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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
Website
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, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 15
    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
Lunch with a view!

We decided to take a drive down the coast from Oakland area. Thru tripadvisor, we decided to try this restaurant. It has quite a history and a ghost. The view is spectacular! We don't make reservations and the place was packed at 2 on Saturday afternoon. The hostess mentioned that we could go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
RNBOATER
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Olympia, Washington
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Martinez, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A little tricky to get to so luckily signs guide the way just when you think you maybe lost. Awesome ocean view right there and food is good, also dog friendly outside seating

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Arlington, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You can't beat the ambiance of this gem of a historical restaurant. It sits on a cliff over the ocean with windows affording views from just about every corner of its several rooms. The staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. I had the best crab cakes ever (I lived in Baltimore and should know!) served with a variety of sauces.... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

...but don't think the meal is going to be that great. It's just comfort food. The dining room is stale and I will agree that's part of its charm. The real reason to go is to sit on the deck and watch the sea and have cocktails and appetites. But even there most of the time you have to walk... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We decided to take a drive down the coast from Oakland area. Thru tripadvisor, we decided to try this restaurant. It has quite a history and a ghost. The view is spectacular! We don't make reservations and the place was packed at 2 on Saturday afternoon. The hostess mentioned that we could go downstairs, get some drinks and order our... More 

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Greenfield MA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped by because a local large chowder house had a wait of over an hour; and one of the people we were with had eaten here before. It was nice. The staff was attentive, and the food good, at an okay price. It was a chilly day and we didn't have time, but there's a lovely back patio where... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Sat at the bar with my parents, chatted with the very friendly bartender, he made us laugh trying to sell us on the haunted bar thing by raising and lowering my dad's barstool! We had fried artichokes that were very tasty. Dinner and cocktails were both equally delicious... And like I said the view from the patio is beautiful, especially... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I cannot believe I am giving them a 4, I have been there at least 5-7 times for dinners over my 16 years of living in Half Moon Bay and I can say I haven't been there in 5 years due to price and quality of the food. In the past the view was killer, the drinks were great and... More 

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Modesto
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115 reviews 115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Moss Beach Distillery is obviously a very popular restaurant, and now I know why. After a friendly greeting upon arrival, we sat down to a gorgeous view and had one delicious meal. I had the coast sliders, which included three sliders of salmon, tuna and crab cake. So good! Doggies are more than welcome in the patio area, a sure... More 

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Montara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great views, food is pricy and not quality. They have a great outdoor seating area and a great happy hour.

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Los Gatos, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The back patio is a wonderful, no frills, spot for a drink. Serve yourself with cocktails in plastic cups...sit by the fire pit and enjoy the view.

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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, Families with children, Entertaining clients
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?