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909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
06:00 - 06:00
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Sun - Wed 06:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 06:00 - 06:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great little diner. The food was well prices and the menu was expansive. You could get your burgers, chicken, breakfast items etc. You can also get Pho and other nice specialties. Good portions and tasty dishes.

Thank GallowsThief
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Comfy Atmosphere with a lot of character. Trivia cards at the table and entertaining signs were great touches to the decor. California turkey club was out of this world and try the onion rings. You won't regret it!

Thank Christine K
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the standard fare and then some, They even serve Pho and Asian dishes. 5 minutes from the boardwalk. Local people eat there so you know its good.

Thank Jesse T
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santa Cruz Diner always has good, fresh food. The atmosphere is friendly and the service good. Highly recommend

Thank 1beachbrat
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was excited to come here at Guy had been here... We got the spring rolls and overall they were nothing special. My husband couldn't even tell what type of meat was in them. We did have an omelet that was better, but the hash browns had no taste to them at all. Overall it was just a big disappointment.

Thank beckagiles
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this diner when we arrived late and hungry in Santa Cruz. My husband and I were amazed at the speed of service, they work as a team. The waiter was so nice, making sure we were satisfied with our food. We enjoyed it so much we came back the next morning after going to Denny's and waiting... More 

Thank Sharon S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Before coming to Santa Cruz I did my research on what lucky restaurants we'd eat, so to say I was so excited about eating at a Guy Fieri recommended place is an understatement. We got there at 5:30pm on a Monday and they were out of the spring rolls. The waiter said they run out early in the day every... More 

Thank warerhouseK
Holmen, Wisconsin
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218 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a breakfast at the Santa Cruz Diner with my parents. The interior tries really hard to look "local" and kitschy... misses a bit. But my breakfast was good (hard to mess up eggs), and my parents enjoyed their sandwich. Not going to be a stop on a culinary tour, but a good staple stop.

Thank BuyReallyLow
Falmouth, Canada
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134 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We visited this place and we ate here..prices were reasonable, staff were wonderful friendly and food was awesome..Loved the surroundings of different signs and awesome spot to visit

Thank Jana c
Akron, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

After hearing about this place we went. what a disapointment!! Frozen hash browns still watery, undercooked overeasy eggs. Hard to screw this up but they did it. Gravy for the biscuits just flour roux with lots of pepper, no sausage or flavor. Overall poor ingredients. Hope this was an off day. Dennys is much better.

Thank Daniel_M515

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?