Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay has lots of great fine dining restaurants that is worth your trip. Aside from hiking, biking and shopping, this place has wonderful places that serve Italian, Mediterranean, sushi, seafood, and more. Exquisite food, great wine lists, fabulous cocktails, even live entertainment. Whether you want a quiet romantic experience or a group gathering, you’ll find it here. Check out this list and hope you’ll have a fantastic meal with a partner or a gang.

It’s Italia Restaurant and Bar

Nestled in the heart of Main Street Half Moon Bay, It’s Italia continues it’s tradition as one of the coast’s most popular dining choices for locals and visitors alike. Located on the ground floor of the beautiful Half Moon Bay Inn, the Umbrian-inspired ambiance features archways, frescoes, original large wood pillars and ceiling beams, stone walls and glass. The menu blends the traditions of Italian cooking with California cuisine trends, using the abundance of local farmers, fishermen, and artisanal producers. Grilled meats and seafood on a mesquite wood fired rotisserie combine with house specialty pizzas (famous on the coast!), creative salads, pastas, and antipasti. Click here for reservations.


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Miramar Beach Restaurant

If you are looking for an ocean view dining experience, Miramar Beach Restaurant is perfect for you. The dining menu consists of the freshest seafood, finest steaks and their world-famous seafood chowder. They also have a superb, hand picked list of wines, domestic and imported. Reservations are for the indoor dining room. Due to the Patio being subject to weather conditions, Patio seating is first come first serve.

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Sam’s Chowder House

Nestled on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sam’s offers stunning sunsets, true oceanfront outdoor dining, and a casual and authentic seafood experience reminiscent of an East Coast style seafood house. The outdoor spirited ”South Beach Bar” offers beach shack decor and eclectic palm tree heaters-grab a beer or enjoy a casual meal at the bar while watching the windsurfers below. You’ll get a great view from every seat in the house, inside or out. To contact Sam’s, you can call 650 712-0245.


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Pasta Moon

A popular destination in Half Moon Bay for 25 years, Pasta Moon Restaurant serves contemporary Italian cuisine using the freshest local produce available – in fact, easily the finest dining on the coast. You’ll find a cozy setting for lunch or dinner, surrounded by old arched casement windows which once brought light into the Burlingame Public Library, and you’ll be served by an attentive and knowledgeable staff. Click here for reservations.


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Need a place to stay in Half Moon Bay? Come and stay with us here in Harbor View Inn. Located right across the street from the beautiful California Coast and close to many attractions in Northern California, this is the Half Moon Bay hotel for you! Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean near Pillars Point from every suite, comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms, a free continental breakfast each morning before you go out on your adventure, and more!

For online reservations, click here. You may also call us at (800) 886-6997.


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