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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
All hours
Sun - Wed 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 am
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Turlock, California
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94 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great variety of food. Quality was so-so. As we ate, several employees stood nearby, talking loudly--including a lot of swearing. Not very professional, especially since I had my kids with me. Our server was friendly but not especially attentive, even though the place wasn't busy. But there were lots of menu items to choose fro, which is always a plus,... More 

Thank dephal
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been too this restaurant many times. The last four times I've gone I've been disappointed. Services is not attentive. We had trouble getting refills on coffee. The food wasn't that good. I actually disnt finish my plate this last time. It could just be an off day. I'll go back in hopes the cooking and services gets better.

Thank ssmason3
Folsom, California
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What drew us in was a sign that read "Guy ate here" - smart! Not sure if he liked it or not. A very busy place, but not high quality food. Pretty good prices. I had a burger that was pretty good. The produce was very tasty and fresh, but the patty was just okay. The curly fries were very... More 

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Paris, France
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Discount for seniors Good pancakes, thaï food, salads, pastas Some watresses very attentionate, others more expeditive

Thank gabexp
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on our drive from San Francisco to Monteray! It is a "typical" American diner. It was the cheapest yet most delicious meal we had. Service was great, food came quickly and was truly delicious!

Thank Stephdg86
Santa Cruz, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some people love this place. I don't know why. It's hit or miss. Sometimes they get your order right. Sometimes they don't. Sometimes you get heartburn. Sometimes you don't. Sometimes there are ants on your table. On the plus side, they have parking and WiFi. On the down side, both the food and the service are inconsistent. It's within walking... More 

Thank Avtar K
Oro Valley, Arizona
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh how the mighty have fallen . Our previous visits were replete with courteous service reminiscent of a classic East Coast diner, hearty delicious food and ambiance. All three are now SEVERELY lacking, and no longer will this place hold fond memories replaced with even fonder memories. Now the Santa Cruz Diner has seared a hole in our hearts with... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this diner after looking through Trip Advisor for where to eat after a day at the boardwalk. I had the breakfast, and it was cooked perfectly. My wife and son had the meatloaf, and said it was one of the best meatloaf they had. We were shocked at the bill at the end, as it was one... More 

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San Diego, California
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here and the food was good, the staff was friendly, the price was more than reasonable and the decor was interesting.

Thank TomrUsa
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came, made a messy, with 2 small children, including spilling full cup of milk, piles of napkins, all friendly and good food.

Thank Amsterdam_Aussie

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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?