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Aldo's Harbor Restaurant

790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3853
+1 831-426-3736
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“calamari” (42 reviews)
“crab benedict” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3853
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With only outdoor seating, you must enjoy Aldo's on a nice day (not too difficult in CA). We visited three years ago and returned just for the cioppino. They've moved closer to land but now have proximate parking (a surprise we didn't know until the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bridgetb815
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We loved this place! Went in the mid morning before taking a whale watching cruise. Ordered breakfast and it was delish. Nice portions and cooked well. You can request a umbrella for your table if you want. Service was nice as well. Location right on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank R E
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Food is good. The view is a 10. You are eating at the harbor. There is a lot of boats, and people rowing or sailing by. Very relaxing and scenic. Service is good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ceeahe
Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you love seafood this is the place for you. Situated on the ocean with of course great clam chowder, calamari, Cioppino!!! excellente etc etc Salmon is fabulous and I can't think of anything I don't like there even Pizza. Very affordable in my opinion,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Fried food feast! Outdoor seating right near harbor. We enjoyed calimari and chips. Wear a hat if it’s sunny

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SVCris
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying the food was good. And a nice place to eat outside. Dog friendly. But the service is horrible. I understand "beach time" but when every step of the process -- from getting a menu (10 min) to getting water (20...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 62SamV
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Busy on weekends not too bad during week. Totally outdoors so sunscreen or coat required depending on our fog. Large portions, great Bloody Mary's, incredible view. Bring the kids and dogs....

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 365Bellfamily
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I have been eating at Aldo's with my dad since I was little. Every time we head over the hill to surf, this is our go-to spot afterward. The food is amazing and fresh (especially my favorite dish, the crab benedict) and the service is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank awhitebooks7
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I have a friend who lives over the hill and frequently wants to go to Aldo's for the view and the calamari and chips. Three of us had lunch on one of those simply spectacular days in Santa Cruz. Not too hot, the sun was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Buzzard100
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Visited Santa Cruz the other day and went down to the Marina for lunch at Aldos!! To my surprise the building was condemned because of the unstableness of the adjacent pier!! I noticed a sign which read Aldo’s was serving people at the nearby marina...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 334kurtl
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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
20 September 2015|
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Response from CarlyK6789 | 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3853
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-3736
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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