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Aldo's Harbor Restaurant

790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
+1 831-426-3736
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“calamari” (37 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant is operating at a temporary location while its main building is being renovated. Perhaps because of the change, service was rather poor: the waiters seemed inconvenienced by the presence of customers, and took quite a while to seat us at a table. Several...More

Thank 1KRP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never ate here before. We've talked about it before, but never did, until this past Saturday. We were hungry. We had been on the beach since 6 am that morning, taking in some fresh air, watching the boats take off from the harbor,...More

Thank HappyCamper70x7
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The original building is under construction because of the pier update. Aldos has set up a temporary location with a food truck type operation. It works! We sat with views of the Harbor. The food was quite good. Service was great. Hope they keep both...More

1  Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We disembarked from the whale watching trip in the harbour with lunch in mind. The crew had mentioned three local places worthy of their reputations, including an intriguing sounding Italian seafood restaurant. We opted for a place being run out of a van in the...More

Thank Didrick
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place for sea food, all items are very good, the service is also great, the view from the restaurant of the ocean is hard to beat!!!!! BUD CARTER, TEXAS

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great location and a very good breakfast. We eat at Aldo's a few times a year. We visited their new "temporary location" while their main place is being remodeled for breakfast. The service was great and the outside eating at the yacht harbor was super....More

1  Thank soifdawg
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had lunch today in their new location along side the water and boats while their restaurant is getting repaired and rebuilt. This is about the 7th time we've been to the new location and each time it seems even better. Today was their stellar...More

Thank ed o
Reviewed 17 January 2017

good ol'e Aldo's- back in business from a portable trailer with picnic tables at the harbor. When you go to the old locaiton, head down into the harbor (West Side) and there is reserved parking for Aldo's customers. You have to look for it, but...More

1  Thank Skip H
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We came here with friends and their kids at Aldo's temporary location. Aldo's outdoor seating is a great set-up while their permanent spot is being renovated. Excellent brunch menu. The food was yummy. Very friendly staff. Great location. Dog-friendly. Plenty of parking.

Thank RLM B
Reviewed 7 December 2016

After a nice walk along the harbor my friend and I enjoyed lunch at Aldo's temporary location. They have a portable trailer and all the seating is outdoor with a great view of the boats! My friend ordered the fried Calamari and I ordered a...More

1  Thank davidsantacruz
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10 April 2016|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
They have a dinner menu after 4 but call to confirm what days it is for.
Jimmy J
19 September 2015|
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Response from Brin651 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-3736
Aldo's Harbor Restaurant is a third generation, family run business located in the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Aldo's serves Breakfast and Lunch with Dinner service offered in the Summertime. Aldo's boasts a fabulous outdoor deck which overlooks the Harbor, beach and Monterey Bay.
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