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Review of Woodies Cafe

Woodies Cafe
Ranked #49 of 377 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: American
Description: At Woodies Cafe, our focus is on quality. We pride ourselves on super-friendly service to accompany the top quality ingredients we use in all our entrees. Families gravitate to Woodies for all kinds of reasons. It starts with our menu, which is All-American fun food, all made from high quality ingredients at very affordable prices. For adults, we offer great entrees like fish and chips, teriyaki chicken, and seafood pasta. And for burger lovers, we serve our Killer Burgers quite simply because that's exactly what they are: big, juicy and delicious. Kids love Woodies too because of our Special Kid's Menu with choice of corn dog, hot dog, grilled cheese or chicken nuggets, each served with french fries! We not only have delicious food, but we also have a spectacular ocean view and a gift shop with Santa Cruz written all over it. There's no better place to find beachwear, sweatshirts, t-shirts, flip flops and a wide assortment of other wearable memorabilia that combine quality and affordability. Whether you're visiting for our tasty burgers, our delicious ice cream shakes, or simply for the breath-taking view of the beach, your stop at Woodies Cafe will never disappoint!
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Description: At Woodies Cafe, our focus is on quality. We pride ourselves on super-friendly service to accompany the top quality ingredients we use in all our entrees. Families gravitate to Woodies for all kinds of reasons. It starts with our menu, which is All-American fun food, all made from high quality ingredients at very affordable prices. For adults, we offer great entrees like fish and chips, teriyaki chicken, and seafood pasta. And for burger lovers, we serve our Killer Burgers quite simply because that's exactly what they are: big, juicy and delicious. Kids love Woodies too because of our Special Kid's Menu with choice of corn dog, hot dog, grilled cheese or chicken nuggets, each served with french fries! We not only have delicious food, but we also have a spectacular ocean view and a gift shop with Santa Cruz written all over it. There's no better place to find beachwear, sweatshirts, t-shirts, flip flops and a wide assortment of other wearable memorabilia that combine quality and affordability. Whether you're visiting for our tasty burgers, our delicious ice cream shakes, or simply for the breath-taking view of the beach, your stop at Woodies Cafe will never disappoint!
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great value - we got 2 meals and 3 of us eat off it and left food on the table because we couldn't eat it all.

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

One thing that makes a restaurant good is the attitude of the people that greet and wait on you and this place is it. We were greeted with Samantha and she was so fun and sweet and then met Carol who was flying around the place trying to seat people in the 'other' room because they were working on the floors unexpectedly... They worked together so well even in a tense situation.
The food was surprisingly (I don't know why) good! Fried clams, chowder, fish sandwich and salad. It was all good and we were so happy to be treated so nice, I guess we felt more welcome here than any other place on the wharf. All of the other places we visited on the wharf just seemed to be trying to "get this order over with...and on with it".

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Thank JaneyReviews
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Woodies on the Wharf has a new look! I love the older classic style cars and wooden surf boards, it takes me back to the 1960's surfing era. The new look very attractive and welcoming!

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Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

4 stars for the service and food....ordered clam chowder and the fish and chips...panko bread crumbs rather than batter...great side salad, nice change from slaw...great views...reasonably priced shirts,in small gift shop. Lunch for two with drinks under $20...nice decor...clean!

Thank mrsanderson
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

After visiting Natural Bridges Beach to see the Monarch butterflies, my boyfriend and I went to Woodies on the Wharf with our collective kids ages 9, 7, 4.5, and 2.5. The 6 of us ordered 2 orders of calamari, 3 orders of fish and chips, and 2 kids corndogs to share. The bill was about $65 including soda/lemonade for everyone, but the food was very good for fried food...not overly greasy, and it really hit the spot. The view of Cowell's beach and surf spot was very nice, and it was a clean and pleasant restaurant with helpful counter staff.

We then went down the wharf to Marini's and each of us picked out a piece of candy for dessert. All in all, a very pleasant eating experience amidst all the touristy stuff in the area.

It was $2.00 to park on the wharf for the 1.5 hours we were there.

Let me be clear in my 4 star rating....I'm rating it 4 stars for the atmosphere, price and quality of food for a FAMILY dining restaurant on the touristy wharf. It's definitely not 'fine dining', but it exceeded my expectations for a family restaurant in a tourist location.

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Thank Sand_and_sn0w
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