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Surfrider Cafe

429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
+1 831-713-5258
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“avocado fries” (18 reviews)
“sliders” (16 reviews)
“burger” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

FOOD: Lots of comfort pub food here, from burgers to hot wings to fish tacos, salads, and mac & cheese. Nice kids menu with cheap eats that includes a drink, fries, and dessert. Nothing fancy, but cooked nicely. DRINKS: Very low cost and good quality...More

Thank ZMMom
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Three of us came here for a light dinner. The beer menu is adequate, ice tea is brewed on house which is always a plus for me. I ordered a turkey burger on the homemade fun, but the bun was a little too thick for...More

Thank AmyJune H
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Was in town to visit friends and we had lunch here. It's an old favorite of mine from when I worked in Santa Cruz, and am glad to see it has not changed. The burgers are named for local surf spots, and are all great....More

Thank William S
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

The skinny dip was delicious, as for extra napkins. Friend had the Lamb burger and was very good. another had the pesto chicken and it was delicious! Highly recommended and will be back! Also good service!

Thank Paraskevi B
Reviewed January 25, 2017

I enjoyed my meal at Surfrider. Ample portions and good service. I had the Cowells Burger and it was cooked well done per my request and they also added the onion that I ask for. Check out their menu on line. Decor is just average,...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed January 14, 2017

If your looking for that 'beachy' casual inexpensive burger n' beer - typical of many beach towns (Ft. Lauderdale comes to mind) - head here. Nice variety of specialty burgers, and other menu items if you are not in the mood for cow. (They have...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were here with some friends for dinner. Our waiter was very nice and friendly, prices were reasonable. I just had a Caesar salad and some chicken wings. Both were decent. My husband had the indicator burger and liked it. But it's...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed November 17, 2016

We have walked by for years and on our way to a Warriors Game decided to pop in. The menu had something for everyone. The service was quite good. Drinks were service quickly and help with the menu offered. I tried the Ahi Salad and...More

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed September 19, 2016

This inexpensive restaurant has an interesting menu and is close to downtown Santa Cruz. I had a big salad with sliced steak and carmelized apple slices. Lettuce was fresh. Chicken wings were unimpressive. Sauces served in disposable plastic cups. Service was OK; took a little...More

Thank Nina P
Reviewed September 18, 2016

My husband, teenager, and I tried this restaurant based on Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews. We were pleasantly surprised. We loved the avocado fries and the burgers (our server said these were most popular) were divine. They make their own sourdough buns, which were delicious....More

Thank Steamboat323
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503 (Formerly San Pablo Taqueria)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-713-5258
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