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All 4 Moss Beach Restaurants

Moss Beach Distillery Restaurant

140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9737
650-728-5595
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Moss Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
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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Oakley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This historical restaurant offers quiet dining or a comfortable place for a refreshing drink with an ocean view punctuated with sea birds galore! Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to take their drinks down to the lower level and outside to lounge by fire side and take in the ocean's splendor. Lunch was judged "adequate" and the rather pricey dinner was satisfying... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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342 reviews 342 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Be sure and go downstairs where the rest rooms are located to view the old pictures and read about the history of this establishment. We stopped in to have a drink with some bar food and to enjoy the view and take in the atmsphere. The fried artichoke hearts were great.

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Concord, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This place was awful. We ordered our food from the counter down stairs and waited on the patio outside by the fire. After an hour of waiting we figured out they had lost out order. We went in and confirmed our order was lost. The server offered to get us our food fast but at this point we just wanted... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's a bit off the main road, that makes the place quiet and peaceful. The view is great and the beach very close. The menu offers a good choice, service is good, and the food is worth the trip.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My husband and I were driving down the beautiful coastal highway one from San Jose to San Fran (if you every have the opportunity to do this make sure to as this is one of the highlights of my week). We attempted to pull in to another restaurant and could not find parking so we decided to continue down the... More 

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El Cajon, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I have been going to the Distillery since the early 60's when it was called the Galloway Bay Inn. I know live in San Diego, and don't go there as I did in the 60's and early 70's. I do miss the place. The Food has always been good and the Drinks great, and the Bar tenders are very friendly.... More 

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Tiburon, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is an old, old bar and restaurant that has many a story of past times. killer location on the coast. Staff is always good and the drinks are great. A hot drink on a cold coast foggy day...

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San Diego, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Distillery has a long history in Moss Beach, so we stopped by for a cocktail. The view is fabulous and the bartenders were all from the area, so shared many great stories of the past. We didn't eat, so I can't speak to that, but the decks were full of people eating and no one was complaining. It's a... More 

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Center
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327 reviews 327 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

On the top of a cliff, 4 separate areas (bars, restaurant), including a spectacular terrace, where they lit the fire in the evening. A sort of opportunity to experience life in the Moss Beach area. It seems ideal for couples and families, but business meals may work well too. Only few were dressed up. I had a very good meal,... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Not to be blunt...but you don't go here for the over priced average food. You go here to grab a cocktail or some wine and sit out back by the fire pit and take in some of the greatest views of Northern California there is to offer. Period.

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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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