorable. polenta with mushrooms was nice, beet salad too. nice staff.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My girlfriend and I were walking Main Street and decided to try this little restaurant and glad we did. I had the swasue? Sandwich and it was great. My cousin came to town and I took her there the next night for dinner and had the shrimp with polenta in a wild mushroom sauce. The flavors were different and so... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Rather eclectic menu, I had the That salad with prawns, my wife had the taco salad. Both were quite unique and good. Only downside was having to stand in line to order. Food was delivered to table. Nice quiet patio dining also.

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Centennial, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Although Pumpkin Festival was still several weeks away Half Moon Bay was very busy on our day trip there from San Mateo. After walking up and down Main Street this restaurant looked the most promising and we were not disappointed. I had the Turkish Scramble, which was a bit too salty for my taste and she had the fajitas, which... More 

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Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Loved the vegan vegetable curry and the raspberry sorbet. The fact that this was a popular spot with locals was the best part though. (I was eavesdropping, sorry!) Not a tourist trap at all. Just good food in a cozy casual atmosphere.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stumbled into this place while passing through Half Moon Bay and i was just one of those places that just smacks of 'right' when you walk in the door! The staff were all friendly and obviously happy to be there; the chefs were busy but in control and when the food turned up I was amazed - I thought I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 408 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1725
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: 650-560-9234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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