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Barbara's Fishtrap

281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
+1 650-728-7049
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (134 reviews)
“calamari” (59 reviews)
“chowder” (85 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A rustic restaurant perched next to the water offering a great view, wonderful service and fabulous fresh fish perfectly cooked! Hubby and I stopped today to enjoy a lunch as we were driving south. We sat on the porch (with heaters) and enjoyed a delightful...More

Thank hutchss
Reviewed 4 days ago

Restaurant is small with seating areas inside and outside (screened porch). It is very casual. Food was in good portions and tasty and seemed to be fresh. We had the fish and chips but others seemed to be enjoying whatever they were eating. They only...More

Thank Bobby R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Delicious dairy-free clam chowder. Do not miss the CORN FRITTERS. So good! Fish and chips were good too. Parking is across the street. Super casual place with a takeout window.

Thank Genwah2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too cold for a beach walk, so wife, cousin and I hit Barbara's on his suggestion. No wait for a later afternoon lunch. Fish and chips excellent (order with the slaw); chowder is also worth a mention. Try for a window seat - the view...More

Thank DJMAlbany_NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually drive down to the beautiful oceanside town of Half Moon Bay, California when the weather is sunny and warm. It was rainy, cold and windy this morning. My wife said to me that this would be a perfect day to go to Barbara’s...More

Thank 317elwynm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barbara's Fishtrap is a local favorite as well as for tourists. They open at 11am and there will be a line waiting evening during the week. Their Fish and Chips are fantastic, calamari really tasty. Nothing is greasy and they usually have a beer special....More

Thank SuzJim2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was way too long for a table so my friends and I opted for the to go option. We ordered the clam chowder (a must and amazing!!!), the tempura platter and the fish and chips. We didn’t need the fish and chips because...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and myself dined at Barbara's at his suggestion. My wife and I had been before so we knew what we were in for. The price was right, the food was wonderful and the service was excellent. If your in HMB you need to...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Typical greasy fish shack menu, but good quality. Clam chowder was satisfying and not too heavy or overly creamy. Service at our table was very attentive, but other tables waited to be greeted after being seated and one left without ordering (after waiting 45 minutes...More

Thank WestCoastTrvlr
Reviewed 30 January 2018

It was ok. I had a shrimp louie that was just OK. My honey had the fried oyster sandwich. His momma is from New Orleans, so he is used to the way she fries oysters and the Oysters in NOLA when we go, so his...More

Thank DreDayBay
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No - but I've seen it full on some days. Then you'd just have to wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-7049
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