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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 64
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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently Good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Stacy L
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Santa Cruz, California
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  • Families with children
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San Jose, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Towamencin Township
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153 reviews 153 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I hate travelling to a great location only to find they don't source local. But when you see a fresh seafood market directly connected to a restaurant, count us in. Tried local Sandab. It's a smaller mackeral and was great. Wife had the freshest oysters in a really long time. Top....catch a lounge window view. Wharf charges to park. Worth... More 

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Bonaire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were looking for some fresh seafood on the Santa Cruz pier and a few drinks to go with it. Went to the upstairs bar for happy hour and were very happy with the quality of the food and drinks and all at a great price!

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Vacaville, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had never been to this area before and this restaurant was recommend to us. I had no idea it was at the end of the pier! You have to pay for parking it was in increments of 20 minutes. There was plenty of parking but the pier is also very long so if your going for this restaurant don't... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stagnaro Bros have been a fixture on Santa Cruz Wharf for decades. There is a restaurant and separate space where iced fish are sold. The also have walk away shrimp cocktails. For movie aficionados the fish market was featured in the Clint Eastwood film "Sudden Impact". Eastwood was held at gunpoint by the "Stagnaros" mother and later thrown off the... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Whether eating in the restaurant - with great views of the harbor or taking advantage of the walk-up food - it's all a winner. Nice to have the option of a variety of foods at the walk-up area - I love the fried clams to carry over to the pier and eat.

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Have been dining at Stagnaro's since I was a child. My favorite place on the Wharf! Staff is great and food is always consistently good. Great Bartender named Bill!!

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San Jose, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have eaten lunch and dinner at Stagnaro Bros a number of times, and have always had a good meal. They also have awesome Bloody Mary's, so ask for the house special with Pepper Vodka. Good views of point and surfers, especially if you sit on the 2nd floor that has windows all the way around. Also good and attentative service.... More 

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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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