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Aldo's Harbor Restaurant

790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
+1 831-426-3736
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“calamari” (37 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The original building is under construction because of the pier update. Aldos has set up a temporary location with a food truck type operation. It works! We sat with views of the Harbor. The food was quite good. Service was great. Hope they keep both...More

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We disembarked from the whale watching trip in the harbour with lunch in mind. The crew had mentioned three local places worthy of their reputations, including an intriguing sounding Italian seafood restaurant. We opted for a place being run out of a van in the...More

Thank Didrick
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place for sea food, all items are very good, the service is also great, the view from the restaurant of the ocean is hard to beat!!!!! BUD CARTER, TEXAS

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great location and a very good breakfast. We eat at Aldo's a few times a year. We visited their new "temporary location" while their main place is being remodeled for breakfast. The service was great and the outside eating at the yacht harbor was super....More

1  Thank soifdawg
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had lunch today in their new location along side the water and boats while their restaurant is getting repaired and rebuilt. This is about the 7th time we've been to the new location and each time it seems even better. Today was their stellar...More

Thank ed o
Reviewed 18 January 2017

good ol'e Aldo's- back in business from a portable trailer with picnic tables at the harbor. When you go to the old locaiton, head down into the harbor (West Side) and there is reserved parking for Aldo's customers. You have to look for it, but...More

1  Thank Skip H
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We came here with friends and their kids at Aldo's temporary location. Aldo's outdoor seating is a great set-up while their permanent spot is being renovated. Excellent brunch menu. The food was yummy. Very friendly staff. Great location. Dog-friendly. Plenty of parking.

Thank RLM B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

After a nice walk along the harbor my friend and I enjoyed lunch at Aldo's temporary location. They have a portable trailer and all the seating is outdoor with a great view of the boats! My friend ordered the fried Calamari and I ordered a...More

1  Thank davidsantacruz
Reviewed 18 October 2016

SAD to say, but Aldos was forced closed due to building failures- SC Harbor must tear it down, then it has to be rebuilt. OUCH- this was one of the GREAT Breakfasts in Santa Cruz

Thank Skip H
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was our Fabio rate spot to grab lunch, watch the ocean waterway and views of the light house. Wanted lunch today parked and walker to find it all closed Down. The boat lunch person said they may be closed for 2 years. So bummed!...More

Thank mtfish
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I notice you close at 3 or 4pm everyday....Is this the same in the Summer months or are you open in the evenings?
10 April 2016|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
They have a dinner menu after 4 but call to confirm what days it is for.
Jimmy J
What are closest hotels?
20 September 2015|
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Response from Brin651 | Reviewed this property |
I have heard good things about the Dream Inn, Chaminade Resort, Hotel Paradox, Bella Notte, and Beach Street Inn. Check tripadvisor for the top-rated hotels. Plan ahead and book a room as soon as you finalize your plans... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-3736
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Aldo's Harbor Restaurant is a third generation, family run business located in the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Aldo's serves Breakfast and Lunch with Dinner service offered in the Summertime. Aldo's boasts a fabulous outdoor deck which overlooks the Harbor, beach and Monterey Bay.
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