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Moss Beach Distillery

1261 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Scenic View (2311)
  • Romantic (1306)
  • Special Occasion (1285)

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This historic restaurant dates back to the 1920's and has been a favorite ocean view restaurant for many people worldwide. Guests marvel at the view of the Pacific Ocean while enjoying the Distillery's excellent cuisine including fabulous prime steaks and fresh seafood favorites. Relax by the patio firepits and enjoy the ocean view while snuggling under a cozy, warm blanket. The resident "Blue Lady" ghost, as featured on Unsolved Mysteries, may even decide to enhance your Distillery Experience!

Bring your furry friend along because the heated patio is dog friendly. The restaurant even provides a doggie menu that is specifically designed for dogs!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday through Saturday: open 12 noon - Flexible closing hours please call to confirm

Sunday: open 11am - Flexible closing hours please call to confirm
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Phone number
(650) 728-5595
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Moss Beach Distillery has 2 private rooms: the Torres Room (up to 65 people) and the Fitzgerald Room (up to 48 people). There is also the Cabaret Room for parties, although it is not private. For larger groups there is an option to reserve the entire restaurant, including the outside patio (up to 26
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Private party contact
Bev Anolin: (877) 286-3752
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Cross street
Ocean Street
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Parking details
Our large private lot is conveniently located across from the entrance to the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GinnyD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Brought friends from Sacramento for our Birthday dinners. Well worth to trip. Love the view. Miss being able to pick my own table. Food was excellent.

SkyKing (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We always come here for special occasions and Moss Beach Distillery never disappoints. We had a great evening for a pre-Valentines Day dinner with another couple. Because we started later than normal, by the time we finished dining they had already shut down the romantic and cozy outside firepits. But when they saw that we had hoped to sit outside for a while with an after-dinner drink they unlocked the door and re-lit the fire pits just for the four of us. What a great evening! We're definitely going to keep coming back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate my father's first visit to California. The service was excellent, the seafood amazing, and the view of the Pacific Ocean was stunning. After dinner we went downstairs and sat by the fire pit and lingered awhile longer. We had quiet seating in a private room, which was perfect for conversation.

vipjimc45 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

Moss Beach is a good place for lunch when the weather is beautiful or when one wants to watch the ocean with a great position. The food is a comfort food type place. The wait person we had was very helpful.

vipLivingLarge (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

This is a totally unique place - former speakeasy that had a friendly ghost. Stunning views of the pacific. Near to exceptionally scenic hikes. One of a kind spot to watch sunset. Enjoy the views from inside or outside on the deck, which is wonderfully dog-friendly! Food is delicious, and drinks are special with that incredible view. It's a must see!

edmlr (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

We had made reservations and requested a ocean view table. When we arrived we were told we would have to wait 20 minutes for a window table. The restaurant was very busy. We were able to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the ocean view while we waited. Hardly and place to wait inside the restaurant.
The service was good and the food was very good and very large portions. We especially enjoyed the clam chowder. Nice place to take visitors for a different dinning experience.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

Great specials for locals on Friday nights. It brought us back in to the Distillery after a long absence. Nice 3-course meal at good price. A table for 2 with a view -- an excellent way to end the week.

OpenTable Diner (Montana)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2017

It was quiet and we were just a little late to watch the sunset go down. The staff were friendly and the food was good with good portions.

JohnB (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

Love this place for the ocean view. A must for a special occasion. Food is very good and local ingredients are used extensively for menu items. Excellent service - wait staff and support staff are very attentative, allowing for a casual and relaxed dinner. Will definitely dine here again.

Montaran (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner and the ambiance. I was Impressed that we found out that they were short staffed and our service never suffered for it. It was a very pleasant experience.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2017

Great Service by Chris! Beautiful window seat with gorgeous view. Delicious food, and fun times with Blue Lady visiting us and trying to get my earring, which fell off, but landed in my hand! We will be back...Great Birthday experience!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

Great food, service and views. A classic in a fantastic location.

vipOshkoshTraveler (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2017

Excellent food, great service by Susan made for an enjoyable dinner. Weather prevented enjoying the ocean view, but the location makes for great ocean views. Well done!

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

Great gluten free experience!!!

vipNone (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2017

We enjoyed the view, the food & the service. The only problem is that the restaurant is very cold. Fortunately I had a good warm sweater with me.