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Barbara's Fishtrap

281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
+1 650-728-7049
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (143 reviews)
“calamari” (58 reviews)
“chowder” (85 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
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1 - 10 of 559 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Heavenly clam chowder. Perhaps the best I have had in a restaurant. Lots of tasty clams. Fresh rockfish is very good. Good deep fried squid.

Thank PacificRimTrekker
Reviewed 3 days ago

Casual good food, right on the water. Fresh fish, oysters and more. Small place, but if you get there off peak hours, maybe no wait. DON'T FORGET YOUR CASH! No Credit cards accepted.

Thank SierraE10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funny, easy and fast place at half moon bay. I had some fried cod fish on the bread. Service if fast and people there very kind. Recommend

Thank Tinaaa1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to understand that there are 2 lines forming outside, one for "to go" and another to "dine in". Both can get pretty long, so you must come here before 11am, on weekends and holidays, if you don't want to be in line for...More

Thank Chia2005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have known this place for more than twenty years, dropped by on a weekend to grab a bite of fun. The long line was no problem, we walked on the beach, enjoyed the view and the sea breeze. Dont look for ambiance, go for...More

Thank JamshidV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a seafood enthusiastic, however I did try the fish-and-chips, which was fantastic! My wife tried to Calamary, and it was beyond her expectation! The wait staff and the view were fantastic, and amazing. If ever in Half Moon Bay I highly recommend...More

Thank lharbit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my stop for fish and chips. Fresh fish, moist and not fishy, with not too much batter. Fries were ok, but not exceptional. They only take cash, so come prepared. Very busy on weekends as it’s a very small place.

Thank BeachDog32842
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is right off Calif. Rt. 1 as you enter the town from the north. We almost missed the turn off. My son took me here twice and we didn’t get in because the lines were too long. This time we came on a...More

Thank sunjoe075
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting and atmosphere alone should make you want to come. There is room inside and a beautiful deck outside where you can eat (you cannot drink alcohol on the deck however). It is pretty busy, and I recommend reserving ahead of time if that...More

Thank Evan L
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a lunch. Place was packed, which was a good sign. Indeed, all dishes we had were pretty good in taste, no disappointment here. Theres’s a lot of daily specials displayed on a board (not in the menu), so pay attention. They have...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Loanna D
26 August 2016|
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Response from chiangmaicharlies | Reviewed this property |
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
  • Food
  • 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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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