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Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

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$$ - $$$
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131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340 (Magellan)
+1 650-726-9053
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sunnyvale, California
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love a place that has a story. it makes you feel connected to the others who visited before you, back in the day. This place has a great back-story (if you believe it). What it lacks now that it used to have (this is not my first visit) is good service. My wife loved her crab melt. My ceviche... More 

Thank Tres W
Redwood City, California
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Miramar has a great patio for summer and spring months...and fall, if you can sit with a heat lamp. The service is good and the food was good, as well. They have beers and wine and some good seafood dishes. The fried calamari was really very well done--meaning it was fine!

Thank 5150rocks
Laguna Beach, California
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381 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has been coming to Miramar for years and have never been disappointed. Our time of year to visit is crab season. This was a family affair for the holiday season. We were a table of 12. We started with our usual for brunch. Bloody Mary! Before you get too macho and ask for them to be spicy be... More 

Thank Byron R
Half Moon Bay
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a small group of regular customers, we decided to go early on Monday Jan.2 for a little celebration and wanted small dishes - the bar menu being perfect. Called to make reservation for the small room and asked if bar menu in effect -- yes, was the answer. Upon arrival, the bartender/waiter told us bar and happy hour not... More 

1 Thank patiD
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, beautiful view, esp because it was such a beautiful day. All choices on menu looks tantalizing. But since it's crab season, went for the crab melt. And the baby artichoke cakes. Hubby had grilled shrimp & castroville artichoke. Everything was fantastic. Service was the best. Decided to take some of the seafood chowder home for later. Since... More 

Thank Debanny
Los Angeles, CA
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144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What they do, they do well. The chowder is creamy and delicious and the crab cakes exceptional. They are a bit entrenched in a formulaic meal of (pick your) fish, rice, steamed vegetables like many fish houses. A bit overpriced. There could be a few more options -- hint, hint. The pastas looked great from the distance although we did... More 

Thank HuntressCA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Everybody knows I'm a big fan of surf and turf, so Thursday, December 8, they were featuring a complete dinner with salad, bread, main course and dessert. We started out with a spinach salad, and then the main course, steak and lobster with veggies on the side, it was cooked to perfection it was wonderful meal. Topped everything off with... More 

Thank Dave L
Stockton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is a place not to miss. The view, the food and the energy is great. From the Valley it could be a day trip, but an overnight stay might e nice.

Thank Swede45
Walnut Creek, CA
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Excellent food, outstanding service, and a site with quite a historical & racy history. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. I do recommend reservations since the dining room is of modest size. Ask for a window table. Comfortable feel to the restaurant and the bar area, which has several screens for sports viewing. We will definitely return on our... More 

Thank enso-circle
Castro Valley, California
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Miramar Beach Restaurant went out of their way to accommodate our group of 16 people (arranged ahead of time). The service and food was outstanding, as were the menu choices for the group to select from. They did a really first-rate job! Ample parking, outstanding views of the ocean, and fantastic food at affordable prices. What else could you ask... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
  • Public Transportation: Highway 1 and Medio
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-9053
The Historic Miramar Beach Restaurant & Bar has a long and colorful history going back more than 70 years. It was originally designed and built as a Prohibition speakeasy to serve the liquor smuggled into the Bay Area through a drop off point on Miramar Beach. We have kept the historical ambiance and decor of the 1920s including an incomparable collection of photos from the era. With only a frontage road between us and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we have the number one view and sunset on the Coast side.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?