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Sanderlings Restaurant

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1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos, CA 95003 (Sumner Ave.)
(831) 662-7120
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Try the chopino

The chopino was one of the best tasting dishes on the menu. The serving was generous with an entire crab claw and legs as well as fish, shrimp, clams, mussels and squid. You don't need an appetizer. Just order the bowlful. Delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
LindaPMac
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Shandon, California, United States
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Orlando, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We ate both dinner and breakfast here and enjoyed the meals very much. The roasted artichoke was among the best ever and the salads tasted as though the lettuces were picked that afternoon. The breakfast was lovely as well with nice servings and beautiful fruit. The restaurant is a reason to stay here!

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Shandon, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The chopino was one of the best tasting dishes on the menu. The serving was generous with an entire crab claw and legs as well as fish, shrimp, clams, mussels and squid. You don't need an appetizer. Just order the bowlful. Delicious!

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Tracy, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Clam chowder my husband had was excellent as was his butternut squash ravioli. I had the apple and bacon salad and tenderloin which was greater than expected. And the staff attended to my granddaughters every wish. Awesome service

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California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Excellent brunch with a huge variety of dishes. Our only issue was with several of the meat-items such as breakfast sausage and BBQ ribs: everything was cold. These items were served in chafing dishes, so there was plenty of opportunity to keep them warm. I can handle cold ribs, but cold breakfast sausage is not good. The desserts were surprisingly... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food was excellent as was the service. We ate outside on the patio overlooking the ocean and watched the sunset. Definitely recommend this restaurant for a romantic couples outing.

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Mountain View, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for 20 years and every time I go I am so impressed. I first started going for the early bird specials. And now I go when I am in town for the music and drinks in the early evenings. It is a bit pricey for dinners but are presented lovely and fancy. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's a great lunch location out on the patio and the service and food are solid and reasonably priced. Dinner was on the gormet side with small portions and big prices but it was tasty.

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Albany, NY
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100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My spouse and I with a guest dined at Sanderlings on a Thursday evening. All three of us were not hungry and we all had two appetizers. I had clam chowder and crab cakes. The crab cakes were probably manufactured but the clam chowder was awful. I have clammed all my life and could not find a single clam in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We enjoyed watching the sun set as we dined on the restaurant's outdoor patio.The wonderful view was matched by the delicious food and outstanding service.I loved my cippiono and my three companions enjoyed their steaks. It was a fun place. Can't wait to return; next time with our dog. Great outdoor dining or inside if you prefer.

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Watsonville, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had an office holiday dinner here for 9 and was pleased with the quality of the food. The salads were fresh & interesting. Nice to have a choice of a small or full size. 2 of us had ciopinno and it was packed with crab, shrimp, salmon (surprised at this but delicious in broth) mussels & clams. Since it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos, CA 95003
    (Sumner Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: (831) 662-7120

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?