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Center Street Grill

1001 Center St, Ste 1, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3796
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Ranked #127 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Feb 17, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Food excellent. Hot , pot roast mashed potatoes and green beans. Service was average . Nice atmosphere.

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San Jose
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Center Street Grill is a hidden gem just off the main track in Downtwon Santa Cruz. It is big with a very relaxed feel. My preference for dinner is an entree size salad. They met my desires with a wonderful chicken Chinese salad that was totally yummy. But the prize goes to the chef for the Carmel banan bread pudding... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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52 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Tuesdays there is a special for a beer and a burger. The ambiance is nice. It gets a little loud. This particular evening, there was only one server, Bo. He was a little over worked and our service was not as good as it was on previous nights. The burger is good. There is fresh lettuce and tomato with onion... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in town for a family wedding and stopped in based on decent reviews for late Saturday morning brunch. They weren't extremely busy however it didn't seem they had enough help to cover everything. The menu options were good for brunch with several daily special items. We waited a long time for our food to arrive which you wouldn't... More

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We cannot say enough about how great we were treated by the Center Street Grill on September 15, 2013. We hosted a brunch the morning after our son's wedding at the Center Street Grill and Marty along with her staff made sure that the brunch went off perfectly. Their venue was amazing for the over 96 people who attended and... More

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stockton ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This was a nice looking place with very good food. We went for lunch on a Thursday and were surprised to find they were almost empty. Loved my philly steak sandwich and the service. If they offered ranch dressing it would have all been perfect. Nice vegetarian sandwich and chicken club sandwich for the family.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Center St Grill is fantastic ! We had a Family Reunion - and Center St. worked with us who were out of town in setting up a time, menu and so forth. When we got here we found the most wonderful owners, cooks, servers and others! They went out of their way to make everything work and work extremely well... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Had a great meal here that included Lemon Caper Chicken and a fantastic Chinese chicken salad. The atmosphere is comfortable and modern. Not too crowded. The best part of our meal was the dessert. They make a Carmel Banana Bread Pudding that is out of this world. It's worth going there just for the dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We have been to the Center Street Grill several times and have always found the food to be well prepared and of high quality. Service has sometimes been slow in the past, but has definitely improved. Our meal, including a yummy limoncello-champagne cocktail, was excellent from start to finish.

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Felton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We have had some very good lunches at the Center St Grill. Quiet atmoshere. Good service. Fair proportions. Very good for small group gatherings. Nice outside seating. Dont forget to plug the meter if you use one of the ones in front. They are frequently checked. Free parking on some of the other nearby side streets.

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