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Aldo's Harbor Restaurant

790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
+1 831-426-3736
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a beautiful clear day with a view of the yacht harbor. Also nice and quiet so we could have a real conversation over our lunch.

Thank 21Sunny21
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Had brunch here on Sunday. Started in the overcast, sun broke out. Glorious. Looked like a resort setting, with plenty for the eyes. Crab crepe very good. Food standard fare. It is the setting that counts. Go and enjoy yourself.

Thank Gcruik
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Had not checked out the new outdoor location until this week, and had never had lunch at Aldo's even at the old location. Parked at Arana Gulch and walked down to Aldo's (my wife, pre-teen son, teen daughter, dog, and I). Beautiful summer day, delicious...More

Thank gcb67
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The original restaurant is closed and it seems to be in a temporary home and the restrooms are the public ones next door. It didnt matter, we had lunch overlooking the marina, the seafood was excellent and we enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank CR1707
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The restaurant is operating at a temporary location while its main building is being renovated. Perhaps because of the change, service was rather poor: the waiters seemed inconvenienced by the presence of customers, and took quite a while to seat us at a table. Several...More

Thank 1KRP
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had never ate here before. We've talked about it before, but never did, until this past Saturday. We were hungry. We had been on the beach since 6 am that morning, taking in some fresh air, watching the boats take off from the harbor,...More

Thank HappyCamper70x7
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The original building is under construction because of the pier update. Aldos has set up a temporary location with a food truck type operation. It works! We sat with views of the Harbor. The food was quite good. Service was great. Hope they keep both...More

1  Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We disembarked from the whale watching trip in the harbour with lunch in mind. The crew had mentioned three local places worthy of their reputations, including an intriguing sounding Italian seafood restaurant. We opted for a place being run out of a van in the...More

Thank Didrick
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place for sea food, all items are very good, the service is also great, the view from the restaurant of the ocean is hard to beat!!!!! BUD CARTER, TEXAS

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great location and a very good breakfast. We eat at Aldo's a few times a year. We visited their new "temporary location" while their main place is being remodeled for breakfast. The service was great and the outside eating at the yacht harbor was super....More

1  Thank soifdawg
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10 April 2016|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
They have a dinner menu after 4 but call to confirm what days it is for.
Jimmy J
19 September 2015|
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Response from Brin651 | Reviewed this property |
I have heard good things about the Dream Inn, Chaminade Resort, Hotel Paradox, Bella Notte, and Beach Street Inn. Check tripadvisor for the top-rated hotels. Plan ahead and book a room as soon as you finalize your plans... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-3736
Aldo's Harbor Restaurant is a third generation, family run business located in the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Aldo's serves Breakfast and Lunch with Dinner service offered in the Summertime. Aldo's boasts a fabulous outdoor deck which overlooks the Harbor, beach and Monterey Bay.
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