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Moss Beach Distillery Restaurant

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140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9737 (Ocean Street)
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A sunny afternoon, great view of the water, free parking. We sat outside, ordered bar food, crispy calamari, beer battered artichoke hearts and coastside crab cakes. Add a beer = Paradise. We didn't come here for the food, but for a beer and the view. The interesting history was a bonus! Then known as "Frank's Place," it was the site... More 

Thank Ardis_11
Napa Valley, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Plan a lunch stop at the Moss Beach Historic Distillery! Dog-friendly and tourist -friendly, too! Sit in the inside dining room for a comfortable view of the scenic coast once used by smugglers and rum-runners or choose the outdoor patio with gas fire pits and soft blankets to keep you cozy as you listen to the waves crashing against the... More 

Thank jmmyers2015
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What more can you say about a restaurant that overlooks the Pacific, has great food and service? Although the menus skews towards seafood, and I'm allergic, there are plenty of other options. The pesto toast, garlic toast and chicken sandwich were all delicious. My companions all enjoyed their seafood dishes.

Thank carljw116
Rio del Mar, California
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just north Half Moon Bay and behind the airport and ON THE EDGE OF THE WATER, lies The Distillery. Superb ocean views. Excellent servers. Loved the food. Ate too much. Had a great time.

Thank Richard D
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was good. I think hanging out with the dogs on the lower deck would be a lot more fun though - maybe next time!

Thank Linda L
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The stuffed salmon and the blackened tuna steak were delicious. We enjoyed those delightful meals at sunset, high atop a cliff over pounding surf, on their patio, next to toasty fire pits. And then we shared warm coffee and cocoa liquor drinks in the moonlight. Excellent and romantic experience for couples. The remotely located, historic restaurant played a big role... More 

Thank Mark H
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch & thought the view was wonderful and the service friendly. Could use some updating. I had the crabcake appetizer which was enough food for lunch. I liked the parsley pesto with it but for me the only really good crabcakes use lump crab .

Thank jennyseinert
Foster City, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All was pretty good but a tad pricey. Great view and option to bring your dog which is great especially if you've been out walking with your dog on the beach!

Thank Starforman
San Carlos, California
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moss Beach Distillery is a fun stop if you are on the Northern California Coast with a lot of history. The food is good but a little pricey, but come for the view and the atmosphere. They have a cool outdoor deck that overlooks the Pacific, with a fire pit and blankets to cover up with if you get cold.... More 

Thank Adam R
San Jose, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Historical building...I come for the outdoor seating....casual by the fire pits...amazing especially in winter months...blankets available.... Food is ok, we usually get sliders or calamari. Sip on a drink and enjoy the beach view...just down below....they are dog friendly:)

Thank dasenkaharykova

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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 - $35
Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9737
    (Ocean Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Beach
  • Phone Number: 16507285595

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