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“The San Benito House Deli has killer sandwiches but be prepared...read on!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of San Benito House

San Benito House
356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
650-726-3425
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Ranked #38 of 87 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Price range: $0 - $34
Cuisines: Californian, Mediterranean, Eclectic
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Northern California
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“The San Benito House Deli has killer sandwiches but be prepared...read on!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Without a doubt the best sandwiches! Try their egg salad with fresh avocado on homemade olive walnut bread. It's huge...big enough to share. We went back the next day and had turkey with avocado on the same type bread...just as good.
Okay, here's the warning. You stand in line to order and it can get very busy with people going out the door. There are four people behind the counter and believe me, it's chaotic. One gal keeps yelling out (nicely) for people to form one line. Once you order and while they are making your sandwich, you have no idea where to stand and wait.....very unorganized but with the size of the place, I'm not sure how they could improve it. You must take your food outside as there are no inside tables. It's a nice area with many table and there was a guy playing his guitar and singing on the Sunday we were there. It was raining a little and there is no place to go for cover so you just have to make do. Best bet is to take your sandwiches and go drive to an area where you can watch the waves and surfers....that's a real treat. Check out the pictures I posted.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Only Bar in Town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Nice place, great location, good beer. If only the bartenders could be a bit more attentive and professional.

Visited June 2012
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Vacaville, CA
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“Bloody Mary was the best we have had in a really long time!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

Thank you Spencer! He made from scratch an awesome Bloody Mary, I can't speak for the food as we just had really bad sushi on main st. however, the food that we saw passing by us looked delish and I think from the faces on the patrons eating it they were pretty happy.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bothell, Washington
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“Possibly the best sandwich I've ever eaten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We got takeout from the deli and dined outside in the lovely courtyard. The walnut olive bread was amazing! Great texture and flavor. The meat, vegies and condiments were very tasty and generously applied.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montara, Ca
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“Great Food, Good Bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Must Try a Sandwich During the Day...You will not be let down...

Visited April 2012
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