All Restaurants in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz restaurants are steeped in the organic and farm-to-table movements. Local chefs offer creative and inspired dishes using fresh, local ingredients paired with wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains, known for its world-class pinot noir. Several standout restaurants are located in downtown Santa Cruz, Westside Santa Cruz, Capitola-by-the-Sea and Aptos. Santa Cruz County is home to a wide variety of cuisines including Mexican, Chinese, seafood, BBQ and vegan and vegetarian.

Wine-tasting rooms are located throughout the county, including the popular Corralitos Wine Trail and Santa Cruz Mountains, while several new breweries and taprooms cater to craft beer enthusiasts.

Santa Cruz has an assortment of family-friendly, dog-friendly restaurants and for a fun night out, many restaurants host live music, comedy and karaoke.

1
221 Cathcart Street Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 426-4852
The theme here is Hawaii and surf, which means this tiki-themed restaurant serves plenty of grilled ono, mahi mahi and ahi to enjoy while the surf videos run nonstop.
2
31 Municipal Wharf Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 429-1223
In addition to seafood salads, crispy calamari, chowders and seafood pastas, the weekly specials at this classic beach town diner include cracked crab, skewers of prawns and grilled salmon. Fresh fish, unpretentious décor and spectacular views from
3
106 Beach St Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 423-5271
Fun, family friendly dining with a beautiful view of Santa Cruz Main beach and the Municipal Wharf! We offer seating both inside and on our sunny deck! Come down and try our award winning clam chowder today!
4
1750 Wharf Rd Capitola CA 95010
Happy hour is short and sweet (Friday, 4-6pm) here at this decades-old Capitola institution, but it appears there's a happy crew here every night.
5
303 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 426-7770
"Where the Elite Meat." At Hindquarter Bar & Grille we've made our reputation serving up the finest beef around...
6
125 Beach St Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 427-9946
The Picnic Basket is dedicated to simple, delicious food and treats, seasoned with lots of love.
7
1336 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060
El Palomar has set a new standard in Mexican Cuisine by combining authentic, homemade recipes from the sunny state of Michoacan in southern Mexico, with the unique abundance of locally grown produce and freshly caught seafood available in the Monterey Bay
8
493 Lake Avenue Santa Cruz CA 95060
Enjoy fresh seafood in a casual atmosphere while soaking up the view of the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and Monterey Bay. Johnny’s Harborside specializes in fresh fish prepared just the way you like it.
9
429 Front Street Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 713-5258
Surfrider Cafe is located at 429 Front Street in Santa Cruz, CA.  A local favorite for years, you can find great eats, good times, and awesome brews.

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