Seafood Restaurants in Santa Cruz


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  • Riva Fish House
    Fresh fare can be found at Santa Cruz's Riva Fish House, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Eating right doesn't have to be hard. Head to Riva Fish House for a healthy or gluten-free meal. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Riva Fish House has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Riva Fish House. Stay connected at no cost thanks to Riva Fish House's wifi. Show up a bit early if you want to be seated right away — Riva Fish House doesn't take reservations. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Riva Fish House — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Getting your food to go is also an option. It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Riva Fish House. Diners at Riva Fish House will love the simple and nearby street parking options. Riva Fish House offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. You'll need a couple Andrew Jacksons for a visit to Riva Fish House — they only accept cash. Riva Fish House has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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    31 Municipal Wharf
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Johnny's Harborside
    Fresh fare can be found at Johnny's Harborside, where visitors seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Johnny's Harborside's menu features a little something for everyone, even those who prefer vegan, low-fat and gluten-free options. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Johnny's Harborside won't disappoint. Bring the whole family to Johnny's Harborside, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Perfect for parties on the larger side, Johnny's Harborside also has a private area available for use. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Johnny's Harborside's free wifi hotspot. Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Johnny's Harborside — it's strictly casual. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. The restaurant has catering services as well. Johnny's Harborside's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options. Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    493 Lake Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Gilda's Family Restaurant
    For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by Gilda's Family Restaurant. The healthy menu items at Gilda's Family Restaurant will leave you with a full stomach. The drink list at Gilda's Family Restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Gilda's Family Restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating. Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. No need to put on airs for a trip to Gilda's Family Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. You can also grab your grub to go. Call Gilda's Family Restaurant for catering if you have a big event coming up. Parking is easy at Gilda's Family Restaurant, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by. If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant. A mid-priced establishment, Gilda's Family Restaurant offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Gilda's Family Restaurant.
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    37 Municipal Wharf
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • The Point Chop House & Lounge
    With a blended menu of California cuisine and modern comfort foods and a name that honors its Pleasure Point location, The Point Chophouse & Lounge fosters the atmosphere of a neighborhood steakhouse. The chefs exclusively work with Prime Black Angus beef, grilling rib eyes, top sirloin, and new york strip steaks above gently lapping flames. Even when preparing the rest of the menu's homespun favorites, the chefs commit to using ingredients from sustainable sources whenever possible. This dedication shows in dishes such as the baked salmon with horseradish aioli, the herb-crusted buttermilk fried chicken, and the coconut-breaded prawns with sweet chili-ginger dipping sauce. The Point Chophouse & Lounge's dining areas similarly balance traditional and contemporary elements. Horseshoe-shaped, lipstick-red booths and vintage-style wall art advertising surfing lessons evoke a classic diner aesthetic. At the same time, the space features more modern design choices, including cylindrical pendant lamps, subtle track lighting, and a fully-stocked bar with with beers on draft as well as imported and local wines.
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    3326 Portola Dr.
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Olitas Cantina and Grille
    Take a trip to Olitas Cantina and Grille in Santa Cruz and make your next meal a good one. Put the diet on pause when you visit Olitas Cantina and Grille — there are no low-fat menu items. The large dining space at Olitas Cantina and Grille provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Olitas Cantina and Grille. Catering from Olitas Cantina and Grille will take your party to the next level. For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot. If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Olitas Cantina and Grille.
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    49B Municipal Wharf
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Miramar Fish Grotto
    Miramar Fish Grotto treats its guests to breathtaking ocean views, flavorful meals of fresh seafood, and potent tropical cocktails and martinis. Nestled on the Santa Cruz Minicipal Wharf, the restaurant's wall-sized windows open up expansive vistas of the calm Pacific Ocean, the picturesque Santa Cruz waterfront, and swarms of jealous seagulls. Diners dig in to plates of tuna poke, clams and linguini, broiled snapper, steaks, and steamed lobster tail. After dinner, guests belly up to the bar for house cocktails such as a Lighthouse Lemon Drop martini, or a rum-spiked lemonade.
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    45 Municipal Wharf
    Santa Cruz, CA US
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