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Aquarius - Dream Inn

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
+1 831-460-5012
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Aquarius for Thanksgiving dinner, our first time there. We had a great dinner and a great experience, sitting at a table by the window and watching the sun go down over the ocean. The food was plentiful, sophisticated, delicious — more creative...More

Thank Elon D
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Nice servers and delicious salads. Pity that you cannot sit outside though. Very good soups too and we will be back.

Thank vilhelmina2016
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The food is great, though the menu is a bit limited. The view is the winner, though, and the ambiance that accompanies it.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. Service was friendly, and the views were spectacular.

Thank Yoli M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We sat at the bar because the lounge was full. I noticed our bartender was there the last time we were in Santa Cruz. He stood out because he was an excellent server. He's an even better bartender. We asked for his recommendation on drinks...More

1  Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Hard to beat the views in the bar or restaurant since they’re in the Dream Inn hotel on the beach. Still, a good menu and great service, though a touch light in ambiance inside. Service was great, and the Raspberry Gazpacho was wonderful.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast, average quality but when you combine the food with the view you will be leaving satisfied 🙂, I hope they increase the food quality to be able to stay competitive! btw on the menu they claim to serve freshly squeezed juice...More

Thank fhaeriz
Reviewed 18 September 2017

My husband and I had breakfast at the Aquarius Restaurant in the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz and were very pleased. Not only was my crunchy french toast loaded with fresh fruit and perfectly crunchy, but my husband's egg white omelette was chock full of...More

Thank Sherry D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We have dined multiple times over the past few years at Aquarius and until our most recent visit last month always enjoyed our meals. The restaurant is located in the Dream Inn right on the beach in Santa Cruz and the floor to ceiling windows...More

Thank fidmadge
Reviewed 5 September 2017

really enjoyed several meals at this wonderful locations at the Dream Inn Hotel. The breakfast Avocado Bacon toast is fantastic. If you get to enjoy dinner... be sure to ask for Matt to be your server. He knows the menu inside and out and give...More

Thank Shannon M
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Questions & Answers
Lurker L
23 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from rbashaw | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely. We also offer in-room dining if you prefer to have breakfast while enjoying the view from your balcony!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-460-5012
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