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Johnny's Harborside

493 Lake Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3938
+1 831-479-3430
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fish tacos” (25 reviews)
“fresh catch” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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493 Lake Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3938
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is amazing!! The staff was soo nice and provided quick, friendly service. Everyone in our group had different entrees and they were all wonderful!! The apps are also great!! Highly recommended this for anyone who Likes seafood, fun and a great view. It’s...More

Thank carolb23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have reviewed for you several times. Very disappointed. The hostess was unfriendly. Ask for a window and she said to wait even though the table was empty We agreed and I ordered a house white wine. I was charged $7.50 at the bar.. Not a...More

Thank Jaynee C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had crab Louis salad, fish tacos, and four bloody Mary's (at $5 each!). Total Bill was just $56. Waitress was very attentive. The harbor view was just icing on the cake.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The happy hour food is the best! The drink prices reasonable. And, if you sit at the bar (not necessary for happy hour deals), the bar tenders are very friendly and really know their drinks.

Thank Katz2christine
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Went there on a rainy Sunday afternoon for a late lunch. As the name implies, was right on the edge of the harbor. There were a few empty tables when we got there, but they had us wait for a few minutes so they could...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We had dinner there tonight, and it was outstanding. The fresh oysters and poke appetizers were great, as were the entrees. We had the salmon, halibut, sand dabs, & fish & chips. All perfect. Great service, and a beautiful location right next to the boats....More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We came here early on a Sunday. I didn't realize they had brunch this early. I actually didn't have brunch, but one of the people in our party did. They said it was great. I had a Salmon Burger. It's the best in the Santa...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I have never been disappointed with a meal at Johnny's. Wonderful fresh fish as well as other lovely dishes. The best view in town..looking out over the harbor and out to the sea. GREAT service as well. Don't miss this place!!

Thank mendovaca
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Make a Reservation, they fill up fast! I came over to Johnny's after spending the afternoon on Stagnaro's Whale Watching tour. My phone was dying and the sweet hostess was able to place me at a table near an outlet. The table was next to...More

Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My wife and I have been to this place a few times and we do enjoy sitting at the bar and eating the happy hour specials menu. Overall really chill place to grab a drink, some food and watch a game. Fills up quick so...More

Thank Hondo H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 493 Lake Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3938
    (Eaton St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-479-3430
  • E-mail
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