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Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

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17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 728-3747
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This is a good restaurant

Went for breakfast. I asked for scrambled eggs with cream cheese and chives which wasn't on the menu but they made it special for me and it was perfect. My husband ordered the two egg breakfast. Nothing complicated and everything came cooked right and hot. I wish we would of had more time in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Arizona
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Arizona
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast. I asked for scrambled eggs with cream cheese and chives which wasn't on the menu but they made it special for me and it was perfect. My husband ordered the two egg breakfast. Nothing complicated and everything came cooked right and hot. I wish we would of had more time in Halfmoon Bay. We would have gone... More 

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Modesto, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent breakfast...every morning! Sat outside with my pup and enjoyed every bite - whilst soaking in the sounds of the Bay.

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Redwood City, California
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place is awesome. Great selection of food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I love the grill Captain Combo but fish and chips, calamari and the burgers are pretty good too

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Half Moon Bay, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love going to Ketch JoAnne's especially for breakfast! This is definitely where the locals go for a hearty "home-cooked" meal with huge plates of eggs, potatoes etc. And you'll see the local fishermen there, early in the morning, after bringing their boats into the harbor. It has character and great food. Can't recommend it more highly (although I'm a... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As Half Moon Bay locals, we rely on this haunt for weekend breakfasts (minus real maple syrup) and a bowl of thick, old school New England chowder when the temperatures drop in the summer or on a misty winter evening. My father-in-law first directed me to this place years ago as one of his Bay Area favorites, and since relocating... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our hotels restaurant was closed on the Monday we left. The Ketch Joanne was recommended for breakfast. Restaurant was very small, but cozy seaside atmosphere. I had a cheese omelet with hashbrown. Omelet was a little too heavy on the cheese, but coffee was terrific and food was hot when it came. Would probably try another option if in town... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We got a table outside for breakfast over July 4 - friendly dogs all around and wonderful sea air. They aren't kidding when they say they have a "special" and generous homemade corned beef hash. It was excellent -- crusty on the outside-- and so much of it I took half home and had it for lunch the next day.... More 

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King George, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If it's true that the best eats are found where the locals go, then this would be true here. We stayed at the Oceano and the front desk rep told us to get breakfast at Ketch Joanne. We arrived at 7 am when they opened their doors and the restaurant quickly filled with local fishermen. We asked the accommodating waitress... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place for a quick bite at the Half Moon Bay harbor. Really fresh seafood, efficient and friendly service. It seems very popular with both tourists and locals and gets really busy during lunch time. I would definitely go back and eat there again.

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Marin County, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's always fun to have a bite on the front patio at Joanne's because it's family friendly, is always packed with happy people, and the food doesn't disappoint. The servers are better than average by a wide margin and make your meal more enjoyable every time. Great place for very casual dining, although the prices are not particularly casual, but... More 

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Additional Information about Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

Address: 17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone Number: (650) 728-3747
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: (650) 728-3747
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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