Moonraker

4.8
977 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Floor to ceiling windows that look down on the beach makes Moonraker restaurant a go to spot for food and an excellent view. Situated inside the Lighthouse Hotel in Pacifica, Moonraker serves lunch, dinner, happy hour and Sunday Brunch!

A large selection of fresh seafood dots the Moonraker menu with items like Dungeness crab, British Colombia Fanny Bay oysters, Marin Miyagi oysters and ahi tuna tartare. Other options from "the land" include pot roast, steak, chicken picatta and a vegetarian farm plate. Be sure to save some room for bananas Foster bread pudding or campfire s'mores with a table side hibachi.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the area. Of course the view is fabulous but I come for the menu...lots of gluten-free dishes! Going again soon 🤗

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viprdpaine
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to return here after a year of staying home due to Covid. The restaurant as always was clean and inviting. The Covid measures they have implemented make you feel safer and more comfortable. The food was delicious as always, and the service was fantastic. So happy to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. I hope to come back again someday

GQ
vipGaryQ
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an oceanview to a wonderful dinner. Wife enjoyed her two appetizers (early dinner) and I loved my main dish. Recommend for any time of day and early evening.

JM
JessieM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All tables have views and service was quick, helpful and efficient.

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DianeF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A little pricey. But overall it was very nice Everyone was friendly

JA
vipJoAnneG
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Buffett as always was delicious but way over priced for Easter. ESP since the service was sooooo poor. Our waiter had no urgency to serve people or get drinks. It took 15min for him to even come to our table after being seated. Nothing worse then watching someone who hates their job.
P.s. They need to update the place. You have this beautiful view of the coast, but an old 70’s vibe going on inside with smelly old carpets.

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vipAugust2014
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at table in front of window.... beautiful scenery of the ocean, and the food and drinks were absolutely an added excellent dining experience.

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vipJoey
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s retirement dinner. Great table with spectacular view. Food was great. Server very attentive.

KH
vipKH123
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience with decent food and service with beautiful sunset.

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vipkfee2123
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great view of the ocean. The service was good. I would have given the food 5 stars (best clam chowder I’ve ever had) however all of our entrees came out and were a little on the cool side.

SC
vipSouthcityCA
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant right on the ocean's edge. Delicious food, with great service. Private parking next door.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a perfect dining experience there, definitely plan on going again and will likely stay at the hotel. Everything was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did mention that it was our anniversary and was hoping they would have done something special but didn’t get anything .
Other than that it was great

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an absolutely beautiful restaurant with gorgeous views. Dinner was delicious and service fantastic! We will definitely be going back!!!

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vipWade
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Old school, in a GREAT way. Classic coastal food fare (with some contemporary offerings), attentive, professional service and amazing view. Up to date cocktails and classics. Good wine selection, by the glass as well as bottles. Old school also means seating...not jammed in like "contemporary restaurants, can chat without feeling like you need to shout to be heard. Can't believe it took this long to discover this throwback gem! Will go again....and again....and....enjoy!

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Michael
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonraker is a great place to go for drinks and dinner at sunset with the last bits of light linger while the sun sets over the ocean waves.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, exemplary service and amazing ambiance on top of a fantastic view. One could not expect more. Thank you so much for such an amazing dinning experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved it. Beautiful view. Sea Food appetizer was out of this world.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening, gorgeous view, excellent cuisine and fine dining atmosphere. I will definitely return!!

NP
vipNadineP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We purchased gifts cards to Moonraker at Costco... thought we would try something new. We were so blown away by the excellent food, service and ambiance. We'll definitely be back.

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vipyakboy
Phoenix
73 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Had the Valentines dinner and it was phenomenal. Dates with bacon and chees to start followed by lobster bisque and a great salad. Entrees were cornish game hen then kobe beef with scallops followed by dessert. Marvelous cocktails to start with an excellent bottle of wine. We've dined their several times on our trips from Phoenix to Pacifica.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I made my reservation one month in advance since it was for Valentines Day!
I had hoped to be seated in a booth! My husband is 81 and I’m 80. The hostess seated us on these High Hard Seats almost in the bar area. After being so uncomfortable I complained. A booth was available right in front of us and they wouldn’t give it to us! Instead they walked us to the opposite end of the restaurant gave us the last table with four hard chairs! I felt discriminated because we were not a young couple. We watch couples in their twenties and thirties be seated in booths! I will never go their again on Valentines Day! My husband and I have been married for over 50 years, I don’t think booths should be reserved for just younger couples! 😥

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We decided to dine here the night before Valentine’s Day to avoid the crowds. The food was alright, but not worth the prices they were asking for. Service was poor: our server did not even introduce himself, and then never came to check on us after the food came out. Luckily, there was still water in the carafe that was on the table, as he did not come by to check if we needed drink refills. It was my stepdaughter’s birthday, and when our server found out, stated he would bring out a surprise for her. 25 minutes later, nothing. Thankfully I had cash on me because if I’d placed it on my card like I originally planned, we’d probably be waiting another hour for him to come back with the receipt to sign. I doubt we will come here again on future trips to the SF/Pacifica area.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, location is terrific.
Presentation of food was nice.

SF
vipSFLocal
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views for a Birthday brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Beautiful setting. Great service!

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VivekaV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and drink!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines date was wonderful. Service was on point and location is prime. Great view of the ocean from every seat in the restaurant and the fireplace is great for a Romantic setting. Thank you to the staff for mailing our/my first Valentine’s Day special. Kudos to the Chef for a well prepared 4 course entree which started with bacon wrapped dates stuffed with fontina cheese, main course of the Kobe Beef with Sea Scallops were prepared perfectly and dessert of the bread pudding was decadent. We will be back for many more experiences. Highly recommended and must try if you have never been there before.

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LindaP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. The presentation was outstanding . The price was very reasonable for what you were served. The view is also outstanding, it's like you are on the beach with only glass separating you.

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SusanC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Ours server Jen was great. Ours food wasn’t vertical mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner Birthday Celebration

JL
vipJonathonL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebrations and New Years!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food wasn't very good. The soup wasn't hot, the Scallops which was their specialty we only got three and you would expect them to be knock your socks off tasty, but they weren't.

They gave us mediocre tasting bread rolls, that you would think in the San Fransisco area sourdough would have been much better.

The desserts were totally unimpressive. The Chocolate Mousse was chocolate pudding and our other choice the ice cream was melted with Chocolate syrup.

Had to request refills of drinks multiple times.

The view was amazing too bad the food wasn't. We live by the coast and go to many ocean front seafood restaurants and Moonraker describes very tasty food on their menu but the execution falls short.

Perhaps drinks and appetizers would have been better to appreciate the ten star view.

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PeriP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful booth
Great attentive waitstaff
Excellent views
Delicious seafood

AH
vipAmyH
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a date night and the ocean view was so awesome. You see waves crashing up almost into the building it’s so close. The restaurant is spread out and conversation is easy...not overwhelmingly loud like so many places. Food was good - we had shrimp cocktail which was well done but spicy; crab legs and soup; and both of us had chicken cordon blue which was done I traditionally and was good but a bit oily. Alas they were out of the dessert we wanted.

Waiter was nice and unhurried - my pet peeve is take away dirty dishes! That almost always happened in a timely manner. The ocean waves and calm atmosphere make it a lovely evening but you do pay for the privilege. Dinner was over $150 with tip and that’s with one glass of not super expensive wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Excellent view excellent food and excellent service

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got seated quickly. Beautiful view. Great attentive service. Will be back!

JC
vipJulieC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered ribeye and the quality of the meat doesn’t seemed to be the same as the usual.
The server wasn’t as attentive as it used to be, didn’t even bother how the meat was or if it was cooked right to my request.
I’m hoping that it’s just a fluke because I love coming to Moonraker

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vipValentin
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Moonraker is great in every way. It would be nice if Open Table would ever give me some points on my reservations made through them though!!!! Almost every time they say "this is not eligible for points on your account." Yet they make you use them to book reservations and give nothing back to customers. What a scam and joke. Shame on them!

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Moonraker is rated 4.8 stars by 977 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.