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Stagnaro Bros Seafood

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Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-2180
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Disappointing.

We had high expectations given the history, the look of the fresh fish in the attached market, the featured Cioppinno, and the special dessert: apricot bread pudding. We expected excellent, and at these prices, we had a right to. And the service was quite efficient. But the food was just OK at... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
PhillC
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Goleta, California
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  • Families with children
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Goleta, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had high expectations given the history, the look of the fresh fish in the attached market, the featured Cioppinno, and the special dessert: apricot bread pudding. We expected excellent, and at these prices, we had a right to. And the service was quite efficient. But the food was just OK at best, mediocre at worst. My husband ordered the... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Granted, we only at at two restaurants on the wharf. But based on other reviews I have read, and my personal experiences, this place is the place to go. The prices are good, the food is better. We both had clam chowder, which was delicious. My wife had fish and chips. The fish was great, though she didn't love the... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have eaten at this place any times over the last fifteen years.... its good but not as much as it used to be, unless we were unlucky on the day we visited. I had the chowder and fish stew. The chowder was Ok, as was the stew.... but the seasoning was not great.... overpowering raw garlic and tons of... More 

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The clam chowder that comes served in a hollowed out loaf of bread is a treat. Make sure you ask for Brianna to be your server, she's the best ever!! Is always a treat going here as it's located on the end of a pier.

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32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The best thing about this place are the views. The drinks are good and the food is decent. I stuck to the raw seafood which was excellent. My girl had the sampler plate... not a good idea. I heard this place used to be better, but I would say come here for the view, drinks and maybe a salad or... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have visited this establishment many times over the years, and have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. My most recent visit on May 28 very well may be my last. The food was just not what it used to be. I had a swordfish steak special with an artichoke tapenade. The fish was hot, but the tapenade was cold.... More 

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San Jose, CA
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127 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It's a nice place to eat toward the end of the pier and nice seating. Strange thing is they sell food outside (to go / take out) and they won't let you bring the food inside the restaurant EVEN if you order more food inside. HUH?

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San Jose, California
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great service, fresh seafood, one of the best Bloody Marys I've ever had! If you go to Santa Cruz, you must go to Stagnaro Brothers.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You can always count on a good meal at Stagnaro Brothers Seafood. This is where my son wants to go each year for his Birthday Dinner.

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Sunnyvale, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The view. OMG the view. The fish and chips are always very good, the specials are always worh considering, and the price is not too over-the-top.

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Address: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: (831) 423-2180
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (831) 423-2180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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