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Stagnaro Bros Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-423-2180
11:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Needs updating in flavor and options. Friendly but not on their game. Had fish and chips and although not greasy, just kind of so so. Chowder has few clams and tasted canned.

Thank Paula F
Aptos, California
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant, good food, wait staff very attentive. Beautiful view of the Bay. Our fish was prepared to our satisfaction and my coffee was so good.

Thank margiesmemories
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a long standing seafood restaurant on the wharf at Santa Cruz. Lots of fresh seafood options in a relaxed setting. Ask what is fresh and order it, you can't go wrong.

Thank Dale A
Woodland, California
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222 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in for a late weekday lunch. The restaurant is near the end of the wharf, and most of the tables were empty. Good views of the beach on either side. We ordered blackened fish tacos as an appetizer, served on soft tortillas "street style". Those were wolfed down. We were hungry! The clam chowder was okay, but not... More 

Thank juanita_v
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very fresh Seafood. I had scallops and shrimp which was very good.....I would have preferred less sauce, but it was very good and very rich. My friend had Shrimp Scampi. The views upstairs are beautiful. We watched the sunset from our table and it was very romantic! This was our third trip to this restaurant! You can get your parking... More 

Thank Judy H
Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoy eating here. Wide variety on their menu and good shrimp and crab salads. However, the fish & chips left a lot to be desired from a "fish restaurant".

Thank susanhttn
on the go
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165 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here twice on a lovely stroll on the wharf. Once we dined in and it has lovely views. Once we got the cup to go (on the outside order window) then we sat on one of the benches and relaxed. Lots of sea lions at the end of the wharf.

Thank fotogirl
Bishop, California
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284 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here for lunch with some friends and had a bowl of clam chowder, some fresh bread, and a great margarita. Everything was great including the service and wait staff. I highly recommend trying this restaurant if you are in the area. Very relaxing.

Thank 8640
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place, great service, good drinks, average food. Went looking for a decent s a food dinner with a nice view. Ended up with the nice view, but disappointed in the food. The clam chowder was like eating paste with a handful of clams thrown in. I honestly would have preferred Progresso's canned soup. The fish and chips had good... More 

Thank Tim L
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were not especially enjoying Santa Cruz and the wharf was honestly a bit underwhelming, but we ducked into Stagnaro Bros Seafood because their sign said, "best clam chowder." Honestly, it was! We had the kindest, sweetest, please-come-home-with-us, grandmotherly waitress I've ever had. She brought us warm sourdough rolls and fresh butter. I ate 3 of those rolls by myself.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-2180

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