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The Picnic Basket

125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5412
+1 831-427-9946
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwich” (51 reviews)
“ice cream” (35 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5412
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Beet Sammy is out of this world good! Salads were fresh and tasty with good dressing! Service a little slow but causal and friendly.

Thank Hollexist5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a regular at the Picnic Basket since they opened. The food is always delicious, but there are several cons when it comes to getting food here. Be ready to wait, even if there is no one else in the place. You may...More

Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great use of fresh ingredients. Everything was tasty. Place was clean. seating is limited. Great lunch.

Thank Tracywacey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I personally did not enjoy my food but my family thought it was ok. This place is overpriced for the kind of food it serves. My cousin had a breakfast burrito and asked for it with avocado and bacon in addition to the eggs and...More

Thank JasonHoppin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the beach with a bit of outside seating we were happily surprised at the Picnic Basket. Good sized meatloaf sandwich was served warm and with a bit of spicy flavor, toasted good bread and lots of fresh spinach. Nice server...More

Thank Lms63
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in with the family for breakfast and pleasantly surprised with the quality and price! Avocado on toast was a winner, and the toast with jam was simple and delicious. Drip coffee pretty good as well! Thanks.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 9 January 2018

stumbled into this place and was pleasantly surprised at how good the sandwiches were. The multi-grain bread that came with my sandwich was so light and delicious and the vegetables were incredibly fresh. I noticed they had a chalkboard listing the local growers they use,...More

Thank Bubuflu
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We were just passing through and were hungry. The gal at the register very friendly and helpful. I ordered a BLA sandwich my husband a Reuben. Very good and fresh. They served what I thought was a lone carrot stick with the sandwiches, but it...More

Thank marmac_10
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Went for a late lunch/bite and found this place close to the beach. The sandwich I ordered was delicious! The view is fab and the staff was friendly.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I like this company's other shops (Assembly restaurant and Penny Ice Cream) but in my visits here, the food is sometimes good, sometimes fair, sometimes very little choice. Check it out but have a backup.

Thank Clover88Live
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Patty W
18 April 2017|
Response from Buenavistasc | Reviewed this property |
I'm not 100% sure of their hours but they definitely are open later during the summer months. I would suggest giving them a call or checking their website. 😃
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5412
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-9946
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