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.
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 Monterrey Bay. Johnny’s Harborside speci…
303 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz CA 95062
"Where the Elite Meat." At Hindquarter Bar & Grille we've made our reputation serving up the finest beef around...
334D Ingalls Street Santa Cruz CA 95060
A local tap room and eatery
One Seascape Resort Drive Aptos CA 95003
Sanderlings Restaurant, where your dining experience is as spectacular as the view.