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1515 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2826
+1 831-426-4628
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible37%
1 week ago
“The Food Was Fine; The Wiat Was terrible”
25 Aug 2017
“Not very nice smelling”
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Diner
1515 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2826
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like most Denny's Restaurants. In this one the food was fine, but the wait was terrible. our waiter was very nice but he could not get the kitchen to produce food which was ordered.

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 5 September 2017

It used to be a great place to eat in Santa Cruz, Ca but since the renovation Denny's is not a friendly place anymore. You have to wait 30 to 40 minutes before it's served. The server are not very friendly and you're not welcome...More

Thank paita622
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The restaurant was sparsely visited when we came in. A large portion of the tables had the chairs on top and it had a smell of sharp soap and something else. Not a very inviting setting. The attendant was friendly and prompt but after looking...More

Thank Nicolai L
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We stopped here after visiting the nearby Redwood Forest - which was spectacular by the way. We noticed the Denny's on our drive-in. My daughter really just needed a restroom - but we decided to try Denny's for breakfast as we usually like their food...More

1  Thank JMACKLongIsland
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Very disappointing. Service was extremely slow. They had only 2 people working the floor on a Saturday evening. They did not even clear the table before serving dessert. The food was not as advertised. They had added fried onions and peppers to the cheese quesadilla...More

Thank sandracY9672IH
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Its very rarely that I give any property one star but this place certainly deserves it. I just wish I had read previous reviews before we went in. I felt sorry for the two young ladies serving tables as they were obviously overwhelmed. I actually...More

2  Thank redhand
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We went only because was xmas and everything was closed. Had to wait to he seated and after we ordered it took like 40 min. to get our food. My wife salad had rotten lettuce, so she didn't ate anything. My burger was small and...More

Thank Ricardo J
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Waste of time and money. We didn't even have a server. The hostess waited on us and she had no idea what she was doing. Food was cold and gross. Well the food that we got. We didn't even get half of our order. We...More

Thank Beverly J
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Ya..I know, it's Dennys. This one is pretty rough. Looks old and worn out, it feels sticky as soon as you go in. The local clientele are enough to make you stay away. The food is average dennys fare, but the cook is sub par....More

1  Thank Otto B
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

When you are given a 15-20 min estimated wait when the restaurant is as good as empty, it shows something is really wrong. We turned and left.

Thank Malhei
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2826
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-4628
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