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About Moss Beach Distillery
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!
Moss Beach, CA 94038
Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
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
$30 and under
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our large private lot is conveniently located across from the entrance to the restaurant.
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
Private Party Contact:
Bev Anolin: (877) 286-3752
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
Moss Beach Distillery Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Celebrated anniversary on New Years Eve with a cocktail and glass of wine before dinner consisting of a prawn appetizer, beet salad, Filet Mignon steaks, Champagne toast and Distillery Decadence dessert. Distillery honored my request for a window seat even though only we two sat at a table for 6. Distillery provided a complimentary photo and dessert. Hostess, bartender, busboy and waiter were superb.
We made this reservation for a very important business meeting . We had always eaten in the main dining room so there was no reason for us to think that we would be placed anywhere but there. We chose moss beach distillery for the ambiance and the view. We did not get this because we were sat in the bar. We were hoping for an elegant dining experience and it felt like eating at any old bar or grill. We had empty glasses for most of our meal and our server acted like they would rather be somewhere else. I am very sad to have to write this review as before this lunch we had had some pleasurable experiences with Moss Beach Distillery. We were very disappointed with the quality of the food which seems to have gone downhill since our last visit. We were embarrassed in front of our 7 corporate partners to have suggested this restaurant.
This place is definitely a 2 thumbs up. Me and my wife went here and was treated with great food, great service and totally GREAT VIEW. Really friendly service from the receptionist to the table and even after the meal.
We went back this December (2016) with our kids and totally had the same experience. My kids love it too. My youngest love their clam chowder. Fish and chips are a HIT. So as their Shrimp and Chips. Love the Panko breaded oysters. Yummmmy writing this makes my mouth watery.
Definitely a place to go back to.
Moss Beach is one of my all time favorite coast side restaurants in Northern California, and the sunsets are beautiful! Even on a cooler day, sitting out by the fire pits with provided blankets is a fantastic, cozy experience, but ya gotta love the sounds and views of the endless motion of the waves hitting the sand... The service, food and beverage choices are absolutely worth mentioning, but really, waves and sunsets...an excellent experience!
We have loved coming to the beloved Distillery many times over the years.... Been a while. The view, ocean breezes and setting never changes ... so lovely.
I would sum up our lunch as: Average... which was a disappointment to us. The food was simple and definitely not special ....especially considering the prices. Same with wine.
Flies in the dining area, unfortunately, detracted from the ambience we expected.
The multi-folded "menu" drew some laughs at the table. An upgrade needed, for sure.
Like most people, we love the location and expect a special outing. Prices, for many, are secondary if the food and environs are tops. Not the case on this trip.
Quality and Value were missing on this day.
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