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Aquarius - Dream Inn

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175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Bay Street)
+1 831-460-5012
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate their on my girl friend birthday with her two siaters. It was very nice. You can eat in the bar or the dinning room. Great soup, mac n cheese, salad, bread and butter. I will go back to try their steak dinner dinner next time. We sat at a table near the window so we could watch the... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we ate there with friends recently....three ordered the prime rib....i got salmon....we have all had these entrees before.....we each had 2 drinks....but the bill was $300....so we will choose to eat in the bar the next time.....the prime rib is a generous portion, but we surprised by the bill since we have all eaten here before.

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Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cold outside and our car loaded with Christmas presents, we appreciated the valet parking service. Our family of four-- which includes two adult college age daughters were impressed with the floor to ceiling windows of the modern space and our window table that overlooked the sand, ocean, Santa Cruz Boardwalk and pier.Our server was friendly and efficient. The breakfast menu... More 

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Marion, Indiana
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Ordered room service. The Farmer's Market Wrap was listed as a wrap containing grilled veggies, vine-ripened tomatoes, & avocado, & served with fries. The fries were exactly like McDonald's fries--portion size large. The wrap was completely bland. The filling was 90% lettuce/salad mix, & 10% other: maybe 2 slices worth of diced tomato (flavorless, hard, not red), maybe 2 slices/wedges... More 

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Thank DanaJ0
Lincoln, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We love staying at the Dream Inn and we love having the Clam Chowder and Sourdough bread everytime we go there (we go about 7 nights a year)...Wednsday October 26th or 27th....cant remember the exact date...Got a seat and was greeted by the Server (young with blonde hair)...We ordered two bloody marys...very good but $13 each????.....I asked how much the... More 

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Thank Amber S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I haven't been here for dinner in years. But I can speak to the breakfast. The huevos rancheros is spectacular. I am told everything is good, but I always order the same thing. The view is great, just feet to the beach, with large floor to ceiling windows and pristine ocean views. The coffee and Bloody Mary's are great and... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We popped into the bar after dinner and had a couple of cocktails. The guy behind the bar was very friendly and it was the perfect way to end the evening.

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Flower Mound
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very good restaurant in the Dream Inn. Food is good. Service is pretty good. View of the beach is great.

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Thank Mary W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place as everywhere else had closed for the night but we were so glad we did. The service was great - staff were incredibly attentive and very helpful (even calling a cab after we admitted none of us had Uber). All had steak and it was the best meal of our entire trip. Cooked to perfection and... More 

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New England
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Aquarius restaurant is the only restaurant at Santa Cruz Beach with a beautiful view of the beach and wharf. Great food and staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 60
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
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, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-460-5012

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?