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The Fog Bank Bar & Grille

211 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-462-1881
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average31%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
13 Feb 2017
“Fog Bank now closed and reopened as the Sand Bar”
10 Oct 2016
“No fog on our clear morning”
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CUISINES
Bar, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
211 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

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

Thank ROBERT H
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 Tommy M
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
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
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
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...More

1  Thank patonfairmont
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...More

Thank Randy H
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
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...More

1  Thank MistycentralNewYork
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Bar, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
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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