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Aldo's Harbor Restaurant

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790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3853
+1 831-426-3736
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“calamari” (39 reviews)
“cioppino” (12 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3853
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spending the day in Santa Cruz with my family, we happened upon this gem. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a seafood lunch, outside next to the marina. The calamari was fresh, crispy and the most tender we’ve ever eaten. The fish tacos were...More

Thank Tannams
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Both my husband and I are totally bummed. Spent $22 on the cioppino and fish had bones in it, clams were empty and lobster legs so mushy couldn’t crack them open. We both shared a cup of clam chowder which was super sour and I...More

1  Thank Roxlee33
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Everyone loved Aldo's on the pier over the harbor, but the smell of the oil and from the prominent garbage dumpsters always made us avoid it. Now that they are in a temporary location on a grassy area on the west side of the harbor,...More

Thank Clover88Live
Reviewed October 26, 2017

excellent food, great service, price,lovely surroundings, cute and cozy, the view was remarkable, so were the umbrellas!

Thank Peter K
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Took my kiddo here to relive some of the best breakfasts of my life with my dad. Was sad to see it had to move off the wharf but the waitress was wonderful and the food just as good. They screwed up my order a...More

Thank LizyLizy
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We had breakfast on a lovely, clear morning. Aldo's is right next to the harbor and is a great open air dining spot. It was a busy morning and they really moved a lot of people through and were able to accommodate really large groups....More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed August 31, 2017

It was a beautiful clear day with a view of the yacht harbor. Also nice and quiet so we could have a real conversation over our lunch.

Thank 21Sunny21
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Had brunch here on Sunday. Started in the overcast, sun broke out. Glorious. Looked like a resort setting, with plenty for the eyes. Crab crepe very good. Food standard fare. It is the setting that counts. Go and enjoy yourself.

Thank Gcruik
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Had not checked out the new outdoor location until this week, and had never had lunch at Aldo's even at the old location. Parked at Arana Gulch and walked down to Aldo's (my wife, pre-teen son, teen daughter, dog, and I). Beautiful summer day, delicious...More

Thank gcb67
Reviewed July 30, 2017

The original restaurant is closed and it seems to be in a temporary home and the restrooms are the public ones next door. It didnt matter, we had lunch overlooking the marina, the seafood was excellent and we enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank CR1707
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April 10, 2016|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
They have a dinner menu after 4 but call to confirm what days it is for.
Jimmy J
September 19, 2015|
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Response from CarlyK6789 | Reviewed this property |
I have heard good things about the Dream Inn, Chaminade Resort, Hotel Paradox, Bella Notte, and Beach Street Inn. Check tripadvisor for the top-rated hotels. Plan ahead and book a room as soon as you finalize your plans... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3853
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-3736
Aldo's Harbor Restaurant is a third generation, family run business located in the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Aldo's serves Breakfast and Lunch with Dinner service offered in the Summertime. Aldo's boasts a fabulous outdoor deck which overlooks the Harbor, beach and Monterey Bay.
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