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111 Venetian Rd, Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-1115
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food...reward after a long walk

My friend and I went on a walk along the beach path and stopped in for lunch at the Pixie Deli. The prices are reasonable and the food very good. I had the tuna wrap with wasabi mayo...yum! My friend had the calamari sandwich. Other than it taking a while for my friends lunch to come up....it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Jackie L
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Santa Cruz, California
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santa cruz
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really want to like Pixie Deli, as it is the only place to get breakfast at the Rio del Mar beach in Aptos. But had a terrible experience Sunday regarding extremely rude service. This happened to us once before from an employee a year or two ago. But we came back; and this time it was the owner. I felt... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My friend and I went on a walk along the beach path and stopped in for lunch at the Pixie Deli. The prices are reasonable and the food very good. I had the tuna wrap with wasabi mayo...yum! My friend had the calamari sandwich. Other than it taking a while for my friends lunch to come up....it was a good... More 

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Aptos, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After a walk at Seacliff State Beach, lunch at the Pixie Deli is a fine way to relax. Nate, the very friendly owner, serves up hearty,made-to-order hot and cold sandwiches. It's a take-a-number, order at the counter joint with an adjacent, ocean-view dog-friendly patio.

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Sebastopol, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great little deli steps from the motel and the beach. Serve a variety of dishes from snacks to filling meals. I only wish they were open later.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great location on Rio Del Mar beach. Friendly family staff. Ordered the pesto chicken sandwich. It was average at best. Too much bread, not enough pesto. Biggest complaint is the $1 charge to refill a cup of coffee. It was just a regular cup of coffee.

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Tucson, AZ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

After a day at the beach, we were tired and hungry. We mixed and matched some daily specials to feed our family of four for about $35 the food was good and so was the service.

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Portland, Oregon
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54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We opted for Pixie Deli for breakfast. My son-in-law wanted to try their breakfast burritos. They were huge! I had chorizo, cheese and spinach. It was quite tasty, but twice what I could eat. We had no trouble locating an outside table. Looks like parking could be bit of an issue on a busy beach day, but this restaurant is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We spent the morning walking the beach and ended up with a tasty lunch / beer at the deli. Can see the ocean, watch the people and enjoy the sun...at least that's what we did!

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San Jose, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We love stopping off here for deli food, snacks, drinks, or ice cream. It is across from Rio Del Mar Beach. It is not fancy, but very casual and somewhat Bohemian. Fits the beach atmosphere. Nice outdoor seating as well.

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San Francisco, California
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44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I stopped by this nice little place on my first night in the Santa Cruz area. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found (sandwiches, burritos, breakfast and beer) I look forward to spending the next two months eating lunch at the beach. Very friendly and fun atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Venetian Rd, Aptos, CA 95003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: (831) 688-1115

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?