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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, 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
Very fresh seafood

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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King George, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Roseville, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stopped for appetizers and it was great. We had the calamari and shrimp cocktail. So good. They make a mean Bloody Mary. Enjoyed it very much.

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We met friends there for breakfast at 10 AM - the full menu was available. I had the crab melt sandwich - lots of crab , soft bread, very nice. My wife had an omelette that she loved. The house champagne was not so good so try something else to drink

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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

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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79 reviews 79 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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  • 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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