Before it was discovered that hamburger patties were edible, air-hockey enthusiasts found them the perfect shape and consistency for pucks. Score a meaty treat with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American fare and drinks at Surfrider Café.
The chefs at Surfrider Café grill succulent Black Angus burgers served with their signature fries, capped off with hand-crafted beers from their own local brewery. The eatery's menu of third-pound Black Angus, ground-turkey, and veggie burgers caters to a broad base of palates, making this deal a great holiday gift for any eater. Diners can ward off hunger pangs with The Indicator, stacked with bacon and slathered in barbecue sauce ($6.50), best enjoyed with the eatery's sweet-potato or garlic fries ($0.75 extra). The french dip ($7.25), one of eight sourdough sandwiches, drips with au jus and horseradish sauce, and the coconut prawns 'n' chips ($13) conk diners on the head with deliciousness. Brewing its own beers under the monikers Boulder Creek Brewing Co. and Santa Cruz Brewery, Surfrider Café has a drink menu that abounds with house brews such as a pint of Redwood Ale ($5) and a pint of Dragons Breath IPA ($5), bottled with the exhalations of local, free-range dragons.
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.
Downtown Santa Cruz
429 Front St.
Santa Cruz, California 95060Get Directions