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Moss Landing Cafe

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421 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9645
831-633-3355
Today
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly upscale

The location is very modest. I expected a greasy spoon type establishment. What I got was a gourmet meal comparable to a good Monterey restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
DrDadrwp
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Modesto, CA
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  • Families with children
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Modesto, CA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The location is very modest. I expected a greasy spoon type establishment. What I got was a gourmet meal comparable to a good Monterey restaurant.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was so in mood for seafood that I ordered fish and chips for breakfast , it was huge portion, large pieces, enjoyed rest of my packed to go meal later at night up in Shasta at our next stop and still great taste even reheated! Also the fried artichoke, cute homey place and packed , we got in early.

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116 reviews 116 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Only open for dinner Fri and Sat nights and have never eaten breakfast or lunch. Dinner is always a treat. The chef owner always has great evening specials. Food and service top notch.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Food was excellent and service too. Just a small place on Hwy 1. Only thing was that the prices where a couple dollars more than listed on the TripAdvisor Menu.

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Eastbourne, England
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Intrigued by the idea of fried artichokes we pulled up at this roadside cafe off highway one, just south of Moss Landing. Waled in, friendly greeting from the server, cafe was fairly full, most seemed to be regular customers, always a good sign. A portion of artichokes together with an oyster sandwich hit the spot. If the cafe wasn't thousands... More 

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Carmel, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We drove up to Moss Landing for lunch on a Sunday. Oops. Lots of traffic. And very few places to eat actually on Highway One from Santa Cruz to Monterey, except for a couple of spots in Moss Landing, which is mid-way down the Central Coast along Monterey Bay. The Whole Enchilada was packed, so we drove around and found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stopped for lunch after exploring the Elkhorn Estuary Reserve. The Cajun fish tacos were good, but the California fish sandwich was extraordinary!! It was a little warm inside...a nice problem for us Oregonians to experience in March!

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South Berwick, Maine
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My brother in law and I ate a great breakfast with large portions and terrific service at Moss Landing Cafe. The food is homemade with a large variety of wonderful breakfast combinations. The place is a no frills, simple yet hardy. The waitress was extremely accommodating and friendly. Easily accessible, just off the road, ample parking, worth the stop for... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We come here each year. The breakfasts are wonderful, be it a scramble or their french toast. Not crazy about their coffee or hot chocolate but the food is terrific.

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Albany, NY
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66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My spouse and a guest ate a late brunch at the cafe. It is really a destination. In spite of appearances, it is vey well managed. It was hard to make a choice from the menu and all the selections are from the place. The food was good but not overwhelming. I would add the Moss Landing Cafe as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 421 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9645
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Landing
  • Phone Number: 831-633-3355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm

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