Friday, June 29, 2012

Flying Fish Grill--Half Moon Bay, CA

Earlier this month on a sultry Saturday we headed for the beach at Half Moon Bay and afterwards settled down for dinner at Flying Fish Grill. The location was unbeatable with the restaurant sitting near the intersection of Route 92 and Highway 1. We started with the Crabby Cheezy Bread, which was rich and delicious. 

For their main dish, the boys each had fish and chips, chosen from the kids portion of the menu. The fish was served hot, but the Dylan thought it tasted plain.

My cioppino was loaded with goodies and filled me up. It came with two big pieces of garlic bread. It was slightly salty, but everything was cooked perfectly. We spotted calimari, salmon, mussels, clams, white fish and shrimp. I was a little under the weather and this really hit the spot. Jenny had the Caribbean Cod Wrap, which tasted lively due to the mango and wasabi.

Though the bread and the adults' main courses were worth the visit, the service was subpar: They gave us two dirty dishes, which we returned, and didn't come back with clean ones. They put pasta in my cioppino when I didn't order it with pasta. Watch out for that because on the menu they charge an extra $3 for the pasta (not worth it unless you're a pasta lover), though they didn't for me. Also, the food took half an hour after ordering to arrive. With two hungry kids that wait felt like a year.

Flying Fish Bar & Grill
211 San Mateo Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 712-1126

Menu below. Click images to expand and read!