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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
+1 650-712-1125
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fresh cod/prawns with nice mildly spicy sauce and fixings, cooked just right. Service is relaxed but so should you be in an unpretentious and pleasant setting.

Thank tresdar
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good service, great food. I had the cioppino. it was delicious. my wife had the scrimp salad. she says it was great.

Thank John V
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has a fun, funky atmosphere. The food was good and had good pricing for what you got as the portions were very generous. It also had an extensive menu. Our server was excellent and very pleasant! The pricing was good for families. Because the above qualities, we said it was a place we would return to!

Thank Phyllis B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I went with friends to have dinner. Nothing special. The food is not very good quality-price relationship. The waiters were nice and the place is well located.

Thank Nuria M
State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a drive from Monterey to San Francisco. Not too far off the main highway. We had fish tacos, they have about 6 or 7 kinds. Well prepared, fresh and tasty. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Radio9phs
Half Moon Bay, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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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319 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 650-712-1125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?