Ketch Joanne & Harbor Bar
A red neon sign with a gape-mouthed fish lights up this waterfront restaurant, which first opened beside the harbor of Pillar Point in 1975. While it specializes in pub-style seafood dishes such as rockfish tacos, Joanne's cioppino with a whole Dungeness crab, and fried calamari, other dishes include a charbroiled rib eye steak and fettucine Alfredo with smoked salmon. The dining room centers on a potbellied wood-burning stove and is decorated with driftwood and old sea photos. Breakfast and lunch are served daily. The restaurant’s Harbor Bar is known for its draft beers and flatscreen TVs.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.