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“Huge menu & great prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Cruz Diner

Santa Cruz Diner
909 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-426-7151
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Ranked #83 of 328 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Huge menu & great prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

The menu selection is huge- they have everything, including all day breakfast. The diner has a very great atmosphere, is busy all the time. We went there twice- for lunch and breakfast. Both meals were great and were very reasonably priced.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Typical diner. Food is good for the...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

Typical diner. Food is good for the price. I take the family there on Sundays. Lot of options.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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El Cajon, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Good food, good price, good atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

We were up visiting the kid at UCSC and stopped at the diner for dinner, two nights in a row. I'm pretty budget oriented and the kid wanted some solid food (sorry UCSC, bad dining hall food).

Santa Cruz Diner has a great selection and great prices. We were quite satisfied with it all. The atmosphere is nice and casual and we experienced some pretty good service.

We'll visit again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Rude Staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

A friend and I picked this diner for its distance from the Hotel that I work at. The breakfast was great our waitress was great!.. When we decided to pay for our meals I used a visa card as payment our waitress was so busy that a hispanic older gentleman took our payment when I asked him to break a 20 bill he cussed me out in spanish (not relizing I'm hispanic as well and understood exactly was he was saying, not to mentioni was 7 months pregnant!!) The food is ok if you dont mind being cussed out! I called the manager the next day for some reason I guess we had a bad connection ?? But he didnt understand what I was saying and hung up. I work for a major hotel chain down the road and i absolutely refuse to send guest's here. Take a short drive and visit the Walnut cafe you get alot more for your buck and the service is the best!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, CA
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very Homey Diner-Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

Have been coming here since I had a brief stint on a project in Santa Cruz and I have to say the food is a wonderful value, nothing out of the ordinary for a traditional American Diner but the service makes the place. From its funny signs littering the front counter to the classic neon signage it exudes a home-like feel. Plus its OPEN 24 HOURS which I absolutely loved with my unstable work hours. I highly recommend this wholesome diner to anyone visiting town.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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