Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca
Oswald is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca.

1. Oswald

8.4
121 Soquel Ave (at Front St.), Santa Cruz, CA
American Restaurant · Downtown Santa Cruz · 13 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen Lear: Go early; go often. OTW, make reservations.

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca.

2. 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

8.0
110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Bar · Downtown Santa Cruz · 58 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen Lear: Try the Seared Ahi Tuna salad or the Chicken Strips 'tizer. Then add you favorite pint. Also, the Nacho plate is HUGE!

Kianti's Pizza & Pasta Bar is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca.

3. Kianti's Pizza & Pasta Bar

7.9
1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Italian Restaurant · Downtown Santa Cruz · 44 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen Lear: Lasagna or any pizza. Get there for showtime - 7&8 PM

Aqua Bleu is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca.

4. Aqua Bleu

1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Asian Restaurant · Downtown Santa Cruz · 13 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen Lear: Crab Cakes are the best bargain. Huge variety of food - from Sushi, to curry dishes, and lots more.

The Walnut Avenue Cafe is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca.

5. The Walnut Avenue Cafe

8.6
106 Walnut Ave (at Pacific Ave.), Santa Cruz, CA
Café · Downtown Santa Cruz · 61 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen Lear: Great place for breakfast.

Betty's Eat Inn is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca.

6. Betty's Eat Inn

7.0
1222 Pacific Ave (at Walnut Ave.), Santa Cruz, CA
Diner · Downtown Santa Cruz · 20 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen Lear: Fun place for a boiger. Say "hi" to Josh, the bartender....one of the best in town.

Joe's Pizza & Subs is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca.

7. Joe's Pizza & Subs

7.2
841 N Branciforte Ave (at Water St), Santa Cruz, CA
Pizza Place · Eastside · 16 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen Lear: Best subs in Santa Cruz and the pizza is also excellent. But if you're dieting, stay away!!

Crow's Nest Restaurant is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca.

8. Crow's Nest Restaurant

8.5
2218 E Cliff Dr (at 5th Ave), Santa Cruz, CA
American Restaurant · Eastside · 97 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen Lear: One of my favorite places in Santa Cruz since I found the place in 1976. Hard to beat the view and the food ain't bad either.

Clouds Downtown is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca.

9. Clouds Downtown

110 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA
American Restaurant · Downtown Santa Cruz · 8 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen Lear: Best place for "tini's in town. Food is a little over-the-top for my likes, but worth a look.

Soif is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, ca.

10. Soif

8.2
105 Walnut Ave (at Pacific Avenue), Santa Cruz, CA
Wine Bar · Downtown Santa Cruz · 20 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen Lear: Best wine selection anywhere in the region. Try all the small plates and you won't be dissatisfied.