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Santa Cruz Diner

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(Most items served all day/all night)
OMELETTES​
3 cage-free eggs pan-cooked. Egg substitute available.
7.79
Potatoes
Toast
Pancakes
Surfs Up
Ham, bacon, sausage, cheddar.
7.79
Potatoes
Toast
Pancakes
Capitola
Ham,​ bacon, cheddar.
8.29
Potatoes
Toast
Pancakes
Seafood
(6a-2p) Shrimp, avocado, hollandaise
7.79
Potatoes
Toast
Pancakes
Denver
Ham, bell pepper, onion.
7.79
Potatoes
Toast
Pancakes
3 Cheese
Swiss, American, Monterey Jack.
7.79
Potatoes
Toast
Pancakes
Hawaii
Ham, pineapple, Monterey jack.
7.89
Potatoes
Toast
Pancakes
Portuguese
Linguisa and Cheddar
7.79
Potatoes
Toast
Pancakes
Monterey
Mushroom, avocado, Jack.
7.79
Potatoes
Toast
Pancakes
Ranch
Ham, mushroom, onion, Jack.
SKILLETS​
Eggs over home fries + topping and toast.
7.89
Pancake
Vegetarian
Artichoke, avocado, Monterey jack
7.89
Pancake
Mexican
Bell pepper, onion, ground beef, salsa and jack cheese.
SCRAMBLES​
With choicd of potatoes and pancakes or toast +
Choice of 3; onion, bell pepper, tomato, olive,
Pineapple, spinach, mushroom, artichoke.
7.69
Tofu
Lightly seasoned with curry
7.69
Egg
3 eggs scrambled
COMBINATIONS​
2 eggs any style.
7.59
Canadian-Style Bacon
Potatoes + pancakes
Toast
Ham
7.59
Country Sausage (2)
Sub chicken-apple sausage (4) +1.98
Potatoes + pancakes
Toast
Link Sausage
(2)
7.59
Potatoes + pancakes
Toast
Bacon
(4 slices)
7.49
Potatoes + pancakes
Toast
Ground Beef Steak
(1/3 lb)
7.79
Potatoes + pancakes
Toast
Linguisa
(1 Sausage )
9.29
Potatoes + pancakes
Toast
Top Sirloin
9.99
Potatoes + pancakes
Toast
NYSteaks
4.89
Potatoes + pancakes
Toast
Two Eggs
7.99
Potatoes + pancakes
Toast
Ultimate Combo
3​ eggs, 2 bacon slices, link sausage and ham
SUPER COMBOS​
2 eggs. Please order by #
7.59
Potatoes
Super Combo # 1
Sausage, 2 bacon and 3 pancakes
7.69
Potatoes
Super Combo # 2
sausage, 2 bacon and French toast
7.79
Potatoes
Super Combo # 3
Sausage, 2 bacon and 1/2/waffle
WAFFLES​
4.99
Buttermilk
5.69
Walnut Raisin
Banana Walnut
5.69
Blueberry
Chocolate Chip
5.69
Sweet Coconut Waffle
5.69
Strawberries and Cream
(In Season)
7.49
Waffle Special
Waffle,​ 2 eggs, sausage, 2 bacon
PANCAKES​
Short stack(4) 4.49
Full Stack(5) 4.99
Buttermilk
(4) 4.69
(5) 5.29
Whole Wheat and Honey
4.79
Blueberry
(3)
4.79
Chocolate Chip
(3)
5.69
Strawberries and Cream
(3)​ (In Season)
5.99
Cinnamon Streusel
(3)
4.99
Walnut/Raisin
(3)
4.99
Banana Walnut
(3)
6.69
Chicken-apple sausage (3) +1.98
Pigs-in-A-Blanket
(3) Link sausages wrapped inside fluffy pancakes
6.99
Pancake Special
3 pancakes with 2 eggs, link sausage and 2 bacon
BENEDICTS​
(6am-2pm only)
Poached eggs an English muffin topped with Hollandaise sauce and choice of potatoes and fruit
7.79
Turkey
Canadian Bacon
7.79
Avocado
(Vegetarian)
CREPES​
7.69
Vegetarian
Egg, cheddar, onion, spinach, with side of salsa served with choice potatoes
7.89
Chicken
cheddar, bell pepper, mushrooms, onion and sour cream with French fries
7.69
Dessert
Chocolate, banana, and Walnut, ice cream
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Asian, American, Diner
FEATURES
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended by Hotel staff. The waiter was rude. I ordered fish and chips and the fish was over cooked, hard and dry. Would not go back.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank schavez2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family had lunch here and were surprised at the size of the portions. My wife and son had the steak sandwich and I had the teriyaki chicken bowl. Nice, full size cuts of meat on the sandwiches, which were tender and tasty. The chicken...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ray S
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

As a big plus, this is a place where locals congregate. They enjoy the friendly service and the large portions. While the food is just fine, it is not anything to write home about. I had the pho which had great broth but the chicken...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jehrlich2
Reviewed March 18, 2019

My husband and I came in for a cheap breakfast, since we saw the good reviews here and it said it was cheap. It was neither. The food was very mediocre, and all we ordered was the normal breakfast fare (eggs, bacon, hash browns, gravy...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mindy G
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Lots of food options....... old time diner, seafood choices, Pho and other Asian items. Everything we saw looked very good. The prices are reasonable, for a beach town in California. The waiter was kind of loopy but it was ok. The brown gravy was not...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Whateveryousaydear03
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Variety of food options means everyone will find something they like. Open all day and lots of signs and interesting items to look at while you wait. I didn't realize this place had been on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives but agree it is a place...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roni C
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

While visiting family in Santa Cruz, California we always take time out to take our Granddaughters to this diner for breakfast which they absolutely love and hot chocolate to go along with it. This visit was around 11:30 AM best breakfast served all day. I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joan C
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Santa Cruz Diner is one of the only places open after 10 in Santa Cruz. It's a great place to stop for a bite to eat late at night. The quality of the food is good and the prices are affordable

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bigwaves4fun
Reviewed November 25, 2018

yes if your in town with your littles this is the spot to eat the foods so good and the people are just so sweet and welcome everyone

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BigMommasCrew
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We had dinner there, which was decent. However, do not any under circumstances order their fried chicken. The server had told us that they get the chicken brought in frozen and then recook it. I should have known better. I got so sick from it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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