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Dinner in Santa Cruz or nearby

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Dinner in Santa Cruz or nearby

Thanks everyone for the breakfast ideas. Now we are moving on to dinner! Does anyone have great suggestions? It will be for husband,myself and 2 adult children. Thank you!

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1. Re: Dinner in Santa Cruz or nearby

Need more information.

Fancy or casual?

View or no?

Italian, continental, ethnic?

Great food or great service or both?

Downtown or at the water?

Expensive or reasonable?

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2. Re: Dinner in Santa Cruz or nearby

Yes. So many choices. Help us out a little.

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3. Re: Dinner in Santa Cruz or nearby

Gabriella Cafe. Walk across the street for dessert at The Penny Ice Creamery.

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4. Re: Dinner in Santa Cruz or nearby

Hoffman Bistro was very good when we were there for Valentine's dinner. Aquarius @ The Dream Inn is also very nice with pretty views of the water and excellent food.

In neaby Capitola is The Shadowbrook Inn. Lovely venue with great food, wine and desserts. You can book on opentable for The Shadowbrook and the little trolley car is fun to take down to the dining rooms. :)

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5. Re: Dinner in Santa Cruz or nearby

Shadowbrook is pricey but a very unique place. If you have the budget go.

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6. Re: Dinner in Santa Cruz or nearby

I suggest Cafe Gabriella too, or for very casual, the Picnic Basket or Rosie McCann's. Some more upscale ideas can be seen on my trip report here: …blogspot.com/2011/10/few-days-in-santa-cruz…

Enjoy!

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