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Crow's Nest Restaurant

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2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
+1 831-476-4560
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun 07:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Monterey, California
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188 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Celebrated our 45th Wedding Anniversary at The Crow's Nest. 10 people in our party not a problem, all food came out hot and delicious. Service second to none. People in our party had steaks to seafood all were satisfied and full. I had the Seafood Pasta, excellent. Full Bar Service, and they didn't try to rush us out. A very... More 

Thank DaCoach61
Berkeley, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious fish tacos. My friends like the salad bar. Nice on heated patio even on a cold evening. Was taken there by Santa Cruz friends who say it's one of the two places they take out-of-town guests.

Thank Judith K
Santa Cruz, California
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the Harbor from the patio! The food was excellent and very enjoyable. I'm finding I'm at a loss for words, and only want to just keep saying how beautiful it was and how good the food was. The Crow's Nest is always busy and very popular for good reason. On the day we visited, it was the... More 

Thank Rachell S
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice steak and seafood restaurant on the beach. The pork porter house was great, skirt steak salad also very tasty.

Thank Miles S
Santa Cruz, California
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the icon places in Santa Cruz. They are known for their salad bar and their fresh fish. I tried their enchiladas and they were delicious. I like sitting in their patio under the heater. The salad bar is very tasty with many choices and great dressings. I know they are known for their clam chowder.

Thank timteresa0
Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views of the Santa Cruz Harbor, the ocean and sunsets, this a great place to meet for drinks and appetizers with friends. The Calamari and Crabcakes are my fav, with a Margarita of course! The wings and Nachos are awesome too. The upstairs outside patio is where I like to enjoy good company and scenic Santa Cruz.

Thank GreenGoddess777
Lafayette, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here to celebrate our aunt's birthday. The restaurant was a neet place with gorgeous views of the water. The food and service was excellent. We were a party of 18 and they took very good care of us (two tables). It was a great day! Plan a few extra minutes for parking, and make reservations. It is worth... More 

Thank cecilafayette
Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to meet friends for lunch, dinner or just drinks and snacks. They have bands on Wednesdays that are fantastic

Thank PeggySe
San Francisco, California
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157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered 2 seafood fettuccine plates and a Caesar salad. The salad was wilted and lathered in dressing (I didn't eat it, they credited me). The seafood plates were tasty, mine was nearly void of seafood, 3 small shrimp and a few scallop pieces, 2 tiny pieces of fish. Like I said it had a flavorful sauce, and the pasta... More 

Thank Bob F
Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great restaurant. Fantastic food and great staff. I wasn't sure if I wanted to sit in the downstairs (fancy) part of the restaurant or go upstairs for the moody bar scene. Turned out the moody bar was a casual lounge atmosphere with a very accessible menu. They had the game on and I still sat next to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-4560

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?