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Aquarius - Dream Inn

) #18 of 298 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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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Everyone was extremely friendly and the view was superb. The food was a tad on the expensive side for the menu at hand. But the staff was very good.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Been here several times - food and service excellent. Beautiful views of wharf and beach even on stormy days.

Thank D E
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I had breakfast there, as I was staying at the hotel. The view is spectacular. The food was very good, but $24 for OJ, coffee, and granola? Go down the street to the Beach St. Café for a much better deal on your food, but...More

Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Many of the best breakfast spots in Santa Cruz require a wait time. Since we were staying at the Dream Inn, we decided to eat breakfast there out of convenience. Two days in a row, there was no wait. We had window seating overlooking the...More

1  Thank JS60
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Thank goodness that Aquarius improved over the last year. Previously, the entrees were inedible. Tonight, however, the chowder, the flank steak, and even my cocktail spritz were just right. The server was a bit ebullient and I think she just wanted to be friendly. Much...More

Thank judithsaxs
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Not quite as good as two years ago when we last visited but location can't be beat, staff is lovely, and food is still a lot better and less deep-fried than you will find elsewhere. We ate there twice, first dinner flat-iron steak, a bit...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The restaurant offers stunning views, but overpriced, sad food. Our breakfast featured limp potatoes, microwaved and re-purposed from the night before (or the night before that), dry bacon, flavorless eggs, old coffee, and with low fat milk in the cream pitcher. We asked for pancakes...More

Thank shareengrogan
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We had great meals here and the hotel is AWESOME. The servers were all surfer and we were given great tips to insider surfing spots. For our long weekend, we ate all breakfasts and dinners here.

Thank WeGoMama
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here. A bit pricey but good food and an excellent morning cocktail, and a view to die for. The dining room decor was awesome-would definitely return for another meal

Thank riverata
Reviewed 13 February 2016

I stayed at Dream Inn and Aquaius/Jack Oneils is the only place to eat. I had breakfast. Very nice service but could be friendlier and smile more! Food is over priced... $16.00 for 2 eggs benedict. It came cold. I complained once and came back...More

Thank Alzira Z
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Lurker L
23 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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