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Popular Restaurants in Santa Cruz

If you're a first time visitor to Santa Cruz, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in Santa Cruz.

What are some good restaurants in Santa Cruz?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in Santa Cruz.

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
504 Bay Ave Santa Cruz, CA

Marianne's Ice Cream‎
1020 Ocean St. Santa Cruz, CA

(831) 458-1447
Betty Burgers
505 Seabright Ave Santa Cruz, CA

The Crow's Nest Restaurant
2218 E Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA

Vasili's Greek Restaurant
1501 Mission St Santa Cruz, CA

Pizza My Heart
1116 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Diner
909 Ocean St. Santa Cruz, CA
West End Tap & Kitchen
334D Ingalls Street Santa Cruz, CA

(831) 471-8115
Marini's Downtown
1308 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA
Ristorante Avanti
1711 Mission St Santa Cruz, CA
Tony & Alba's
817 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz, CA
Kianti's Pizza & Pasta Bar
1100 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA
The Picnic Basket
125 Beach St Santa Cruz, CA
The Buttery
702 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz, CA
Kelly's French Bakery
402 Ingalls St Santa Cruz, CA

(831) 423-9059


Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"eat at Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria for dinner and breakfast."  See More

"For breakfast, The Buttery is perfect!"  See More

"Betty Burgers, which has awesome burgers, sweet potato fries, and shakes!"  See More

"For dinner, my favorite is Vasili's Greek Restaurant."  See More

"For the guys, in addition to the Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing noted in another answer, there is a new place literally across the alley called the West End."  See More

"I second Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk boardwalk, there is a Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Kelly's French Bakery."  See More

Where can I find out more about Santa Cruz?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Santa Cruz locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Santa Cruz.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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