Drove in from SF to see Pamela
Drove in from SF to see Pamela Rose. Had a great dinner. Loved our server who helped make the evening especially fun. Later, retreated to the bar and really got the night going listening to Pamela and band, boogying the night away. A great time was had by all.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Half Moon Bay Brewing
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Restaurant is a gem of a find. They just recently opened for breakfast on weekends and it is marvelous. The food, service, atmosphere all where excellent. The chef (Gaston?) came out to greet the guests and to get real-time feedback. This place is very focused on customer service. The manager (Nate?) was on top of everything. I will be frequenting the Half Moon Bay Brewery on weekend mornings too, instead of just dinner, drinks, and music during the evenings.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
HMB Brewery for Breakfast is GREAT
We are so pleased to have such a great place to eat for Breakfast on the coast now. It is long over due. I tried the crab cake eggs benedict, my wife had their traditional eggs benedict, my son had the breakfast pizza, and then we topped it off with the stach french toast as a dessert. Eveything was so very tasty and plentiful. We especially loved the bottomless (all-you-can-drink) bloody mary's and mirmosas for only $15. A great deal all around, then you add in the great views of the harbor and ocean -- simply perfect.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very friendly staff, great
Very friendly staff, great food and beer. Not much else required to make us loyal customers.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a fun place to eat!
Great place with some of the best Poke around...Pineapple salsa and ceviche excellent as well;
Great spot at Princeton by the Sea
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful Meal, View, Experience
I booked Mother's Day brunch at the HMB Brewing Company for 13 family members, to include four Moms, and we all had a great time. The service was perfect, the meals tasty and plentiful, and the harbor views from a picture book. It was so nice of the chef and the restaturant manager to come out and visit the guests at the tables. it made us feel special and wanted.
We will surely return to the HMB Brewery. Thank you for making Mother's Day a special occassion for my family.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a lovely restaurant with panorama view of the ocean set atop a cliff and terraced outdoor seating. Great drinks, food is interesting and different; love the roasted corn nuts served at seating, but when asked if we could have another dish we were told we would have to pay - we had a table of 4 and tables of 2 had the same amount so thought this was a bit tight. for the prices paid; the fish special was the best dish, fresh and perfectly prepared; the lobster paella was too much sauce and not enough lobster. overall would return, the view and drinks are worth the trip.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bread for the crab roll was
Bread for the crab roll was not as fresh as it should be.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first visit to half Moon Bay Brewery and I had enjoyed myself! The beer and food was great and I really appreciated this restaurant having half orders. I will recommend it and be back this next time I'm in town.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been coming here for years;
Been coming here for years; probably our favorite local restaurant. Great range of food, all excellent, from casual burgers to gourmet seafood. Great beers--a true brew master!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can't do better than this...super view, excellent service, great food, with patio dining with large firepit, heaters and right next to good walks along Princeton Harbor with its unique, authentic seaside ambiance. Live music/dancing weekends...super destination!
and patio is dog friendly!
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & service
The food is fabulous; I highly recommend the Smoked Salmon Tacos and the Seafood Sampler appetizer. Great beer recommendations by the chef and the servers were very good, too. Service was a little slow, but the wait was worth it. Enjoy!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sunny day in Princeton! Patio
Sunny day in Princeton! Patio has no umbrella shade, so we sat indoors and loved it. The view was spectacular, the service fast but not rushed, and the generous portion of food was delicious. Our server recommended a beer that we both ordered and enjoyed.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT FOR OUTING
USE OPEN TABLE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION, IT WAS CROWDED, WE WERE TAKEN RIGHT TO OUR TABLE., THE FOOD WAS GOOD, SERVICE GREAT, DRINKS ARE VERY REASONABLE, WE WILL COME BACK AGAIN.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Beers to Experience
I always love to get the outstanding Mavericks Amber Ale here, but this time I wanted something lighter and summery with my Crab Louie. The Belgian Wit was so lemony and delicious!! I will make a point now of trying more brew,options. Thanks for the rec, HMB Brewing!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family came to visit from the east coast, so I decided to take them here. The food was amazing, and they had a great variety of specialty beers. I really liked that you could order individual sample sizes of each beer. Our waitress wasn't the friendliest person, but she was prompt and didn't get the order wrong, so overall good. I also enjoyed that you could reserve seating online. Overall a wonderful establishment!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to have dinner on a friday night and everyone working there was very friendly. There was a good amount of people there but the place is plenty large enough so it never felt crowded. The gas heaters made eating outside on a chilly night enjoyable.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommend for out of town
Recommend for out of town guest; good food; great scenery.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little disappointing
The food didn't really live up to the promising menu descriptions, though my friend loved the fish stew. The beer is excellent. the view is lovely. the service was good - we weren't rushed at all. The music and the bar are FANTASTIC. This is a great place to hang out.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is one of the item on our "must-do" list when we travel to Half Moon Bay.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beer and more beer
We were there 4 years ago it was great then and it is still great. This time we took a cab there because we know how good the beer is...and it did not disappoint this time. The food was very good along with the service. We will be in San Francisco in December, can you recommend a car service?
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place - Fog or Shine
We've been to Half Moon Bay Brewing Company a handful of times in the past few weeks. We often go on a Saturday or Sunday just at the switch over to the lunch menu. The brunch menu looks great, but we come down from SF and have had breakfast already. Noon or later can be very busy. At 11:15, parking and seating are not a problem.
The menu is a great seafood menu with pastas, sandwiches, entrees, fish/chips, seafood dishes, etc. All very casual and kid friendly. plus a great kids menu (cheeseburgers, mac/cheese, chickenfingers ). Mainly the top reason to go here is the view of the marina and great views of the coast coming and going.
Fish and Chips are my favorite - local "cod' straight from the boats!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patio is best but no reservations if you want to sit there. Inide is fine but nothing special despite nice view of bay. Food was great as usual/ Calamari is wonderful.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great for our party of 12. They brought the food out and it was hot for all of us and it came out all at the same time. The staff did a great job keeping water full and the table cleaned off. :-)
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
HMB Brewing Co
Every time I go to HMBBCo, I'm impressed. They always have live music, great beers, terrific views, and delicious food.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Service and Music
There was a crowd of people outside waiting for a table so I was prepared to wait but was surprised when we were immediately shown to our table. Ordered clam chowder which was more of a traditional new england clam chowder - thick with chunks of clams and vegetables; crab bisque-good amount of crab; seafood duo appetizer-not a lover of raw ahi tuna poke but this one was very tasty and not fishy, halibut-was the daily special a bit on the dry side and fisherman's stew-like a cioppino. The server was efficient and quick. We sat in another room away from the bar but was still able to enjoy the live music. It felt uncomfortably warm as there seemed to be no air conditioning turned on although the restaurant was packed and stuffy.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for out-of-town guest.
Great location. A perfect example of small Calif coastal towns With great seafood. Oysters are the best I've had in a very long time.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ordered the mussels appetizer,
I ordered the mussels appetizer, with linguini ($20). Too good. i didnt want to stop eating! My date ordered the fish taco meal (under $20 i believe). the server was nice, made some good recommendations on beers to try. I wouldn't say its a super classy place (i wore shorts; my date and I were in sandals), but the food quality is up there. They also had live music on the other side of the restaurant, i couldn't here it from our section. their patio was lively with people enjoying drinks and food next to fire pits and heat lamps.
the prices are a bit high, but what do you expect when you are at a place that overlooks the ocean in half moon bay?
I hope to make it back sometime soon.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
There are a lot of choices
There are a lot of choices for seafood in the area, but I found the HMB Brewing Company offered the best meal for the price. I enjoyed a wonderful blackened red snapper sandwich while the Mrs. enjoyed the seafood sampler as her entrée.
In addition to a good selection of food, they also offered a wide variety of beers to choose from. Not able to choose just one, we decided to sample a variety of the beers - unfortunately, we were a week too early for Octoberfest brews.
Look forward to our next visit.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had one of the best experiences here. The staff was friendly and on top of everything. Food was great and the staff kept the drinks flowing. Very happy camper here!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I stayed in Half Moon for her 50th birthday. Went here the first night, food was great, wife had crab salad, I had prawns and chips. Atmosphere was colorful as there was a table of six young fisherman with quite salty language which we thought was hilarious to listen to, although there may have been problems had we had our 7 year old daughter with us (we didn't). Turns out the loudest (and drunkest) of them was not immune to dissing every employer he worked for. The body language of the others told us he should probably not drink and tell so much. Anyway, it was a great dinner, so much so we came back for their spectacular weekend breakfasts the next two mornings, with awesome mimosas to boot! Would definitely go back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome, Just One Word Needed
Stopped by on a Sunday after a day at the beach trip (from Sacramento) with the family. Service was prompt, Beer was fantastic (pumpkin ale), and the food was absolutely incredible. The best Tuna Melt sandwich I've ever had, I highly recommend. Definitely returning when we're in the area.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner and dessert and then danced the night away.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out to lunch
There are not many places I would consider both romantic AND kid-friendly at the same time. However this restaurant covers all the bases and has super good food!
My wife and I go the HMB every couple months and the food is always fantastic; the service however is always a roll of the dice. Sometimes the crew is very attentive and on top of things, and the other times, our table is forgotten and the overall service is sub-par.
We still go back, only because the food is so good and the view is magnificent, enough so it outweighs the service being so lacking.
Overall, a very nice experience, but can totally be better.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice coastal treat
The reason I didn't 5 star the food was because I asked for my English muffin without butter. It was served so soggy with butter, it seemed like they went out of their way to butter it to an excess. I ordered eggs benedict., hollandaise on the side.
My 2 friends were very pleased with their entrees. A huevos rancheros, and a waffles with strawberries & bananas.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual dining in Half Moon Bay
Our family (sometimes a large group including children, sometimes only 4-6 adults, sometimes including dogs) drives from the Peninsula to eat at the Brewery regularly. The food is consistently excellent, the beers interesting and varied, and the sunset views unbeatable. Kid friendly, dog friendly. The staff is mostly local young people who are enthusiastic and well trained, for the most part. On this visit, our server wasn't familiar with the menu, so couldn't answer questions, forgot to bring several requested items (even after being reminded). An EXCELLENT restaurant for fresh, local fish and crab!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a very nice breakfast at the HMB Brewing comany. We were staying at te Oceano Hotel and wandered oer to enjoy the terrific French Toast and breakfast buritos. we will go back
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM