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Woodies Cafe

25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
+1 831-421-9410
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
“clam chowder” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect day on the beach only made even better with fantastic food, views and atmosphere with dinner at Woodies! If you are looking to experience all that the coast has to offer and have enjoyable dinner that is family friendly this is your place. The...More

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What's better than have a wonderful lunch on the Santa Cruz wharf, with a beautiful seaview? I ordered fried calamari and a crab cake sandwich, very good fish, and staff is nice. I love this place. I have great memories about Santa Cruz thanks to...More

Thank alessia79
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The restaurant is clean and located on the pier. It's counter service style food and not sit-down service. You come in and order at the counter, they will give you a buzzer, once it buzzes you go to the counter to pick up your food....More

Thank flyawayCA
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Nice place to grab a burger and shake. This is on the pier and good food. This is busy on the weekends but so much during the week.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 10 August 2018

It is a fast foods restaurant, not much to choose from but good dishes once served, if full they may take much more than what they took while we were there, and being half full.

Thank Marco Tulio A
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Simple lunch with typical burger choices. Ordered the Tri-tip sandwich and it was good but no au-jus sauce which could have made it much better. The "onion tangle" was a little different which is just really thin onion rings lightly seasoned and fried which was...More

Thank Mark916
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Me and kids were hungry after spending all day at the board walk . Wanted the have a bite before driving couple of hours back home to San Ramon . Where ordered three burgers and popcorn shrimp , waited for about half an hour when...More

Thank shabanh_13
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This place was fantastic! Staff friendly and welcoming. Indoor and outdoor seating, although the outdoor is limited. If you are lucky enough to get a window seat, the view is fabulous. The gnarly, garlic fries are really good!

Thank amaust43
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The prices were reasonable and the place booming despite ordering at a counter and picking up your food when the buzzer went off in your remote at the table. Fried clams were my seafood of the trip, and the view was great. Fueled for a...More

Thank 5inavan
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Day one in Santa Cruz coming from Southern Oregon on a Harley we needed a "refreshing ADULT beverage" not gonna lie they are fantastic and stiff here! I say that because chain restaurant bars aren't loose with their pours while private restaurants and bars are...More

Thank memo80
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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