DISCOVER COASTSIDE DINING
Pacifica features a wide variety of dining options that range from casual to world-class. Many of the restaurants and bars offer stunning ocean views and all provide cuisine and libations that rival the best of the Bay Area. Each district has its own culinary charm. Rockaway Beach is probably most widely known for its beachfront location, but visitors shouldn’t overlook Palmetto Avenue, Vallemar or Pedro Point locales.
Fine Dining & Ocean Views At These 3 Hotel Restaurants
Nick’s Seafood Restaurant
Dine with an ocean view, watch the sunset and then stay for live music and dancing. Enjoy options from an extensive menu of steaks, fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. The signature crab sandwich is a must.
100 Rockaway Beach Ave. – 650-359-3900
Hours: Thurs-Sun – Noon-6 pm
Outdoor/Takeout – Seafood/Steaks/Salads/Pasta
On the 2nd floor of the Lighthouse Hotel, the Moonraker Restaurant has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean for your dining pleasure. Enjoy classic seafood cuisine and their popular coconut shrimp, award winning clam chowder and oyster bar.
105 Rockaway Beach Ave. – 650-557-7025
Hours: Wed-Sun – 4:30pm-9pm
Outdoor/Takeout – Seafood/Pasta/Steaks
Puerto 27 Peruvian Kitchen & Pisco Bar
Traditional Latin American dishes with a modern twist. Enjoy an array of small Peruvian plates, a full ceviche bar and their popular Pisco specialty drinks. Take your dining experience to their outdoor patio overlooking Pacifica State Beach.
525 Crespi Dr. – 650-733-7343
Hours: Mon-Sun – Noon-8pm
Outdoor/Takeout – Latin American
A Grape in the Fog
A Grape in the Fog is Pacifica’s favorite neighborhood wine bar and serves boutique wines from around the world, which are available by the glass, flight or bottle. You’ll also find Champagnes, beers, cheese and charcuterie plates and desserts.
400 Old County Rd. – 650-735-5854
Hours: Wed 3pm-7pm
Takeout /outdoor – Wine/Appetizers/Desserts
The boba trend is not only for teens but adults too! Serving refreshing cool boba teas and smoothies daily. Take it to go and hit Linda Mar Beach that is conveniently located across Highway 1. The perfect treat while visiting the coast.
1328 Linda Mar Shopping Center – 650-898-8880
Hours: Mon-Sun 10:30am-8:30pm
Takeout – Boba Teas/Smoothies
Located in the heart of Rockaway Beach, Breakers is a great spot for breakfast or lunch. After your meal, take a walk to Rockaway Beach literally outside the door. This family-owned restaurant is a popular hot spot for breakfast.
145 Rockaway Beach Ave – 650-557-1274
Closed – American/Breakfast/Lunch
Grab your morning coffee, pastry or breakfast sandwich and then sit on the outdoor front deck or take it to go and head to the beach one block away. Cafe Pacifica offers coffees, teas, sandwiches and smoothies. Beachy vibe, the right start to any day.
1821Palmetto Ave. – 650-438-1808
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-2pm – Sat-Sun 8am-2pm
Camelot Fish & Chips
This family-owned business has been serving their famous fish & chips for over 50 years! Top quality, thick fillets dipped in batter and fried until golden crisp. Other seafood options available. Sweet tooth, try their yummy deep fried Twinkies & Mars Bars.
70 W. Manor Dr. – 650-355-1555
Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-7pm – Sat 11pm-5pm
Takeout – Seafood
Chit Chat Cafe at the Pier
Located on Pacifica’s Beach Promenade, the Chit Chat Cafe at the Pier resides at the end of the Pacifica Pier making it convenient to grab a cup of joe and take a walk on the pier, then along the beach promenade on into historic Mori Point. .
2100 Beach Blvd. – 650-359-7025
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-4pm
Takeout – Coffee/Tea/Pastries/Other
Chit Chat Cafe
This second location can be found in the north end of Pacifica. The ocean can be seen along the cliffs directly across the street. When back to normal expect to enjoy weekend live acoustic sets by local musicians and Mimosa Sundays.
5 West Manor Dr. – 650-738-2380
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm – Sat/Sun 8am-4pm
Takeout – Coffee/Tea/Pastries/Other
Cold Stone Creamery
Choose from a variety of ice cream flavors, then choose your favorite toppings and watch as they roll and knead them together on an ice cold slab. Or try a smoothie or shake. Having a celebration? Order an ice cream cake or cup cakes for a special celebration.
1319 Linda Mar Shopping Center – 650-355-0419
Hours: Sun-Thurs Noon-9pm – Fri-Sat Noon-9:30pm
Takeout – Ice Cream/Smoothies/Shakes
The Colombo family has been serving delicatessen delights since 1986. You’ll find deli favorites along with fresh breads, panini & specialty house sandwiches and salads. Try their homemade pasta sauces and a variety of raviolis.
484 Manor Plaza – 650-355-5023
Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-4pm
Takeout/Delivery via 3rd party – Italian Deli
Devil’s Slide Taproom
Pacifica’s first taproom carrying over 30 beers on tap. Beer is their main focus, the food menu is simple but satisfying. Well known for their house taproom burger, it is a must if you visit. Now carrying Its-Its Ice Cream sandwiches a cool grab n go to take to the beach.
5560 Coast Highway – 650-898-8855
Hours: Wed-Sat 4pm-7pm
Takeout/Outdoor – Minimized Menu/Call
These scrumptious Vietnamese sandwiches will have you coming back for more. For those that need gluten-free options, their spring rolls offer just that. Try their specialty drinks, iced coffee & tea, smoothies and avocado shake.
50 Eureka Square Shopping Center – 650-557-1421
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Takeout – Vietnamese Sandwiches/Spring Rolls
Have it your way. Build your own pizza the way you like it. Option for a gluten-free crust. Try their breads, chicken specialty foods, desserts and be sure to check their website for coupons. For you late nighters, enjoy their extended hours.
1301 Palmetto Ave. – 650-738-2380
Hours: Sun-Thurs 10:30am-12am – Fri-Sat 10:30am-1am
Takeout – Pizza/Pastas/Salads/Other
Fog City Java
Conveniently located off Highway 1 and a block from the beach, Fog City Java offers your morning favorites. A gathering spot for locals and outdoor seating to enjoy the morning fresh air. Be sure to check out their local artist of the month.
580 Crespi Dr. – 650-355-4698
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-Noon – Sat-Sun 7am-Noon
Takeout/Outdoor – Coffee/Pastries/A.M. Sandwiches
Fog City Yogurt
Pacifica’s first yogurt shot conveniently located off Highway 2 and just 2 blocks from the beach. Fog City Yogurt offers self-serve yogurts with your choice of a variety of toppings. Also serving gelato. The go to place for kids after school.
1710 Francisco Blvd. – 415-685-7942
Hours: Tues-Sat Noon-6pm – Sun Noon-5pm
Takeout – Self-serve Yogurt/Gelato/Coffee/Sodas
Goodfella’s Pizza & Pasta
All your Italian favorites, but you have to try their lemon/pepper chicken wings. Goodfellas also offers gluten-free options with their pizzas and calzones. You’ll find beer and wine at the their bar and in the dining area a cozy fireplace and big screen TV.
1041 Terra Nova Blvd – 650-738-6999
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm – Sun 11am-9pm
Recognized for their service and friendly staff, 8 Sushi serves Sushi along with classic dishes using high quality, fresh ingredients. Try a bento box and be sure to visit their website for coupon specials. Order all your sushi favorites online for pickup or delivery.
2470 Skyline Blvd. – 650-898-8730
Hours: Tues-Sun 5pm-8:30pm
Takeout/Delivery-(call) – Japanese
American Sushi House
Traditional sushi classics along with dinner specialties and combinations dinners. Offers, all you can eat house special rolls. If you dare, try Chef Bruce’s Freedom Roll Challenge. This challenge is an 18″, 4lb sushi roll, if finished in 30 minutes, it’s on the house!
761 Hickey Blvd. – 650-557-9715
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-2:30pm – Sun 3pm-10pm
Takeout – Japanese
Beach Monkey Cafe
Re-Opening Soon. Under new management
986 Linda Mar Blvd- 650-
Closed – Specialty Coffees/Pastries/Other
A locals favorite for a cocktails and beers anytime of day. Hang out, put a coin in the juke box, pick your favorite tune then play a game of pool. Call to see if it’s a weekend for live music featuring Bay Area musicians.
1249 Linda Mar Shopping Center – 650-359-1225
Hours: Mon-Sun Noon-2am
El Gran Amigo
For a quick and delicious fix of your favorite Mexican dishes try El Gran Amigo. Have your order taken at the counter and watch as they prepare your food to go or stay a bit and dine-in. Or, take your meal and hit the beach directly across Highway 1.
1357 Linda Mar Shopping Center – 650-738-1633
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-9pm
Takeout – Mexican
El Grano De Oro
Delicious, healthy, affordable and fresh mexican food and voted the best burrito by Pacitica Patch. Free fresh chips with every meal and enjoy a cool Mexican soda pop. Take it to go the beach and pier are 2 blocks away!
1710 Francisco Blvd – 650-355-8417
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-8pm
Takeout – Mexican Taqueria