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Santa Cruz Diner

909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pho” (41 reviews)
“pancakes” (26 reviews)
“spring rolls” (14 reviews)
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Asian, American, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped by here on our way through Santa Cruz. We were all hungry but just wanted easy food. Parents ate the Pho, kids had the spaghetti.... it was perfect.

Thank DCtravelteam
Reviewed 6 days ago

Santa Cruz Diner is decent value but only because the portions are enormous. We had a huge steak sandwich which was moderate, a huge Caesar salad which was good and a huge garden salad which was also good. For a family of 3, 2 main...More

Thank Northern_traveller56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously, my family was Hyped to eat here BC we saw the YT staring Guy Fieri; what a disappointment! Pros: Easy to find, Safe location, Clean, Desent portion size, average tasting food & the price is OK. To work on: Welcome everyone not just your...More

Thank rgNjg60
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here before and once again we are not disappointed. Since it was breakfast time for us, that's what we ordered. What a great breakfast and a large serving. My 2 year old granddaughter ate her entire large pancake, That sums it up.

Thank Twinoakmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went here on Guy's recommendation ( Food Channel), It was okay. Wish I had remembered hat exactly he ordered. The menu was extensive. My husband got the mushroom and swiss burger and I got a spring roll. Got a dessert to go Pricey at $8...More

Thank Donna E
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Perfect pit stop along the Route 1 drive, classic California atmosphere and decor, wonderful food, friendly staff, owner has his lunch there too - you’ll really appreciate the very short detour to sample this location! For a touring Brit like me, it met all my...More

Thank M8NMA
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Typical Diner atmosphere, wait staff is super nice. This place is a "Diamond in the not so ruff". I travel from Scotts Valley to each there at least one a week. I noticed they maintain relationships with MANY local and returning customers.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed July 6, 2018

I had breakfast at the Santa Cruz Diner with a friend and although it wasn't an experience to write home about, the food and service were adequate. But if you want a fancy meal, there are plenty of possibilities along Pacific Avenue. Of course, you...More

Thank T5940NUdavidh
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Driving into SC from a ways away and the diner is one of the first non-chain restaurants we saw. Stopped in because parking was easy and we were starving. This is a crappy restaurant that exists because there are so many tourist here. The decorations...More

Thank MoccasinMike
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Went there after Del Mar movie and quick seating, fast service, extra care by waitress in training, great hot food like always. Recommend this place to everyone!

Thank ruppebay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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