We are currently serving TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY ONLY.

TAKE OUT: Please call us at 650.728.0220 to place your Take Out order. Hours are 12-7pm.

(*Pick up or delivery. Minimum for delivery is $30. Due to the overwhelming response to our TP promotion, we’ve unfortunately run low on our limited supply but we are expecting more next week. In the meantime, we're instead offering 10% off your total bill.)
Call Coastmates Delivery at 650.942.9477 to place your order and have food delivered to your door (Half Moon Bay to Montara).

Take Out Menu

Now offering 10% all gift certificate purchases! Click on the Gift Certificate link to order.

Gift Certificates



Though our dining rooms and outdoor patio are temporarily closed due to the county Health Department's orders, we're still serving up some of the finest food on the Coastside for your enjoyment. 

Our All Day Menu is now being served from 12-7pm, with convenient curbside pickup. Consider bringing lawn chairs to enjoy your takeout in your own personal space with an ocean view in our parking lot or snuggle in your car if the weather is too chilly. Bring your walking shoes and take your food to the beach for a romantic seaside picnic. Make it an adventure!

Please also consider ordering Gift Certificates for friends and family which can be used now or after we resume regular operations. Call us to order gift certificates at 650-728-0220.

We thank you for your continued support!

Call us at 650-728-0220 to place your To-Go Order
Hours are 12-7pm Daily



We are pleased to announce we've partnered with Coastmates Delivery, a local delivery service providing food delivery from Half Moon Bay to Montara.

With your help during week one of our take out business, we were able to cover the wages for the few that we can continue to employ. Thank you!!

During the remainder of our shelter in place order, we will cover the Coastmates delivery fee and will include a half dozen rolls of toilet paper.* 

Enjoy the convenience of having our award-winning food delivered to your home or business from 12-7pm daily. Here's how:

  1. View our online menu here (Tip: bookmark for future use)
  2. Call Coastmates Delivery at 650-942-9477 to place your order

That's it!

Coastmates Delivery accepts payment by credit card or Venmo, will promptly place your order, and deliver direct to your door. 

*Take out and delivery, $30 minimum order. Our weekly allotted supplies are generous but limited, so we will let you know if unavailable at the time you place your order.

About Coastmates Delivery: For the Coast, by the Coast

A food delivery service for the Coastside from Half Moon Bay to Montara
We are a local delivery service, born out of the need for our local businesses to better access their customers during these trying and uncertain times. We want ordering and delivery to be as easy as possible for our restaurant partners, and their customers. Visit on Facebook.

Welcome to the

Moss Beach Distillery

Sitting at the edge of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Half Moon Bay, the Moss Beach Distillery is an award-winning restaurant featuring fresh California coastal cuisine in a romantic setting with an ocean view from every table. Our Sunday brunch is a fan-favorite as is our Happy Hour every weekday from 5-7pm. The heated outdoor patio with fire pits and warm blankets provides a dog-friendly, casual setting to relax and enjoy self-service drinks and food with a spectacular ocean view. Named in the Top 100 Best Scenic View Restaurants in America by OpenTable and regularly voted by locals as a favorite restaurant for special occasions, fresh seafood, and whale watching.

crab cakes and fresh seafood

our menu

At the Moss Beach Distillery we are committed to serving quality food made from quality ingredients. We use all-natural meats and poultry, wild-caught seafood, and organic vegetables whenever possible. Our fry oil is free of trans-fats. We strive to give you great food and great service in a comfortable, beautiful setting. Please let us know if we can do anything to make your time with us even more enjoyable.

Half Moon Bay area restaurant with dog-friendly patio and ocean view firepits

dog-friendly patio

Overlooking the ocean is our heated outdoor Seal Cove Patio, where we welcome all well-behaved dogs and their owners. Watch whales swim by and seals sunbathe below while snuggling in a provided cozy blanket next to one of our natural gas fire pits. The patio offers self-service food and beverages in a casual setting so you can feel free to stop in for a quick Bloody Mary or spend the day eating, drinking and listening to waves crash on the shore below.

ocean view special events and weddings venue

event venue

The Moss Beach Distillery is an excellent special event venue for a large or small gathering. We have spacious private facilities for corporate meetings, business seminars and club events. The Distillery is also a popular venue for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions. We’ve hosted car club events and tour group lunches/brunches as well. We offer customized menus and our professional staff can assist with every detail.


  • “A very magical place with a lot of history right on the edge of the beach! Excellent food, with friendly and attentive service staff with a view to die for! 5 out of 5 stars! Must Go! Experience the mystery for yourself and bring a friend ;)”

  • “Awesome! Ive been going here since I was young and always enjoy it. The distillery steamers are the way to go for food. Bottomless mimosas on Sundays. The view is incredible and if you have a dog bring them –the most dog friendly place ever!”

  • “Our entire family will never forget what a wonderful time they had overlooking the Pacific at Moss Beach.”

  • “Sitting outside by fire pit with a glass of wine looking at and hearing the ocean. Doesn’t get better than that!”

    –Kathy S.
  • “Amazing food and beautiful scenery! Will be going back every week!”

  • “Thank you for the lovely evening we had at the Moss Beach Distillery. All the out of town guests thought the Distillery was fantastic and the meal was great. Thanks again for everything you did to make it a special night.”

    –Jackie C.
  • “My husband and I enjoyed a romantic and very memorable wedding anniversary – exquisite food & service”

    –Sage M., Citrus Heights, CA
  • “The place is great to get away. Service is excellent and the bartender will take care of you. There is a fireplace that you can relax after dinner.”

    –Willie W.
  • “I love love this place it’s truly a GEM! Great food great service great views! I’ll never get tired of coming here, everyone I have brought here has had a great experience and has returned!! Keep doing what your doing.”

    Mary M.
  • “We went here for the first time tonight. Had the prime rib -it was Excellent!!!! Love the dog friendly patio! She had the chicken and loved it! We met so many friendly people!!! Will be back soon!!!!”

  • “Phenomenal service, delicious food, great views…what else do you need?!”

    – Steve
  • “Definitely worth a 5 star rating! Their panko-crusted halibut with that delicious apricot couscous and that creamy sauce is absolutely to die for! Delicious food in perfect size portions, presented beautifully. Absolutely no complaints, would definitely recommend!”

    – Abbie S.
  • “There is no better place on the Coast to listen to the surf, watch the sunset, or simply enjoy people watching”

    –SF Independent, Dining Out With the Habits
  • “The Premier seafood and steak restaurant in San Mateo County. Panoramic ocean views, fabulous food, historic site, romantic ambience, outdoor patio and famous ghost legend.”

    –San Jose Magazine
  • “The Distillery is a romantic restaurant with beautiful views… they offer blankets if you wish to sit on the outdoor patio on cool California days”

    –SF Travel Magazine
  • “Excellent food in a most beautiful atmosphere. Seriously, what’s not to like?! Thank you, always lovely.”

    Laura K.
  • “LOVE this place! …. Awesome staff and food and cocktails. There isn’t a place ON the ocean like it! Worth the easy drive from SF down the 1 too! …. Dog friendly on the patio … even if it’s foggy the have cozy blankets and a super cool fire pit. Support your LOCALS!”

    –Felicia F.
  • “A cozy romantic eatery perched on a bluff with a spectacular view of the Pacific. Fine food with an upscale menu”

    –Pacifica Tribune, Pacifica, CA
  • “Tourists and couples on dates fill window-side tables, gawking at the stunning view of the rocky coast, while gracious servers deliver seared, sugar-crusted filet mignon, grilled wild Pacific salmon and more New American favorites. On pleasant days, the sun-drenched patio is the place to be for drinks and light bites. If a breeze whips up, staff is happy to pass out blankets.”

    –CitySearch.com Editorial Review
  • “We sat outside with our lovely dog, Makena, with friends watching the tide roll in and out. We had delicious appetizers and drinks and it was so much fun to have new people sit with us around the firepit. We will definitely go back.”

    –Pam H.
  • “We bring all out of area guests to the Distillery.”

  • “Sip chilled champagne as you watch the sunlight dance on waves. Their Famous Sunday Brunch is a traditional with visitors and locals alike”

    –Coastal Dining Reviews
  • “GREAT service and food! We were there for Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful time. Our server was in black shirt with a purple tie (didn’t get her name!). She was fantastic!! She served us in July when we had a wedding rehearsal there and made the experience so lovely. Can’t wait to go back!”

    – Faye U.
  • “The food and service were excellent… The foggy view, the elegant dinner, the fire pits – the evening was all we had hoped for.”

    –Lori E. and Steve W., Dublin, CA


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