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Santa Cruz Diner

Asian, American, Diner
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909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
6:00 am - 6:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 am
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick, awesome service, great prices and large quantities. Ate here three times over a one month period and everytime was great.

Thank dmaccaslin
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was directed to this restaurant by a local and were not disappointed. The service was good. The food was very good and the prices reasonable. The decor is interesting. Liked the Trivial Pursuits cards on the table. Great idea

Thank charlesbA2153BL
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast. Nice combo deals at a fair price. We didn't go away hungry... Friendly staff.

Thank Stefan N
Carmichael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had friends from Pennsylvania with us on vacation and we left San Francisco in the early AM, heading to Monterey with a stop for breakfast and a day at the Boardwalk. Had heard that this was reviewed on Diners, Drive Inns and Dives. We wanted to give it a try. It was packed for a weekday and the service is... More 

Thank Inspecchi
Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lengthy and varied menu makes this a spot worth visiting on a trip to Santa Cruz. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Anne G
Northridge, United States
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Santa Cruz Diner, has something for everyone. The Pha is one of the best. All the food is great, sometimes there's a bit of a wait there too.

Thank Patty T
Santa Cruz
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is fine, and they have a large menu to choose from. Not a whole lot to say about it, it's a standard diner. Not a destination in and of itself. Definitely better than Denny's or other national chains.

Thank Melissa B
Manville, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great diner with the old-fashioned flair. Food was plenty and service was great. Would definitely recommend.

Thank KathyG3295
Boston, MA
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to grab a bite here after a day at the beach. The building is practically iconic having been host to other restaurants over the years. It's got a kitschy vibe now with signs of a bygone era. The food was very good diner fare. Frankly the menu was very extensive so sure to please any palate. Prices are... More 

Thank Vivi3399
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time exploring the area and found this diner a lot of fun! There is a lot of nostalgia inside with tons of signage to keep you entertained. The food was very good and reasonably priced for the area. We will stot and leave our hand prints here again. Enjoy!!!

Thank CW111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 am
6:00 am - 6:00 am
6:00 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-7151

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