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Flying Fish Grill

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211 San Mateo Rd, Postal addr: 99 San Mateo Road Suite D, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1707
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Half Moon Bay, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This location gets thousands of drive-bye per day. Everyone sees it. It looks lust like a coffee shop on the outside. Don't let that fool you. They have quality fresh fish. They make great fish tacos, fish topped salads and even a good special. I get seared Ahi, Salmon and Mahi the most. The bar is comfy. The people are... More 

Thank jjtravels2015
Sunnyvale, California
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293 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a delightful little spot! Great seafood, amazing margaritas and good prices to boot! We had the spicy Margarita which is a classic Margarita with Jalapenos in it, what a great twist! The Crabby Cheesy bread is as good as they say. Among us all we had the brioche burger with mushrooms, onions, bacon and cheese. Yum! The Grilled prawn... More 

Thank ohdonnaoh
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the location or average exterior deter you. The fish and chips on the crab melt were delicious. We will definitely dine here again.

Thank JoyBClayton
Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

fish and chips was as advertised. Excellent batter and fresh cod. The chips were enjoyable but certainly not traditional. clam chowder was particularly good . as per other reviews the decor leaves a lot to be desired. service was fast and efficient. elegant it is not but the food is certainly above average. one surprise is the limited choice of... More 

Thank Graham W
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156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service is indifferent. Food was creative in conception but not always well -prepared. Some fish was sent back for additional cooking. Kid-friendly but the dining area is very noisy and might bother some kids or adults. Salmon nicoise and ahi tuna salads were good.

Thank aggada
Shingle Springs, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Great bartender! Came in on a Sunday night for a bowl of chowder, we sat in the bar area and were greeted by the bartender who offered to get our order going since the waitress was occupied. He suggested we try the garlic cheesy bread and it was delicious! Friendly place, came back again during our visit. Great clam chowder!!!

Thank SharonS1953
San Mateo, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We were treated like royalty Just a seven group fun time with locals. The food was excellent They gave up a free cheese mix before our regular meal We eve. Had a delicious desert. Top rated and average pricing 😇

Thank betty o
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Three of us had a very enjoyable lunch here. While the decor leaves a lot to be desired, the food is good and reasonably priced. We started with a very well prepared ahi poke. I had the fish tacos, made with a lovely, fresh piece of mahi. The others enjoyed their orders of fish & chips and the crab and... More 

Thank betsy1224
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The crabby garlic cheesy bread was amazing and worth all the hype! The fish and chips were perfect, so tender, not overly greasy and so tasty!! The grilled salmon was cooked perfectly!

Thank talal s
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here and it was very good. Prices are reasonable and the food is quite good. Service was exceptional. I had a shrimp taco and a scallop taco and each was tasty. A great little stop in Half Moon Bay

Thank ibetrippin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 San Mateo Rd, Postal addr: 99 San Mateo Road Suite D, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: 650-712-1125

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?