Dining in Santa Cruz

Dining in Santa Cruz is a feast for the gourmet with over 50 downtown restaurants to choose from with a wide variety of cuisines and prices, Pacific Avenue is abundant with charming sidewalk seating cafés, coffee shops and snack bars. Fresh seafood is always available and the local and farmers More »

Waterfront Dining

Olitas Cantina & Grille [ ] 49B Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 458-9393 Olitas Cantina & Grille is located on the pier. Enjoy the finest Mexican Cuisine on the pier with sweeping views of the Monterey Bay. This local favourite spot for Happy Hour boasts Maine More »

Fine Dining

Shadow Brook [ ] 1750 Wharf Road, Capitola, California 95010 • Phone: (831)475.1511 “Since 1947…and Now Better Than Ever” Located beside lush Soquel Creek in Capitola-by-the-Sea, Shadowbrook Restaurant is best reached by its own quaint cable car, or a meandering garden path. Since 1947 Shadowbrook has continued to provide More »

Downtown Specialties

Hula’s Island Grill [ ] 221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • Phone: (831) 426-4852 1960’s Vegas meets 1950’s Waikiki. Winner of 2009 Good Times Best of Santa Cruz reader’s poll for “Best Restaurant”, Hula’s offers an amazing dining experience in a kitchy yet swanky tropical setting. We More »

Casual Dining

Michael’s on Main [ ] 2591 S Main St, Soquel, CA 95073 • (831) 479-9777 Come on in and enjoy “cutting edge comfort cuisine” in a friendly, casual atmosphere! You can dress-up or come as you are. We want you to relax and enjoy yourself. We take pride in More »

Sports Bars

Seabright Brewery [ ] 519 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 • Phone: (831)426.2739 Open everyday from 11:30am to 11:30pm. Kitchen closes at 10pm. All of our carefully hand-crafted, brewery fresh ales are made using only water, malt, yeast, and hops. Our brewmaster uses the finest two-row Harrington pale More »

Bars & Lounges

Red Restaurant and Bar [ ] 200 Locust Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 425-1913 Welcome to Red. Lounge in front of the fire place with friends, great food, and cocktails at Red Restaurant and Bar. Red offers large, small, and shared plates made primarily with organic ingredients More »