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Santa Cruz Diner

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909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
06:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Sat 06:00 - 06:00
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Took my grandsons here for dinner. I had the Corned beef & cabbage and the boys had steak. We were all happy, but remember that it is a diner.

Thank Michael S
Sacramento, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

First of all, the sign on side of the building, gives the time the restuarant operates. It is incorrect, we thought we had 3 hours before closing, after we were seated, the waiter informs us that \we only had 20 minutes to order and eat ! All of the recommended items were unavailable,we had to settle for almost anything they... More 

Thank shepherd06
Orcutt, California, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Great food and the servers were very friendly and chatty!! Wide variety of options and large portions!!

Thank Shalom C
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192 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

The menu first of all is too big. There is no way they are home cooking all of these items. I would rather a menu be scaled down and they made a few dishes really really well than a whole bunch of mediocre at best dishes. None of us were satisfied with our meals. The only thing that tasted good... More 

Thank makjms
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Home-cooked food here! Great roast beef and mashed potatoes and great prices! Homemade desserts. A great special every night, too.

Thank BYUtraveler
Santa Cruz, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

People here in Santa Cruz love this place so my family and I gave it a try. Mediocre at best. I had heard that the pho was great,but it was just ok. Maybe it was an off night but I don't really want to try it again.

Thank Sara R
Denver, Colorado
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257 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We went here on a Saturday night. The wait was. It too long. They move them quick. The atmosphere was nice- lots of neat stuff on the wall. People watching was great. Gluten free options were limited to a salad. Pies and lots of dishes heavy on the sauces. We had s nice enjoyable time here.

Thank ackart
Redwood City, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Love the wide variety of options available at this diner. With a good selection of vegetarian and vegan options as well. If you stop by don't forget to pick up a bumper sticker

Thank mpc429
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Love this Diner favorite place and choice my grandsons love. Really, any time of the day you can order whatever you want. Great atmosphere, great prices and how much fun to start breakfast with a milkshake !!!! It is a repeat every visit.

Thank Kathleen M
san jose ca
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

My friend took me here awhile back and I must say I was pleasantly suprised! Our food was amazing: the clan chowder was bomb, pancakes super fluffy and shrimp fettuccine was delicious. I've gone back again and tried the biskets and gravy: delicious! Next I'm trying the seafood omelette which looked quite tastey. They have toys for kids to play... More 

Thank woodsywoman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?