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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, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Good Restaurant and also Fish Market - Stagnaro Bros Seafood

We have dined at Stagnaro Brothers Seafood. Today we opted to go to their fish section and purchased some salmon to cook at home. Service was helpful and good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Fremont, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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English first
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104 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood, served quick, great selection of drinks. The shrimp cocktail was a large dessert glass full of plenty of small, pink shrimp, not particularly seasoned, but the cocktail sauce and horse radish condiments worked as usual. The same shrimp was served for the shrimp sandwich. My friend was kind of expecting a Po' Boy, so she was disappointed to find... More 

Thank Citimowse
Visalia, California
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat indoors or out, upstairs in the bar, and enjoy great service, good food and drinks, with amazing ocean views! This is a favorite go-to for meals or just happy hour. Located at the end of the pier. Highly recommend this local favorite!

Thank Packlady2015
Chantilly, Virginia
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a lite dinner and found the food wonderful. We had the clam chowder and calamari and it was terrific. The service was delightful. It really seemed like a happy family run business. We would recommend it to others.

Thank Layla13
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While strolling the wharf we decided to stop in at Stagnaro Bros Seafood after looking over their menu. The restaurant was quite busy, we waited over 30 minutes for a table. I don't know if it was the time of day (around 6p) or if the restaurant is just always busy. It appears they have upstairs seating and then their... More 

Thank CathyS04
Fremont, California
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3,247 reviews
943 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,864 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dined at Stagnaro Brothers Seafood. Today we opted to go to their fish section and purchased some salmon to cook at home. Service was helpful and good.

Thank mini
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116 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were advised to take advantage of Stagnaro's happy hour and their delectable selection of $8.95 appetizers. Wow...what a perfect way to experience their skill at seafood preparation and execution at a bargain. The tacos were superb and the deep fried sampler, with calamari, shrimp, and octopus, is a diet-busting delight. We both had the house-brand beer, an ale if... More 

Thank curtismapman
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to have lunch or an early evening dinner for great views of Steamer Lane and the Santa Cruz Cliffs. Chowder is very good and select any of the (grilled) fresh fish. Not on the menu, but try asking for a salad with smoked salmon.. excellent.

Thank Geri3381
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great location on the wharf and the food mediocre.You can watch the surfers and great sunsets.

Thank shottzy1234
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My memory of meals at Stagnaro's were delicious memories of fresh well prepared fish. I was sadly disappointed this time (after many years) as were others in my party. My fish was over cooked and chaulky. I only ate a small portion if it and when they picked up my plate they missed the opportunity to ask me if it... More 

Thank Martin M
Morgan Hill, California
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Lunch, during the week, during the off season, means no lines and ample parking. It also means you have a good chance of bagging a prime window table upstairs. We had the Calamari Steak Sandwich with a bowl of Clam Chowder and both were excellent. The Sandwich is served on a house baked toasted bun with ample condiments on the... 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: Scenic view, Families with children


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