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The Picnic Basket

125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.427.9946
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Ranked #10 of 327 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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Sacramento
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We came here for breakfast- I didn't think there were too many options, they forgot part of our order, and the portions weren't too big so we left hungry. The mocha I had was pretty good though.

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Bakersfield, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were riding our bikes around Santa Cruz when we came upon this great little restaurant. The sandwiches we had were very fresh and tasty. Loaded with fresh greens and the bread of very fresh too. They do take there time to make sure the sandwiches looked and taste very good. Very happy we found this place. I had the... More

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Fresno, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stayed right above The Picnic Basket at the Beach Street Inn over the Holiday weekend. We had coffee here and breakfast once. The staff was not friendly at all and it was almost like a problem that we ordered anything. We were basically interrupting them from recapping the night before with their co-workers. The breakfast burrito was ok.... it... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Right across from the Boardwalk. The deli-style restaurant features great sandwiches and ice cream. Healthy choices abound and prices are reasonable.

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Osoyoos, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Everything was fantastic. Yummy sandwiches and ice cream for desert. Nice staff and fair prices. Casual, eat in or take it with you.

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Mountain View, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

First off, this place appears to always be busy, and to add it is small, so the place is crammed when it is busy. The way I see it, it is because it has good sandwiches right at the beach front. Order lunch and take it down to the beach... easy. The food is really good and the young people... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Forever waiting for food and it isn't even that busy the hot drinks were nothing to write home about. Defiantly try somewhere else.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stop by Santa Cruz on the way to Napa valley and had a little picnic by the beach. Bought the picnic salad and chicken avacado sandwich to go for our beach picnic..even the kids loved it.

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Sonoma County California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Friendly helpful staff, good cookies, ice cream and pastries (didn't try anything else but think anything here would be great). Seems like most everything was made from scratch. Loved it!

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed at the Beach Street Inn, right upstairs, so we had breakfast here a few times. The breakfast burrito, morning cake and turnovers were amazing...and very reasonably priced. We decided to try the Ideal Bar & Grille for breakfast on our last day and -- although there was a better view -- it couldn't compare to the taste and... More

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