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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%
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“pancakes” (26 reviews)
“spring rolls” (13 reviews)
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Asian, American, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
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Reviewed yesterday

Went there after Del Mar movie and quick seating, fast service, extra care by waitress in training, great hot food like always. Recommend this place to everyone!

Thank ruppebay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a Hamburger and I would say that it is one of the best in Santa Cruz. We also ordered a Grilled Ham & Cheese. Portions were good.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This café has a large menu and the food is always good. The service has been great, the place is often crowded but they seem to get people in and seated fairly quickly.

Thank Jones K
Reviewed 27 April 2018

I'm local but don't come to SC Diner much; hadn't been in a few years. Met a friend for early breakfast during the week recently. The food was OK; my friend ordered potato pancakes as she said her German family used to make them. They...More

Thank Deb_Mich
Reviewed 26 April 2018

I understand that this place was featured on a national television show. I can understand why. The food here is terrific. From the variety on the menu, to the portion size, and the quality of the cooking, it is not to be beat. Period. We...More

Thank pk1363
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We had so much fun interacting with our server today. We tried to figure out what part of Europe he was from, but struck out. Our food was great. They give huge pancakes and their corn beef and hash is homemade. My son ordered a...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

The menu is big, but the food sucks. Waste of calories. I'm sure Jack in the box would be been a better choice for breakfast. Ordered a classic bacon and eggs breakfast with toast. None of it was any good. Save your time and money...More

Thank michaelwM9327CA
Reviewed 4 February 2018

If you are expecting a 'normal' diner fare get ready for a big delightful surprise. That's right folks you're not in kansas anymore and a diner in SC is something definitely found 'over the rainbow' . The food is far from 'traditionally. it's healthy, green,...More

1  Thank Libi K
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I appreciate how the staff worked with my budget. I chose my bread for a toasted sandwich taste. The meat was filling, and succulent. The fries were hot, and crispy. I also appreciated how I was able to use wifi. I had to stay an...More

Thank legacystory009
Reviewed 27 December 2017

the foos is good the service is fast all the police eat at this place when it is late- hey I like that place.

Thank Will S
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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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