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on the wharf at West Cliff Drive, at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
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  • Excellent13%
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  • Average33%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“clam chowder” (4 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, American
$$ - $$$
on the wharf at West Cliff Drive, at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Just had burgers but the service was average at best. The help looked as the didn't know what the job was and had to ask for silverware and napkins after food was delivered to our table. Burgers took 20 minutes and there were only 12...More

Thank nazkar14
Reviewed September 21, 2017

Woodsy is one of the first restaurants you encounter on the wharf and is pretty casual. You walk to the counter and place your order. They give you a pager and your glasses for drinks. Seating is pretty open and most have views of the...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

While in town for a few days, my wife and I walked down the Santa Cruz Wharf at lunchtime to choose a place for dinner. We saw the special for Woody's "Half Crab Bake with a Cup of Clam Chowder." I asked a nice lady...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

It was packed but friendly atmosphere! Some of the teen waiters had blasé attitudes and messed up my husbands meal after forgetting about it but then the manager came out, fixed it, rushed it, and reimbursed us plus tip. Good food! Great window view of...More

Thank Bmommyx3
Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

After looking at several pricey menus along the pier, we decided on Woody's for a reasonable and tasty meal for a fraction of the cost of the fancier table service restaurants. If you park on the pier, be sure to get your parking ticket stamped...More

Thank Ga8tr
Reviewed July 18, 2015

We walked up and down the pier to find something to eat and landed at Woodys. We had the fried seafood combo, which comes with prawns, clams, and fish. Loved the prawns, clams were a little weird, and the fish was fine. The fries were...More

Thank Sarah3M
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had an enjoyable family meal. Food quantity was outstanding--food quality was great but would not go so far as to say exceptional. Enjoyed the view of the ocean even if we didn't have a window seat. For us, it was a good casual dining atmosphere--we...More

Thank Nebraskan_25
Reviewed July 8, 2015

We always seem to gravitate here when we want clam chowder in a bread bowl. It is no cheaper or more expensive than other café style places on the wharf. The view is wonderful even if you can't sit right by the window. Woody's is...More

Thank momwnb
Reviewed May 30, 2015

Had the seafood special, while my wife had the chicken fiesta. The food was average; nothing spectacular. The prices are very reasonable. The place is very clean and staff was very friendly. Would definitely recommend with the caveat that you should not expect to be...More

Thank Al M
Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love walking on the pier and seeing the beach, boardwalk and surfers. The restaurant has a great view of the ocean and the surfers and the cliffs. The staff are friendly and helpful. The clam chowder and Hawaian Burger were great. the sourdough rolls...More

Thank Elizabeth H
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  • Address: on the wharf at West Cliff Drive, at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
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