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Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-728-3747
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (23 reviews)
“garlic fries” (8 reviews)
“fresh clams” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to eat for breakfast or lunch always good food clean not to expensive been there many times

Thank Vlnce O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the crab and shrimp appy. I think the shrimps were previously frozen and very tiny. Also split the grilled crab sandwich. Was okay but nothing to write home about. Kind of disappointed in the seafood seeing as how it was next to the...More

Thank azsailor
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We eat here once a year when we camp. The food and service has always been great! They have an extensive beer/wine/cocktail list!

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I've been happily coming here for their Manhattan clam chowder for decades. The food is always good and reasonably priced for this part of the world. When busy (weekends and the season), service can be slow and waits for tables can be long, but I...More

Thank Bart C
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

It was mid week between Christmas and New Years. And wow was it busy at the coast. Many of our other typical stops had crazy long waits. So we stopped at Ketch Joanne’s. We were able to very quickly get seated at one of their...More

Thank kh57ca
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Came here after buying fresh crab off the boat. Nothing fancy but solid and tasty food and drinks. The bar area has a wooden stove which depending on whether you like the smell of wood burning adds or detracts to the atmosphere. Bar crowd and...More

Thank ftsien
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Stopped in for a crab sandwich for lunch. Restaurant was super busy. Waitress was obviously struggling to cope but was super nice. We ordered a crab sandwich and she brought us out a shrimp sandwich. She apologized, took it back and brought out the crab...More

Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Great find down by the fishing docks. We usually try something different, but why mess with a good thing? This was a super place for a good, hearty, tasty breakfast. By the third day, we learned to split an omelet as the portions are certainly...More

Thank connie c
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is a great place for a meal anytime of day that they're open. Getting calamari steak with eggs in the morning, or as an entree at night is the best. I've sampled additional items from the plates of others at my table, and everything...More

Thank EricTailor
Reviewed 14 November 2017

I'm now a "local" and it's where I would go for breakfast or lunch for a warm cozy locals meal or to bring friends for good food in a casual place. I love their breakfast most of all. Server friendly. Always attentive. Off the beaten...More

Thank LinGal2001
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8 June 2015|
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Response from CathyWolf | Reviewed this property |
It's really on the harbor parking lot, so you have to look over cars and boats in the harbor to see the ocean. If you want a true ocean view, try Moss Beach Distillery.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-3747
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