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Crow's Nest Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Lakeside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service and food! Nice décor! The thermidor was awesome (according to my friends) and I had the blackened chicken sandwich which was very good.

Thank Laura B
Chico, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to the crows nest many times on my bday and had a beautiful meal but because I had my 3 year old with me this time we decided to eat upstairs which we have never done and never will again. It took about 10min for someone to even come up to our table. My mother ordered this fish... More 

Thank Bmom30
Lahaina, Hawaii
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Marylou was fabulous to work with setting up our group dinner for a Friday night. There were 28 of us but they managed to get us into the restaurant for a lovely dinner. The wait staff was excellent. The food was really very good. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you Marilou!

Thank MauiTuna
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here a couple of times and it's never dissapointed me. Food was tasty and the staff was very attentive. The wait was a bit long but there's a view outside so no worries.

Thank CCluv2roam
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is for sure worth a stop. located right on the water front near where hundreds of boats docked. Got there right around sunset and sailboats were sailing in while live music began upstairs. The band played funk and soul music which we loved! The beer and wine selection is vast and local. Food options were great as well,... More 

Thank LivinGreat808
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant after taking a catamaran cruise, with friends. There was reasonable choice, the meals were all as expected, the dessert was particularly special and we liked our seat by the windows, looking out onto the sun sinking towards the water.

Thank JacquimNZ
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner on a Wednesday and had a great time. Most of us had the steak special, which was a real treat!! Eight of us were seated within 10 minutes. We stayed after dinner and went upstairs where they had a great band. The only thing I didn't like was having to pay for parking.

Thank gypsymermaid53
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended by my cousin living in San Jose, when we stopped in Santa Cruz. Great views from the windows, good service, food great value and well cooked. Really good Salad Bar to take as much as you like. Will definitely visit again next time in Santa Cruz

Fremont, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Dungeness Crab Cakes & Ahi Ruby Rare for appetizers and a double servings of Broiled Lobster Tail (Australian Tail ). All nicely done. great place for hangout with lots of people around you and also a deck for outside seating and big windows by the bar

Northridge, United States
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 5 th time at the Crows Nest. The food and drinks are so good, the view is the most amazing part of this restaurant

Thank Patty T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-476-4560

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?