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Scontriano's Dolphin Restaurant

71A Munincipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-5830
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Ranked #132 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Ate here and it was just okay. My husband had the clam chowder and said it was very food. I had the pooh..not worth the money. It was greasy and had poor taste quality. The waitress was nice, but very in attentive.Save some money and just buy the chowder from the window out front and eat at a picnic table.

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We found this restaurant a while back and fell in love with the clam chowder...had it twice in one stay. No we cant go to Santa Cruz without going here and getting lunch or dinner...or both!

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Bangor, Maine
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233 reviews 233 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I had lunch here one day when in Santa Cruz. I had looked at many menus along the boardwalk and decided to go the end of the wharf. I spotted this place and went in. Great view since it is the last restaurant at the end of the wharf. Lunch was excellent. Value was good. Highly suggest this place if... More

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Antioch CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This place has a good location at the end of the wharf and open air patio to dine out in the beautiful Santa Cruz sun, however that is about the only good thing, which for most might mask how bad the food actually is because you enjoy your surroundings so much. The was decent as well as our server was... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Note, many of my foodie reviews revolve around finding the perfect Fish & Chips. One would think that, living in Santa Cruz, CA, a seaside town, that great Fish & Chips would be prolific. Unfortunately, my hunt continues. I asked a lady at the parking kiosk gate what she recommended, after all, the entire wharf is swimming with Fish &... More

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NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is amongst the last building on the end of the pier in Santa Cruz. The food is OK, but nothing to write home about. The sole and veggies were well prepared, but the accompanying fries were frozen string style fries and over greasy. No bread was provided with the meal. These is no restroom on the premises, so... More

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Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Located towards the end of the Santa Cruz pier. Open early for breakfast. Take the time to walk to the very end of the pier and watch the sea lions. Good variety on menu, and good service.

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Mariposa, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We got hungry as we walked the wharf. so we found this place my daugther loves dolphins so we thought why not plus i was told they had the best clam chowder. Not dissapointed there :) kids had burgers and hotdogs and were catered to in every aspect. Will make this a stop everytime we are in the area

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Phoenix, Arizona
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241 reviews 241 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is the last restaurant at the end of the Wharf, a beautiful area to wander and shop and gaze at the water from. Gave it a try on a recommendation from a local but i fear we misinterpreted which restaurant we should of chosen. The service was decent of course you can't beat the view, but after the excellent... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This restaurant at the end of the wharf has eating areas inside and outside. Even though we sat outside on a cool sunny day it was warm enough as there is a glass screen surrounding the eating area. I had tasty food which was well cooked, namely a starter of clam chowder followed by crab cakes. The cost was reasonable... More

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