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Santa Cruz Diner

909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (41 reviews)
“pancakes” (25 reviews)
“meatloaf” (11 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 23:00All hours
Asian, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
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101 - 110 of 441 reviews

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Would totally recommend this place. It's a traditional diner with character, the staff are friendly, the food is tasty and the portions are very good. The breakfast menu has great choices. My husband had the corned beef hash (pictured) and I had pancakes with bacon,...More

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 7 September 2016

So let me start by saying I like a lot of Asian food, especially Thai. But when I go to a "diner" I'm not looking for Asian. This used to be a great old style diner for a little nostalgic eating from a time before...More

Thank sayyestolife
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have been here three times over the past 3 months. Our seven year old granddaughter loves it because of the beach decor. The food is average and the service is o.k. The last time we were there it was a hot day, and it...More

Thank CompacJoe
Reviewed 3 September 2016

That was the sign that drew us in. We stopped in early one morning for breakfast, the restaurant was all the way empty. We were allowed to seat ourselves and had a server immediately taking our drink orders. I ordered an omelet with a few...More

Thank GDGandTBiggs
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A large sign on the side of this building proclaimed that Guy ate here. If he did, it obviously wasn't the salad. iceburg lettuce with some purple cabbage and a few shredded carrots with croutons on top in an area where fresh produce grows practically...More

Thank Denise N
Reviewed 29 August 2016

It is now a tradition to stop here for breakfast on the way to the boardwalk. The breakfast food is good and a good portion sized. The service is always entertaining.

Thank DC_Padrin0
Reviewed 26 August 2016

$47 for breakfast for 1 adult and two kids. Good though, freshly prepared and muc bigger portions sizes than we were anticipating! Caters well for tourists with its decor and American 'feel'.

Thank OrgasmicCry
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A Reasonably priced diner. Friendly staff. Plastic crockery used. Good and fresh Thai soup was available

Thank frncsmcd
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I saw this place on Guy Fieri's triple D show so I wanted to try the beef Pho at this diner. The service was fast and very friendly. The pho bowl was huge but the broth itself was just OK. A little heavy on the...More

Thank tpham94
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Santa Cruz diner is right down the street from the Court House. It's a great place to grab breakfast or lunch if you're on a jury trial. The menu is quite extensive, lots to choose from! Prices are reasonable and the decor will make...More

Thank kristin M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-7151
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