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“3 dishes and 3 desserts..yum!!!!”

Johnny's Harborside
Ranked #19 of 380 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 May 24, 2014

My wife and I went out to celebrate our 10 year anniversary.
Great little place with nice harbor views, friendly staff and very good seafood.
We went for the chefs choice and it was great...we also went for the 3 mini desserts and they were also a hit.
Overall a nice, relaxing dinner spot that specializes in fresh seafood.
Will be back!!!!

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Thank kjm003
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great fish n chips, I had some kind of black pasta in a saffron cream with tons of seafood and it was amazing. Casear salad was memorable. Negative is the bar runs along one side of the restaurant and it was two patrons deep, and there were a couple of tables where everyone was clearly drinking and were loud. So, that was a bit much. Also, there were three empty tables by the windows when we arrived, but were told they were all reserved so we were seated under the daily special chalkboard, but the whole time we were there, no one showed up to dine at those tables, so I am not sure why we could not have one. But the food was yummy, and two of us, with meals and wine walked away with a tab at about $60 including tip.

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Given the great location at the Santa Cruz Harbor, we were not expecting great food. We were pleasantly surprised to find 9 fresh catch of the day options and lots of other choices as well. The sides, veggies and potatoes would make any foodie happy, the drinks were great and the desserts delicious!

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Reviewed April 7, 2014

The three of us ordered the Seafood Louis Salad.
Orders arrived Could not find any dressing. Located a small amount under the salad. Waiter agreed to bring us more. One tablespoon in small cups a piece.

Next missing item was the Crab. Waiter apologized and said chef forgot and he would bring some.
What arrived was a container each of chopped canned crab..Yuck. Waiter confirmed it was canned. This is a Restaurant on the water where crab fishermen unload their catch. Other diners were enjoying their fresh Dungeness crab plates. This is supposed to be a Fresh Seafood Restaurant.

We next asked if a basket of bread was included with with our meal. He said yes, but you have to ask for it. He said it would take some time because chef had to cook it. Indeed, The bread arrived as we were preparing to leave.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a party of six and the service was excellent. The fresh fish was great, the fish tacos were rather fishy. It's a noisy place, so don't go for quiet conversation. It has a fantastic harbor view and uses the harbor parking lost, so be prepared to pay for parking at an automated kiosk when you park.

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Thank gc08142014e
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