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Santa Cruz Diner

Asian, American, Diner
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909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 06:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 06:00 - 06:00
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United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

WOW!!!!! NO wonder food network's Guy Fieri ate in this restaurant. It is amazing! We were driving down the road and I saw a sign saying GUY ATE HERE!!! At that point I knew that this must be good. we turned around and went there for breakfast.I can honestly say that the pancakes I had here were some of the... More 

Thank Marvin R
La Habra
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are wonderful, classic American diners and there are the wannabe disappointments. No disappointment here! Food is plentiful, reasonably priced, and tastes good! Service, décor and atmosphere are classic. I look forward to my next visit.

Thank Judy M
Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to grab a quick meal late at night but the food is just average and I wouldn't make it a special destination.

Thank Lee G
Clovis, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to eat here at the last minute. it was the best decision we made that weekend. The food was well cooked, and delicious. We enjoyed great service, and the price was good too.

Thank marti829
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Early one weekday morning we were looking for good food and quick service. We found both here! The menu is quite diverse, and the servers were friendly. I was pleased to find that they have offerings for smaller appetites, while my husband appreciated the heartier menu options. One thing is certain: you won't leave hungry! Try it out!

Thank 2travelinFoolz
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get a big hearty meal - particularly breakfast - for a good price. There is nothing fancy but it is a good meal.

Thank Jeff L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here while on vacation. Quaint little diner w diner fare. Had eggs, ham and hashbrowns, it was all good. Boyfriend had eggs, hashbrowns, bacon and pancakes. The food was typical diner breakfast. Good and cooked to order. What made our experience extra special was our waiter Augustine. He was awesome! Kind, friendly and really cared about making us... More 

Thank B926
Monterey, California
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner the other night here. I ordered the nightly special, Salmon and pasta, which came with soup or salad. The prices on the menu were around $10 for dinner. This is typical diner. I loved the decor and the juke box. The staff were very friendly and especially our waiter. Our food was served within a reasonable time.... More 

Thank Marilyn B
Denair, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at this place for last 10 years upon vacationing and leisure, but stopped this am upon departing Santa Cruz, had breakfast, very disappointed. Ordered super combo w, eggs hash browns, bacon, French toast, and side of wheat toast, waited nearly 30 mins before food came and toast cold, french toast so cold butter would not melt, also... More 

Thank Connie O
Santa Cruz, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

To tell the truth I have not been to all the dinners west of the Rockies but many and never one as good as Santa Cruz, All the favorites you would expect. OPEN 24 HOURS- breakfast all day Surprise menu items great Pho, fresh spring rolls ( sell out by early afternoon) Wonderful Salmon Salad and other meal salads daily... More 

Thank Barbra B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?