Seafood in Half Moon Bay

Flying Fish Grill

This place has excellent fresh cod or salmon tacos, along with other seafood plates, which you can take out or eat in.
American in Pescadero

Duarte's Tavern

You’ll rub shoulders with fancy-pants foodies, spandex-swathed cyclists and dusty cowboys at this casual, surprisingly unpretentious fourth-generation family restaurant. Duarte’s is the culinary magnet of Pescadero …
Market in Pescadero

Arcangeli Grocery Co

Create a picnic with made-to-order deli sandwiches, homemade artichoke salsa and a chilled bottle of California wine. And don’t go breezing out the door without nabbing a crusty loaf of the famous artichoke garlic h…
Pub Food in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Serves seafood, burgers and a tantalizing menu of local brews from a sheltered and heated outdoor patio looking out over the bay, complemented by live music on the weekends.
Italian in San Jose

Original Joe’s

Waiters in bow ties flit about this busy 1950s San Jose landmark, serving standard Italian dishes to locals and conventioneers. The dining room is a curious but tasteful hodgepodge of '50s brick, contemporary wood p…
Steak in San Jose


This fine New American steakhouse restaurant in the Marriott Hotel is run by Chef Michael Mina, one of San Francisco’s biggest celebrity chefs. It’s not the daring, cutting-edge style Mina is known for, but it’s sli…
Vegetarian in San Jose

Tofoo Com Chay

Conveniently located on the border of the San Jose State University campus, students and vegetarians queue up for the Vietnamese dishes like the fake-meat pho and the heaped combo plates.
Bakery in San Jose

Psycho Donuts

Who knew that a sugary confection with a hole could induce such devious giggles and fiendish delight? Saunter on over to Psycho Donuts, where counter staff dressed in saucy medical garb hand out bubble wrap to pop a…
Farm in Pescadero

Swanton Berry Farm

To get a better appreciation of the rigors and rewards of farm life, smoosh up your shirtsleeves and harvest some fruit at this organic pick-your-own farm near Año Nuevo. It’s a union outfit (operated by Cesar Chave…
Farm Stand in Pescadero

Pie Ranch

Hit the brakes for this roadside farmstand in a wooden barn, and pick up fresh produce, eggs and coffee, plus amazing pies made with the fruit grown here. The historic pie-slice-shaped farm is a nonprofit dedicated …