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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 good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Asian, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very popular family-friendly diner that serves a good variety of dishes, including an excellent clam Chowder! The servings are large. Definitely good value for your money!

Thank Jteatime
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved the décor in this diner, inside and out. Lots of local history and memorabilia to look at. Food was great, lots of variety in the menu, and the service was good.

Thank ButterflyNY
Reviewed 1 week ago

menu has many choices, wait staff are good, they have specials almost every day, quality is average, tasty food, old but clean restaurant, interesting retro decorations

Thank _leeheathorn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a thing for choosing Diners' Drive-In and Dives places if I am a stranger in the area. Once again, they led me to a fun place. Old school American diner, wide variety on the menu, with a unique asian twist. Worth a stop.

Thank NRAGuy4Life
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A great diner with amazing food, great service and a genuine family atmosphere. We loved our visit to this diner and the food was excellent and very well priced.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 28 October 2017

What a quaint spot to sit a bit and enjoy a very late breakfast. Free parking, lots to choose from and very tasty. I am pleased I chose to stop here before my whale watching tour.

Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I am quite surprised to read all the raving reviews because out of all the places we have eaten in the States during our 4 week trip, this place was one of the least impressive ones. We had to wait for a really long time...More

Thank MandyC70_13
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Diner is right as you come into town on ocean street. Free parking, good food, priced right with a wide variety of food items. Staff was very nice took time to give directions and places to visit. Unlike many restaurants never felt rushed. It's got...More

1  Thank Seadpnedtraveler
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We decided on the Santa Cruz Diner for a Breakfast meet-up with Friends. It was a good choice. Service was very attentive even though we needed to wait for the rest of our group. Parking can be a challenge if your not there early. (before...More

Thank MARK H
Reviewed 17 October 2017

OK so the good - we sat at the counter, so no need to wait for a table. Bottomless coffee and soda Big portions great for a hangover... booze mop lots of choice FANTASTIC lady working behind the counter - she's been there years and...More

Thank Jens2589
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
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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