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on the wharf at West Cliff Drive, at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

It was packed but friendly atmosphere! Some of the teen waiters had blasé attitudes and messed up my husbands meal after forgetting about it but then the manager came out, fixed it, rushed it, and reimbursed us plus tip. Good food! Great window view of the water! Kids loved the frisbee plates to take home!

Thank Bmommyx3
Orlando, Florida
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115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

After looking at several pricey menus along the pier, we decided on Woody's for a reasonable and tasty meal for a fraction of the cost of the fancier table service restaurants. If you park on the pier, be sure to get your parking ticket stamped to save on parking.

Thank Ga8tr
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

We walked up and down the pier to find something to eat and landed at Woodys. We had the fried seafood combo, which comes with prawns, clams, and fish. Loved the prawns, clams were a little weird, and the fish was fine. The fries were pretty good, but I didn't care for the coleslaw. Might have cilantro in it? You... More 

Thank Sarah3M
abie, ne
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Had an enjoyable family meal. Food quantity was outstanding--food quality was great but would not go so far as to say exceptional. Enjoyed the view of the ocean even if we didn't have a window seat. For us, it was a good casual dining atmosphere--we were traveling with smaller children so the atmosphere was great for us. Service as great... More 

Thank Nebraskan_25
Merced, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We always seem to gravitate here when we want clam chowder in a bread bowl. It is no cheaper or more expensive than other café style places on the wharf. The view is wonderful even if you can't sit right by the window. Woody's is a casual dining experience where you order at the counter and also pick your food... More 

Thank momwnb
Charlotte, North Carolina
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

Had the seafood special, while my wife had the chicken fiesta. The food was average; nothing spectacular. The prices are very reasonable. The place is very clean and staff was very friendly. Would definitely recommend with the caveat that you should not expect to be overwhelmed by the food.

Thank Al M
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We love walking on the pier and seeing the beach, boardwalk and surfers. The restaurant has a great view of the ocean and the surfers and the cliffs. The staff are friendly and helpful. The clam chowder and Hawaian Burger were great. the sourdough rolls delicious. We love the old pictures and the great beach atmosphere.

Thank Elizabeth H
Orangevale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Our kids had been to Santa Cruz for a track meet and found their way Woody's. They really liked the food, so when we took our family of 7 to vacation in Santa Cruz, Woody's was on our list of places to try. We went there for lunch for two days. Overall, the food was tasty, the service friendly, the... More 

Thank maryanne p
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Head a really good California burger here. They added salsa that was an interesting twist to an already favorite.

Thank Janet K
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

we had fish and chips was ok, it was freezing in there and no one had the key to turn the heater on. service was slow, not very attentive, like Gilda's better food and service

Thank klip126315

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Soups, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: on the wharf at West Cliff Drive, at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?