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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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Merced, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a local and tourist favorite place. You can go upstairs and enjoy the scenery with the full bar and have simple food and live entertainment most nights. Downstairs is a beautiful menu with same optional bar options. The sand dabs were great, the blackened lingcod was fabulous and I also understand the prime rib was cooked to perfection.... More 

Thank Andrea K
Sacramento, California
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I were on a business trip in Santa Cruz and decided to try to squeeze in a date night at the Crow's nest. We got there and they were having a comedy show that night so we decided to pay the cover and stay for the show.. We had our dinner and watched a few acts, and... More 

Thank Mperez4
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner with a friend on the TA review and we're so glad we did. My wife had the Caesar salad with chicken which she proclaimed the best she's ever eaten (and she has them almost everywhere we go). I had the small lobster with baked potato and it was delicious. Our friend who lives in SC had... More 

Thank Donald S
Canton, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Monday mid afternoon for a late lunch! We were greeted well and the hostess took us to a table facing the outdoor patio. I pointed out to her that there was another table open by the window with a nicer view( when by the water I always want the table with the best view available). She was... More 

Thank ive092
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

sitting on the waterfront this bar and restaurant provides the perfect spot to chill with a beer and burger, watch the boats or spot the sea otters playing in the bay. Great stuff...

Thank Vashnar
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a whirlwind tour/buffet , with our tour guide/host. From 4 pm until 10 pm, we wined and dined in three different locations. The CROWS NEST, was a top choice and we did indeed have a great evening and enjoyed the food immensely!!

Thank Keith A
Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live about a mile away. Whenever out of town friends ask for a recommendation for a special occasion waterfront dining experience we mention the Crow's Nest. Indoor - outdoor seating available. Staff routinely attentive and well trained without overdoing it. Views of yacht harbor and waterfront excellent from upstairs and downstairs view windows. Appetizers tasty, main dishes well presented.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely LOVE The Crow's Nest! Their location is the best in Santa Cruz! They have a wonderful menu and everything is delicious. A must try is their smoked Salmon appetizer, it is amazing!! They also have a wonderful cocktail selection!

Thank Jackie F
Santa Cruz, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clam chowder. Awesome. Prime rib very good Good place for any occasion On the coals with excellent hospitality and live music up top.

Thank Kevin T
Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had breakfast there a few days ago. It's a lovely setting, right on the beach, great staff and excellent food.

Thank susanhttn

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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?