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Crow's Nest Restaurant

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2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
+1 831-476-4560
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07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always go on Saturday mornings to hear the uke band (about ~35 people) just outside and then eat at Crow's Nest. I also go early evenings for the specials upstairs (1/2 price appetizers and 1/2 off well drinks). I go evenings downstairs for luxurious dinners, usually seafood or steaks, both outstanding. The view is beside the harbor and you... More 

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Thank _leeheathorn
Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Crow's Nest has a good variety of good food.at average to higher prices. It is right on the marina with spectacular views of the ocean and the lighthouse. I have been there about ten times and never disappointed. You can dress or go casual. It is right at the beach, so just be prepared to relax and smile at... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This family friendly restaurant has excellent food - and great portions! Whether you're out with your significant other, having lunch with the kids and grandpa, or a girls night out - this is the place! The Crow's Nest has a full bar, panoramic views of the ocean inside and outside seating, extensive menu and knowledgeable staff. We recently went for... More 

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california
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Greetings fellow travelers! Yesterday drove well over an hour one way to have lunch here. Beautiful day, great table. We came hungry. Seriously disappointed to get 2 pieces of greasy fish with cesar I had to send back because the lettuce was old and in bad shape. Only to be topped by the replacement salad, in equal condition to the... More 

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Kona-Hawaii
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158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with 8 friends for a special occasion. Not a cheap place to dine. I order lobster tail. Rubbery clear tasteless butter, salad or soup is aka carte. The only good thing we ordered was the steamers. My husband had the sand dabs that was soggy and not tasteful. Marisa our server just rude and no personality. We wouldn't... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon the Crow's Nest and decided to stay and eat. The food was very good despite a limited menu. They have a wide selection of cocktails and beer. I do recommend this place.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great happy hour! Great views up top but get there early or be prepared to wait or sit inside. Food is very good. Have eaten here many times and never have been disappointed. Service is sometimes spotty but that gives you time to linger before getting your check but can be somewhat disconcerting when you need something.

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California
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would recommend this place to those wanting to fine dine without all the expenses of a fancy restaurant. Price wise, the dishes are about $24 a plate. I ordered the snapper dish which had a wonderful cream sauce. My only complaint would be the portion. I am a fan of places that do LARGE portions.. This place made you... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great HH, especially on Wed but the place is packed. Great views. Excellent apps and pretty good service considering how busy. We did not eat dinner downstairs but if apps are an indicator then must be good. You have to pay for parking.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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130 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the upstairs bar/restaurant around 1600 so got seated directly on the patio however by the time we left at 1700 it was absolutely full. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Food (calamari snack) obviously freshly prepared. Overall a great experience.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-4560

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?