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Johnny's Harborside

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Taco Tuesday!
Tacos Ala Carte Fish, Chicken, Carnitas, Steak $3.50 Margaritas $4 5pm-Close
Brunch Served 10:30am - 2 pm
Brunch Served 10am - 2pm
Happy Hour 3-6 pm
Appetizer & Drink Specials Served 3-6pm Monday - Friday
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

Probably should rate a 2.4 or 2.5. Food wasn't bad, but was unremarkable. Tuna was slightly overcooked and when mixed in with the salad greens, seemed to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of lettuce. Fish and chips were good. Our waiter was pleasant enough...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

My Wife and I had The Poki Bowl and the fresh catch salad All was good I would stop again The stairs are hazards so use the elevator if you are unsure of yourself Excellent fresh fish

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 19, 2019

The primary reason we stopped by when in the area was that in our previous visit the steamed mussels with polenta was outstanding. Unfortunately it appears that the menu and the recipe (or the chef) have been changed. The mussels were big, plump and tender...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local. I thought it was a bit basic. And there was not fresh crab on the menu during the height of crab season. Try the fresh catch salad.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank powderdaygirl
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Requested simply grilled fish with salad and they graciously accommodated. Friendly but non-hovering service.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Former_Austinite2
Reviewed October 4, 2019

One would think that a place that also sells fresh fish on the Santa Cruz harbor would also be a good place for seafood at their restaurant. But alas, no. I had been told they have the best fresh seafood, which may be, they just...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank dong917
Reviewed September 18, 2019

The crab cake starter was the best part of the meal. The side chowder was also fine and the side salad generously large enough to split.The shrimp scampi pasta was just average, needing grated cheese to enhance the taste.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

$28 for 3 ounces of salmon on a bowl of romaine lettuce! We are local and caution diners about this restaurant. We had the unfortunate experience of going to Johnny’s Harborside for lunch on 9/4/19. We ordered the Pacific Rim $15 kale salad which had...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ldbalog
Reviewed September 4, 2019

very friendly wait staff and reception; willing to offer appropriate suggestions when asked about the menu, including the fresh catch and how prepared best for that catch. Attentive with water refills and with comfortable pace of meal

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Ben S
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Great view, selection of seafood, you can create your own dish based on all the options. Little bit on a pricier side

Date of visit: July 2019
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