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The Fog Bank Bar & Grille

$$ - $$$
Bar, American
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211 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-462-1881
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Sand Bar has very good Beer Selection and serves a great breakfast and lunch. Bartender very prompt and courteous and very knowledgeable about the beer selection and also the food selection

Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Turned out top be good place for breakfast. We used metered parking, entered the humble Fog Bank. Gretchen had Eggs Benedict and I did scrambled eggs. Super way to start a day. Nice setting on the beach. Obviously very popular with locals.

Thank Newsboymac
Watsonville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place makes excellent hamburgers at a good price. The bar is also a good place to have a drink on the weekend or after work. The service is friendly and welcoming.

Thank Daisy M
Coarsegold, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a few beers and some Ceviche on the back deck, yummy food, cold beer and beautiful view. The bartender was awesome and we had great service, perfect stop on our Anniversary trip to Capitola.

Thank Jamie T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

Had drinks and appetizers outside facing the ocean which was nice. The food was good but service was pretty slow and they weren't very busy.

Thank kshelby123
Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

We stumbled upon the Fog Bank Bar and Grille while looking for lunch on a Monday. There were mostly locals but we felt very welcome. We really enjoyed the little community and said we would stay there next time instead of Santa Cruz. The restaurant is on the creek so the view is nice on the patio. They serve breakfast... More 

1 Thank patonfairmont
redding, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

If you want to see a good band up close and personal in a good dive bar this is the place for you! It's a mixed crowd and almost everyone is dancing and friendly. There's also a little deck where you can get some fresh air and look out at the creek and the ocean when the band's on break.... More 

Thank Randy H
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

Cocktails from a great bartender, and killer live 60's surf music …. what more could you ask for? Great downtown location located right on the beach too!

Thank Christopher C
central New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We have been to the Fog Bank almost every trip we have made to Capitola. We always sit outside to get the most beautiful view of the Venetian Hotel. We ordered the seafood platters and I had a nice mixed drink. The service was not quite up to par this time. Our waitress was busy and did not want to... More 

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saratoga, california
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

had bloody marys there with friends, and hot tea, catching up in the morning after all of us having attended a wedding. Service was excellent and friendly staff

1 Thank sposa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, American
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-462-1881

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?