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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best brunch

This place was recommended as the best brunch in Princeton and I wasn't sure I wanted to have my eggs in a harbour car park but the next morning was cloudy and cold so I was going to be indoors anyway I gave Joanne's a go. It is the best brunch! I was in the mood for simple bacon and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended as the best brunch in Princeton and I wasn't sure I wanted to have my eggs in a harbour car park but the next morning was cloudy and cold so I was going to be indoors anyway I gave Joanne's a go. It is the best brunch! I was in the mood for simple bacon and... More 

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HMB
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Do you love crab? I do and you've just got to have one of their grilled crab sandwiches.,.. just the way they make it, no add ons or changes. You will be happy... made even better with one of their very strong and very delicious Mai Tai's! My only word of caution, watch the timing, wait times on the weekends... More 

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San Francisco, Ca
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Ask your server which is the freshest fish that day - they will check and let you know whether the salmon or halibut is the better bet. Steaks are also good . Great choices for all meals including breakfast. Favorite of the local fishermen.

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San Mateo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Definitely try the grilled crab sandwich. Their Omelettes are superb and they have the best skinny garlic fries you will ever find. Albert, the manager, and his son are so much fun and give great service and make great drinks at the bar. You know it is good because the locals come here all the time. The menu has tons... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,510 reviews 2,510 reviews
788 restaurant reviews
1,494 helpful votes 1,494 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We came here for dinner. As always, its a fun place to go. The bar was busy with people watching basketball. We dined in the dining room. We split an excellent crab sandwich and had a cup of soup, so we had room to share an ice cream sundae. My husband had a beer and for me ice tea. Service... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Not fancy but the food is great with good size portions. We ate their twice in our week long stay in El Granada. I only had wine but I heard their drinks are strong so it's a favorite among the locals.

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Pacifica, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I had travelled down to Half Moon Bay for breakfast on a weekday morning. Much to our chagrin, our normal breakfast place had not opened for the day. We chanced upon this long established eatery. Deciding to chance it, we entered, seated, and ordered. Much to my surprise the food was great! The Mixed Seafood Benedict was... More 

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Wien
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Good fish dishes and friendly staff. The bar is noisy and disturbing. I didn't like the bread. Next time I'll try something else.

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Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Food was good and the waitress was very friendly. Would go back. Bacon was especially good and the scrambled eggs were just right.

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Morgan Hill, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed in Half Moon Bay for the weekend and gad breakfast here both mornings. Very cozy little restaurant and bar with good breakfast and bloody Mary's. The place was very busy but we didn't gave to wait either day.

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Restaurant Details

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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