Stopped by here for lunch on a road-trip with a buddy along coastal highway 1 and had a very enjoyable lunch at Johnny's Harborside restaurant.
Service is very attentive, we got a nice table overlooking the marina and from the starters to the main meals this as an all-round very good meal and experience.
I certainly recommend the fresh, daily fish catches. These were prepared spot-on and also served in an aesthetically pleasing way. Also, I really enjoyed the seafood ceviche starter, well prepared and highly enjoyable.
Johnny's Harborside restaurant is refined without being stuffy or pretentious, and I recommend it as a nice lunch or dinner-time location for the discerning traveler passing through Santa Cruz on their way to other destinations.