delicious lives here

To the coastal community and all our loyal customers:

After 5 great years at Daddy-O's, we are ready to retire and pass the torch to new owners Alexis and Scott Clark.

Scott is coming from the 3-Michelin-star restaurant Saison. He wants to continue with the foundation of comfort food that you learned to love at Daddy-O's, and will put his own twist on some of your favorites.

Please join us as we look forward to the opening of "Dad's Luncheonette" in February 2017.

Our last weekend will be December 16th, 17th, and 18th.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us in the past and a happy, healthy New Year to all!

Robert & Mary

Thanks to all our loyal customers! We have retired. Watch for exciting changes at the caboose.

the love story

robert and marylouise

Daddy-O’s opened in October 2012 to the sound of its custom-made steam whistle, signifying a new life for the 111-year-old caboose and the culmination of a love affair that began in an Italian restaurant in San Francisco in 1976. Chef Robert Cicornio was learning the family business, and Marylouise Cosenza was working as a waitress, when they met and fell in love.

Family pressure from both sides drove them apart after two years. Apart for nearly four decades, they reunited in Cabo San Lucas in 2009; she the marketing director for a resort and he with his own catering business.

They returned to the U.S. in 2011 to help Robert’s father open Tortellini Originali in Shoreline Station. Robert was so drawn to the nearby caboose that he and Marylouise spent the next nine months turning the 240-square-foot railcar into a fully functioning kitchen.

Today, they turn out 100+ meals daily.

It was destiny.

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map of 225 cabrillo hwy, half moon bay

225 south cabrillo hwy
half moon bay
california 94019


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