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909 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-426-7151
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Ranked #42 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Diner
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
waterford,mi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Like the title says, good food, smiling waitstaff, and fair prices. Worth every penny. Cool decor . I could eat here often. They have a giant menu.

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Pine Mountain Club, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Gets crowded but still fun. Very friendly with amusing decor. Good and healthful meal choices available.

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Stockton, CA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was my first time here, for breakfast, with two others. They have a large selection of breakfast items -- very attentive and professional staff. Good food, reasonable prices, right on Ocean Drive!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was a great diner with friendly and efficient staff. We went for breakfast and returned for dinner we enjoyed it so much! It was very well priced and the portions were enormous! I would definitely recommend and will return if in the area again.

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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Played a show at the catalyst and needed to grab some food after the show and the diner did not disappoint. At the hour we showed up at it was a much welcomed oasis. The club was superb and the service was great.

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ok most people have seen this on TV by now. They serve everything. From beakfast to chinese to you name it, This is an old fashion type of dinner with boothm table and counter seating, They are busy,busy, busy. They have lng been a late night haunt if you get the munchies or Thanksgiving dinner. They are usually open and... More 

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Nipomo, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a staple of my visits to Santa Cruz!!!!! Breakfast anytime, awesomely funky atmosphere, menu selections to fit any taste, including fresh and tasty vegan & vegetarian choices, and oh those milkshakes!!!!! Seniors get 15% discount. Daily specials are REALLY good, and the pineapple shrimp and rice is worth the trip by itself!!!!

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Bozeman
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great service, fun waitstaff. Great variety on the menu and prices were reasonable. I would eat here again.

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Corona, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

You can typically tell if a diner has good food by the number of cars in the parking lot. This is one I have driven by for the last few months telling myself to stop by. Last evening when I arrived in town, I decided it was time. I was not disappointed. I wanted something 'light' since it was close... More 

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Lemoore, California, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner here. Breakfast is good, plenty and inexpensive. Wasnt thrilled with chicken fried steak because i like my own better. However the portion was hugw and extra gravy was provided. Walls are busy with signs and memorabilia.

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Additional Information about Santa Cruz Diner

Address: 909 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: 831-426-7151
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Diner

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