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Santa Cruz Diner

909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (40 reviews)
“pancakes” (25 reviews)
“meatloaf” (11 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Asian, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
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1 - 10 of 430 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

OK so the good - we sat at the counter, so no need to wait for a table. Bottomless coffee and soda Big portions great for a hangover... booze mop lots of choice FANTASTIC lady working behind the counter - she's been there years and...More

Thank Jens2589
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love this Diner. We go in there we are quickly seated we are met with a smile very kind words! Asked what we want to drink right away and we were in and out of there for lunch or brunch in about 35 to...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty cool diner. The decor is great, kind of funky, fun. Typical diner fare plus extra's, like Pho. What diner has that? Wife had the steak sandwich, me the hot Turkey and cheese sandwich. Both were tasty. She was surprised it was a whole steak....More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santa Cruz is a coastal town and this diner has the beach atmosphere and great food. The food is good, portions large and the service is great.

Thank Bev_and_Katie_travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't need to be vegan to love this stew! And I'm not even especially fond of coconut. But this was delicious. The portions for each of our meals were very generous, the servers were outgoing and lively, and the decor was interesting. But, getting...More

Thank momtotlc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This diner has east coast vibes with the walls covered with all sorts of signs and photos. Neat place to catch a bite.

Thank jbrantmeier
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Skipped the line and sat at the counter. Food was good old diner food. Had some interesting items on the menu for a diner though. Like pho. I had the Denver omelet. It was very good. Good prices and a fun...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Nice locals type place for breakfast. They were very busy on a Saturday morning. Pancakes were good and very filing. Would be a good place for families also. Would give this a good 3 1/2 stars, service was very good.

Thank Lifeisonetrip
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Well, it's in Santa Cruz, and it's a diner! Tells you all you need really - food was good for our group of 5, we ordered a mixed bag and all was enjoyed. Portion sizes were hunger-busting. This sort of place lives or dies on...More

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We stopped here for breakfast before going to the Famous Beach and Boardwalk, slow friendly service, nothing fancy, food average portion and good. We did not go away hungry.

Thank Al A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-7151
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