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909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
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Santa Rosa
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287 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

The last time I was here, I was very disappointed. Since that had been the only bad experience here, we decided to give it another try. I am happy to say the diner is back to its great diner-type service. We were seated promptly, and our waiter was excellent. The food is typical diner food with several Asian options. The... More 

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Thank Wildwoodatheart
anickel, Owner at Santa Cruz Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and for giving us a second chance! I'm very happy to hear it was a home run experience this time around. The power of feedback at work. -Chip More 

New York
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for brunch and was not disappointed. I had the shrimp omelet with avocado. Skipped the potato options and got 3 fluffy yummy pancakes. The omelette was awesome! Super filling at a reasonable price. Good service and no wait on a Saturday at 10am!

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Thank Bridget B
anickel, Owner at Santa Cruz Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Bridget! I'm glad you enjoyed the omelette and pancakes, and we hope to see you again the next time you are on the west coast. -Chip More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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390 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a typical diner except they offer more things than the typical menu. Pretty clean and many booths. The eggs are cooked perfectly, but they're greasy. The pancakes are a huge portion. Most portions of everything are very large and it's very inexpensive. You can get breakfast all day and night. They have tuna sandwiches, French dip, hot dogs... More 

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1 Thank Outofdodge_10
anickel, Owner at Santa Cruz Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and the feedback! Glad we could help with your hangover cravings, and hope to see you again the next time you are in Santa Cruz. -Chip More 

Newtown,PA
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

We had a generally good hungover breakfast here. Nice people and pretty good omelets. This rating would be higher, but the bathrooms were horrendous.

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Thank saturdaydiner
anickel, Owner at Santa Cruz Diner, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your hungover breakfast omelettes, and thank you for the bathroom feedback! Measures are being put in place to keep them much cleaner in the future. -Chip More 

Check, Virginia
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

I like stopping here for breakfast sometimes. The food is inexpensive, the atmosphere is nice, and I never have to wait. Always happy with my order, the staff are friendly, and it's easy to walk around the area as well.

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1 Thank Jason K
anickel, Owner at Santa Cruz Diner, responded to this review

I'm glad you are fan, Jason! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and hope to see you in soon for breakfast. -Chip More 

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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

early morning breakfast and everything rolls well. Oatmeal with mix fruits and rye toast was healthy start for the day. Fruits were fresh and good, as well as that oatmeal. Clean place, nice waitress!

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Thank lonely rider from Finland
anickel, Owner at Santa Cruz Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed your oatmeal, and your overall experience. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Santa Cruz, and hope to see you again when you come back to the states! -Chip More 

Saint John, Canada
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130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

My wife and I stopped by for something to eat on a late Sunday evening. We heard about this place on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Unfortunately they were out of spring rolls by the time we got there. We shared a tortilla soup and a rice noodle bowl. The finale was something call death by brownie which was very good.... More 

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Thank David J
anickel, Owner at Santa Cruz Diner, responded to this review

David, Thank you for the review, and I am sorry you missed the spring rolls! Glad you enjoyed everything else, and I'll let the staff know you were pleased with your experience. Hope to see you again the next time you are in the states for those spring rolls! -Chip P.S. Good choice with the death by brownie More 

Israel
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

we came late just before closing time but the staff was very nice and very patients we had some pancake that was very good and very big . the price was fair and the food was o.k

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Thank amitctrip
anickel, Owner at Santa Cruz Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Amit. You definitely traveled along way and I'm glad you decided to try us out. Good to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and I hope you I had fun with the rest of your stay in Santa Cruz. -Chip More 

Laval, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

great choices, real good food and love the music :) service was good, staff nice and good prices, nice walk from the hotel

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Thank shantal64
anickel, Owner at Santa Cruz Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Shantal! Thanks for stopping by, and I'm glad the Santa Cruz Diner experience was to your liking. -Chip More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

It's not a nice place to eat, it end up us making seek, all greasy and with Flys in the window is kinda not appetizing.

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Thank Galina L
anickel, Owner at Santa Cruz Diner, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you are not a fan, Galina. Do you remember what exactly you ordered? -Chip More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 am
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?