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Stagnaro Bros Seafood

Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-423-2180
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (74 reviews)
“crab” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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1 - 10 of 464 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I don't know where or how to start but here goes Clam chowder- tasteless despite the heaps of hot sauce I put in Petrale sole - another flavorless dish - the only saving grace was the tartar sauce but even that was mediocre. It had...More

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a staple for Clam Chowder Bread Bowls. Now you can't order a bread bowl inside the restaurant but you can at the ToGo window outside. Inside there are views surrounding you. Upstairs you can watch the sunset. This restaurant is one of my...More

Thank Shayna T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here with my BFF for Happy Hour after some beach time. Great views on the upper deck of the ocean, and fabulous happy hour appetizers! We had the lobster quesadilla and coconut shrimp with sweet chili sauce, both were delicious and at a discounted...More

Thank Cheryl U
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice restaurant in a great location. Got the recommended fish tacos and clam chowder, both were very good. The sourdough dinner roll was also very good. I actually got there at 8:30, but they were still seating people after nine, so I don't think the...More

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch on Father's Day!! The food was just what we remembered, very good seafood!! They have wonderful clam chowder!

Thank Dale K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical California beach wharf ambience, lovely view and sunset. Clam chowder, fish tacos, salmon dishes were okay. Service was friendly and prompt. We will probably only return for cocktails and the view.

1  Thank frrefuge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the few "original Santa Cruz" restaurants left. Funky old place. Great views from the windows seats and on the upper floor. While it is located out toward the end of the wharf it is not just a "tourist" spot. Locals have been dining...More

Thank Ri M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember to go to the 2nd floor up to watch the bay and enjoy the surfers. Amazing views and sunset with wonderful drinks and wine. I love everything on the menu. and think its priced well for the area. I go about once every couple...More

Thank dandkbcc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had clam chowder bowl, fish tacos and crab cocktail, and ceviche at the outdoor counter. Great food and super fresh! It was a perfect quick lunch and no line on a busy weekend. Not sure but the word is not out about this gem!

Thank jennmspring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was little more than okay. I guess maybe my expectations were too high. Maybe it was me because nothing on the menu was exactly what I wanted. The clam chowder was excellent. Salad fresh. The fish stew with polenta was amazing actually. Crab cakes...More

Thank Mcoreo2
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We would like to know if you need reservations for this restaurant? Is there a dress code?
23 July 2015|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Rexster555 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations necessary. They have two floors so when you go in and ask about a table on the first floor you can go upstairs and see if the wait there is shorter. The whole menu is available on both floors. No dress... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-2180
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