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Barbara's Fish Trap in Half Moon Bay

Stanfordfoodie | Oct 31, 200506:51 PM

After a round of sport kiting on the coast a friend and I dropped in for dinner. The wait for a table was 20-30 min so we decided to get take out, there are a set of benches adjacent to the restaurant with a wonderful view of the ocean side.

Here's the low down on the food.

Clam Chowder: Its a potato based version, although hearty it was lacking a distinct "clam" flavor something that I describe as a clam zing which is found in the chowder at the nearby Princeton seafood restaurant (note its a cream version at Princeton).

Fish and Chips: The fish (rock cod) was very good with flaky and thin batter, portion sizes were large. The taste of the fish was very light and fresh, did not feel greasy at all. Orders of magntitude better then say "Cooks Seafood" in Menlo Park. Fries were big wedges.

Calamari: I really preferred the fish and chips over this; the calamari was nothing really special to write home about, standard fare.

Conclusion: Go to Princeton Seafood and get take out chowder, then walk across the parking lot to Barbara's fish trap for the fish and chips.

Barbara's Fish Trap

281 Capistrano Rd.
Half Moon Bay, California
Tel: (650) 728-7049

Princeton Seafood

50 Capistrano Rd
Half moon Bay, CA 94019

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