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Aquarius - Dream Inn

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
+1 831-460-5012
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
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1 - 10 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning views of the Wharf and Pacific Ocean. If you do not eat in the restaurant itself, have a cocktail and the macaroni cheese in O'Neill Lounge...you won't regret it!

Thank Lipstick4me
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast at this restaurant. Setting on the beach was nice and restaurant is quite well done inside. Staff was very friendly, service was good and food tasty...highly recommend the French toast with berries...delicious!

Thank Kelley12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

This oceanside hotel bar memorializes Jack O'Neill, the inventor of the wesuit and the most famous of Santa Cruz residents. Hhappy hour is fairly good and you can't beat the view. It resides inside what is affectionately known to locals as "the Wet Dream Inn".

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here as I was staying at the associated hotel. It was very loud and had a limited menu - but it had a lovely view and very good staff. I had the kale salad with prawns and a glass of white wine. Overall...More

2  Thank foodie_wanderlust
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Dream Inn for five nights and the Aquarius is the main restaurant and where you eat breakfast. You can also eat in Jack Neil's bar. After eating there the first time we never eat anywhere else apart from one breakfast when...More

Thank petermac68
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff. Great cocktails. Just as well the view is good as the food wasn't anything special. Small portions served on cold plates. Very average.

Thank TheMoogScotland
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I worked with Aurora and Marjorie to organize a lunch for my team. We got the Beach View room which was beautiful with amazing views of the beach. The both helped me customize the room and menu to my liking and it ended up being...More

Thank Evelyn M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My husband and I just meet friends here for dinner and had a very enjoyable time. Great waiter (sorry don't remember his name but he grew up in Hawaii), food was good and the view is great. We love being able to watch the ocean...More

Thank susanhttn
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and I had lunch here on a Friday. The restaurant is on the ocean side of the Dream Inn and has an excellent view of the beach and the Santa Cruz Pier. Service was very good. The lunch menu was a bit narrow...More

Thank bigfishpk
Reviewed 5 April 2017

great fresh food and presentation. Service was attentive. The view is the best looking at the wharf and towards the lighthouse. As a local I go there as a treat and wonderful to take visitors

Thank treetopmama
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lurker L
Can i have breakfast at aquarious charged to my room?
24 February 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from rbashaw | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely. We also offer in-room dining if you prefer to have breakfast while enjoying the view from your balcony!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 60
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-460-5012
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