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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food

Our family loves Chez Shea. My husband always orders the Shwarma platter. My favorites are the Mole Enchiladas and a vegetarian dish called Yakhnat al-Kudar. The menu description says Wood-roasted seasonal vegetables, simmered in a savory-spiced, light coconut broth with currants, served atop a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Connie S
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Half Moon Bay, Ca
via mobile
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Half Moon Bay, Ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Our family loves Chez Shea. My husband always orders the Shwarma platter. My favorites are the Mole Enchiladas and a vegetarian dish called Yakhnat al-Kudar. The menu description says Wood-roasted seasonal vegetables, simmered in a savory-spiced, light coconut broth with currants, served atop a blackeyed pea and eggplant melange. It's a great place to bring guests from out of town.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Although we've been here many times, this is the first time I ordered the Torta. It was a taste explosion - great flavors. I see reviews complaining about the service but we haven't had that experience. We especially enjoy sitting outside on the patio with our dog.

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San Francisco, California
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243 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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