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Bay Bar & Grill

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209 Esplanade, Ste B, Capitola, CA 95010-3380
831-854-2244
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Dickinson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great place to grab a some drinks and play a few rounds of pool. Lorenzo always interacts with everyone who walks through the door, he's awesome:)

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Reno
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went in for lunch in April 2015. Be aware they might pad your bill.We ordered 1 fish and chips, 1 bread bowl of chowder,2 sodas.When the waitress came to tell us that they were out of bread bowls,i said just bring it in a regular bowl.She did just that, but when we got the bill she was charging us... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were hungry so decided to stop in and the place was empty around the 4/4:30 time. The waitress was super sweet and helpful. We sat by the window for ocean viewing. We ordered bacon fries, chicken tacos, chicken cheddar burger with and without the ciabatta bun along with a cheese burger. The waitress spoke very highly of the tacos... More 

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1 Thank stixx3
California
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stopped here while staying in Capitola. We sat out on the back patio with a great view of the beach. I had the crab cake benedict which was quite delightful...supposed to be topped with mushrooms but had those on the side..that was a smart choice. The eggs were poached perfectly and the hollandaise was very tasty. The husband had... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I can't speak to the food (since I've never eaten here) but I can say that I've visited Capitola several times in the last year or so and I've never had a bad experience here, from staff or other customers. In fact, I find this place one of the friendliest, most laid-back establishments in the Village. Drink are priced at... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Right on the water in Capitola, nothing special to look at but it's great that you can look out the back windows into the bay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I bought a bartender who was not working a shot along with myself. I had 4-5 beers throughout our stay. When I went to pay I had 6 shots and 13 beers on my tab. My friends had their own bill. I went to get each beer myself. The owner was behind the bar and when I complained he became... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I usually don't respond to other reviews but I have to... Anyone saying the beach boardwalk in santa cruz is better then bay bar in Capitola doesnt go to the boardwalk much.. Ok to my review: The bay bar is a bar with good pub food. I have been here a few times while in Capitola and I have had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

I love Bay Bar in Capitola, it is laid back, safe and fun atmosphere. Drinks are strong and good and bar keeps are inviting and friendly.

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

NOPE. This was not a good time. We were celebrating the end of a family trip and while the wives and kids went home in on cars the guys wanted to have some fun in a bar in Capitola. This seems to be a local hang out place only. Everybody seemed to know each other. We were continously ignored by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Esplanade, Ste B, Capitola, CA 95010-3380
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 831-854-2244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?