• Where to eat in Half Moon Bay

A Foodie's Paradise

Downtown Half Moon Bay has extraordinary restaurants, cafés and wine rooms—a true foodie’s playground.

Dad’s Luncheonette is home to chef Scott Clark, formerly a three Michelin star chef de cuisine—serves up incredible sandwiches and salads. Just across on the corner, The Cove Café is another great place to catch an amazing fried chicken sandwich with fried onions. Further downtown, are gorgeous Italian restaurants, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mexican, American and even Mongolian fare. Downtown Half Moon Bay is also home to several great coffee shops, wine rooms and a gelateria. Come hungry, you won’t be disappointed.

Dad's Luncheonette

Dad's Luncheonette

225 Cabrillo Hwy South

Dad's serves up American roadside classics from the historic train caboose in Shoreline Station. Chef Scott Clark is the former chef de cuisine for San Francisco's three Michelin star Saison, so this is not your ordinary burger.

The Cove Café

The Cove Café

225 Cabrillo Hwy S Suite 106C

The Cove Café is a foodie's paradise. With a daily "toast of the moment", fried chicken sandwich and the best lavender latté in town, chef Aaron Little's creativity never disappoints. Conveniently located just off Highway 1 at Kelly avenue—stop by today.

Cafe Society

Cafe Society

522 Main St.

Café Society is the hubb for conversation and coffee. This friendly café in the heart of Main Street is the go-to spot for locals to meet, talk, get a strong coffee and fill up on locally-made salads, sandwiches and treats. Live Jazz on Friday nights.

Cantina @ San Benito House

Cantina @ San Benito House

356 Main St.

Cantina @ San Benito House, founded in 2018, is the newest addition to the historic San Benito House. Offering Mexican fare, margaritas, 18 draft beers, live music, outdoor seating, and much more.

It's Italia

It's Italia

401 Main St.
Sacrilege Brewery + Kitchen

Sacrilege Brewery + Kitchen

730 Main St
At Sacrilege Brewery + Kitchen, they embrace the irreverent. From small-batch, house-crafted beers, to an ever rotating list of hard-to-find guest beers + an award winning kitchen you can have faith that they will transcend the typical, in pursuit of the memorable.
Romesco Bistro and Tapas

Romesco Bistro and Tapas

225 S Cabrillo Hwy, #102C
Pasta Moon

Pasta Moon

315 Main St.
Shiki Japanese Cuisine

Shiki Japanese Cuisine

Stone Pine Center
Spice Me Thai Cuisine

Spice Me Thai Cuisine

500 Purissima St., Ste C
Main Street Grill

Main Street Grill

547 Main St

This old-fashioned diner at the corner of Main and Miramontes Streets has been serving up classic American breakfasts and lunches since 1983.

Ark North Indian Grill

Ark North Indian Grill

724 Main St.

Serving authentic North Indian dishes showcasing aromatic spices and homestyle flavors. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.