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“Picnic for the beach!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Picnic Basket

The Picnic Basket
125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.427.9946
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Ranked #11 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Mountain View, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Picnic for the beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

First off, this place appears to always be busy, and to add it is small, so the place is crammed when it is busy. The way I see it, it is because it has good sandwiches right at the beach front. Order lunch and take it down to the beach... easy. The food is really good and the young people very friendly. It is definitely worth it, particularly if you don't want to get stuck in an expensive busy restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Slow service and average food!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Forever waiting for food and it isn't even that busy the hot drinks were nothing to write home about. Defiantly try somewhere else.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Great place next to the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stop by Santa Cruz on the way to Napa valley and had a little picnic by the beach. Bought the picnic salad and chicken avacado sandwich to go for our beach picnic..even the kids loved it.

Visited June 2014
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Sonoma County California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Great Spot for Snacks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Friendly helpful staff, good cookies, ice cream and pastries (didn't try anything else but think anything here would be great). Seems like most everything was made from scratch. Loved it!

Visited May 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“LOVED this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed at the Beach Street Inn, right upstairs, so we had breakfast here a few times. The breakfast burrito, morning cake and turnovers were amazing...and very reasonably priced. We decided to try the Ideal Bar & Grille for breakfast on our last day and -- although there was a better view -- it couldn't compare to the taste and value at the Picnic Basket.

Visited May 2014
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