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140 Beach WayMoss Beach, CA 94038Map & Directions
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Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Great restaurant and bar that overlook the beach area. There is seating in the back of the restaurant outside that is gorgeous view!!!
My sister loves this place because they allow dogs to be with their owners in the outside dining area for a meal after a nice long beach walk. The chowder and fish tacos are excellent. What a beautiful view while enjoying a great meal with your friends and other dogs and their owners. Love the fire pits and warm blankets.
04/23/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Wonderful location in Moss Beach, practically right on the ocean. The view is fantastic. The place has a lot of ambriance owing to the fact it was built in the early part of the 20th century. There's a patio (also with a great view). My husband and I have been going for years - it's a tradition for us - and the service has always been good, so has the food. There's even an elevator for people who need assitance in getting down to the patio floor, which is the bottom level. The food is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. For us, it's completely worth it.
Finally, some might criticize the whole Blue Lady thing, but it's not a gimic. As a native, I remember hearing rumours about a ghost at the Moss Beach Distillery way back during my childhood, which was the 1950s.
03/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We had an excellent meal here with an unbelievably yummy dessert. Definitely try the banana-marshmallow wontons, they are delicious! You can't beat the view, it's so relaxing to sit out on the deck and watch the sun set. It's a great little get away from San Francisco. We had a perfect evening here, and we'll be back soon!
11/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I am not sure if I came to the same restaurant that any of these people came to, who wrote reviews before me.
I did not come here to find a ghost, I came here to surprise my husband with an amazing brunch and stunning views, and that is exactly what I did.
I made a reservation and we were one of 3 tables to be seated in the front room at 11am this Sunday. Unlimited mimosas were delish, the fresh baked pastries were so yummy I think we had 3 servings, then we both ordered something different. I had Croque Madame and my husband had Gingersnap Pancakes, we loved every decadent bite and I think we were full into the next day!
Beyond the food being perfect, the views were stunning overlooking the ocean, even though it was a cloudy day the views were overwhelmingly perfect. I will be back for a drink to sit outside with my dog and a blanket. I am baffeled by these reviews before me, check this place out and you will be pleasantly surprised!
06/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Did the person who wrote the rebuttle to the Ghost Hunter Episode see the show? The chef told Ghost Hunters of activity that included ""Swinging Lights"" and ""Laughing in the Ladies Room"" and claimed it as paranormal. Come on. Completely rediculous Moss Beach Distillery.
06/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Reviewed both the Ghost Hunters episode and the Distillery's rebuttal on their site, and am appalled at the lack of remorse and absolute smug response by executive chef. I will make it a point to inform familiy, friends and co-workers to not support this establishment.
06/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
i wouldn't recommed this place either.i also saw the ghost hunters eposide where they lied and said it was haunted when it was proved that it was cleary a deliberate HOAX used to get more customers.in the description it says that the customers laugh it off.well im not laughing it off and im sure that was put their by an employee or the owner himself.
what else are they lying about? am i having steak or dog meat? is it really fine wine im drinking or is it cheap stuff from wal-mart?
they lied to the public about their FAKE ghost story so they very well could be lying about alot of other things as well.i wont go back there again and dont recommend them at all.the food isnt that good and knowing the place is rigged with stuff to make you think there are ghost is just plain childish and insults the intelligence of its customers.
any buisness that lies to your face and wont budge even when confronted with the evidence that was found is not worth trusting again.their hoax ghost story was also on Unsolved Mystery show.yes their lies go that far back!
makes me think that they might also have cameras to watch me in the bathroom or something.no,im not over reacting.
just go to youtube online and watch the episode and then see for youself.
06/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
So we went there on a recommendation saying the view was nice, good food, etc. The view was nice, and the brunch menu was tasty. But I would never go back mainly because it was waaaaay to expensive for what you get. Sure there's a frosted flake french toast, and it was good, but nothing that warranted a $60 bill for 2 people. Oh, and the hashbrowns were the microwaved kind!...yeah, the kind that you get at McDonalds! How hard is it to make your own hash browns, especially for that price?
06/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Let's be realistic this place may have great food and a great location and even great ghost stories but how can you believe in there ghosts after watching Ghost Hunters. I was planning on going with my wife for dinner but after watching The episode on June 4th 2008 and seeing all the gadgets they use to make you think it is haunted give me a break. I don't know if I want to eat at a place that has no morales or respect for the cliental that eats there. I wounder if they would think it funny if after I ate my meal I tried to pay with fake money mabey monopoly money it's as real as the Blue Lady.
06/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
In response the appearance of MBD on Ghost Hunters, on SciFi:
MBD brought in the team from Ghost Hunters on SciFi and lied to them about reported hauntings and then tried to cover it up.
MBD mocked people trying to do a job. Whether their food is good or not is not even relevant for me. They tried to mislead people who were investigating on good faith. The folks at Ghost Hunters traveled all the way across the country to check out this farce. Too bad they wasted their time.
And then, the response from the restaurant is to post some long winded Soliloquy on their website, without the ability for readers to respond or counter. This written trash attempted to attack the credibility of the GH team that had on good faith taken what they had been given, and had in all fairness been mocked. Why would the GH team do any historical review, why would they research the Internet to see if something is real? The poor guy who represented the restaurant was the worst. he mentioned all the ""haunted"" things and then acknowledged later that they were all fake? What????
This was a publicity stunt of this restaurant, and it failed miserably. Why would you support a restaurant by buying their food when they openly display that they have no morals or ethical standards. Even if their food is edible, there are better restaurants with harder working more ethical people in the Half Moon Bay Area. (My favorite is Barbara's Fish Trap in Princeton, and the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is doing some great things with their new chef). Do not take your $$$ to this mockery of a restaurant.
I have been there once, (Before seeing this mockery on TV) and have not made it back. Must not be that great. Weird that I have been to Barbara's about 10 times since then.
Ridiculous.... Give your money to businesses that deserve it
06/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Too bad I had to put a star there. I'm disgusted that for a place that claims to be haunted for generations, you have to submit to cheap dimestore theatrics. Oh wait, you have your ""certified psychic"" on your site disclaiming the Taps Team regarding their recent 'ghost hunt.' And we're supposed to believe someone that is on the payroll of your restaurant, right? Heh - your so-called 'Psychic"" is just as cheap and disgusting as your Manager who, by the way is on the same payroll right?
It's disgusting that TAPS - WHO YOU DID NOT PAY TO BE THERE - drove all the way from RI to be there to sincerely help you, and all you did was invite them to a cheap carnival. Gas is expensive, time is priceless, and according to the other reviews here your food and service are as disgusting as your theatrics.
What a cheap-shot at advertising your pathetic restaurant.
Oh yeah, ask your ""psychic"" if he can see what I'm holding up...it's personally for him...
They advertise that the place is haunted by the ""LADY IN BLUE"". TAPS went in to try and find something paranormal. They found quite a bit but it wasn't paranormal. Moss Beach Distillery is nothing but a cheap funhouse trying to give it's patrons a fake thrill. If you want to go because of the food, that is fine. If you're going to try and see the ""BLUE LADY"" then do not be fooled by the circus tricks they try to pull.
Not a good example of lovely San Mateo county night life. It's basically over priced food and seafood you can get anywhere else. Yes, the bar is lovely and everyone's got a story (or knows someone who had an experience there) but the view of the ocean is the only redeeming feature. You're paying for a view and if you buy enough booze at the bar you may actually enjoy the place.
As for the 'Ghost story'- I was just informed that a TV show called ""Ghost Hunters"" investigated and debunked many of the unexplained 'ghost activity' as mechanical hoaxes!- (this as of 6/4/08) The head chef (Spencer Grey) didn't seem to care he's been jerking people around with these stunts.
The owners of the Moss Beach Distillery have no problem with going on a nationally broadcast show, Ghost Hunters and have absolutely no problem LYING about their supposed ""HAUNTED"" establishment. What does that say about their restaurant, their supposed HAUNTED establishment (Which is just a funhouse filled with tricks to dupe the public into stopping to buy their cheap food) and the owner's ability to do ANYTHING in order to make a buck! These people are disgusting!!