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Crow's Nest Restaurant

2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
831-476-4560
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Ranked #16 of 326 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Saint George, Utah, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We ate here for dinner and breakfast on our vacation because we liked it so much. The waiter was very professional, the food served beautifully on the plates, and it was fun to be so close to a lighthouse. In the morning we watched the fishermen come back to the marina after early morning fishing. Can't wait to go back!

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The best deal is the Crow's Nest happy hour with 1/2 appetizers and 1/2 price well drinks. Sitting outside on the deck is about as good as it gets.

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Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The idyllic setting of The Crow's Nest coupled with easy parking more than make up for any shortcomings this restaurant may have. As is common in most of Santa Cruz, service is hit or miss. The menu is not particularly creative; however the food is delicious. With that said, Sunday Brunch cannot be beat. It's the best in town. The... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Crow's Nest has a very good menu with a good variety of options. We eat here several times a year and are never disappointed. The service is usually very good. Definitely recommend it.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area, this a must stop in. Amazing views of the beach and marina from almost all of the tables. Great selection of food on the menu. The food was delicious and the service was spot on. It gets quite busy so I would recommend making a reservation.

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Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Crows Nest at the Santa Cruz Harbor is a destination. I especially like the upstairs outdoor seating with the more casual bar menu of appetizers and sandwiches. With sandwiches or entrees you can choose french fries, a small salad or a trip to the salad bar. TIP The salad bar is the best one around. Always fresh and crisp... More

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Santa Cruz
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Crows Nest is more know for their salad bar and dinners, but they have a great breakfast on weekends and hardly ever a wait to get a table.

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Santa Cruz, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Crow's Nest is worth a visit for the great view and pleasant ambiance alone. It is right on the sand next to the small boat harbor. Their extensive and fresh salad bar is A+ as well as their fried calamari and nightly specials (this is all I order so I don't have another reference point). We walked down for... More

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california
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I've been here several times over the years and never been really disappointed. At lunch we had the shrimp-stuffed artichoke appetizer ($8), the aloha burger special ($13) and the sea scallops ($18.50). All were done to perfection. The scallops were a little smaller than I expected, and the rosemary-cumin-citrus crust was a little overpowering, hiding the delicate scallop taste. We... More

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The salad bar is wonderful and the Tuesday lobster special is also. The interior is beautiful, service is very good and the view is perfect!

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