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Santa Cruz Diner

909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
+1 831-426-7151
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pho” (36 reviews)
“meatloaf” (11 reviews)
“spring rolls” (13 reviews)
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Asian, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2814
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101 - 110 of 418 reviews

Reviewed 1 August 2016

there are so few diners left and this one combines quality and value. the reuben reminded me of NY, and the pho and string rolls of our favorite vietnamese place in HK. good food, nothing extraordinary but you get the standard diner menu plus some...More

Thank vmdescamps
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had lunch here. The menu is so large its hard to make choices. They have everything from diner food to homemade cakes and pies and PHO! Great for kids too. I have the pho soup, it was some of the best I have ever...More

Thank Maryjane M
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is one of those places that has way too many things on the menu but overall it was fine. I had meatloaf - which was good - and it came with mashed potatoes - which were obviously real (there were little bits of skin...More

1  Thank williephips
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great variety of food. Quality was so-so. As we ate, several employees stood nearby, talking loudly--including a lot of swearing. Not very professional, especially since I had my kids with me. Our server was friendly but not especially attentive, even though the place wasn't busy....More

Thank dephal
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I've been too this restaurant many times. The last four times I've gone I've been disappointed. Services is not attentive. We had trouble getting refills on coffee. The food wasn't that good. I actually disnt finish my plate this last time. It could just be...More

Thank ssmason3
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

What drew us in was a sign that read "Guy ate here" - smart! Not sure if he liked it or not. A very busy place, but not high quality food. Pretty good prices. I had a burger that was pretty good. The produce was...More

Thank TravelDeMistyFied
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Discount for seniors Good pancakes, thaï food, salads, pastas Some watresses very attentionate, others more expeditive

Thank gabexp
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on our drive from San Francisco to Monteray! It is a "typical" American diner. It was the cheapest yet most delicious meal we had. Service was great, food came quickly and was truly delicious!

Thank Stephdg86
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Some people love this place. I don't know why. It's hit or miss. Sometimes they get your order right. Sometimes they don't. Sometimes you get heartburn. Sometimes you don't. Sometimes there are ants on your table. On the plus side, they have parking and WiFi....More

Thank Avtar K
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Oh how the mighty have fallen . Our previous visits were replete with courteous service reminiscent of a classic East Coast diner, hearty delicious food and ambiance. All three are now SEVERELY lacking, and no longer will this place hold fond memories replaced with even...More

Thank LatinaTopaz
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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