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105 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3253 (highway 1)
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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St. Gallen
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After 26 hours on the planes I drove 13 miles from SFO airport and was astonished. Pacific Coast and great ocean view from Mooraker bar. Unfortunately only bottled beer, but also local brands. Good seafood offering. Fortunately a good stop for the first night on Hwy. 1

Thank Zuerichente
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view from the restaurant to the ocean and if you are lucky you can spot the wales. Excellent food: fish @ meat and professionel staff that serves the drink very quickly. Nice wine list but sparkling wines are quite pricy.

Thank JodeLux
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had 3 meals there and went to the bar for drinks. View is nice, food is decent, staff was good. Randi in the bar was awesome and had great recommendations.

Thank BrookeLV
Pacifica, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant, great food, friendly employees, whale watching while you dine, I mean really, pretty awesome ambiance!! Surfing, bird watching, waves crashing. Sunday brunch is delicious!!!! Oysters, Yummy!!!!!!!!!

Thank Shirley J
Troy, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually don't write reviews about restaurants, but our experience at Moonrakers was so good I can't help but write one. We had a party of 7 that was really pressed for time due to a flight that evening. We walked in without a reservation around dinner time and the person up-front said they weren't sure if they would be... More 

Thank Michigan11234
Pacifica, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been there on several occasions for happy hour -- great view of Pacifica and sunset, interest cocktails, and small plates.

Thank JeanetteCool
Naples, Florida
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125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

What an unexpected delight! Moonraker has huge ocean-front windows to enjoy the magnificent view; we’ve been here before and this year it was even better! We couldn’t believe what we saw- humpback whales cruising the beach! The whales were easy to spot, just look offshore where the birds are. You’ll see the whales come up for air, as close as... More 

1 Thank Joseph L
Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Came down from Sacramento without the 3 kids for my birthday and ate at the Moonraker at the recommendation of a friend. Food was excellent. Service was above average. Ocean sunset view and good wine made for an excellent evening.

Thank dcurley
South San Francisco, California
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Awesome, it was foggy but still could see the waves, seals, pelicans and other sea birds, no whales this day but dolphins earlier in the day! Most all tables have a good ocean view. Cocktails good, our dinner very good. The menu had a good selection. Lots of sea food but if you aren't a fan of fish they have... More 

Thank Portage48
Auburn, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Dropping a few bills first thing in the morning is protocol for this pricey dining establishment, but, if it's not an everyday practice, then most won't mind especially if you're a connoisseur of great food. My recommendation would be to try the crab benedict. It's a taste sensation like you've never experienced.

1 Thank Mariesdottir

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044-3253
    (highway 1)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: 650.557.7025

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