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The Crow's Nest

2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
+1 831-476-4560
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (90 reviews)
“brochette” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (64 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although very crowded and loud in the bar area, the service was excellent and the cocktails reasonably priced. The dinning room was surprisingly calm and quite enjoyable. The service was top notch and the food was very good. The calamari appetizer was some of the...More

Thank NoraMcDaniel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at an old favorite with friends on a busy Saturday night. We had a great meal! The food was outstanding! The service was great as well. I had the blackened chicken salad which was really good . Thumbs up!

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was told they had best clam chowder in town so went to try it out. Food was awesome. A little pricey but worth it. Only reason I didn’t give a 5 was because I was sat at a small table in an awkward spot (probably...More

1  Thank Dee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overlooking the Santa Cruz Harbor, this full service restaurant has great views in every direction. Their seafood is predictably a highlight and cooked well. I was celebrating my admission into a graduate program and had some excellent wine from an extensive list paired with lobster...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first time in Santa Cruz, I got to see the best sunset in California from there and somebody recommended The Crow's Nest, so we went there. The place is quite big and it looks like it's pretty popular in the zone, it...More

Thank Wara P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a really good experience at the Crow's Nest. There was handicapped parking, there were boats to watch in the estuary, there was enough room to stash his walker, they had exactly the rum he wanted, and many choices of wine...More

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here mid week. Food was nice but nothing to write home about. Service was slow to start but ended up really good with friendly attentive staff. I would go back but want to go during the day for the views.

Thank Jfdbuflop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is clearly a fine restaurant but overpriced and and generally underwhelming. Have dined here several times and have never had a bad experience, either with dining or service, but additionally nothing which compels you to frequent the establishment.

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the first time here, and certainly not the last. My fave lunch here is the Seafood Thermidore. Could have been warmer this time, but still delicious. Peach bread pudding was a tasty close, and my husband found the olallieberry dessert wine a nice complement....More

Thank kfc652018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to visit the Crow's Nest while you are in town. It is right on the Twin Lakes Beach. Happy Hour is Wen but double check on their website. It is next to the mouth of Santa Cruz Harbor. The food and drinks are...More

Thank Richard V
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Questions & Answers
Gloria V
28 June 2017|
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Response from Andrea K | Reviewed this property |
yes!! There is always specials going on daily
12 December 2016|
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Response from Rod L | Reviewed this property |
Not to sure about that, but I think in today's market yes.
Erin W
12 September 2016|
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Response from sailingalongto | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have Tv's and sport bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-4560
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