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Santa Cruz Diner

909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (42 reviews)
“pancakes” (27 reviews)
“spring rolls” (14 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Asian, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice Restaurant, good value meals and the waiter very helpful indeed. The vegetables were on the hard side but the meal very nice. Puddings were also very nice. Would recommend eating here. The price of the local beer on the high side

Thank asheyWhitstable
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dinner was "Santa Cruz with an eclectic charm". The food was delicious and the service was personable. They made us feel welcome. Thank You Jennifer and Deanna for a pleasant experience.

Thank Norman D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While driving along the Highway 1 we got hungry. We decided to visit this Diner after a short search via mobile. It was a very good decision. The dinner looks exactly like you expect it after watching a lot films about the US. The fries...More

Thank c0t0d0s0org
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This diner was advertised in motel room info folder so we thought we would check it out.So glad we did.Food was fabulous,large portions and good value for money.It was an old retro style diner with a great ambiance and lovely staff.Worth the extra walk out...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Perfect place for two family’s to sit together and eat breakfast. We had eggs pancakes pho bacon and eggs. The works. All with endless coffees The place is a perfect diner in Santa Cruz. Owners are lovely - really really Liked this place.

Thank SarahJaneWalker74
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This charmer is busy, efficient and well staffed. We had breakfast- scrambled tofu with artichokes, mushrooms and spinach served with crispy hashbrowns. Reasonably priced and great friendly service

Thank Ppoupore
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast here of quesodelias which were very tasty. And would get again. Dinner wasn't that good I had rice noodle bowl and the noodles were overcooked and had no sauce. So I would recommend for breakfast but not so much dinner.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Our hotel was right down the street which made this restaurant very convenient. We ordered a dinner To Go and then went back for breakfast a day later. It is your typical diner fare but sometimes after traveling all day you just need a Club...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We stopped by here on our way through Santa Cruz. We were all hungry but just wanted easy food. Parents ate the Pho, kids had the spaghetti.... it was perfect.

Thank DCtravelteam
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Santa Cruz Diner is decent value but only because the portions are enormous. We had a huge steak sandwich which was moderate, a huge Caesar salad which was good and a huge garden salad which was also good. For a family of 3, 2 main...More

Thank Northern_traveller56
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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