Restaurants in Santa Cruz


Casual American Food at Davenport Roadhouse (40% Off). Four Options Available.

Davenport Roadhouse

Davenport

Restaurant inside an eco-friendly inn serves burgers, local wine and beer, and sustainably sourced seafood

$30 $18

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Organic Breakfast or Lunch Fare for One or Two at River Cafe (Up to 40% Off)

River Cafe

Central Santa Cruz

House-made granola, Old Creek Ranch grass-fed beef burgers, grilled chicken paninis, frittatas, pastries & cookies keep patrons noshing

$14 $9

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Food, Drinks, and Pool at Surf City Billiards & Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Surf City Billiards & Cafe

Downtown Santa Cruz

Fifteen professional-grade tables, upscale pub food, full bar, and tasty beer selection spread out beneath 22 ft. vaulted ceilings

$20 $11

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Mexican Cuisine and Drinks for Two or More or Sunday Brunch at El Jardin (Up to 50% Off)

El Jardin Restaurant

El Jardin Restaurant

Authentic Mexican dishes made from local ingredients pair with margaritas amidst colorful dining room and heated outdoor garden

$30 $15

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Seafood and Drinks for Two or Four at Miramar Fish Grotto (40% Off)

Miramar Fish Grotto

Miramar Fish Grotto

Wall-sized windows open to views of the Pacific as diners try tuna poke, clams and linguini, broiled snapper, steaks, and lobster tail

$30 $18

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$12 for $20 Worth of Organic Sri Lankan Fare and Drinks at Pearl of the Ocean

Pearl of the Ocean

Eastside

Menus for vegans, vegetarians, meat and seafood eaters, with locally sourced organic ingredients, spices in curries, and exotic drinks

$20 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of California Beach Cuisine and Microbrews at Surfrider Cafe

Surfrider Cafe

Surfrider Cafe

Home-style comfort food, including 1/3 lb. Black Angus burgers on freshly baked sourdough buns paired with ales from Boulder Creek Brewery

$20 $11

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Select Local Merchants

Hawaiian art and vintage surf paraphernalia deck the walls of Hula's Island Grill And Tiki Room, adding to the restaurant's island ambience. In the kitchen, cooks draw on the flavors of the Pacific Rim to craft raw ahi poke, luau pork sandwiches, and spring rolls alongside burgers, steaks, and tacos. More than 30 types of rum wait behind the bar to be poured into a mai tai or dark and stormy.
221 Cathcart St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US
Since 1994, Coffeetopia’s rich aromas have welcomed espresso seekers, cappuccino connoisseurs, and Internet impresarios alike, grinding fresh Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company coffee ($2.45/16 oz.) to perk up patrons. In addition to its certified-organic coffees, Coffeetopia whips up italian-style espressos and steeps Silk Road loose-leaf teas. Liquid enjoyment is only half of Coffeetopia’s edible equation, as the shop compiles a menu of belly-pleasing bites, including New York–style boiled bagels that are paired with house-made cream-cheese spreads such as spicy jalapeno ($2.75 on a toasted bagel). The shop’s homemade hummus ($3.25 on a bagel) makes a garlic-packed treat, ideal for smearing on bready surfaces or as a precautionary measure for appearing on Dracula’s new late-night talk show.
1723 Mission St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US
To dish downtown office lunchers with an alternative to fast foods, Alfresco's walk-up eatery proffers a generous selection of hot dishes, wraps, and salads served in two minutes or less. A bed of brown rice rests below peanut sauced shiitake mushrooms and teriyaki baked tofu in the Asian rice bowl ($4.95). Meanwhile, discerning wrappers can freestyle the contents of their own tortilla with a variety of flavorful spreads, boom-bap greens, and lightly salted hype men ($4.25+). Alfresco's extensive menu also lists customizable salads (starting at $4.95) and Mediterranean small plates (starting at $2). Owner and electric car driver Marilyn Strayer prides her 2010 Golden Carrot-winning and Monterey Bay Green Business-associated food stand for using exclusively biodegradable cups, cutlery, serve ware, and servers.
1520 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz,
CA
US
Center Street Bar & Grill's airy interior blooms with the aroma of classic American fare, with a subtle nod to Asian cuisines. Center Street Bar & Grill's dinner menu sets the feasting at a fever pitch with robust plates such as the grilled skirt steak with blue cheese ($17.95) and the fiery southwest chicken pasta, corralling corn kernels, red and green peppers, and onions doused in a creamy chipotle sauce ($14.95). The loaded lunch menu, which shares many items with its dinner counterpart, coaxes taste buds into a trot with a starter of calamari fritti ($10.95) or one of seven salads, such as the ahi tuna with capers, frolics, and kalamata olives ($13.95). For the main attraction, five gourmet pizzas and nine lush sandwiches sandwich an eclectic selection of entrees, such as the lemon oregano chicken breast ($13.95) or the spinach-ricotta ravioli ($12.95). The restaurant also sports wireless Internet access and a remodeled garden patio shaded by umbrellas and jealously hovering clouds.
1001 Center St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US
We offer 22 special breakfast burritos. Our sandwiches are all fantastic and our burgers are from another planet. Great coffee and smoothies too!
1222 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz,
CA
US
Betty Burgers '50s-Style Diner | All-Natural Beef | Local Veggies | Burlesque-Themed Menu Sample Menu Starter: nachos with black beans, cheddar, homemade salsa, and guacamole Quick bite: Smokin' Betty, a seasoned half-pound burger with roasted balsamic onions, smoked cheddar cheese, and bacon Entree: hormone-free fried chicken with a biscuit and side Dessert: Dutch's apple pie with ice cream What to Drink: In '50s-diner fashion, Betty Burgers mixes up shakes, malts, and floats blended with Polar Bear ice cream. These old-fashioned drinks come in classic flavors, as well as unique concoctions such as thin mint, cake batter, and turkish coffee. While You're Waiting: Read the story of Betty, which is written in a letter on her restaurant's wall. In it, she describes her start in "a speck of a town" on the Texas panhandle, where her father was always absent and her mother took off with a surfer. Eventually, Betty found a new guardian: a man called Big Dutch, who was always willing to whip her up a burger. Inside Tips Vegetarians can substitute portabella mushrooms for the beef patties, and folks with gluten allergies can order their burgers "bareback style" (in a lettuce wrap). If you can't decide between fries and onion rings, get both on a 50/50 plate.
505 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz,
CA
US
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