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Former Saison Chef’s Dreamy Roadside Stand Dad’s Luncheonette Debuts on Highway One

Pull over in Half Moon Bay for elevated, whimsical road trip fare

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Meant to be a fueling station for hungry road trippers, Half Moon Bay roadside stand Dad’s Luncheonette will likely become a destination of its own. That’s because, when it opens this Thursday, February 16, former Saison chef de cuisine Scott Clark will be in the kitchen, serving up nostalgic, fun takes on Americana classics.

The menu is chock full of the kind of food you want during a road trip — burgers, hot dogs, sweets — and it’s headlined by a “hamburger sandwich,” made with grass-fed beef, egg, melted cheese, pickled red onion, special sauce, and lettuce on grilled white bread. You can see the menu in full below, which focuses on local produce.

The casual, counter service train caboose was repurposed by Alexis Liu, Clark’s partner and designer for this project. She went for a quirky vibe to match the space; there is no indoor seating.

Dad’s Luncheonette opens Thursday at 225 Cabrillo Highway South, and will be open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dad's Luncheonette

225 Cabrillo Hwy. S., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (650) 560-9832 Visit Website

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