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Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Steakhouse, Pacific Rim
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had gone here about two years earlier, and it was not good. Being at the beach with the dogs gave us another chance. But the website is wrong. It states that it is only open Thursday-Sunday, but it is open every day of the week. Because we had dogs (one being a 14 month old puppy) we sat on... More 

Thank Tahoe2
Redwood City, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although we went as couples, this is definitely a good spot for families also. Excellent views, no buildings in front of you. After a nice meal, drinks or just apps - take a stroll along the beach. Sit outside near the gas fire pits in those chilly evening or cozy on up inside. Love this place - would recommend and... More 

Thank Cheryl G
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a great window table for two. We glanced at the outside seating, but couldn't get as close to the water. We both got the Halibut Veracruz and they took our special requests - one without jalapeños and one with no rice, extra vegetables. The fish was a bit overdone but still yummy. Sides & dessert were great! I'd... More 

Thank Lesley B
Half Moon Bay, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at the Miramar is reasonably good--you will enjoy anything on their slightly limited menu and the cocktails are good--but I don't go there for the food. The restaurant has two marks of real distinction for me: their outdoor heated and enclosed patio allows for an amazing nature-show right across the street: closeup views of fish, seals, pelicans, porpoises... More 

Thank Sally R
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I eat here often when I come to the Bay Area for business. I don't eat a lot and let's face it, most restaurants serve way too much food for their entrees. The happy hour menu at Miramar is perfect and the seared ahi is a perfect meal...always cooked just right. The service I've found to be hit or miss.... More 

Thank Cindi S
South Brunswick, New Jersey
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant definitely boasts great views. The food was good, not great. Apparently the clam chowder was awesome, but I didn't have any. They have a nice outdoor space, and the beach is right there. It's a great spot to take in the views and relax

Thank Elizabeth G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great view(whales), great staff..can't go wrong, best restaurant on the coast...went for lunch one day and dinner the next, both were great experiences

Thank rob r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent seafood selection and a range of other dishes, all very fresh and well presented. Well trained, professional staff. Good family restaurant, with all ages catered for. Quite expensive, in an out of the way location, but worth it. Ask for a table with a sea view (although you can see the sea from all tables). Recommended.

Thank KingKongScotland
Santa Cruz, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located across the street from the ocean, The Miramar offers great views. Our food was delicious, but the service was very slow and the waiter unattentive.

Thank seashoregal05
Elk Grove, California, United States
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great view, a little slow on service if they are busy and our heater didn't work so we had to move to another table. But all in all, we'd go back in a minute. Great fish and chips! and GREAT paella!!!!!!!!

Thank Lauren M

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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, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Steakhouse, 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, Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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: 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?