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The Monterey Bay Area Restaurants

Crow's Nest

  • 2218 E. Cliff Dr. Map It
  • Santa Cruz
  • Seafood

Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's Review

A classic California beachside restaurant, the Crow's Nest sits right on the water in Santa Cruz Harbor. Vintage surfboards and local surf photography line the walls in the main dining room, and nearly every table overlooks sand and surf. Breakfast favorites include crab-cake eggs Benedict and olallieberry pancakes. Seafood and steaks, served with locally grown vegetables, dominate the lunch and dinner menus; favorite appetizers include fried calamari and the chilled shrimp-stuffed artichoke. For sweeping ocean views and fish tacos, burgers, and other casual fare, head upstairs to the Breakwater Bar & Grill. If you're in a hurry, pick up pizzas, sandwiches, soups, and salads at the on-site market.

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2218 E. Cliff Dr., west of 7th Ave., Santa Cruz, California, 95062, United States

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  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 05/08/2015


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