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I'm heading south tomorrow and may want to stop for lunch with my two kids along the way. Any good sandwich spots or other casual dining along route 1?

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  1. Check out Duartes in Pescadaro or the San Gregorio General store in San Gregorio (actually, go to both!) Have fun!

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    1. re: jbyoga

      There was (maybe still is) a great taqueria called the Happy Taco in HMB - very,very good.

    2. jbyoga beat me to it. Duartes is famous for their pies but.... kids don't like pie, do they?

      http://www.duartestavern.com/

      1. In Half Moon Bay, I like San Benito House (sandwiches). Sushi Main Street and 3 Amigos (taqueria) isn't bad, nor is the airport cafe (3-0 cafe). There are a couple of fish-and-chips places in HMB as well, but i'll defer to others for recs on those.

        Duartes and the taqueria/gas station in pescadero and the roadhouse in davenport are other options.

        1. Duartes can be difficult w/o a res on weekends and is a bit of a production. Though we love it. The San Gregorio general store is really neat but has very little in the way of food

          In Pescadero though there are are two other options.

          1) in the Gas Station catty corner to Duarte's is a decent tacqueria.
          2) Down the street in one on the two markets is a wood fired pizzaria- haven't tried it yet but it was hoping the other day when I was there. Also they have barbeques outside there fairly regularly.

          Pescadero it self is worth looking around.

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          1. re: Mr. Lunchbox

            Flying Fish Cafe at corner of 92 and Main Street, Half Moon Bay -- really good fish sandwiches and casual food, great with kids. There is also a coffee shop style restaurant at the Half Moon Bay airport which I hear is good.

            1. re: snw

              I like Barbara's Fish Trip in Princeton - especially their clam chowder.

              The German bakery at the south end of the business section of Main Street (west side of the street) in HMB makes great sandwiches on their bread. They are in a mini-mall opposite the big antiques store.