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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” (132 reviews)
“calamari” (56 reviews)
“chowder” (83 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4028
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great find across the street from our hotel. We had the fish and chips, broiled, not battered and it was delicious. We had our grandchildren along and sat on the well-heated outdoor patio which was perfect for a large table like ours....More

Thank connie c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barbara’s is a friendly stop along Half Moon Bay where you can munch on a tasty crab sandwich with a cup of chowder and enjoy a Pilsner while watching the waves crash onto the shore. The staff was very friendly and the pier offers a...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't beat it!! Ocean Views, ambiance and a fabulous staff!! We go here every time we stay in the area.

Thank Robin233
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our inn owner suggested this restaurant. Place was wall-to-wall busy and is cash only. Menu is varied enough for everyone to find something to enjoy. Service was very good. Small seating inside and also on patio and well worth the wait. Would definitely return. Pumpkin...More

Thank sandit2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have not had a bad meal here! Only outstanding food. We both ordered the broiled cod fish sandwich and was great. When in Half Moon Bay, a must stop!

Thank Gelliott415
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by after a kayak outing and had a good lunch. I'm not a big eater so had something from the senior menu and still had leftovers. Full size entrees and sandwiches looked huge. Attentive, pleasant service. If you don't want to wait, order...More

Thank MOBX
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This cash-only local fish restaurant has a welcoming façade located directly on the bay next to the marina. It's no-frill appearance belays a casual, friendly spot to relax by the water that has affordable food & drinks. They usually have a daily drink special and...More

Thank NickDanger
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I've you have a reservation then you are in the wrong restaurant! They totaly treat all clinets the same, which is totaly my style! Great fish, why not five stars? I had better stuff for less money. But everything was more then fine.

Thank Markus Z
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Our hotel recommended Barbara's Fishtrap, and encouraged us to give it a try. We were less than impressed. Barbara's has character, and, yes, it's cash only. Service was fine. It was the food that was a little disappointing. My wife and I had sole. It...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is just a nice, friendly little place. Cash only. We were wanting to eat raw oysters, which we did, and had some fried ones as well. The food was good, but in this area don't expect a bargain!

Thank Kimberlee H
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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