Santa Cruz Diner

Food & Drink
909 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 909 Ocean St., Santa Cruz Directions
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82% of 84 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Diner, American, Traditional, Burgers, Coffee
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Cuisine
    Diner, American, Traditional, Burgers, Coffee
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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Tips

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38 Tips
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Report | 3 years ago
Just a wonderful hometown restaurant experience. Great staff, great food, Thank You!
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Report | 3 years ago
Very "solid" diner food. Good portions, reasonably good service, extremely diverse menu. Good value.
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Report | 3 years ago
Good variety for a group with differing tastes. Reasonable prices, good portions.
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Report | 3 years ago
The Asian food on the menu is great, the service is good and the New York steak is cooked great.
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Report | 3 years ago
the food is good, and SC Diner is a Santa Cruz institution. Prepare for it to be busy!
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Report | 3 years ago
We've been fans for many years however our recent visit was disappointing. We ordered the chicken fried steak (one of our favorites) and it was really awful! Definitely changed.
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Report | 3 years ago
Everything ordered was awful
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Report | 3 years ago
Were seated quickly, then waited over ten minutes to be greeted, another 5-10 minutes for drinks. Had a dead ant in one of the drinks and our waiter said I must not have looked at the cup first. Bacon was completely burnt (and I like my bacon crispy) Waffle tasted like it was straight out of a box mix. No flavor at all. Asked for over easy eggs and got scrambled which also tasted like there was no salt or pepper. Was there for almost an hour for breakfast that was not even worth eating.
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Report | 3 years ago
Very slow service.
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Report | 3 years ago
great, friendly place with fine food in great proportions. A Santa Cruz landmark!!!
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From Our Editors

Roll into Santa Cruz Diner for your next stack of pancakes ? this mellow diner seated in the Santa Cruz region of Santa Cruz is welcome to all. Those with dietary needs will appreciate the vegan, gluten-free and low-fat meal options at Santa Cruz Diner. Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family. Not to be overlooked is Santa Cruz Diner's no-charge wifi. At Santa Cruz Diner, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.

Santa Cruz Diner is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed. Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!

Find parking in a garage or a number of lots near Santa Cruz Diner. At Santa Cruz Diner, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.

Santa Cruz Diner gives your wallet some wiggle room - plates here are super affordable and unbelievably tasty. Don't end the night hungry. Swing by Santa Cruz Diner for their A+ late-night menu, and come back the next day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Whether you're a party animal or an early riser, the restaurant will be open to serve you 24 hours a day. So stop on by Santa Cruz Diner, where you can enjoy a casual dining experience in a classic diner.

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