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Aquarius - Dream Inn

) #19 of 295 Restaurants in Santa Cruz €€ - €€€ American, Seafood
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
+1 831-460-5012
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent the weekend staying at the Dream Inn in lovely Santa Cruz with my partner. We had such a great time lounging at the pool, drinking Mai Tais and eating nachos. It was like a little slice of paradise! The food was great and...More

Thank coolgal666
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has excellent food and service. The cocktails are also very good. Whether you order sea food or a steak their food is excellent

Thank donalda461
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity to stay at the Dream Inn, and had a late-ish breakfast there in the morning. We had classic Eggs Benedict and coffee. The view was right out over Cowell Beach and the Wharf. The breakfasts were made perfectly even though they...More

Thank Jo W
MarkOza22, Manager at Aquarius - Dream Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jo W, Thank you for your review of Aquarius. We sincerely appreciate your comments, especially such a great one. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great experience. Thank you. Sincerely, Mark Oza Director of Food and Beverage Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly waitresses, good service and really good food. Nice and clean place with a fine view out to the beaches.

Thank Christine Lundb... L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning views of the Wharf and Pacific Ocean. If you do not eat in the restaurant itself, have a cocktail and the macaroni cheese in O'Neill Lounge...you won't regret it!

Thank Lipstick4me
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast at this restaurant. Setting on the beach was nice and restaurant is quite well done inside. Staff was very friendly, service was good and food tasty...highly recommend the French toast with berries...delicious!

Thank Kelley12345
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This oceanside hotel bar memorializes Jack O'Neill, the inventor of the wesuit and the most famous of Santa Cruz residents. Hhappy hour is fairly good and you can't beat the view. It resides inside what is affectionately known to locals as "the Wet Dream Inn".

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here as I was staying at the associated hotel. It was very loud and had a limited menu - but it had a lovely view and very good staff. I had the kale salad with prawns and a glass of white wine. Overall...More

2  Thank foodie_wanderlust
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Dream Inn for five nights and the Aquarius is the main restaurant and where you eat breakfast. You can also eat in Jack Neil's bar. After eating there the first time we never eat anywhere else apart from one breakfast when...More

Thank petermac68
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff. Great cocktails. Just as well the view is good as the food wasn't anything special. Small portions served on cold plates. Very average.

Thank TheMoogScotland
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Lurker L
23 February 2017|
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Response from rbashaw | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely. We also offer in-room dining if you prefer to have breakfast while enjoying the view from your balcony!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-460-5012
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