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Aquarius - Dream Inn

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
+1 831-460-5012
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Not quite as good as two years ago when we last visited but location can't be beat, staff is lovely, and food is still a lot better and less deep-fried than you will find elsewhere. We ate there twice, first dinner flat-iron steak, a bit...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The restaurant offers stunning views, but overpriced, sad food. Our breakfast featured limp potatoes, microwaved and re-purposed from the night before (or the night before that), dry bacon, flavorless eggs, old coffee, and with low fat milk in the cream pitcher. We asked for pancakes...More

Thank shareengrogan
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We had great meals here and the hotel is AWESOME. The servers were all surfer and we were given great tips to insider surfing spots. For our long weekend, we ate all breakfasts and dinners here.

Thank WeGoMama
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here. A bit pricey but good food and an excellent morning cocktail, and a view to die for. The dining room decor was awesome-would definitely return for another meal

Thank riverata
Reviewed 13 February 2016

I stayed at Dream Inn and Aquaius/Jack Oneils is the only place to eat. I had breakfast. Very nice service but could be friendlier and smile more! Food is over priced... $16.00 for 2 eggs benedict. It came cold. I complained once and came back...More

Thank Alzira Z
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The service was truly outstanding. Very friendly, quick, and attentive. I had the rib eye (which I normally don't like), but this one was fantastic. Gorgeous view and great location. Highly recommend.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I have dined here 8 to 10 times, and in my opinion the food and service have continued to improve since they opened. The breakfasts are scrumptious, and it is always fun to watch the doings on Cowell Beach while you are eating. For this...More

Thank MaryfromCA
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We came here for a light meal and a couple of cocktails while staying at the hotel, end ended up sitting in the lounge, watching the tide come in and waves crash at the pier. Our cocktails were delicious (gin gibson and pisco sour), but...More

Thank wired2theworld
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Nice assortment of choices on the menu and good selection of beer. The staff was very friendly and service was great. Our food came in a reasonable amount of time and was very good. Best of all is the view of the wharf and beach...very...More

Thank CMelam
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

So many great choices, whether you're in the restaurant or enjoying the Jack O'Neill Lounge. We love the brisket spiders, fish tacos and the savory chicken and waffles!

Thank LisaAnnToo
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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