Most visitors come to Half Moon Bay for a day of outdoor activity, so getting fueled up is an important part of their visit. You can enjoy coastal cuisine, spicy latin dishes, fresh sushi, authentic Italian and good ol' classic American food. From Montara down to the Ritz Carlton, places to dine on the coast range from walk-up windows and cafes to fine dining Michelin Guide recommended restaurants.
The best answer to the question, "Where is a good place to eat in Half Moon Bay?" happens to be "Depends on what you're looking for..."
Some common suggestions if you are wondering where to eat in Half Moon Bay:
-Low-Cost Dining in Half Moon Bay
-Fine Dining Reservations in Half Moon Bay
-Romantic Dining Options in Half Moon Bay
-Finding Breakfast in Half Moon Bay
-Eating Outside in Half Moon Bay
-The Best Seafood in Half Moon Bay
-Healthy Eating in Half Moon Bay
Low-Cost Dining in Half Moon Bay
If you are looking around Half Moon Bay to eat well on a budget, the Coastside has plenty of delicious sandwich shops, many cozy cafes, and several Mexican restaurants. Starting from up north in Montara you will find a few cheap options that continue into Moss Beach. Princeton is a little more expensive because it is the busiest tourist section of the coast. However, just across the highway El Granada has a cafe and a sandwich shop. Both are usually a lot less crowded than Princeton as well. Miramar has two budget friendly cafes and some affordable Chinese options. Once in Half Moon Bay you are welcomed by familiar fast food restaurants and many more sandwich, cafe and Mexican options.
The cheapest option of all is to bring your own food to Half Moon Bay and eat at one of the state beaches. Always THROW YOUR TRASH AWAY and take more than just your own.
Fine Dining Service and Reservations in Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay has many excellent upscale establishments that are becoming so popular reservations are mandatory. Montara's La Costanera and the Ritz Carlton's Navio are leading the way and garnering attention on a national scale, gathering great ratings from almost everyone who visits. However long time favorites like The Moss Beach Distillery, Miramar Beach Restaurant, Mezzaluna, Pasta Moon, and Cafe Gibraltar are always excellent choices that never disappoint. Newer establishments like It's Italia, Cetrella, and Crab Landing are making their mark and gaining acclaim amongst fine dining enthusiast in Half Moon Bay. With all of these restaurants making waves in the fine dining arena, recognition in the form of Michelin stars, Zagat ratings and San Mateo's "As Fresh As It Gets" awards are now an integral part of Coastside dining. http://halfmoonbay-
Romantic Dining Options in Half Moon Bay
All of the fine dining establishments are excellent choices for a romantic night out but Half Moon Bay offers you another option-the opportunity to take your meal to the beach and enjoy a picnic. No matter which dining choice you make, you can take as much time as you want to enjoy your food and company in one of the many memorable seaside settings. The ocean view invites feelings of closeness and creates images in your memory that spark feelings of love. Romance ignites every weekend as couples enjoy an unforgettable view together. Half Moon Bay is the perfect date spot if you are trying to make a genuine connection with someone special.
Eating Outside in Half Moon Bay
Enjoy eating a meal outside, at the beach or a restaurant on the water, somewhere around the Half Moon Bay area (weather permitting). It is the best way to sample local cuisine and enjoy a spectacular view without spending a fortune. You'll find some beaches with picnic benches like Francis State Beach at the end of Kelly Ave, but rocks or a beach blanket may be your only options at other beaches. Always come to Half Moon Bay prepared for brisk weather and some wind. In other words, BRING A JACKET. Always pack your trash out.
If the wind and elements are bothering you, head over to Main Street and enjoy your some people watching with a bite.
Finding Breakfast in Half Moon Bay
You'll find plenty of places to get a fresh, delicious and filling breakfast in Half Moon Bay. Local favorites like Ketch Joanne, Main Street Grill, Cafe Classique, The Coffee Company, and 3-Zero Cafe never let you down. All of these restaurants have hearty sized plates and a variety of menu options. There are many more unique places to eat breakfast and some good "breakfast on the go" establishments on the coast as well. Check out "Cafes & Coffee Shops" on HalfMoonBay-
The Best Seafood in Half Moon Bay
If you are looking for seafood, Half Moon Bay is the best place for the absolute freshest fish and shellfish. Come down to the Pillar Point Harbor and buy some straight from the boats. If you arrive too late or no one is selling fish, hit the Princeton Seafood Company on your way back from the pier. You can't miss it. At the Princeton Seafood Company you can buy freshly caught & fileted fish, shrimp, crab and more. If you want someone else to prepare the seafood for you, you can choose from so many restuarants in Half Moon Bay. Great seafood and clam chowder is one of the top reasons many people come to eat in our little seaside town. See our "Seafood Restaurant" list on the website to find the best seafood restaurants in Half Moon Bay. http://halfmoonbay-
Healthy Eating in Half Moon Bay
It is so easy to find healthy option at any price point in Half Moon Bay. The line out the door will tell you that locals love the hearty sandwiches and soup at San Benito Deli. These special sandwiches are made with fresh ingredients and homemade whole wheat bread fresh out of the oven. The owners of Coastside eateries truly appreciate the abundance of fresh, local produce, fruit and seafood, and try to incorporate these local treasures into dishes whenever possible. Chez Shea is a casual, eclectic restaurant that has many healthy dishes and boasts a gold level "As Fresh As It Gets" award. On the finer side of dining It's Italia, Pasta Moon and Navio have fresh and healthy specials that change daily based on local supply, all three pride themselves on their Platinum award for being "As Fresh As It Gets". http://halfmoonbay-
There really is something for everyone here in Half Moon Bay. Get more local insight and fresh information at HalfMoonBay-