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Sanderlings Restaurant

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1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-5854 (Sumner Ave.)
+1 831-662-7120
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:30
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183 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter took me here for Mother's Day brunch and we were disappointed with the food. The service was great and we ate outside. The view was beautiful and they had heaters for outside so we were warm. The food was buffet and was cold and not tasty at all. We felt it was not worth the time and money... More 

Thank Wandah F
San Jose, California
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting overlooking the ocean on their gorgeous terrace helps to offset the sting of poor service. The wait staff seems overwhelmed, even by a fairly low turnout. Their fish tacos are a very generous serving.

Thank DrSallyB
Santa Cruz, California
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183 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the slower off season, Seascape Resort hosts wine tasting events at 5PM on Wednesdays. It is a fun event for locals. The restaurant itself is really just for resort guests.

Thank JohnInItaly
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and food. Not terribly expensive at all. Was great for our toddler to run around the terrace too. Will return soon!

Santa Cruz, CA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I've enjoyed many lovely meals here, and there's nothing better than breakfast on their patio, overlooking the ocean on a clear, sunny day ! If the weather's less welcoming, the booths in the dining room are perfect. The food is always good, and the service usually is too. And even the bar menu and cocktails are good.

Thank Cruzncarmel
Fremont, California
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The view on the patio is excellent, and it is nice to walk around and down to the beach. The food is good, not great. We indeed enjoyed ourselves. It could have been better it it weren't for our waitress who was forgetful and just not good. We were never asked for drink choices, were not offered water, not offered... More 

Thank jeffinsearchoffun
Groveland, California
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328 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

In all the years we have been going to seascape or Aptos I have never been dissapointed with Sanderlings. Yes they are a bit expensive and part of that is paying for the location and the view but I've never had a bad meal and in this case the calamari steak was both tender and flavorful with just the right... More 

Thank frequent1
Seaside, California
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103 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I didn't know the restaurant was part of a resort overlooking the ocean. Great outdoor seating and view. We only ate lunch, so the review will be limited to the chicken club sandwich which was good, drinks good, waiter - not so good. Not a bad place for a lunch away from the norm.

Thank Martin C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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291 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Not my favorite place I've eaten, but... we all enjoyed our food so no bad comments. Great outdoor dining and beautiful ocean views.

Thank TCM327
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had an amazing dinner one night and then brunch the next morning. The food was excellent and the view can't be any better

Thank mrsrcruz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-5854
    (Sumner Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-662-7120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?