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Moss Beach Distillery Restaurant

140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9737
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Moss Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $35
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ocean Street
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Los Gatos, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Moss Beach Distillery is kind of tucked away, sort of behind the Half Moon Bay airport. It's a little more challenging to get to than some of its better known neighbors (like Sam's Chowder House), but it's worth the visit, at least once. The establishment is cool enough that my rating got a bit of a boost just for... More

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New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The distillery had a really nice view. Our table was right next to the window so it was nice after being on a plane for 6 hours, to sit and take in the view. We had lunch in addition to wine and oyster shooters with vodka. Service was good, lunch was good. We had a good time.

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Dunsmuir, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a hidden jewel right on the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean....be careful, you may miss the turn! You may sit inside upstairs or enjoy the outdoor patio downstairs with fire pit, chairs, and blankets, if it is cool. Sit by the fire and enjoy your favorite drink while the sun is setting or just enjoy the views. If... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Distillery has beautiful views and a dog-friendly patio. Other than that, I'd find another option.

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Watsonville, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Happy Hour in Bar only is well worth it! 1/2 off oysters & drinks- even a bottle of wine! We starterd there, then went into dinner & had a great window table as requested. The beet ^ arugula with goat cheese salad we split- & glad we did as it was so large...and yummy. My clams were very delicious &... More

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Fremont, California
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1,171 reviews 1,171 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
836 helpful votes 836 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were there on a spectacular sunny summer day and enjoyed a spot on the deck with stellar views of the ocean. Drinks were good and we enjoyed our lunch. I enjoyed a salad and sliders; both good. Service was fine. The best time to come here is when the sun is still up so you get the awesome ocean... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

OMG!!! This place is AWESOME, INCREDIBLE, DELICIOUS and historic!!! Six of us had Sunday brunch here and every single one of us had spectacular meals!!! The mimosas were bottomless and the bloody marys were delicious. The views are incredible! The history on this place is way cool!! I can't recommend this place enough!!! GO AND ENJOY!!

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Fort Myers, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We wanted a late lunch. This place is tiny, off the beaten path and has it all ~ nice food, great view and a lot of history. Would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was my parents 32nd anniversary and I called and spoke to an extremely helpful and kind receptionist who said she also serves. She helped to create a very special evening for my Mom and Dad. Since we live so far away we wanted to help make their anniversary something to remember. I have not tried their food but as... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is basically a hamburger place dressed up as a fancier restaurant. Although we had a selection of items from the menu, including various fish dishes, the best thing was the fries that came with one of the dishes. I should mention however, that the clam chowder was really good, an exception to the generally bland dishes we had. They... More

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