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Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar

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17 Johnson, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-728-3747
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've heard about this place but never have been till the other day. Place was packed but we were able to sit at the bar. We ordered a drink with the bartender while we checked out the menu. We decided to split the salmon and chips and also the crab and shrimp Louie. The food came out not more than... More 

Thank Sandy M
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful choice when you want seafood prepared any way you like, servers and the kitchen are very accommodating. Vegetable sides are not to be missed!

Thank Sharon O
Tucumcari, New Mexico
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place near our hotel in the marina. Great food and drinks. Love their sea food. They had accommodations for our 1 year old granddaughter. Many locals love this place and that tells you something about quality and price. Went back 3 times, Breakfast and lunch.

Thank Charles C
Westfield, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in while exploring the wharf. Enjoyed the New England Clam Chower and the fish and chips. Service quick and waitstaff friendly.

Thank TheOtherRight
San Francisco
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

For many years we just went to Harbor Bar for the fried artichoke hearts. They are nothing special, just really good. We live in San Francisco and a trip to Pillar Point Harbor is a nice micro vacation: Lunch at the bar then a short drive to Pillar Point for a walk on the beach. We've never sat in the... More 

Thank WildParrott
Saint Petersburg, FL
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

While photographing the coast around Half Moon Bay we found this wonderful marina where the commercial boats dock. Figured it would be good. We had a wonderful lunch came back again the next week. Great food. Dog friendly out side.\

Thank bennett942
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Ketch Joanne's is a small casual restaurant located next to Pillar Point Harbor, that is frequented by many HMB residents and working fishermen. They serve both breakfast and lunch daily but dinner is where they really shine. On a recent visit with my wife we decided to eat outside with the hope of catching the sunset. For starters my wife... More 

Thank JoeG_52
Half Moon Bay, California
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We've gone here way too many times. The menu reads like a coastal joint, but the flavors delivered are all the same....a bore. This place has a decades old "patina" on everything. This includes the sticky tables and bar and probably the plates. It's just kind of yucky. The prices are way too high for the diner experience. If you... More 

Thank jjtravels2015
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place is easy to find. Unfortunately, no reservations. However, well worth a wait if you're not in a hurry. Plenty of seating and different sized portions which is great for people with small appetites. 5 of us ate different fish dishes which were all amazing. Servers couldn't be sweeter and efficient. Go and enjoy and you will not be... More 

Thank sfnativ458
Lodi, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We always make a stop at Joanne's for breakfast while here visiting. You can sit outside with your dogs and they have great breakfasts. Their salads are awesome too!

Thank leslieleblanc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?