We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Soups, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340 (Magellan)
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

403 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 391: English reviews
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove here 7/15/16 for our 3rd day of celebrating Her Ladyship's Birthday. Had reservations, for two and were promptly seated at at lovely window table over looking the beach and ocean as always. While we were being seated I heard some "oohs" and "ahs" from surrounding tables, so I thought they must know who her Ladyship is? WRONG, whales... More 

Thank sirmeandt
Norcross, Georgia
Level Contributor
125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drove out to half moon from the airport for our first meal. The restaurant is very nice inside with a wood decor, nice bar, tablecloth and napkin server. There is an outside seating area that is heated as well. As some others have stated, it was great to see the whales feeding just off the shore. There is an abundance... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I decided to stop in here for lunch after a long walk up from Half Moon Bay, and couldn't be happier we did! Dining here is like being in a National Geographic nature film. We sat for an hour and a half watching whales feed in the bay...absolutely amazing! The food is above average (the chowder is... More 

Thank TrippinSC69
Level Contributor
55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant After Golf at half moon Bay. Nice and cosy restaurant . Food was average and service kind of slow when you sit outdoor. Have seafood cold plater, oyster not that great and limited wine selection . Limited parking but provide valet services . We were so lucky to see the whales !!! What a good day to... More 

Thank Lucas G
North Central Indiana
Level Contributor
250 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The humpback whales feasting on sardines provided a beautiful show as we enjoyed our dinner at this wonderful beach - side restaurant. The miramar oysters as well as the raw ones were the plumpest and yummiest we had during our week long trip to the west coast. We highly recommend the miramar chowder as well as the cheesy artichoke hearts!... More 

Thank HoosierDady
Allen Park, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for lunch today. We were seated by a window giving us a fantastic ocean view (whales swimming by). My wife had fish tacos, which she said were excellent and I had fish & chips which were also way above average. Our server was pleasant, attentive, and helpful.

Thank DMR1215
Half Moon Bay, California
Level Contributor
45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent spot to walk to with the dogs for gazing at the fiery sunset or marveling at the gray whales migrating 10,000 miles from the Bering Sea to the Baja calving lagoons. Perched at the entrance to Miramar Beach, the eatery features an outdoor terrace with benches and fire pits as well as a huge indoor space.... More 

Thank luannedesign
Dallas, Georgia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this restaurant the first night we were in Half Moon Bay. It was a quick walk from our hotel, and we were pleased to be seated at a table overlooking the ocean. The food was delicious; portions were satisfying without being too much. Our server was attentive, friendly, and prompt. Our only regret is that... More 

Thank Katherine M
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying in San Francisco on a business trip. A friend from Russia was at the same meeting and wanted to see the ocean. We came there with no reservation and they fit us in. We both had seafood and it was great. Large portions and tasty. most every table has a ocean view. The staff was great.

Thank Philip J
Level Contributor
28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here are the reasons why: - beautiful views of the ocean whether you sit inside or out. - service is impeccable and consistent. - We LOVE the seafood ceviche, seafood chowder (MUCH better than Sam's),sandwiches, fish and chips, and cocktails! - dog friendly on patio seating. -Easy to drive to and park from the Central Valley We can't wait to... More 

Thank Susan P

Travelers who viewed Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar also viewed

Half Moon Bay, CA

Been to Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Soups, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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: 16507269053
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?