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Barbara's Fishtrap

281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
+1 650-728-7049
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (133 reviews)
“calamari” (55 reviews)
“chowder” (81 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My mom and I went to San Fran for my graduation trip but before we went we had to drive the coast. We stop in Half Moon Bay and asked a local where they ate lunch. They told about Barbara's and so we went! Oh...More

Thank simmonscafe208
Reviewed 11 April 2016

They managed to set up for a table for 9 with a very short waiting time. The food is as wonderful as ever. Fish and Chips the best , but many enjoyed the fish tacos. A "don't miss" in Half Moon Bay.

Thank annperham
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Actually the food was the best of the trip. The seafood salad was very, very nice and the crab sandwich was good. I wasn't overly fond of their chowder but every thing else made up for the soup. Fun vibe and a great sunset.

Thank Kathleeenw
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The pictures of the long lines gave us the impression this was the best Fish n Chips around, but I think it is more the location and marina view that draws people. They make chowder without cream and bacon, which takes away from the rich...More

1  Thank Live-Love-Vacation
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We arrived for dinner around 6pm and were very lucky to get a table overlooking the harbor. The restaurant filled up very quickly and many waited for a table. Shrimp scampi was good, enjoyed the fried zucchini, fish and chips also good. Bread had a...More

Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Barbra's has the authentic feel of a seafood restaurant that has been slinging clams and frying up the local catch for decades. The interior reminded me of what I've seen along the New England coast; warm, eclectic and a bit worn in a clean and...More

Thank runSun
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We arrived before 11:00 and a line was forming as we were waiting. We were promptly seated and drink and food orders taken. We all had the smaller (senior) portion of the fish and chips and a cup of clam chowder. The food was fresh...More

Thank deb5biker
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Well let me tell you since I can remember my dad would say lets eat Barbaras fish trap now since his passing in 1996 the tradition has carried on thru my children n they take there children n mom its wonderful food, services n plenty...More

Thank lauralI9243LP
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The pasta with bay shrimp was great. The sauce was a little runny. The salmon with french fries and fried zucchini was good. A little over priced and very noisy. The service was good.

Thank R J
Reviewed 11 March 2016

What a place!! This is a great place with great food. Again, wish I could give it a 10!! Had clam chowder that was delicious. Also we had fish and chips--were the best., just lightly battered and cooked to perfection. Also, had a crab sandwich...More

Thank Retiree55578
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No - but I've seen it full on some days. Then you'd just have to wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-7049
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