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Wooden Nickle Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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1819 Freedom Blvd, Freedom, CA 95019-3019
+1 831-724-2600
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 8:30 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 5:00 pm - 8:30 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Watsonville, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

These guys get the diner comfort food prize. They cook everything from scratch every day. Lots of roasts, turkeys etc... Their plates are huge. Prices are really reasonable. You could be best served by splitting one order four ways. The dishes are huge. Very comfortable atmosphere. Each time I go, I wonder why I do not go more often.

Thank Tim T
Hollister, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

I had the Wooden Nickel's famous skirt steak sandwich and it was huge. With coleslaw, fries and chocolate cake it was enough food for two people. My husband really enjoyed his red snapper too.

Thank johnnyscat
Watsonville, California
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325 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

This place is a good choice if you are hungry and want some good home cooked food. Portions are very generous - Even soft drinks & iced tea! Does a great job on burgers, clam chowder, all breakfast. Full bar, too. Service is fast & friendly.

Thank Kerryloves2travel
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I have been here 5-6 times and found the staff to be friendly and the food good. I go here when I want steak!

Thank Steve S
Watsonville, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great ribeye steaks with all the trimmings including cake. The meals are big enough to split ( charge for this but minimal) Full bar available. It is small and rustic but home cooking.

Thank Scarr70
Santa Cruz, California
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times for lunch and dinner but never breakfast, which I know I should try. It doesn't matter what we order, the large steak, the half pound burger, the Friday fish special or whatever, the food is served piping hot, the plate is loaded completely up, and the quality ingredients comprising the dishes are packed with pure... More 

Thank ymceight
Watsonville, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Its a restaurant and bar. its a good place for lunch/diner or drinks after work.The food is good and prices are average. Service is alright nothing special.

Thank Daisy M
Watsonville, California
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Wooden Nickle looks somewhat dive-like from the outside, but inside you'll find a nice family dining room, as well as booth tables along the side of the lively bar area. Generous portions of food, cooked and prepared nicely. Our favorites: the Ribeye steak dinner, giant burgers, fish & chips, and even tasty corned beef & cabbage on St. Patrick's day.

Thank Georg R
Watsonville, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

I have been eating at Wooden Nickel for over 20 years. In my opinion they have the best food in town! A couple of my favorites are the teriyaki skirt steak (yum!) and the French dip sandwich. I had a French dip there last night and added Swiss cheese, mushrooms, grilled onions and horseradish on the side which I add... More 

Thank longjohn2015
Santa Cruz, California
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

A friend recommended this restaurant to my wife, unfortunately it didn't go well for us. We arrived at 9:05am on a Saturday, shortly after they opened so the food arriving slowly was expected as they were still setting things up. I ordered a 3 egg ham and cheese and mushroom omelet, hold the mushrooms and my wife the French toast.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1819 Freedom Blvd, Freedom, CA 95019-3019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Freedom
  • Phone Number: +1 831-724-2600

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