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Stagnaro Bros Seafood

Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-2180
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Ranked #80 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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San Jose, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Starting with the drinks, I felt a little robbed. I ordered a pineapple juice that was served in a cup that was 3/4 ice. The crab cocktail had a grayish cast to it. It tasted as if it has been shelled the day before. My Ernesto Seafood pasta contained a large ratio of overdone calamari smothered in cheese. The red... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is on Santa Cruz Pier in Monterey Bay. It is Dungeness crab season. Crab Louis is on the menu for $22. Under these circumstances, it did not occur to me to ask if they use fresh crab in the Louis. They don't! Brownish, flavorless, frozen crab was used. When I queried the waiter about the crab, he brushed me... More 

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Central Valley, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I love seafood and enjoy spending time at the Santa Cruz wharf. We had a light dinner at Stagnaro's: a fish sandwich, clam chowder and a salad. The fish sandwich was wonderful. The fish was perfectly cooked and seasoned and the fries were hot and crispy. The clam chowder was OK, pretty bland - but the clams... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is real people! Shelled Dungeoness in a paper cup with a side of butter. It was like a dream come true. This is at the seafood store location on the wharf. Best thing to ever happen to me. Simple, delicious and cheap, only $10 for a VERY GENEROUS portion. I'm so excited about this. I almost don't want to... More 

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Danville, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

One of our favorites in Santa Cruz. To our deepest disappointment they had no dungeonous crab! So we grab lobster tails. The steak was excellent as was the service

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Grass Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Stagnaro Bros Seafood is my favorite seafood restaurant among all the seafood choices in Santa Cruz. The Stagnaro brothers have had a long fishing history in Santa Cruz and it shows in their restaurant. The food, atmosphere, view and the service are all great! I love sitting out on the upstairs patio watching the sunset. I lived in Santa Cruz... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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732 reviews 732 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My sister, wife, and I dined at this restaurant on the Santa Cruz wharf, and really enjoyed it. The three of us have different tastes in food, with my sister deciding on the catch of the day, my wife having tilapia, and I having a green curry mixed seafood special. Both of my co-diners enjoyed their meals, and mine was... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We chose Stagnara Bros Seafood because of the family history and significance of the area. When we first entered the door and requested a table, the hostess asked us to go upstairs and someone would seat us. We went upstairs, were greeted, then sat near a window. It was absolutely freezing! We requested to have the heat turned up, but... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I never miss a chance to visit the walk up counter at seafood market. A crab cocktail, and the snapper sandwich without the bread. Low cal and delicious. No fishy taste. No place like that where I live. Friendly, fast, and fresh.

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Orange, California
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85 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We just went here for lunch with a party of twelve. We had every thing from appetizers to chowder to full meals. Everything was great. I highly recommend the clams. With a large party, we were expecting to wait for our food. Instead, everything came up quickly and was delicious. The service was fast and friendly.

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Additional Information about Stagnaro Bros Seafood

Address: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: (831) 423-2180
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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