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Santa Cruz Diner

909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (41 reviews)
“pancakes” (25 reviews)
“meatloaf” (11 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Asian, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
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1 - 10 of 435 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great diner with amazing food, great service and a genuine family atmosphere. We loved our visit to this diner and the food was excellent and very well priced.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a quaint spot to sit a bit and enjoy a very late breakfast. Free parking, lots to choose from and very tasty. I am pleased I chose to stop here before my whale watching tour.

Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am quite surprised to read all the raving reviews because out of all the places we have eaten in the States during our 4 week trip, this place was one of the least impressive ones. We had to wait for a really long time...More

Thank MandyC70_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diner is right as you come into town on ocean street. Free parking, good food, priced right with a wide variety of food items. Staff was very nice took time to give directions and places to visit. Unlike many restaurants never felt rushed. It's got...More

1  Thank Seadpnedtraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided on the Santa Cruz Diner for a Breakfast meet-up with Friends. It was a good choice. Service was very attentive even though we needed to wait for the rest of our group. Parking can be a challenge if your not there early. (before...More

Thank MARK H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

OK so the good - we sat at the counter, so no need to wait for a table. Bottomless coffee and soda Big portions great for a hangover... booze mop lots of choice FANTASTIC lady working behind the counter - she's been there years and...More

Thank Jens2589
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I love this Diner. We go in there we are quickly seated we are met with a smile very kind words! Asked what we want to drink right away and we were in and out of there for lunch or brunch in about 35 to...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Pretty cool diner. The decor is great, kind of funky, fun. Typical diner fare plus extra's, like Pho. What diner has that? Wife had the steak sandwich, me the hot Turkey and cheese sandwich. Both were tasty. She was surprised it was a whole steak....More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Santa Cruz is a coastal town and this diner has the beach atmosphere and great food. The food is good, portions large and the service is great.

Thank Bev_and_Katie_travel
Reviewed 26 September 2017

You don't need to be vegan to love this stew! And I'm not even especially fond of coconut. But this was delicious. The portions for each of our meals were very generous, the servers were outgoing and lively, and the decor was interesting. But, getting...More

Thank momtotlc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-7151
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