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1664 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-1713
+1 831-462-1919
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Erik's is an institution around Santa Cruz, and all the locations make great food quickly at a fair price. There's a discount for Seniors, and best of all: they remember old favorites from their years-ago menus, so you can have a time-machine experience — your archival sandwiches made up fresh. They make good nourishing soup and many kinds of salads.... More 

Thank Linda B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Grew up in Santa Cruz but I unfortunately moved away long ago but when in town, as I am now, Eriks is at the top of my list for lunch. I love their sandwiches and will try to work my way through the menu during my stay. No need to have lunch anywhere else. Erik's has it all.

Thank Bob S
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We were looking more for a coffee and snack but wasn't available, snacks that is. But the staff was very helpful and offered us alternatives so we had coffee and some very nice toast. If it was lunchtime we would have stopped again. Good stop.

Thank Charles S
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Good sandwiches, good salads, non-fast-food type. Eat in or take out. You order at the counter, pay for your order and it you can pick it up when ready.

Thank dan g
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

You order in a line and pick out your sandwich and salad and soup. The sandwiches were good. The soups looked old in their kettles as I stood in line to order. I ordered a salad and it was tasty. The service was great and fast. My kids liked what they got. Everything was served hot.

Thank 127lucretiah
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Service was fantastically quick. LOTS of choices on the menu so it was not an 'easy' pick. Glad I took my time. I certainly ordered correctly.... my sandwich was fantastic. I 100% will be eating here again on my next visit to SC. Fountain drinks are served in 'mason jars' for your cups.... nice classic touch.

Thank Christopher L
Chico, California
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2014

I bought a sandwich here for my lunch the following day, while hiking at Ano Nuevo State Park. I had the turkey, bacon, avacado and lettuce sandwich. It was so-o good, I wish I had eaten there the night I had purchased it and gone back for a different sandwich for the next night's dinner. Whenever I'm back in S.C.... More 

Thank trav720
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Warm atmosphere, fast and friendly service and food of great quality! Everything here is made from scratch, always us ng fresh produce and high quality fresh ingredients. Their soups are supposed to be simmered on slow fire and they boast of their family recipe for each and every dish, and they very well deserve it too!! They have soups, salads,... More 

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Aptos, California
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34 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

When I asked for a reuben sandwich, I was told that they microwaved it. This is not the way! The corned beef was fatty. I was told I had to ask for lean (?). Not a place I will ever return. I gave it a couple tries because it is around the corner from my doctor.

Thank Helen M
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Don't go to Erik's expecting a New York or Los Angeles or Chicago-style DELI sandwich. Their bread SUCKS...like Wonder bread variety. It doesn't hold up to a hot meat sandwich. If I knew I HAD to eat there I'd take my own bread...like delicious corn rye (Trader Joe's carries a traditional Jewish rye with body). I was insulted when I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Soups, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1664 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-1713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-462-1919

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