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105 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
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Ranked #5 of 77 Restaurants in Pacifica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: highway 1
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90 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Like the location, ocean views and walking distance from hotels. Liked the dessert choices and happy anniversary wishes. Disliked the limited menu entree choices-however, i could have checked on their web site and didn't. I made assumptions - don't do that! You can always call and check on the menu before using those web restaurant reservation sites. Disliked being seated... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had dinner at moonraker on Friday night..it's wasn't busy yet, early dinner before 7pm...had a nice table looking out toward the Pacific Ocean before sunset....very nice view ...the food was very good and price was reasonable.. Enjoyed my dinner and my drinks...next time try to make happy hour...

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My Husband & i really enjoyed our dinner here after a long day of travel. The view of the Pacific ocean was awesome and the food really delicious and top quality. My only regret is that we never had time to take advantage of their Happy Hour.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited here during out stay at the Lighthouse Hotel. Amazing poached egg and duck bacon. Lovely breakfast. Would definitely recommend this to others.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
453 reviews 453 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Moonraker restaurant belongs to the somewhat dated Best Western Lighthouse oceanfront hotel in aptly named Pacifica, sporting great ocean views from many tables. The decor has a dated feel to it, but the seafood we ate was truly outstanding. Chef Jason Yeafoli claims to prepare the best seafood in the San Francisco region, and he may well be right.

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Half Moon Bay, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We lived in Pacifica for over two years, but had never been to Moonraker. As our time was winding down, we decided to give it a try. We only wish we'd been sooner! We went for dinner and tried to time it so that we were there for sunset. The bar area was crowded, but the restaurant wasn't. We were... More

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Pacifica, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a favorite of ours that we frequent at a minimum of twice a month. Their nightly specials are quite a bargain especially during Happy Hour. Our favorite is the Thursday all-you-can-eat fish and chips. The fresh catch is succulent to say the least. I have back problems so the elevated backless bar stools become uncomfortable after a while.... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wow! My husband and I were thrilled at how good the food and service was at this restaurant! We stayed at the Best Western Lighthouse Hotel for our last night of a wine country weekend so we could be close to the airport in the morning. We didn't even know about this place until we got there and almost missed... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our default restaurants are mostly the excellent choices available in San Francisco. Stumped for "some place new," we discovered Moonraker in Pacifica, a delightful surprise. Their version of surf 'n' turf with seared scallops atop Kobe beef sirloin was a star, not to mention the freshest, most delicious $1 happy hour oysters enjoyed at ANY price. We'll come again...and again!

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Friendly service in the restaurant (but strangely less so in the bar where we started before moving) and top rate food. Excellent view over the shore. Very pleasant evening.

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