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Chez Shea

408 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1725
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Ranked #30 of 82 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon 11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My friend and I were on a day trip to Half Moon Bay and asked one of the locals where to eat. She recommended Chez Shea so we went there. The service was great, the food was great, the atmosphere was so, so although we sat at the window and enjoyed people watching. My friend had the minestra soup which... More

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San Jose CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I just had my first lunch here, and I loved it. I had a vegan butternut squash soup with wonderful flavors, and then the ceviche tostada, which was just as good. Highly recommended, and I can't wait to eat there again.

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San Rafael, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I were on a day's road trip from our home in Marin County and met a friend here, who recommended it. Nice seating out back in the patio. I had the fish and chips, which were excellent. Really fresh white fish and a nice, light batter. The fries were excellent, nice and crispy and not overly oily.... More

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Moss Beach, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We are locals and noticed this place many times in the past but last night we decided to try it and after the experience we decided not to return. Here is why- we saw all the tables were occupied so we waited and waited and were about to leave when I noticed a sign stating there was seating in the... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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