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The Crow's Nest

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Served daily 7:30am to 11:30am. Corkage Fee: $15 per 750 ml. bottle; Split Order Fee: $3.90. Water served on request only
Served with toast and home-fried potatoes
Ham or Bacon and Cheese Omelette
With jack or cheddar cheese
USD 12.55
Chicken Apple Sausage Omelette
With spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, cheddar and jack cheese
USD 13.6
Veggie Lover's Omelette
With tomato, mushroom, avocado, onion and artichoke hearts
USD 12.55
Crab and Shrimp Omelette
With tomato and spinach
USD 15.7
Joe's Scramble
With ground beef, spinach, tomato, mushroom and onion
USD 12.25
Tofu Scramble
Tofu, garlic, shallot, artichoke hearts, spinach, mushroom and tomato. Served with salsa
USD 11.5
Add Eggs USD 1.5
Meat Lover's Scramble
With bacon, sausage, ham, tomato and mushroom
USD 13.6
Served with toast and home-fried potatoes. Ingredients: Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Tomato, Spinach, Bell Pepper, Avocado, Onion, Mushroom, Smoked Salmon, Artichoke Hearts, Cheddar or Jack Cheese
Any Two Ingredients
USD 12.55
Three Ingredients
USD 14.05
Each Additional Ingredient
USD 1.5
Served with toast and home-fried potatoes
2 Eggs, Any Style
USD 9.4
With Bacon, Ham or Sausage USD 11.6
3 Eggs, Any Style
USD 10.45
With Bacon, Ham or Sausage USD 13.1
Pork Chop and 2 Eggs
USD 13.6
New York Steak and 2 Eggs
USD 17.8
Served with fresh fruit. Any hash without eggs and hollandaise sauce $3 less
Eggs Benedict
Two poached eggs and Canadian bacon on grilled English muffins, with hollandaise sauce and home-fried potatoes
USD 15.25
Crabcake Benedict
Crabcakes topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Served on English muffins with home-fried potatoes
USD 18.4
Country Benedict
House-made grilled biscuits topped with scrambled eggs and sausage gravy. Served with home-fried potatoes
USD 13.6
Veggie Benedict
Sautéed asparagus, tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Served on English muffins with home-fried potatoes
USD 14.65
Huevos Rancheros
Fried eggs on corn tortillas with black beans, sour cream, cheese and salsa fresca
USD 13.6
Tortilla chips, scrambled with egg and salsa, topped with cheese, guacamole and sour cream
USD 12.55
Breakfast Sandwich
Eggs, ham, bacon, spinach and tomato on Francese
USD 11.5
House-Made Biscuits & Gravy
USD 10.45
Smoked Salmon Hash
Served w/ toast, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce
USD 17.8
Corned Beef Hash
Served w/ toast, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce
USD 16.75
Buttermilk or whole wheat: banana, chocolate chip or blueberry
Two USD 10.25
Four USD 12.55
Classic French Toast
USD 11
Add Olallieberries USD 1.5
Brioche French Toast
With strawberries and vanilla syrup
USD 12.55
Cinnamon Roll French Toast
USD 11.5
Fresh Fruit
Cup USD 2.95
Plate USD 5.95
One Egg, Any Style*
USD 1.95
Two Eggs* USD 2.95
Bacon, Ham, Sausage or Veggie Sausage
USD 3.5
Home Fries or French Fries
USD 2.5
One Pancake w/ Butter and Maple Syrup
USD 5.5
Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Raisins
USD 5.5
English Muffin, Toast or Corn Tortillas
USD 1.95
House-Made Biscuit
USD 2.75
W/ Gravy USD 4.25
Fruit and Granola with Vanilla Yogurt
USD 9.5
Corkage Fee: $15 per 750 ml. bottle; Split Order Fee: $4.95. Minimum purchase $10.95 per person. Water and bread served on request only. The "Tsunami" - includes souvenir pint glass $13. A wave of Hangar 1 Vodka, Marie Brizard Watermelon-Infused Liqueur, and fruit juices. Keep the Crow's Nest souvenir pint glass! Please see wine list for complete list of Fun Drinks
Dungeness Crab Cakes
With lemon saffron aioli
USD 17.25
Our Award-Winning Calamari**
Lightly fried in our parmesan herb breading
USD 16.95
Steamed Clams
With shallots, basil, white wine, butter, lemon and garlic. Served with garlic bread
USD 18.35
Roasted Vegetable Flatbread
Black truffle alfredo sauce, vegetable ratatouille and balsamic glaze
USD 14.2
Ahi Poke* **
Wonton, soy, wakame, avocado and sriracha aioli
USD 16.25
Prawn Martini
White shrimp topped with our cocktail sauce. Served with lemon and avocado
USD 12.55
Today's Special Pizza
Fresh seasonal ingredients on our hand-stretched crust. Please ask your server
USD 11.8
Smoked Salmon**
Fresh Pacific salmon, marinated and hot-smoked for hours over an alder wood fire. Served with wasabi-mayonnaise
Regular USD 14.95
Captain USD 18.35
Ahi Ruby Rare*
Sashimi tuna, seared rare in cajun spices with wasabi, ginger and soy
USD 16.1
Chilled Shrimp-Stuffed Artichoke
Bay shrimp with vinaigrette, in a chilled artichoke. Also delicious simply steamed, served with mayonnaise
USD 12.55
Individual Salad Bar
Create your own masterpiece - return as often as you like
per person USD 14.95
With Entree USD 8.35
Add Cup of Chowder or Today's Soup USD 4
Add Bowl of Chowder or Today's Soup USD 5
Luncheon Green Salad
House salad with a sprinkle of bay shrimp
USD 8.65
With Entree USD 6.5
Crow's Nest Caesar Salad
Hearty Romaine lettuce tossed in our own caesar dressing
Full USD 14.95
Half USD 8.65
With Entree USD 5.95
Spinach Salad
In sweet honey-mustard dressing with crumbled bacon and egg
Full USD 14.95
Half USD 8.65
With Entree USD 5.95
Clam Chowder or Today's Soup
Cup USD 6.25
With Entree (Cup) USD 5.95
Bowl USD 8.65
With Entree (Bowl) USD 8.35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday

Only Tuesdays, only off-season during the winter, is lobster offered with vegetables and rice. A very clean and high quality salad bar can be added at a discount, or it can be the entree. They offer creme brûlée for dessert, which is hard to find.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank RocketFloyd
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The location is unbeatable but the food must be chosen carefully. I had the clams and I’ll be honest that they were underwhelming and I almost needed tweezers to pick them up but the flavor was what disappointed me so I ended up getting oysters...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank mackanna
Reviewed 5 days ago

While the view is very nice and the staff is very friendly, the food is just OK. Menu items are a bit pricey and certainly not worth it . Parking is rather aggravating also . Head into the downtown SC area for better options!

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank kitkatSouthJersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Crows Nest is a popular, full service Bar and Restaurant on the beach at the end of the harbor, settle In and take the time to relax and enjoy day or night in the sublime environment that is the Nest! Head upstairs and sample...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank emullanseman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location We ate upstairs and shared the fish tacos and a battered fish. Both were enjoyable but the selling point of this place is it’s view.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank graham_international
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for a casual dinner and had a great time. I had the seared ahi tuna appetizer which was great. There were, I think, seven or eight slices of tuna, enough for a dinner - along with some of my hubbies French fries. Hubby...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank barbra515
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've always liked Crow's Nest but we've never been there for breakfast before. Breakfast included all the favorites normally seen on a breakfast menu. As I am gluten and dairy free I chose the all meat scramble which is just meat and potatoes with onions...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank 519alice2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great service! By far our best meal when visiting Santa Cruz. It may be a bit pricey for some but it's worth it.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank 1_KeithWS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely location right on the old harbour in Santa Cruz. Wonderful selection of seafood, salads and meats to choose from. We had lunch there on December 29th and received excellent service to partner with top class food. For sure a reservation is a good...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank jim r
Reviewed January 5, 2020

Whether you're on a date or with friends or family, this is a perfect spot to get a good meal when you're in SC. I love to sit right by the window and watch the sailboats go by. The salad bar with clam chowder is...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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June 17, 2018|
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Response from Angela C | Reviewed this property |
The live music is upstairs in the bar lounge area. there are tables as well. You could bring children, but I would not unless they were older. And yes, it can get loud.
Gloria V
June 28, 2017|
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Response from back2ak | Reviewed this property |
yes!! There is always specials going on daily
December 12, 2016|
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Response from 90rodl | Reviewed this property |
Not to sure about that, but I think in today's market yes.
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