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Johnny's Harborside
Ranked #21 of 376 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Eaton St
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Lived in this area all my fifty years of life and never had been to Johnny's. It was awesome they offer great fresh fish. The atmosphere was casual and lively, excellent clam chowder. To top it off the offer a small bite dessert menu that is nice on the budget and very tasty . Can't wait to return.

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Thank Samethan
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Only ordered a wrap and clams and it took 40 min!! 4 tables besides us.

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Thank Relocations
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

This place is tucked away on the north end of the yacht harbor, but is worth the search. The dining room is on the second deck of a typical harbor type building and the the dining room, while small, is surrounded on three sides by windows for a great view of the harbor. We had a party of 12 and our waitress did a terrific job of keeping everything flowing. She got drinks out right away, appetizers early and all the entrees' together, all the while maintaining a great bubbly personality. Comments about poor service were certainly not observed by us. Everyone's food was done just right. Several got the fish and chips and I managed to snag a piece of the fish, it was crispy, not too battery and the fish was firm and flaky. I got the blackened scallops and they were cooked perfectly. The piping hot bread was great and the waitress kept it coming. All in all a great experience. The Crow's Nest at the other end of the harbor is more noticeable and busy, but don't overlook the Harborside, it is better by far. Did I mention they have Guinness on draft?

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Thank midwestcyclist
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

The food is excellent, well seasoned and tender calamari appetizer, fresh fish with many choices of preparation, all fantastic and suitable to many pallets. The service however, has slipped over the past 2 1/2 years I have been going there. It used to be fantastic, fine dining service, prompt, polite, & interactive. Not so the last 3 times I have been. Simple slam bam here you go food & check. For the money I do expect a higher level of service than they can seem to maintain.
PS - the sign out front is rude - it says - note to late night customers the kitchen closes 15 min before closing. Seriously? than list 9:45 as closing time not 10.
Only reason I gave Atmosphere a 4 not a 5 is because it can get extremely loud.

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Thank Khalissi
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Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Really wonderful food. Nice relaxed place. Great views overlooking the harbor. Best mussels we have ever had. Great service. Price reasonable for the meal.

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