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Woodies Cafe

25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
+1 831-421-9410
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
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Food
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LOCATION
25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite spot on the Wharf. The best Clam Chowder in a sourdough bowl and a very good Tri-Tip sandwich are my personal favorites. Service is great and the dining area is clean. Great views of Cowell Beach and Steamers Lane.

Thank Lisa S
Larry A, Management Team Member at Woodies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lisa, What an AWESOME review! Thank you so much for sharing your great experience at Woodies with us. When you say it's your "favorite spot on the Wharf," that means you'll keep coming back? Sure hope so.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large party of 10 stopped in for lunch and brews. Really enjoyed the friendly waitstaff who took a moment to chat with us. I ordered the Hawiian burger which was similar to Red Robin's bonzai burger. The burger wasn't overly seasoned but had great flavor....More

Thank Tanmansmom
Larry A, Management Team Member at Woodies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

"Cold beer, friendly staff, good food" Awesome 5 star review! Many, many thanks.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We walked the entire wharf and finally decided on this restaurant. We had a group of 18 ppl and they were able to accommodate us with a smile! I had one of the specials for the day soup and crab/shrimp sandwich for only $9.95. My...More

Thank tloliv
Larry A, Management Team Member at Woodies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

The experience you describe here in rich detail is what Woodies is all about: Making families happy with very good food at affordable prices, excellent service and great views. Your review is so appreciated. Thank you so much, and please come back again soon, whether...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Had the fish and chips , the fish was taste less , it didn't even have salt and pepper , though the chips was ok

Thank Sana M
Larry A, Management Team Member at Woodies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Sana, Your experience is not what characteristic of Woodies. So sorry about that. Not sure how that happened, but glad you brought it to our attention.

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a nice view, but the food is typical low quality fast food. I would not eat here again.

Thank name8150
Larry A, Management Team Member at Woodies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Sorry for your disappointment. Would be very curious to know what you ordered.

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner after a day at the beach. The burgers were good, but some had weird ingredients. I had the bacon blue burger which came with marmalade onions. The onions took all the other flavor away. We also tried the chicken sandwich...More

Thank Erin M
Larry A, Management Team Member at Woodies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Erin, Thank you for complimenting us on the variety of food served at Woodies. We really do try to keep it all interesting.

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Wharf parking for a fee. Worth the convenience. Fast service and great food. Prices are what you would expect. Great location and view on the water/pier.

Thank sonnybear47
Larry A, Management Team Member at Woodies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Sonnybear, 5 stars for our "great place and great burgers". That's our goal, so reading that really makes our day! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 December 2016

We recently had lunch here and we all loved it! The clam chowder in the sourdough roll was probably the favorite . Beautiful ocean views

Thank PVCHOPPERS
Larry A, Management Team Member at Woodies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

The fact that your family had a 5 star lunch experience at Woodies is a joy to read. No surprise that the clam chowder in the sourdough bread bowl was a favorite. That's one of our signature dishes. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We chose to have dinner here as it looked like a fun little place and the prices are reasonable, especially in a beach town. The atmosphere is great! There are many photos of Woodies on the walls. They place 50's and 60's music which became...More

Thank Stacy F
Larry A, Management Team Member at Woodies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Stacy, Thank you so much for this enthusiastic 5 star review of Woodies. We love that the word "fun" keeps popping up in your review. That's what we want the Woodies experience to be about when all is said and done. And we're thrilled that...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016

Went here while spending time with my family! Nice, family-friendly joint with big portions! Great views of the boardwalk as well. Nice gift shop adjacent to the restaurant.

Thank Foodie_TravelAir
Larry A, Management Team Member at Woodies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

We're always thrilled to get a 5 star review from a self avowed "Foodie". Thank you so much!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-421-9410
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Description
At Woodies Cafe, our focus is on quality. We pride ourselves on super-friendly service to accompany the top quality ingredients we use in all our entrees. Families gravitate to Woodies for all kinds of reasons. It starts with our menu, which is All-American fun food, all made from high quality ingredients at very affordable prices. For adults, we offer great entrees like fish and chips, teriyaki chicken, and seafood pasta. And for burger lovers, we serve our Killer Burgers quite simply because that's exactly what they are: big, juicy and delicious. Kids love Woodies too because of our Special Kid's Menu with choice of corn dog, hot dog, grilled cheese or chicken nuggets, each served with french fries! We not only have delicious food, but we also have a spectacular ocean view and a gift shop with Santa Cruz written all over it. There's no better place to find beachwear, sweatshirts, t-shirts, flip flops and a wide assortment of other wearable memorabilia that combine quality and affordability. Whether you're visiting for our tasty burgers, our delicious ice cream shakes, or simply for the breath-taking view of the beach, your stop at Woodies Cafe will never disappoint!
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