We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
356 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1724
+1 650-726-3425
Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 78: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The homemade bread makes these sandwiches irresistible. Small loaves can be purchased, but get sold out daily. The wheat is our favorite. They slice the bread thick and load the sandwiches up to make a hearty meal. I believe the deli closes by 5 or 5:30pm. I always visit when in the area.

Thank Joann P
Lehigh Acres, Florida
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The inside of the deli isn't much to look at, but the sandwiches are excellent. My mother really enjoyed the olive and walnut bread she got on our last visit. It sounds weird but absolutely works. The deli slices thick slabs of meat and cheese--each sandwich half is easily a meal by itself. My garden salad came with a really... More 

Thank Kim A
Cupertino, California, United States
Level Contributor
117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

When in sat down, ordered a beer, wife ordered a water, water came, no beer. The waitress took the order from several other tables who came in after us then walked away, LEFT and went down the road. Poor food choices anyway.

Thank Jerry T
Redwood City, CA
Level Contributor
94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is the perfect place to pick up sandwiches if you are headed for a hike or a day at the beach. The fresh homemade bread is delicious! These are big, hearty portions so you may want to split one if you have a small appetite. It gets busy around lunchtime on the weekend, but it's worth waiting in line.... More 

Thank bcjmoore
Chantilly, Virginia
Level Contributor
95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We were advised in Santa Cruz to stop by this deli for great sandwiches. And we were advised well. Their sandwiches were incredible made on fresh bread daily. We shared our more than ample sandwich at lunch and then split the second after horseback riding at the end of the day. If you are looking for an original sandwich, go... More 

Thank Layla13
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is a must stop every time we visit Half Moon Bay. The sandwiches are fantastic and they have a great selection of chips and beverages.

Thank Erin H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Dropped in for a quick bite and were delighted by fresh housemate breads, fresh veggies and tasty meats, so made a point to return for another lunch later in our week. Excellent sandwiches at a reasonable price.

Thank marc f
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Went here as heard the sandwiches are amazing. I was a bit disappointed as my sandwich did not have all the fillings in that I asked for (the server must have forgotten though we did get charged for the extra filling) and it was really soggy/ liquid which made the bread wet..not so good!

Thank Bright_Bug
Bologna, Italia
Level Contributor
132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Everytime I go to Half Moon Bay is the place I go as a MUST for having incredible great sandwiches. You can pick the one you prefer making up all in the way you want, you decide the kind of bread you want (all the bread is their production), you decide the filling, you decide the sauces and so on.

Thank trippingaround71
Lymington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Really excellent sandwiches on three choices of bread baked daily - - wholewheat, French white or walnut. We had pastrami and roast beef and I have to say they were two of the best sandwiches we've ever eaten...beaten only by the pastrami on rye in Katz's deli and a porcetta roll in Florence! Keep up the great work San Benito!

Thank Matt H

Travellers who viewed San Benito House also viewed

Half Moon Bay, CA

Been to San Benito House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 34
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from San Benito House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?