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“Great Food, Slow Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Shea

Chez Shea
408 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1725
650-560-9234
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Ranked #32 of 87 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Greenville, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Food, Slow Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Let me begin witht he food. This was an incredibly interesting restaurant with offerings from a variety of countries and cultures. My husband had the French chicken and potato dish which he really enjoyed (although he had hoped for more potatoes...a "bed" of potatoes is more of a scoop). I had a dish from South Africa that was delicious. Ground beef, tomato, banana, and apple on coconut rice. For dessert we had a lavender-tinted creme brulee. The food was great, but the only problem was the speed of service. We were there on a Thursday night, off season, and so perhaps the owners did not anticipate a large crowd. However, the restaurant was full (six tables...about twenty three people) and only two people were working: one waitress and one cook. They did the best they could, but it was frustrating to wait.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cape Cod, MA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Eclectic, Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Chez Shea offers an eclectic menu featuring international organic cuisine, and is pretty popular judging by the lunch crowd on a Tuesday off season. Luch fare includes several Mexican dishes, Thai, paninis, salads, curries, soups and sandwiches. It is small, and there is both indoor seating and seating in a small couryard in back, which is quite pleasant. The staff was friendly, the service was good, and everything we ordered was very good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place is relatively invisible on Main Street, but it has remarkable, well priced food. Healthy choices, great flavors.

Visited March 2013
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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722 reviews 722 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 120 cities Reviews in 120 cities
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
“A little bit of France in HMB”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

So upon the recommendation of our Innkeeper, we dove into light fare. We probably over-ordered as portions were bigger than what we anticipated. Ordered the Beet Salad and split that between the two of us. My wife ordered the pork tacos and I the Fish taco Mediterranean style (with tzatziki sauce). A fresh take on the ol fish taco. While not truly sitdown, you did have to pony up to the counter to place your order and self-serve your drinks, but the staff brought your lunch out to you once it was up. Saleeby Score is a 6.5/10... a minor deduction for self-serve in such a nice venue. Place is crowded and we can see why.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Liberty, Missouri
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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Family friendly, festive, and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

After a morning along the beach on Half Moon Bay, this is a great little gem of a restaurant-deli on the Half Moon strip for catching a bite to eat. Everyone in our crowd was happy with their choices. I ordered an African Poorboy, my son a scrumptious turkey sandwich concoction his wife kept taking tastes of, and the kids, 5 and 7, dishes that filled their little appetites. Most selections came with home made potato chips. Yummy! You place your order at a counter and then your food is brought to the table, little spots along internationally decorated walls. Not fancy but quirky satisfying. My first time there; my kids' second. A real find.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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