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The Fog Bank Bar & Grille

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American, Bar
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211 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
831-462-1881
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Watsonville, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place makes excellent hamburgers at a good price. The bar is also a good place to have a drink on the weekend or after work. The service is friendly and welcoming.

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Coarsegold, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a few beers and some Ceviche on the back deck, yummy food, cold beer and beautiful view. The bartender was awesome and we had great service, perfect stop on our Anniversary trip to Capitola.

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Thank Jamie T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Had drinks and appetizers outside facing the ocean which was nice. The food was good but service was pretty slow and they weren't very busy.

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Tempe, Arizona
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We stumbled upon the Fog Bank Bar and Grille while looking for lunch on a Monday. There were mostly locals but we felt very welcome. We really enjoyed the little community and said we would stay there next time instead of Santa Cruz. The restaurant is on the creek so the view is nice on the patio. They serve breakfast... More 

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redding, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you want to see a good band up close and personal in a good dive bar this is the place for you! It's a mixed crowd and almost everyone is dancing and friendly. There's also a little deck where you can get some fresh air and look out at the creek and the ocean when the band's on break.... More 

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Thank Randy H
Calgary, Canada
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368 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Cocktails from a great bartender, and killer live 60's surf music …. what more could you ask for? Great downtown location located right on the beach too!

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Thank Christopher C
central New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have been to the Fog Bank almost every trip we have made to Capitola. We always sit outside to get the most beautiful view of the Venetian Hotel. We ordered the seafood platters and I had a nice mixed drink. The service was not quite up to par this time. Our waitress was busy and did not want to... More 

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saratoga, california
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

had bloody marys there with friends, and hot tea, catching up in the morning after all of us having attended a wedding. Service was excellent and friendly staff

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Discovery Bay, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My family and I love the Fog Bank and always go here when we get together. It is the best bar and grille that we have found in northern California. The location is unique since the bar practically sits in the water. The bartender is very polite and makes excellent drinks. The food is very good and plentiful. The service... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We visited first to have a Bloody Mary (fabulous and with a nice bartender). We returned for dancing with a live band. It was wonderful. The live band was good and the dance floor was crowded enough to be interesting but not confining. Aces 10 on dancing to a live band after 7 p..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 831-462-1881

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