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on the wharf at West Cliff Drive, at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good48%
  • Average30%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
31 Aug 2016
“Crowded but good food”
4 weeks ago
“Mediocre Food on the Pier”
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Soups, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
on the wharf at West Cliff Drive, at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in town for a few days, my wife and I walked down the Santa Cruz Wharf at lunchtime to choose a place for dinner. We saw the special for Woody's "Half Crab Bake with a Cup of Clam Chowder." I asked a nice lady...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

It was packed but friendly atmosphere! Some of the teen waiters had blasé attitudes and messed up my husbands meal after forgetting about it but then the manager came out, fixed it, rushed it, and reimbursed us plus tip. Good food! Great window view of...More

Thank Bmommyx3
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

After looking at several pricey menus along the pier, we decided on Woody's for a reasonable and tasty meal for a fraction of the cost of the fancier table service restaurants. If you park on the pier, be sure to get your parking ticket stamped...More

Thank Ga8tr
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We walked up and down the pier to find something to eat and landed at Woodys. We had the fried seafood combo, which comes with prawns, clams, and fish. Loved the prawns, clams were a little weird, and the fish was fine. The fries were...More

Thank Sarah3M
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Had an enjoyable family meal. Food quantity was outstanding--food quality was great but would not go so far as to say exceptional. Enjoyed the view of the ocean even if we didn't have a window seat. For us, it was a good casual dining atmosphere--we...More

Thank Nebraskan_25
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We always seem to gravitate here when we want clam chowder in a bread bowl. It is no cheaper or more expensive than other café style places on the wharf. The view is wonderful even if you can't sit right by the window. Woody's is...More

Thank momwnb
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Had the seafood special, while my wife had the chicken fiesta. The food was average; nothing spectacular. The prices are very reasonable. The place is very clean and staff was very friendly. Would definitely recommend with the caveat that you should not expect to be...More

Thank Al M
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We love walking on the pier and seeing the beach, boardwalk and surfers. The restaurant has a great view of the ocean and the surfers and the cliffs. The staff are friendly and helpful. The clam chowder and Hawaian Burger were great. the sourdough rolls...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Our kids had been to Santa Cruz for a track meet and found their way Woody's. They really liked the food, so when we took our family of 7 to vacation in Santa Cruz, Woody's was on our list of places to try. We went...More

Thank maryanne p
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Head a really good California burger here. They added salsa that was an interesting twist to an already favorite.

Thank Janet K
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: on the wharf at West Cliff Drive, at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
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