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Moss Beach Distillery Restaurant

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140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9737 (Ocean Street)
650-728-5595
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Today
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
GOOD FOOD but very busy!

First visit to The Distillery! We would defined go back. The clam-chowder was yummy as was the calamari. Laura loved her beet and candied walnut salad. Service was good considering how busy it was. Lovely ocean views. Only negative was the calamari was a bit on the cool side when served.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Prof073147
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Twain Harte, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was by far my favorite part but I enjoyed the food as well. The outdoor patio (with the fire pits) is a great spot to be with friends. Tried their oysters and loved them as well as various other appetizers. Check it out!

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Kempton Park, South Africa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stumbled onto Moss Beach Distellery while travelling down to Santa Cruz. You have to see it! Stunning views, great food and service

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San Leandro, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Forgo dinner - food was not good for the price. But their Happy Hour (4-7pm daily) has bar food and all drinks at half price. Beautiful setting on the ocean with outdoor patio space with fire pits and heaters and dogs!

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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

While the view was amazing and we were able to catch a gorgeous summer time sunset, the food was mediocre, at best. Our server was very friendly and we appreciated her efficiency. We were visiting the Moss Beach area and while we wanted to mark it off the "list," we would not go back.

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Twain Harte, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

First visit to The Distillery! We would defined go back. The clam-chowder was yummy as was the calamari. Laura loved her beet and candied walnut salad. Service was good considering how busy it was. Lovely ocean views. Only negative was the calamari was a bit on the cool side when served.

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This restaurant provides a great dining experience! The food and wait staff are excellent and highly recommend to those visiting the Half Moon Bay area... be sure to make reservations! They have an outdoor seating area with gas fire places and throws for personal comfort, but this area is first come first serve... no reservations for this seating. Our table... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The place is a cool old small building perched up on the hillside in Moss Beach. The building has so much history and character. It it could talk the stories I'm sure would be awesome. The food and service were excellence. First-class service, the food was amazing. You will not be disappointed.

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san francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place was super fun with great Happy Hour specials (delicious fish tacos!), an engaging staff, and a great local clientele. What views from the lower terrace; the outfit fireplace. Is perfect for the evening chill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had a great dinner here on our recent road trip. We were seated at the window with a view of the ocean, food was great and they had vegetarian options. Service was also great, our waiter very nice, helpful and not pushy at all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I had lunch here by myself. I was given a table where I could have a view of the ocean. The service was pleasant and quick. I ordered the fish and chips which were good, but not the best I've ever had. The history is educational and interesting reading while I waited for my food. Quick walk, under 5 minute... More 

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Additional Information about Moss Beach Distillery Restaurant

Address: 140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9737
Phone Number: 650-728-5595
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9737
    (Ocean Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Beach
  • Phone Number: 650-728-5595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?