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Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar

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131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340 (Magellan)
+1 650-726-9053
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Miramar Beach Restaurant has a fabulous view sitting as it does right on the water. The menu is not special but the food is tasty and the portions are not small. Full bar and a bit noisy make it hard to hear, but the view can't be beat. They have lots of specials and special night features you can take... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I both had fish tacos which came with no sides. The tacos were average. We ordered french fries which were really good. I had ice tea which tasted like an instant tea. Not worth the money.

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Thank Steve H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are lucky to make reservations for a window seating you will enjoy one of the best ocean views. The food is good not bad and mostly caters to the tourist crowd. Weekend are very busy son make sure to make reservations early.

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Thank Victoria W
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ole prohibition roadhouse does not store illegal liquor any more but it manages to offer delicious meals in a spectacular setting. The light fixtures may be dated but the cozy bar layout with a pianist playing is still a huge hit. Easy to carry on a conversation. Outdoor seating while listening to crashing waves is available upon request. It... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good spot to hang out to whale watch. Nice sunset views and so close you can experience the sounds of the surf. Outside patio has fire pits which you can dine by. This is a favorite spot and live music inside on weekend make it romantic.

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Thank bnbyoung
Half Moon Bay, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Where else can you sit at a window seat, enjoying a terrific meal, while watching a stunning sunset . . . or powerful waves . . . or whales frolicking nearby . . .or sea birds diving for their dinner? We've never been disappoited with their menu, their service, or their ambience.

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Thank eileen1228
Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love a place that has a story. it makes you feel connected to the others who visited before you, back in the day. This place has a great back-story (if you believe it). What it lacks now that it used to have (this is not my first visit) is good service. My wife loved her crab melt. My ceviche... More 

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Thank Tres W
Redwood City, California
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Miramar has a great patio for summer and spring months...and fall, if you can sit with a heat lamp. The service is good and the food was good, as well. They have beers and wine and some good seafood dishes. The fried calamari was really very well done--meaning it was fine!

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Laguna Beach, California
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243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our family has been coming to Miramar for years and have never been disappointed. Our time of year to visit is crab season. This was a family affair for the holiday season. We were a table of 12. We started with our usual for brunch. Bloody Mary! Before you get too macho and ask for them to be spicy be... More 

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Half Moon Bay
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

As a small group of regular customers, we decided to go early on Monday Jan.2 for a little celebration and wanted small dishes - the bar menu being perfect. Called to make reservation for the small room and asked if bar menu in effect -- yes, was the answer. Upon arrival, the bartender/waiter told us bar and happy hour not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5340
    (Magellan)
  • Public Transportation: Highway 1 and Medio
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-9053
Description
The Historic Miramar Beach Restaurant & Bar has a long and colorful history going back more than 70 years. It was originally designed and built as a Prohibition speakeasy to serve the liquor smuggled into the Bay Area through a drop off point on Miramar Beach. We have kept the historical ambiance and decor of the 1920s including an incomparable collection of photos from the era. With only a frontage road between us and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we have the number one view and sunset on the Coast side.

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