$10 for $20 Worth of Laid-Back Eats at Surfrider Café

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Café dining provides satisfying, savory fare while eliminating the agonizing moments of trying to find a matching ascot and lobster bib set. Step away from the monocle with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of laid-back beach eats at Surfrider Café, located downtown. Purchases must include a food item.

Catch a tubular menu and ride a 1994 Land Cruiser of flavor to the table with an appetizer of onion rings ($6). For a hearty half surf ‘n’ turf without the steakhouse prices, have an order of fish ‘n’ chips (crunch-fried tilapia with fries and a green salad, $13). Or try one of Surfrider's Old-School burgers—1/3 pound Black Angus burger, ground turkey patty, or veggie burger served with shoestring fries, thick-cut fries, or a green salad—such as the Hook, topped with gorgonzola and caramelized onions ($8). Meatier options include a half rack of baby back ribs in signature sauce, complete with mashed potatoes and salad ($14). Pair your solid sustenance with one of Surfrider's specialty beers, such as Redwood Ale (half pint, $4; pint, $5), or a deliciously chilly emulsion such as a mango milkshake ($4).

Surfrider's fun, festive atmosphere extends from its interior out into the boring, nitrogen-based atmosphere of Earth, with a beach theme so flavorfully authentic that you'll almost get sand in your shorts. Stop in with friends to soak up the stomach-sun, or grab and go with carryout dining.

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Surfrider Café was mentioned in Good Times’ A-to-Z dining guide for Santa Cruz. It has a four-star average rating on Yelp, and 94% of Urbanspooners like it.

  • Delicious fish sandwich, great sweet potato fries, yummy everything. Good local beers on tap… – Nancy W., Yelp
  • Love, Love LOVE this place. When visiting Santa Cruz recently we spent a good portion of the afternoon walking around town trying to find a place with good food and decent prices. Thank god we ran across the Surfrider Café. – Zak P., Yelp

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table, 1 per visit. Must purchase food item. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Surfrider Cafe

The chefs at Surfrider Cafe don't need to look far for inspiration. Beyond a menu of entrees made from local, sustainably grown ingredients, the restaurant also serves craft beers from its own Santa Cruz microbrewery, Boulder Creek Brewery. Veggies such as panko-breaded artichoke hearts find their way into appetizers, sandwiches, and burgers. Desserts range from housemade brownies to organic peanut-butter chocolate pie. Furthering its commitment to the community, Surfrider Cafe contributed more than $25,000 to local schools and nonprofits from 2011–2013.

Surfrider Cafe

Restaurant, American
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