Half Moon Bay: Barbara's Fishtrap

The wait for a table inside at Barbara's Fish Trap was too long, so we opted for the take-out window:

The prices at the window are a bit lower than those inside.  Not sure if that's because the portions are smaller or not.  Regardless of if your inside or out, make sure you bring lots of cash because Barbara's doesn't accept cards.

AF had to peace out early, so T, my sister, and I split a couple things among ourselves.  We got the fried clam strips ($7.95) and the fried calamari ($10.95):

And of course, in honor of CL's 3C birthday, we got the clam chowder ($8.95):

If you expect clam chowder to be creamy, you're in for a surprise.  Barbara's Fishtrap's clam chowder is thick without being milky.  It's chock-full of clams and other good stuff and is definitely worth getting the big bowl for.

The calamari and clam strips were lightly fried and delicious, but I would have been a-ok with just the chowder alone.

Barbara's Fishtrap.  My go-to place in Half Moon Bay.

Well, CL, I hope your birthday was everything that you hoped for.  As expected, it was...creative and pretty darn epic.  Just a suggestion for next year: let's do something a bit less painful.

And go with a theme that doesn't require stretching your brain overmuch.

Happy birthday, mdear.  Caribou love forever.

Barbara's Fishtrap
281 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 728-7049


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