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About Moonraker

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 Best Western Lighthouse in Pacifica, Moonraker serves breakfast, after dinner cocktails and everything in between.

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

105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Bar Open at 4:30pm daily
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30am and 1:00pm seatings / $47.95 for adults / kids half price
Dinner: Sunday - 5pm-9pm, Monday-Thursday 5pm-9:30pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm-10pm
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 11:00am / Sunday 7:00am - 10:00am

Cross Street:
highway 1

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 557-7025

Website:
http://www.moonrakerpacifica.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Saturday night 6:30pm-9:30pm, check our website for updates

Parking Details:
Free lot and Street

Executive Chef:
Jason Yeafoli

Private Party Facilities:
We have two banquet spaces, both with ocean views, that can hold parties of up to 160 and 120 guests. Within the restaurant, we also have a space for up to 20 guests for a smaller meeting or private dinner. Buyouts of the restaurant are also possible.

Private Party Contact:
Emily Hoover: (888) 338-3954

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Moonraker has plenty of space for corporate events, weddings, and other events. The restaurant has access to two banquet spaces within the building that can hold parties of up to 120 and 180 guests and a private dining room holding up to 20 guests, as well as the main restaurant that can accommodate 200 for guests interested in a restaurant buyout.

Moonraker Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.2

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4.5

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3.9

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (147)
Vibrant Bar Scene (143)
Hot Spot (106)
Kid-friendly (92)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Amazing views, great food and excellent service. Great place for lunch!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2016

I have known about this place for years, such an amazing view of the Pacific, hypnotic and mesmerizing. The food is fantastic, the service was perfect. Always on top of it, always professional. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience, one of my favorite restaurants!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2016

This was my second visit to Moonraker for lunch. It is bright, comfortable, with good food (delicious fish and chips), excellent service (on his own, the waiter brought a birthday dessert when my friend mentioned it was her birthday) and the most fabulous ocean view! Apparently happy hour can be very crowded but since watching sunset from anywhere in the restaurant would be stunning, I will definitely give it a try. Lunch was quiet and lovely. I can't recommend it enough.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2016

I took my best friend and sister here for Brunch this past Sunday. It was the best brunch I've had to date.

The Brunch is Buffet Style but there are certain items that you will have to order through your server: scrambled eggs, waffles, mimosas etc...

Our server started out great but we lost her a few times. I ordered eggs and a waffle that didn't come out for about 45 minutes after I ordered them. That may or may not've been her fault but there were times towards the end of out sitting that we would have to look for her to help us out.

She was very sweet and attentive when we could find her though. Not putting her down. Just an observation.

The Scenery is GORGEOUS! I thought we would need to sit in one of the very front booths in order to appreciate the view but really any of the booths will do!

We will likely make this a monthly thing or at least come back for all special occasions.

Wonderful!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Great place overall, loved the ocean view, friendly and attentive staff, and good food to top it off. Not outrageously overpriced either which is also a plus.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2016

We love going to the Moonraker! We took my husbands parents to dinner, and had a great time. My only complaint is that our table was not in the best spot to view the waves for all 4 of us:( only 2 of us were able to view the ocean well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2016

Good food, great service, and nice ambiance but very expensive wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2016

I have been there many times for birthdays and other special occasions. Never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2016

Loved Moonrakers, we had front row seating to the ocean and it was lovely. Service was amazing, very attentive staff. We were celebrating my mom's birthday and they gave her a slice of cake with candle for free. I would definitely come back here to celebrate another birthday!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2016

Amazing views over the ocean, great food and attentive service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2016

First off, their French fries are cooked in duck oil! We try to eat healthy, so if you're looking for a menu offering some traditional faire with a health conscious twist, better find something else. I had a glass of sangria (okay) and my husband had an Irish coffee (he really enjoyed that!), we had a taste of soup (small portion-really), I had the fish tacos (wished they grilled the cod, but it was deep fried -it didn't state duck oil, so I hope they used vegetable oil!) and my husband had fish and chips (he said the duck oil fries were okay). Our bill came to $75 , which considering the beautiful ambiance was not outrageous. The Best Western Plus in Pacifica could stand some modernization, paint, a facelift...the location is great, but it has that worn-out feeling. Service, however, was excellent!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2016

I wanted to have an ocean view in a windy evening, and I remembered Moonraker had lights shining on the beach so that customers could enjoy the ocean view. It was a stormy night and the waves were so wild, we did enjoy the spectacular wild ocean so close from the inside of the restaurant! Food was great, wine was wonderful, everything was so perfect. I will definitely go back to enjoy the food and view from the restaurant soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2016

We were very excited to experience Moonraker. The view alone is amazing and I have a feeling the most items on the menu were good. I personally ordered a ribeye, not something I should have ordered as it seemed to go against their grain a bit. Nonetheless, I did order the steak, I was unimpressed with the "thin-ness" and bland taste. I wouldn't recomend this to a steak lover. However, I am confident that most everything on the menu would have met or exceeded my expection.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2016

We have been to Moonraker for brunch several times and totally enjoyed it.
This time however; I didn't think the food was up to par. I was a little disappointment overall. The carved prime rib was delicious, but there were hardly any salads to choose from and the crab was mushy (like it was frozen).
I also think that the price should NOT include bottomless Mimossa because not all people drink, but are having to pay the extra $10 anyway. Before, you could add the $10 if you wanted Mimosas. I think that would be a better option.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2016

Predictably the same good service. Great local restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2016

We went here for my birthday brunch. The service was great and I love the view. I came for the food which was ok. I wish the refilled the crab area and the prime rib area. I kept going back and none so I finally gave up.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Views were spectacular even on a cloudy and stormy night. You could hear and watch the waves crashing into the shore. Clearly, you come to a place like this for the view and its a pleasant surprise and a bonus if you also get good food. We went on a Saturday night when they play live music in the bar. Even though our table was situated about halfway within the dining area, the music was too loud and made conversation across the small table quite difficult. It was much better when the band stopped.

Food was good but not great. The kitchen ignored my wife's request that they use less oil for her vegetarian dish. The vegetables and grains were coated in oil. Although the dish tasted good, it wasn't cooked the way she would have liked. I also was disappointed that my dish came out warm and not hot.

Service was also average. For this price point and how they try to set itself apart, we did expect a higher level of service. We repeatedly had to ask our waiter for more water or more bread.

There is no denying that this is a romantic place to take a date or a loved one.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2016

With the amazing 2nd story views, you can often see whales during migrations. Moonraker seems to have moved from a more Italian / Fish place to a more traditional menu. Prices have climbed a bit. Seems to be under new management. Still worthwhile for special occasions. If you're lucky, you will see some unsuspecting tourist get drenched by a sneaker wave. :) Oysters at happy hour bumped up to $1.50 each from $1.00 :(

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2016

The service was terrible and the food was nasty. Not one thing tasted good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2016

The ocean views are breathtaking. The particular evening we dined, the waves were spectacular.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Me and my wife went for the new tear's Eve dinner. The Che's menu was awesome! I had the Wellington beef and lobster tail and my wife had 2 lobster tails for the main course. We felt very welcome as soon as we walked in and I noted that I wanted a good view of the sea on my reservation and they gave us the table! Will definitely go back to this restaurant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2015

The food deserves half of a star only because they offer something to eat on the menu. If you like cloudy water drenched with truffle oil then order the lobster bisque - ugh! The service is bad and so slow for not a busy restaurant. The amateur staff need to be trained to know the menu and coordinate the service. The restaurant was almost as cold as the ocean weather. This place needs a new chef and cooks that know how to prepare delicious seafood.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Excellent food, service and view. Brunch, lunch and dinner has been great. Nothing beats the view as you dine. Kid friendly with very attentive servers. The lobster club sandwich, steak and clam chowder has been a family favorite.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2015

Celebration dinner. Lovely view, great food and service. We had this platter of sea food that was fantastic. Other good was excellent as well. All the tables face the ocean. It is a very romantic place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2015

We started at the bar happy hour with the fabulous oysters and it was a delight listening to the singer who played an interesting stringed instrument that was terrific to listen to. then we went on to the dining area across from the ocean--what more could you ask for--and had a fantastic meal, as we always do at moonraker. This time it was the butternut squash ravioli, tuna with lobster risotto and buttermilk panna cotta. But the food there is always a lovely balance of inventiveness, deep flavor, classic flawless execution and just the right sparkle. Plus it couldn't be more comfortable sitting in those cozy booths with the ocean's non-stop magic show right outside the window! Who could ask for anything more!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2015

We visited Moonraker during the Christmas week. We were surprised to see that the lunch area was not crowded but that made for an enjoyable lunch with out the holiday noise we expected. The view of the ocean was outstanding. The food, service and ambiance made our holiday luncheon just perfect. We will certainly return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2015

Seafood was not impressive, poor quality. "Coffee bar" was two pots of coffee. We went to the 2pm seating and by 245 they stopped refreshing the food. We brought guests here to celebrate my daughter's baptism...totally disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2015

I have been there many times. It's always nice,and friendly.window tables are great,and the view is fantastic. When there is less of a crowd,your food is very fast to come,which is a good thing. I will be back in the future.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2015

Pros: Very good service. Nice to see the same wait staff

Cons: Food very salty for our tastes. We have dined here before, so if we come back, will ask to have the salt reduced in our dishes.

Sorbet was a smaller portion than in the past

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2015

Very nice atmosphere. You can not beat the view. Very good service and the clam chowder is fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2015

We visited for the Sunday brunch. The location and view is outstanding; right on the ocean's edge with great views from nearly all the tables. The spread for brunch is OK; be sure to order from the hot specials prepared to order. I especially liked the frittata. The smoked salmon was great, the peel-and-eat shrimp was so-so. The remaining choices were good but overall average. You're going to go here for brunch for the views and the ambiance more than for food. But still, a good value overall and easy to recommend.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving dinner was the 4th time at Moonrakers in general. Each time has been a wonderful gastronomical experience. Highly recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Standard food prepared very well and presented in a beautiful way. The view is unsurpassed. Service was spot on!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Outstanding Thanksgiving Dinner! One of the best. Moonraker's food was fresh, unique and incredibly delicious. And the staff was very prompt, pelite and helpful. Would highly recommend.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2015

The restaurant is back in all modern with a wall of windows to the ocean. Th booths face the water and offer great views , which are well lit at night. The wine list had a good selection, the oysters were excellent, the seafood stew had a nice portion of lobster included. Service was timely and food arrived at the timing we requested. Overall an excellent meal in a good environment.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 15, 2015

My wife and I went here for our 4th wedding anniversary and we had a great time. Food was good, the views was amazing and the service was good . I would highly recommend.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2015

Great champagne brunch buffet with an amazing ocean view from our table. Our food highlights: crab, oysters, shrimp, prime rib, made-to-order frittatas, and strawberry/mango mousse mini cakes, to name a few. We will definitely be back to celebrate a special occasion or to wow our out-of-town guests :).

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Celebrated our 16 year wedding anniversary and had dinner and drinks. Completely marvelous evening!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2015

My husband and I frequently go here. The food is always good. The wine list is also good. My husband had a Cesar Salad and seared Ahi, which was delicious! I had the butternut squash raviolis, yum. I'm a vegetarian and would like to see more vegetarian offerings.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 8, 2015

Outstanding views. Great service.

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