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Aldo's Harbor Restaurant

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790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
+1 831-426-3736
08:00 - 15:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We disembarked from the whale watching trip in the harbour with lunch in mind. The crew had mentioned three local places worthy of their reputations, including an intriguing sounding Italian seafood restaurant. We opted for a place being run out of a van in the car park with some free tables in the April sunshine. Turned out this was Aldo's... More 

Thank Didrick
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217 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place for sea food, all items are very good, the service is also great, the view from the restaurant of the ocean is hard to beat!!!!! BUD CARTER, TEXAS

Aptos, California
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314 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great location and a very good breakfast. We eat at Aldo's a few times a year. We visited their new "temporary location" while their main place is being remodeled for breakfast. The service was great and the outside eating at the yacht harbor was super. Almost ordered a side of their award winning calamari, but we would have exploded from... More 

1 Thank soifdawg
Santa Cruz, California
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had lunch today in their new location along side the water and boats while their restaurant is getting repaired and rebuilt. This is about the 7th time we've been to the new location and each time it seems even better. Today was their stellar crunchy and fresh calamari and a breakfast sandwich. The calamari was even better than the... More 

Thank ed o
Santa Cruz, California
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

good ol'e Aldo's- back in business from a portable trailer with picnic tables at the harbor. When you go to the old locaiton, head down into the harbor (West Side) and there is reserved parking for Aldo's customers. You have to look for it, but it is there- temporary on the grassy area just north of the old location. still... More 

1 Thank Skip H
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We came here with friends and their kids at Aldo's temporary location. Aldo's outdoor seating is a great set-up while their permanent spot is being renovated. Excellent brunch menu. The food was yummy. Very friendly staff. Great location. Dog-friendly. Plenty of parking.

Thank RLM B
Santa Cruz, California
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389 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

After a nice walk along the harbor my friend and I enjoyed lunch at Aldo's temporary location. They have a portable trailer and all the seating is outdoor with a great view of the boats! My friend ordered the fried Calamari and I ordered a cheeseburger. About 15 minutes after we ordered, the waitress came back to tell us the... More 

1 Thank davidsantacruz
Santa Cruz, California
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

SAD to say, but Aldos was forced closed due to building failures- SC Harbor must tear it down, then it has to be rebuilt. OUCH- this was one of the GREAT Breakfasts in Santa Cruz

Thank Skip H
Twain Harte
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This was our Fabio rate spot to grab lunch, watch the ocean waterway and views of the light house. Wanted lunch today parked and walker to find it all closed Down. The boat lunch person said they may be closed for 2 years. So bummed! Sure hope they open back soon.

Thank mtfish
Santa Clara, California
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305 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We read in the newspaper, could be closed for up to 2 years, due to the repair of the pier. We also read that they would be serving on the grass area by the boat harbor, but when we went down there, no one was there. So sad! This has been a favorite. Hope that they can do the repairs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-3736
Aldo's Harbor Restaurant is a third generation, family run business located in the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Aldo's serves Breakfast and Lunch with Dinner service offered in the Summertime. Aldo's boasts a fabulous outdoor deck which overlooks the Harbor, beach and Monterey Bay.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?