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Moonraker

105 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
650.557.7025
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Ranked #4 of 77 restaurants in Pacifica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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
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430 reviews 430 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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San Francisco
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

First with girlfriends, second time two couples and this time with my mom and husband for Mother's Day. In each case we had a leather booth facing the pounding ocean. Regardless of what we order, each dish is delicious, innovative, well-prepared. My cioppino over squid ink pasta with a terrific sauce was exceptional; the pot roast pleased my mom, my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

While on vacation in Pacifica, Calif. We ate brunch on Sunday at The Moonraker. Overlooks the ocean. Beautiful! Sunday brunch was $29.99. It was delicious! The best clam chowder, salads, pastries, awesome bread pudding, made to order waffles with fresh fruit, eggs benedict, roast beef, shrimp, crab and much more. Included is orange juice or mimosas. Highly recommend. Ask for... More

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Pacifica, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great special occasion place. Beef tartar, scallops, lamb - all great and lots of oysters. Most seats face the ocean and at night the water is lit up - very romantic.

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