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“Was rudely turned away!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barbara's Fishtrap

Barbara's Fishtrap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Healdsburg
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Was rudely turned away!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2011

We called the restaurant at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday nite and were told that they would be serving until at least 8:00 p.m. We arrived at the restaurant at exactly 7:10 p.m. and were told by a rude waitress that they were closing in 10 minutes so they wouldn't be able to serve us. We told her that we had called and she said, "like I said, we are closing in 10 minutes!" We left and went to the Crab Landing along with at least 6 other people who were also turned away. While standing in line waiting for a table and relating our story to the folks behind us, they told us that they were locals and had the same experience. They also said that they were quite suprised about the whole thing because "Barbara" herself was present that evening! Never again. BTW we had a great meal at Crab Landing and Jackie gave us outstanding service even though the restaurant was bombarded by guests leaving "Barbara's Fish Trap"!

Visited January 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, great service - get there early and enjoy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2011

We had passed by a few times and seen the queues. So on Wedneday we four arrived early at noon for lunch and waited only 10 minutes.
The staff, menu and the food and drink were wonderful. The chowder was delicious and my crab was enormous and so fresh!
Be clever, get there early and you will have a memorable meal!

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Bellingham, Washington
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134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Happy for 20 years +!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2010

I have been going to Barbara's for over 20 years. Their fried food is incredible. It is always good. It is pricey, but the servings are huge so you could order one entree and maybe two salads and be very satisfied. It is very popular and gets really crowded; especially during the summer. Yes, bring cash; there is an ATM machine across the street (shh...that's a secret, ask someone who is working there). I have had their shrimp, scallops, fish and chips and calamari. I don't like clam chowder but everyone I have been with loves it. The inside is fun and funky, outside seating is covered with heaters. It is really casual and can get loud...save your romantic dinner for somewhere else, but when I think seafood....I think Barbara's!

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“Best Fish and Chips in the Bay area!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2010

Not a fancy place but the food is fantastic! The Fish and Chips are the best in the Bay area!!

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Sacramento, ca
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“Excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2010

My husband and I decided to drive to Half Moon Bay from Sacramento this past Sunday. Although it was raining, it provided the perfect backdrop for a lovely dinner. After spending the day walking some of the local beaches and visiting Pidgeon Point lighthouse it was time to find a place to chow down. On our last visit, we had to Sam's Chowder House, so we decided to try somewhere different.
At Barbara's Fish Trap, there is a casual, relaxed atmosphere. The food was delicious. We enjoyed a good body warming bowl of clam chowder with nice pieces of minced clam, potatoes, celery, corn in a nice thick broth, with oyster crackers on the side, deep died clams (appetizer) and the fish dinner. The fish dinner had to large portions of fish, with french fries and a shreded carrot salad on the The food was piping hot when
it was served. We didn't have room
for dessert, as we happily stuffed
ourselves.

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