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Moss Landing Cafe

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

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Better than your average dinner...much better

Mark Couts, the owner and usually the chef, opened the place years ago after being very successful in Monterey. He wanted a diner for those who wanted good food with some creativity and style for very day with out the hassle of the wharves and tourist spots. His bread and butter aren't tourist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Tom G
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Oceanside, California
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  • Families with children
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Oceanside, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Mark Couts, the owner and usually the chef, opened the place years ago after being very successful in Monterey. He wanted a diner for those who wanted good food with some creativity and style for very day with out the hassle of the wharves and tourist spots. His bread and butter aren't tourist, its the locals. If you read my... More 

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Bay Area, CA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It may look like much from the outside, but this joint should not be for locals only. We went there with friends who live in Moss Landing which is how we found it. The service was what you would expect, friendly and homey. The food was surprisingly good and if you like a Hangtown Fr , they make a really... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Moss Landing Cafe is a small little cafe located along Highway 1. The building doesn't look like much and there are no fancy napkins or dishes, but you are sure to get some really good down home cooking! I have been there a few times and am sure that I will go back again soon. A couple of my favorite... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stayed in Moss Landing for 5 days, and I made a goal of finding the perfect fried artichokes. People- this is it! Personally I prefer a light, seasoned beer batter instead of the typical breaded style. This cafe delivered a delicate, perfectly seasoned seasoned batch of chokes that I haven't had in years. They also offered many yummy looking... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are looking for fine dining, this is NOT the place for you. If you are looking for a place 'locals' eat at and 'home cooking' it will fit the bill! Only had breakfast here and it was good. Hearty and filling.

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Atwater
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great little breakfast. Large portions. I had the shortstack pancakes. Looks like a local favorite.Would go again!

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Placerville, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A good variety of omelettes, but both of ours plus two at the table next to us were way overcooked and as flat as a pancake. Omelettes start at $9.95 and go up to about $15. Toast was cold, so butter would not even melt. I saw some good sounding things on the menu for lunch, but we will not... More 

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Brandon, Florida, USA
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After having lunch I am of the opinion the ratings were a little misleading. The atmosphere was typical diner, nothing special and not a big deal. The kitchen could use better ventilation as the smell of fried foods permeates the air. My clothing now does as well. The service was fast and friendly. The portions were large and we'll presented.... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had a great breakfast here. I had the special omlette, my wife had the breakfast sandwich. Very friendly people.

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Sacramento, California
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

After a whale watching cruise out of Moss Landing, we were looking for restaurant recommendations. The naturalist on our whale watching cruise gave a few suggestions and then mentioned Moss Landing Cafe and raved about both the food and how friendly the folks are. We decided to give it a try and are very glad we did! This is 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?