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Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-728-3747
08:00 - 00:00
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed nearby and picked this place for breakfast. Moderately priced and tasty but food and coffee was lukewarm. Restaurant is somewhat dark but the staff was friendly and attentive.

Thank Wojo28
Fremont, California
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive bar and food offerings appropriately emphasizing seafood. Service is fast and accurate, portions are generous, food is simple and delicious

Thank DianaW44_13
Redmond, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hearty, tasty breakfast in cozy surroundings. Salmon omelette was 5 star. Service was prompt and friendly, and fellow diners were a good mix of "regulars: and tourists.

Thank josiedave
San Francisco, California
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We needed a relatively quick brunch, and Joann's provided it. Portions were not huge, choice of sides with eggs or omelets were perfect - potatoes OR fruit - toast was REAL yummy whole grain, coffee was great and the price was very reasonable. The place was crowded towards lunch time (serve breakfast through about 1pm), but the service was VERY... More 

Thank Anne O
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great food (try the eggs with calamari steak), large servings, great drinks. fabulous atmosphere. We live on a boat on the east coast so this felt like home away from home. Love the wood stove fashioned out of a mooring ball. Great Irish coffee on the sidewalk when it's warm. Look forward to returning. Wish we could find one of... More 

Thank Amy A
Littleton, Colorado
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stopped in for breakfast and it was to busy for the help to keep up so it took a lot longer than it should. food was ok and the place was nice. I would suggest eating here if its not super busy especially in the bar area, it tends to overflow and get so noisy you can't enjoy your... More 

Thank Justin L
Petaluma, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Busy restaurant. Great Service. Fabulous food! We went for breakfast and got there around 10:30. The place was packed but we didn't wait more than 20 minutes and our table was ready. The staff was friendly and helpful. We live about an hour and a half away from Half Moon Bay but when we visit our daughter and son-in-law, we... More 

Thank Lynn C
Mammoth Lakes, California
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Very good food, large portions and fast service. A busy bar, casual atmosphere. Outside seating but not enough shade, we sat inside.

Thank corvibrown
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I've heard about this place but never have been till the other day. Place was packed but we were able to sit at the bar. We ordered a drink with the bartender while we checked out the menu. We decided to split the salmon and chips and also the crab and shrimp Louie. The food came out not more than... More 

Thank Sandy M
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful choice when you want seafood prepared any way you like, servers and the kitchen are very accommodating. Vegetable sides are not to be missed!

Thank Sharon O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-3747

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?