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San Benito House

356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
+1 650-726-3425
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“sandwiches” (33 reviews)
“walnut bread” (5 reviews)
“potato salad” (2 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is pretty much the main watering hole in town. Very loud. Bar tenders playing dice and shouting to local friends. One night we heard a very disturbing and racist discussion going on between two young guys and an old self professed ex-felon and his...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I had family visiting from the East Coast and after a trip to San Francisco, I wanted to bring them down Highway 1 to Pillar Point and Half Moon Bay. I was showing them the quaint little downtown area when I suggested we stop in...More

Thank B D
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Good selection of beer and spirits. Friendly bartenders. Some of the customers were a bit too intoxicated.

Thank levy94501
Reviewed 31 July 2018

There is a sit down restaurant here but also a wonderful sandwich deli. The sandwiches are huge and made on great homemade breads. The service is quick and very friendly. They offer a very large outside eating area with both sun and shade. Tip: If...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Got the sandwich with the Walnut olive bread and it's amaaaazing. Compared to.san Fran prices, it's a total steal at $7.75 a pop. In a great part of downtown. There was outdoor seating and its a great stop to HMB for lunch.

1  Thank LivG365
Reviewed 12 July 2018

If you find yourself in the vicinity of Half Moon Bay and you want a lunch to remember, check out the San Benito House Deli. Here you will find an amazing menu of sandwiches along with a wide assortment of breads, condiments and add-ons to...More

Thank imagemakerHouston
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I liked this place. The decor and food are great. We were looking for an early dinner and saw the sign for Happy Hour Specials. The bar area was noisy, so we requested to sit in the side dining room, where another couple was seated....More

Thank WeeWoodstock
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This bar is GREAT! The hotel part used to be a brothel and has now been turned into a hotel and bar. The bar is awesome and has a great craft beer selection. The service is wonderful and there’s live music on the weekends. I...More

Thank Megsckee
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Best Sandwiches on the coast. Great value. Make sure you get the Olive Walnut Bread when ordering a sandwich.

Thank ncwtj2000
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Although I had eaten lunch at their sandwich shop, I'd never eaten dinner here until recently. This can best be understood as a popular bar (with a great beer selection) that serves bar food. Our group had a sampling of items: quesadilla, wings, calamari, nachos,...More

Thank Marfak
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-3425
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