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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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“pho” (36 reviews)
“meatloaf” (11 reviews)
“spring rolls” (13 reviews)
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Asian, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

What drew us in was a sign that read "Guy ate here" - smart! Not sure if he liked it or not. A very busy place, but not high quality food. Pretty good prices. I had a burger that was pretty good. The produce was...More

Thank TravelDeMistyFied
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Discount for seniors Good pancakes, thaï food, salads, pastas Some watresses very attentionate, others more expeditive

Thank gabexp
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on our drive from San Francisco to Monteray! It is a "typical" American diner. It was the cheapest yet most delicious meal we had. Service was great, food came quickly and was truly delicious!

Thank Stephdg86
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Some people love this place. I don't know why. It's hit or miss. Sometimes they get your order right. Sometimes they don't. Sometimes you get heartburn. Sometimes you don't. Sometimes there are ants on your table. On the plus side, they have parking and WiFi....More

Thank Avtar K
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Oh how the mighty have fallen . Our previous visits were replete with courteous service reminiscent of a classic East Coast diner, hearty delicious food and ambiance. All three are now SEVERELY lacking, and no longer will this place hold fond memories replaced with even...More

Thank LatinaTopaz
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this diner after looking through Trip Advisor for where to eat after a day at the boardwalk. I had the breakfast, and it was cooked perfectly. My wife and son had the meatloaf, and said it was one of the best meatloaf...More

Thank GrumpyReviewsUK
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Had dinner here and the food was good, the staff was friendly, the price was more than reasonable and the decor was interesting.

Thank TomrUsa
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We came, made a messy, with 2 small children, including spilling full cup of milk, piles of napkins, all friendly and good food.

Thank Amsterdam_Aussie
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Stumbled in here basically on accident. It was down the road from our hotel, and we were dead tired and sunburnt after a day on the boardwalk. They said we'd have to wait 10 20 or 30 minutes, lol.. I think we actually waited about...More

Thank michelleh191
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Overall this spot is exactly as you'd expect, with quirky decor, belly-satisfying food, and availability night and day. The food is good, including the specials, but mostly you go here for happy food... diner specials like meatloaf and potatoes, chef salad, and anything fried. I...More

Thank vu2mel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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