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Santa Cruz Diner
909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Santa Cruz Diner, conveniently located on Ocean Street near Water Street, offers an extensive menu of not only classicMore diner fare, but also Asian, Mexican, vegan and vegetarian food as well. It uses pure soy oil for all its frying. You can order breakfast anytime, and the menu includes build-your-own omelets, banana walnut waffles, skillet dishes, potato pancakes and breakfast quesadillas. Pho and Vietnamese spring rolls are available for dinner, which is served from 4pm to 11pm daily. Beer, wine and champagne, cappuccino, desserts and a kids menu are also available.
Paradise Villa
2177 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Paradise Villa is an assisted living community for individuals coping with dementia or Alzheimer's. It features threeMore dining areas decorated to look like '50s-era diners and an Italian restaurant.
Gilda's Family Restaurant
37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
This diner-style restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It offers poultry, steak, sandwiches, and seafood, andMore has a full bar. Owned by the long-time local Stagnaro family, Gilda's has an old-fashioned feel and a different special every day.  
Betty Burgers
505 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Serving fresh, juicy burgers in classic 50's diner style makes for a nostalgic atmosphere. The fun-filled atmosphereMore starts with the logo and is carried throughout the whole eating experience. Classic burger plates,including a vegetarian and salmon version, fries, malts and shakes await. You can enjoy your food outside in an ample patio.
Aldo's Harbor Restaurant
616 Atlantic Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

You know a restaurant is definitely worth checking out when it's featured on Guy Fieri's hit show on Food Network,More "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." The loyal clientele has always been fond of Aldo's calamari and cioppino dishes. And since Fieri indulged in the very same seafood delicacies, the word is out on this local treasure. 

In 1962, the Olivieri family began to write a chapter in Santa Cruz history. The business actually started as a bait shop on the harbor, but transformed into the kind of Santa Cruz institution that could fill a book with rich and colorful family stories. For a real treat, be sure to take a look at the back of an Aldo's menu for a slice of Americana. Even the pasta, sauces and bread are made fresh daily from Aldo's Bakery in Soquel. 

Accentuated by an ideal location at the Santa Cruz Harbor, Aldo's embodies the taste and feel of Santa Cruz. This picturesque location offers a view of the ocean that stretches from the harbor to the horizon, with sunlight shimmering on the peaceful waters, rows of boats bobbing gently and a lighthouse in the distance. Ample patio dining accommodates up to 130 people. But Aldo's is more than just a famous seafood restaurant with a great view (don't be surprised if you find yourself sitting out on the deck for hours). Outdoor patio dining makes Aldo's the premier dog-friendly restaurant in town (for well-behaved dogs on a leash). The patio deck could also be your next destination for a catered event.    

Buffalo Bell
107 Leonard St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Buffalo Bell, located on the corner Ocean and Leonard streets, bills itself as a wings and salad bar. Indeed diners willMore find garlic parmesan, honey BBQ, ragin' Cajun and chile lime chicken wings as well as burgers, chicken and seafood baskets, hot sandwiches and a variety of sides. Buffalo Bell also has a salad bar and serves beer and wine.   
Kiantis Pizza and Pasta Bar
1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Nicely furnished and centrally located, Kiantis Pizza and Pasta Bar was started by two college friends in 2007, and hasMore become very popular. The restaurant features gourmet pizzas, original pasta recipes and healthy salads. The extensive menu also has the option for diners to choose their own pasta, sauce and two toppings. The exterior is bright and eye-catching, and the interior is modern and spacious, with a large, lively staff on hand, including expert pizza throwers and dancing waiters. There's never a dull moment at this restaurant! Outdoor seating on a busy corner gives customers a seat in the heart of the action downtown. Heaters and a fireplace are available on the patio for cool evenings.
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