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The Crow's Nest


Daily 7:30am - 11:30am

Monday - Friday
11:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday 11:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday 11:30am - 3:30pm'

Monday - Friday from 5:30pm
Saturday from 4:30pm
Sunday from 3:00pm
(Dining room does not close Sunday afternoons)

Upstairs Grill
Daily from 11:30am



American, Seafood, Steak House

2218 East Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
United States



Crow’s Nest is wall-to-wall windows with stunning views of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Points of interest include the Walton Lighthouse, local beach action, and colorful sailboats making their way to and from the adjoining Santa Cruz Harbor. All this, in a friendly, casual atmosphere with full bar and exceptional cuisine have made this restaurant a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1969. The award-winning menu features creative preparations of the freshest seafood from neighboring Monterey Bay and beyond. Other specialties include Midwestern aged beef, lamb, shellfish, pasta, and an abundant salad bar.
Upstairs is a spectacular lounge offering expansive views, live music, and dancing to rock, soul, blues and reggae. Sunday is Comedy Night, featuring nationally-known stand-up comedy headliners. The Upstairs Grill serves appetizers and casual meals throughout the day and evening. Kids love the Children’s Menu, and get a prize from the Captain’s Treasure Chest at the end of their meal.

New on the dock next door: The Crow’s Nest Beach Market features wood-fired pizza, grab ‘n go gourmet sandwiches, salads and desserts, beer and wine, soft-serve ice cream, and a unique selection of home décor and fine gifts. A great place to shop!

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“Best Restaurant in Santa Cruz”
Good Times Weekly

“Best Restaurant with a View”
Santa Cruz Weekly

Certified Green Business

AAA Diamond-Rated


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