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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 - 23:00
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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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Reno, Nevada
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312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hadn't eaten at The Crow's Nest for at least ten years. I'm pleased to say it is still excellent. The wait staff are familiar with both the food and wine menus. The food is tasty and delicious. If you are downstairs, the noise level is conducive to good conversation (Upstairs in the bar can be boisterous). We left wondering... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went for lunch and had a delicious meal of Seafood Newburg which is a decadent, rich, and creamy seafood casserole. It was wonderful. We sat outside because we felt inside was too stuffy. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience.

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Thank Willow C
Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food, the service and the views are amazing. Whether you're looking for a nice place for a special occasion or just a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner out the Crows Nest is the place. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation if you want the main dinning room. The bar upstairs is also wonderful for a more casual... More 

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Thank Rachel D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the sunset view, great company, amazing salmon and wine with your special someone. The hot bread complimented the feeling of being near water yet indoors chill factor.

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Thank Dannie H
Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated our 45th Wedding Anniversary at The Crow's Nest. 10 people in our party not a problem, all food came out hot and delicious. Service second to none. People in our party had steaks to seafood all were satisfied and full. I had the Seafood Pasta, excellent. Full Bar Service, and they didn't try to rush us out. A very... More 

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Thank DaCoach61
Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious fish tacos. My friends like the salad bar. Nice on heated patio even on a cold evening. Was taken there by Santa Cruz friends who say it's one of the two places they take out-of-town guests.

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Thank Judith K
Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view of the Harbor from the patio! The food was excellent and very enjoyable. I'm finding I'm at a loss for words, and only want to just keep saying how beautiful it was and how good the food was. The Crow's Nest is always busy and very popular for good reason. On the day we visited, it was the... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice steak and seafood restaurant on the beach. The pork porter house was great, skirt steak salad also very tasty.

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Thank Miles S
Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the icon places in Santa Cruz. They are known for their salad bar and their fresh fish. I tried their enchiladas and they were delicious. I like sitting in their patio under the heater. The salad bar is very tasty with many choices and great dressings. I know they are known for their clam chowder.

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Thank timteresa0
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of the Santa Cruz Harbor, the ocean and sunsets, this a great place to meet for drinks and appetizers with friends. The Calamari and Crabcakes are my fav, with a Margarita of course! The wings and Nachos are awesome too. The upstairs outside patio is where I like to enjoy good company and scenic Santa Cruz.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?