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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 - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 am
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

$47 for breakfast for 1 adult and two kids. Good though, freshly prepared and muc bigger portions sizes than we were anticipating! Caters well for tourists with its decor and American 'feel'.

Thank OrgasmicCry
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A Reasonably priced diner. Friendly staff. Plastic crockery used. Good and fresh Thai soup was available

Thank frncsmcd
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I saw this place on Guy Fieri's triple D show so I wanted to try the beef Pho at this diner. The service was fast and very friendly. The pho bowl was huge but the broth itself was just OK. A little heavy on the star anise flavor for my taste. It comes with medium rare beef (pho tai) but... More 

Thank tpham94
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Santa Cruz diner is right down the street from the Court House. It's a great place to grab breakfast or lunch if you're on a jury trial. The menu is quite extensive, lots to choose from! Prices are reasonable and the decor will make you think you stepped back in time.

Thank kristin M
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stop in and check out this diner. The decor was fun to look at. The menu very diverse! There were so many types of food but we already had an idea of what we wanted to eat.

Thank luckyz3
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting decor. A lot of food to choose from. Their menu was about 4 pages full front and back! It was a busy morning so we waited about 15 minutes to get our food. The desserts looked delicious, but we went for breakfast so did not get any. The portions were good for the price we paid. Recommended if in... More 

Thank Andrea A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast that was fantastic! Prices were average. Friendly owner waited on us and they seemed to have quick service .

Thank Lesley S
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a great range of tasty food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There were many interesting vintage signs around the diner! The service was slow at times.

Thank aviktoriya
Covina, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't have high expectations as far as the atmosphere and the place itself, but the food is delicious. The portions were extremely generous, and the dishes were packed with flavor. I want to go back just to try there breakfast, I heard it was phenomenal. I had the pot roast, mashed , and all the fixins' just like you'd expect... More 

Thank 555jsanchez
Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place I have a family of 6 and it was reasonably priced with great portions. Our waiter was excellent. Ive been to placed that have screwed up my omelet but it was perfect even though I love it loaded up with everything. My kids loved the mickey mouse pancakes. I would recommend and cant wait to go... More 

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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, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?