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Stagnaro Bros Seafood

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Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-423-2180
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were not especially enjoying Santa Cruz and the wharf was honestly a bit underwhelming, but we ducked into Stagnaro Bros Seafood because their sign said, "best clam chowder." Honestly, it was! We had the kindest, sweetest, please-come-home-with-us, grandmotherly waitress I've ever had. She brought us warm sourdough rolls and fresh butter. I ate 3 of those rolls by myself.... More 

Thank Julieroadtrip
Visalia, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seated quickly, but then sat for 20 minutes without anyone asking for so much as a drink order. A waiter walked by and made eye contact on three occasions. Not one attempt was made to let us know the staff was interested in our business. The restaurant was half empty, so high customer volume was not the issue. The same... More 

Thank akmb4749
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place ! They have fresh seafood that is delicious. I had the clam chowder and a shrimp appetizer for my dinner! I was really full! My husband had a platter! It was very good! He loved the calamari!

Thank Claudia119
Manteca, California
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner there on a Saturday night. Ordered the clam chowder, cioppino, and pesto seafood tortellini. Claw chowder was very fishy tasting, yet not tasting like clams, and was a yellowish color appearing to be a flour or cornstarch thickened broth than a creamy type chowder. It didn't not have good flavor. The cioppino sauce seemed to be straight thick... More 

Thank Jaime P
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch that included a Bloody Mary, Clam Chowder, and Cioppino. All were delicious. Excellent service and wonderful view! We will go back!

Thank jjane
Santa Cruz, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had lunch at Stagnero's on the wharf on a recent Monday. They have daily specials Monday through Friday in the off season. We had their cioppino for half the regular price and it was excellent. It came with a crusty sour dough roll and for $2.00 more you could get a salad. The wait staff was... More 

Thank Mimielah
Georgia, USA
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Save your money and go to Long John Silver's instead. We ordered red snapper and sandabs but the fish was over cooked, mushy and pretty much tasteless. The chowder was ok and the service was only fair. The location on the pier is interesting but the overall experience was definitely not worth the price.

Thank randy12
Sandy, Utah
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The clam chowder was very good, no skimping on the clams! We split a crab sandwich and it was yummy too! The view of the ocean is perfect.

Thank alannak2003
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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401 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stopped in for their Happy Hour at the upper deck bar. Great food (shrimp tacos, calamari and much more) and excellent drinks, all at discounted prices. Good views and excellent bartenders. Really enjoyable stop while watching surfers and the sunset. Would definitely return!

Thank Nancy011351
Pioneer, California
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Eating at Stagnaro's was absolutely delightful. The best seafood I have ever experience. Looks out into the water as they are located on the Santa Cruz Wharf. Delightful atmosphere!

Thank Sharon M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-2180

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