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Santa Cruz Diner


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Three cage-free eggs with potatoes and choice of toast or plain pancakes. Substitute egg whites for .99.
Surf's Up
Ham, bacon, sausage, Cheddar
Ham, bacon, Cheddar
Ham, bell pepper, onion
Three Cheese
Swiss, American, Monterey Jack
Ham, pineapple, Monterey jack
Mushroom, avocado, Monterey Jack
Ham, mushroom, onion, Monterey Jack
Bacon, avocado, Monterey Jack
Tomato, artichoke, mushroom, Monterey Jack
Choice of three fillings: tomato, bacon, olive, mushroom, pineapple, spinach, bell pepper, sausage, ham, onion, cheese, or artichoke
Topped on eggs over country potatoes, with a choice of toast or pancakes.
Artichoke, avocado, Monterey Jack
Bell pepper, onion, ground beef, Monterey Jack, and salsa
Served with potatoes and a choice of pancakes or toast. Choice of three fillings: onion, bell pepper, tomato, olive, pineapple, spinach, mushroom, artichoke, or cheese.
Lightly seasoned with curry
Three cage-free eggs
Two eggs any style, potatoes, and choice of pancakes or toast.
Basic Two Eggs
Ham or Canadian-style Bacon
Link or Country Sausage
Four link sausages or two patty sausages
Four slices
Ground Beef Steak
1/3 lb patty
Top Sirloin
NY Steak
Ultimate Combo
Three eggs, two bacon slices, two link sausages, and ham
Two eggs, two slices of bacon, and two link sausages with choice of potatoes (waffles served 6am-11pm only).
1. Pancakes $12.99
2. French Toast $12.99
3. 1/2 Waffle $12.99
Order by number:
Served 6am-11pm only.
Chocolate Chip
Strawberries & Cream
When in season
Waffle Special
Two eggs, two bacon, and two link sausages
Short Stack (4) $8.99
Full Stack (5) $9.99
Blueberry (3)
Chocolate Chip (3)
Banana Walnut (3)
Strawberries & Cream (3)
When in season
Pancake Special
Three pancakes with two eggs, two bacon, and two link sausages
Potato Pancakes
Three homemade pancakes made with egg, potato, and onion, with a choice of gravy or applesauce on the side. Served 6am-2pm only.
Potato Cake Special
Two potato pancakes, two eggs, and choice of bacon or link sausage. Choice of gravy or applesauce on the side. Served 6am-2pm only.
Poached eggs on English muffin, topped with our rich hollandaise sauce, with choice of potatoes & fruit. Served 6am-2pm only.
Canadian Bacon
Avocado (vegetarian)
Egg, Cheddar, onion, and spinach, served with a side of salsa and choice of potatoes
Cheddar, bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, and sour cream, served with french fries
Ice cream, bananas, and walnuts, drizzled with chocolate sauce
Breakfast Quesadilla
Eggs, onion, bell pepper, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, salsa, and choice of bacon, ham, or sausage
Vegetarian Quesadilla
Egg, onion, bell pepper, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and salsa
Breakfast Burrito
Eggs, potatoes, onion, Cheddar, and salsa
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Asian, American, Diner
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank binksmom92382
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Stopped in for breakfast. I chose the Monterey omelette. It was sauteed mushrooms, jack cheese, and slices of avocado. It came with hash browns, and choice of toast. I opted for a house made biscuit. The omelette was very tasty, especially the avocado. The hash...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bynw
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Very nice Restaurant, good value meals and the waiter very helpful indeed. The vegetables were on the hard side but the meal very nice. Puddings were also very nice. Would recommend eating here. The price of the local beer on the high side

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank asheyWhitstable
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The dinner was "Santa Cruz with an eclectic charm". The food was delicious and the service was personable. They made us feel welcome. Thank You Jennifer and Deanna for a pleasant experience.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Norman D
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

While driving along the Highway 1 we got hungry. We decided to visit this Diner after a short search via mobile. It was a very good decision. The dinner looks exactly like you expect it after watching a lot films about the US. The fries...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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