Irregular Restaurant Review

“The Main Street Grill”:
435 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-5300

So, when we were out in California, we decided–somewhat on the spur of the moment when our friend Laura found she and Michelle were going to be late meeting us in Berkeley–to drive down the coast to have breakfast on Saturday.

We went to Half Moon Bay because it’s within shouting distance of the apartment in El Granada where I stayed when I was working out there, and it seemed likely to have something reasonable.

We stopped in the Main Street Grill not expecting much–you know, it’s a diner, so you set your expectations appropriately.

Wow. I mean, *WOW*. Anne had the best pancakes I have ever tasted, bar none. _I_ could not make pancakes this good myself, and I am a pretty good cook, and I would be motivated. In fact, I don’t generally get pancakes because I don’t think them all that inspiring. This, of course, was the one time I wish I had.

Which is not to say that the french toast, with wonderfully ripe strawberries, wasn’t quite good, too. It just wasn’t as good as the pancakes, which were otherworldly. And they do a pretty decent cup of coffee. Nothing special, there is no espresso machine of any sort in evidence, but it’s worth drinking.

The singing chef is just a bonus. Have I mentioned the pancakes?

We will definitely be going back next time we’re out there.

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Michael Alan Dorman

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