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Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 728-3747
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Was tired of the pastry breakfasts at my hotel so walked to this place for some eggs! Had a great pancake, but the scrambled eggs were just cracked and flipped in the pan. I was looking for fluffy scrambled eggs. Service was quick and the atmosphere is full of local color. Great people watching.

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leftcoast
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was in Half Moon Bay for business and the local hotel only had a coffee bar for breakfast. Breakfast is an important meal for me and this has a robust menu of eggs, oatmeal, pancakes and omelets. It also is an early morning locals spot attracting the local fishermen and early risers. The service is friendly and quick. Come... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One half a noisy local bar. The other half supposedly a restaurant. Well, they did steam a fresh crab pretty good. But at 10:00 they would not make any more coffee. Oh well.

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California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wanting to try a new eatery in Half Moon Bay, we decided to try Ketch Joanne.Located in a strip of businesses near the harbor, an all day breakfast menu is available along with standard seafood and non-seafood menu items. Service was good during the busy, early afternoon lunch service. The food was only of fair quality. While the seafood itself... More 

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Boston
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Hadn't been to Ketch Joanne's restaurant for almost 10 years -- after moving to the East Coast. So glad we made it a point to eat there during our most recent visit. Friendly service with excellent food in their casual wood paneled dining room is fun. One cold days they fire up the wood burning stove. Always enjoy breakfast and... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not sure what happened but I remembered it being a lot better than the last 2-3 times I have gone there. While it is still good seafood, I guess as a Coastsider I am very picky and expect the best. I get better fried food at Barbara's and better clam chowder at Princeton. Overall it is pretty good but I... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was traveling on my own, and going to a restaurant can be a bit awkward when you see all those other diners in deep conversation. Here it was different: I felt warmly welcome, got a nice place, and was not cramped into a dark corner. I had clam chowder and a very tasty grilled crab sandwich - both recommended... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I stayed across the street at Oceano, and walked right over here for breakfast. It was tasty and not expensive. It was also fast, a good thing as I had to catch a shuttle to the airport.

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Edina, Minnesota
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171 reviews 171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We always try to seek out someplace where the locals outnumber we touristi, just to get a flavor of the place, and Ketch Joanne is a welcome find in that regard. Breakfast is populated by local fishermen and retirees; our waitress knew them all and was more than happy to share a couple of stories. Breakfast itself is about what... More 

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New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We asked at our hotel for a place for brunch, and they recommended Ketch Joanne. We didn't expect much, going in, it just looks like a neighborhood hole in the wall, a bit loud, with a large bar. The food was really good though, as was the service. The house salad had all sorts of good stuff in there, much... 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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