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“Pillar Point's Secret” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Ramon, California
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122 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Pillar Point's Secret”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

This little hidden gem in Pillar Point is a terrific spot to eat. I've been here 3 times during the past 6 months, and every time it is a great place. Why? The place is cute and "upscale-divey." The service is great and the food is outstanding. It's casual and comfortable.

Our bar-person was Crystal, who was friendly, funny, and professional. She made our lunch even more fun. If you're in the Half Moon Bay area, give 'em a try!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jeffrey K
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San Mateo, California
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Best in Pillar Point Harbor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Pillar Point Harbor is our favorite spot to visit. In front of the harbor there are several restaurants, we tried every single restaurant and found Ketch Joanne is the best. Fresh calamari fires, sandwiches, both Boston and Manhattan style clam chowders are good, and loved their oysters too.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank koba-sf
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Went there with family for breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Saturday morning breakfast out with kids and grandkids. The place was packed, but the found a place for the seven of us. We recommend the Ketch Joanne for breakfasts! I ordered the smoked salmon omelette - wonderful! The grandson ordered pancakes and bacon - and loved them (he's a connoisseur - his diet is basically bread products). One of the granddaughters ordered blueberry pancakes - and proclaimed them excellent. My daughter ordered the chili omelette, and liked it also.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Gary S
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Chico, California
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196 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good place to join locals to watch Mavericks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

Went to this bar to watch Mavericks surf contest since they don't let you walk out to the beach where the contest is. Watched the contest there while drinking good Bloody Mary's on a big screen t.v. Shared a good omelette for breakfast with my honey. Lots of locals and fun atmosphere. It gets very crowded however but the service was good.

Visited January 2014
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Redwood City, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Breakfast at the Harbor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

The address says Half Moon Bay, but you're at Pillar Point Harbor. We went here for breakfast and ordered traditional American breakfasts: eggs, ham/bacon, home fries, fruit, 2 large slices of toast. They were fairly busy, but the food came quickly and there was a lot of it. Neither of us could finish our plates. The ham slice was about 6-7 inches; the bacon was 3 rashers very thickly sliced.

A good value for breakfast.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris161803
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