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Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

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

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Good Crab Sandwich and Ice Cream Sundaes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Mateo, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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2,455 reviews 2,455 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
1,410 helpful votes 1,410 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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kingsport
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I had Bloody Mary's and omelettes for breakfast. Fantastic. I asked the bartender how she made the Bloody Marys. She showed us. All homemade, no mix. This was a great for breakfast to start our day.

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San Joaquin Valley California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Food was great and the bloody Mary was excellent. We had breakfast here the next morning and it was good as well. the Eggs Benedict was great!

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Was traveling down the coast new of the place from bygone years . had the combo platter Spanish stile wife had calamari we shared and thought both very good .Waitress was very good and fast friendly and informative nice little place for dinner we thought ,price was ok for food and wine drinks will go again if in the area.

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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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