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About Miramar Beach Restaurant

The Historic Miramar Beach Restaurant & Bar has a long and colorful history going back more than 70 years. It was originally designed and built as a Prohibition speakeasy to serve the liquor smuggled into the Bay Area through a drop off point on Miramar Beach. We have kept the historical ambiance and décor of the 1920s including an incomparable collection of photos from the era. With only a frontage road between us and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we have the number one view and sunset on the Coast side. Check out our website at www.miramarbeachrestaurant.com.

131 Mirada Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Magellan

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 726-9053

Website:
http://www.miramarbeachrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Two time Grammy Nominee Terry Disley performs classical & contemporary solo piano Thursdays through Saturdays 5-9pm and Sundays 12-4 & 5-8pm for more info visit www.miramarbeachrestaurant.com.

Parking Details:
We have our own parking lot with 51 spaces and 2 handicap spaces. Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Highway 1 and Medio

Executive Chef:
Francisco Jeronimo

Private Party Facilities:
Ideal Wedding reception location. We can seat 100 guests in our dining room, 30 around the bar and another 20 in the lounge. There is room for a DJ or a Band to set up and plenty of room for dancing. Please check us out at www.miramarbeachrestaurant.com.

Private Party Contact:
Sheri Lewis: (650) 726-9053

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Every Thursday check out our Dinners UNDER $20!! 3 Course Complete Dinners for UNDER $20 per person (excludes tax & tip). Happy Hour Monday thru Wednesday 5-7 PM, including appetizer specials!

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Miramar Beach Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (88)
Waterfront (83)
Worth the Drive (57)
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Casual (54)
Special Occasion (53)
Good for a Date (49)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (44)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Romantic (43)
Live Music (39)
Great for Lunch (35)
Bar Seating (33)
Cozy (31)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Disabled Access (24)
Great for Brunch (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Fun (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Authentic (20)
People Watching (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Business Meals (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Healthy (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Live Sports (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

This is a great restaurant with a great view of the ocean. Terry Disley was also excellent on the piano and very friendly. Our server was a little inattentive, but it didn't take away from the experience too much.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We has the Thursday night special (surf & turf) it was very good. The scenic view was beautiful.
Only complaint is it gets quite noisey and hard to hear Terry at the piano.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had the Thursday night special. The lobster was so sweet. The steak was perfectly done even the mashed potatoes and green beans were great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent experience! Watched the sunset over a glass of wine and live piano at the bar. Can be crowded, so best to make reservations. Definitely will come back!

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I just ate there today, mid afternoon. We ordered the crab cake appetizer, which was good and we felt like we were off to a promising start. However, we both ordered the lobster tail sandwich and it became very clear what we were served was not lobster, it did not have the texture of lobster, nor the delicate flavor. Whatever the white fish was it was smothered or steeped in some kind of pepper soaked marinate that just was overwhelming and lingering. The desserts were fine, and the sorbet I had alleviated the awfulness of that sauce. But only for a time, as I sit here writing this I can still taste it, yuck. An awful lot of nerve charging $27 a piece for something like that. The service was fine, and I tipped the young waitress, not her fault. I paid the full bill, but we'll never go there again.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I have been going to the Miramar to celebrate occasions for the past 37 years and will continue. We love the view, food and service!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Love the dessert sorbet with white chocolate wonderful

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

great location with ocean view, great cozy atmosphere, nice menu

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Booked it from Colorado for Valentine's Day based on reviews, and weren't a bit disappointed. Drove down from Fisherman's Wharf mid-afternoon, easy drive, had a window table overlooking the bay. Beautiful location to watch the sunset, outstanding service (thanks Valerie!), excellent food, no rush, no pressure, just a great evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We love miramar and the food was delicious!! The ambience can’t be beat . The only thing I can say about the service was I wish our server checked on us more

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Hard to find...even with GPS. But worth the search. Son had the calamari steak. He woofed it down and licked the plate. (No, he didn't do that, but he did say it was good.) I had the pepper steak (au poivre). Best ever, and that's one of my favorite dishes. It was very tender and basted in a flavorful sauce that was tasty. Portions were full, neither of us had room for desert.

Highly recommended, but figure out how to get there before leaving the house.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a great time. Food is excellent and the setting could not be better. love the dog friendly patio and the people watching from the windows with the ocean just beyond. Magical location

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Live Music, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love the ambience! Terrific view of the ocean. Always a “go to” spot to dine in Half Moon Bay.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

You need to train the hostess Inside resturaunt were 2 girls, they look very unhsopy and had a rude attitude! They need to be trained on been Cortouse , Welcoming , carry a smile and be approachable! They ruined our mood for our Valentine lunch. I did not complain and report this to the manager because I didn’t want to make abig deal in front of my date. But definitely we will not return their and will advise our family and friends not go as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We arrived just as they opened and were seated quickly near the window. The view is great!! Our server was good but missed things (sweetened for the iced tea, brought the appetizer and food together). She was nice and friendly but seemed overwhelmed even though her area was not full. Perhaps she was new?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food and fantastic view. Got there right when they opened so got a table with the view of the beach. That's the way to go.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I have been coming to this place for the past 12 years and it has grown into a great place to take friends and family or a date to just visit and have a good conversation or just watch the view . the food is very good. the wine selection is great. I would highly recommend this place to anyone that likes a view and likes fresh local foods and seafood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

My favorite place ever

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Every time I have eaten there it ended up as a great experance!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a delightful meal, Cesar Salad, Crab Cakes over Polenta, Great Desert , House Chardonnay Had guests from Oregon, Sunset was Spectacular , Table Location Great, Waitress Lucy, as always was Excellent ... Terry at the Piano, Wonderful selections........... Another Memorable Evening ....... MOST REASONABLY PRICED , MIRAMAR BEACH RESTAURANT A REAL WINNER !

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Beautiful sunset. Fabulous service by Val. 😊

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Entertained out-of-town guests . .they were highly impressed. The seafood pastas were a hit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The view can’t be beat. Our reserved window table was waiting, servers attentive. My fish tacos were very good but they forgot to leave off the aoili as requested. Lobster rolls expensive but good-only so overly seasoned that could hardly taste lobster; were accompanied by a few French fries. Crab salad had a good amount of crab on mound of lettuce and little else. We’ve had fish tacos and fish and chips before and they were delicious. Haven’t tried other offerings. Great place to dine outside on a beautiful afternoon.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My husband and I love this place. We come when Terry Disley is playing, Thursday - Sunday. The view is in beatable.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The restaurant is nice simply for the beautiful view. Other than that its over priced and the food, especially the pastas are not the best. My seafood fettuccini tasted like water.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Just OK, the bartenders were great and so was the service at the table. Food not memorable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great location on the Half Moon Bay coast, so get there early to snag a window seat to look out over the ocean. Food is very good, but a bit overpriced. The ambience could be very good, too, if it wasn't so noisy, especially if you get seated by a large group.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was mediocre and overpriced. Wine choices are poor (considering we are in northern California, one of the premium wine producing areas of the world). Our server was good, the restaurant was just sad, dated and tired. A prime example of location over quality. UNBELIEVABLE vapor trail from the women at the table next to us was additionally off-putting. The overwhelming garlic was a relief. I look for quality food, and appreciate our server telling us which of the desserts were actually made in house...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A birthday dinner with friends was a great evening

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

OUR RESERVATION SPECIFIED OUR FAVORITE WAITSPERSON & WINDOW , TABLE LOCATION .
THE WINDOW VIEW TABLES WERE ALL OCCUPIED. THE HOSTESS OFFERED US THE FIRE SIDE TABLE , FOR FOUR , WITH LUCY ( OUR FAVORITE SERVER )..... WELL , TO OUR SURPRISE THE
INTIMATE LITTLE CORNER WAS GREAT.... WE FELT LIKE V.I.P.'S... MANNY'S FOOD, AS USUAL
WAS SURPERB , CEASAR SALAD , GREAT ( FIT FOR JULIUS ) , PRIME RIB EXCELLENT ( FIT FOR
A KING ) ... STRAWBERRY DESERT SCRUMPTIOUS .. THE HOUSE MERLOT WAS SOOO GOOD
WE HAD TO ENJOY TWO BOTTLES .... THE ONLY NEGATIVE WAS TERRY'S PIANO WAS TOO FAR
AWAY..............THANKS MIRAMAR FOR ALWAYS COMMING THROUGH ............... YOU'RE GREAT

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Consistently our #1 choice on the coast!! Never disappointed!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Live Music, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Thrilled its only five minutes from our house, but worth a drive if not! Incredible sunsets, right on the beach. Great food besides which is even better.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Special dinner, food was excellent but noise level to high and the restaurant want even packed.
I will return, though, & recommend to friends. Price was good.
Waiter & bus girl very good.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I would highly recommend the Miramar Beach Restaurant, I've never been disappointed. I took my mother for her birthday lunch and we both ordered the Calimari Steak entree, it was delicious! We were seated next to the window to watch the waves and it couldn't have been better!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, People Watching, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We lunch regularly at Miramar and have always enjoyed our visits - as we did this week. The ocean view of significant sea swell just added to our enjoyment.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Simply wonderful -
Sunday brunch - no matter what weather or waves out there - is simply always a special treat. Love going there with friends, who appreciate the setting, the food and great service. We often celebrate just being there.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Casual, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great from the greeting to the desert

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The feel of a local club...cozy with a beautiful view and unique classic bar. Locals knew the servers, and the servers greeted them by name - enquired about their children/etc. Just the right feel to enjoy lovely time with friends. Scored the fireplace four-top on a blustery rainy night. Huge waves splashed onto the little street in front of the restaurant... just the best. Worth a drive from SF or up the coast.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This place has a great ocean front location and fine outdoor seating facilities. The clam chouder suffered from too many potatoes, not enough clams, celery, or clam juice, and pastey consistency. Food was OK, but lacked spark. Clams tasted fresh. Price might have been justified by ambience, but not the food.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual
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