Santa Cruz Area Dining
Santa Cruz has restaurants to please everyone's palate. From romantic fine dining restaurants to seaside grills to some of the best pizza you'll ever eat, Santa Cruz has it all. Santa Cruz County restaurants are known for seafood, sustainably caught fresh in the Monterey Bay, fresh fruits and vegetables from our local fields, and a mix of cuisines from around the world. It's just as easy to find a vegetarian or vegan meal in Santa Cruz as it is to find a restaurant serving delicious steaks. And, don't forget
to sample the top-notch wines from Santa Cruz County wineries. Dress is usually more casual at Santa Cruz restaurants than in other parts of the country—you'll probably see diners dressed in suits and ties alongside those in shorts and flip-flops. For a list of restaurants of every kind, visit the Dining section of the Chamber business directory.
Whether you're looking for down-home cooking or award-winning appetizers and dinner on the waterfront, Santa Cruz American Restaurants have a menu to fit your tastes.
For exotic food from the Mediterranean to the Pacific Rim, check out the wonderful Asian Restaurants in Santa Cruz.
Bars and Grills
If you're looking for mouthwatering steaks, delicious drinks, and wonderful desserts right on the Bay, check out Santa Cruz's Bars and Grills.
Check out the selection of brews and seasonal hand-crafted micro beers on tap at local Santa Cruz Breweries.
Coffee and Tea
Relax with a warm cup of coffee or tea or get one to go at one of Santa Cruz's Coffee and Tea hotspots.
Take care of your sweet tooth with Dessert from a local Santa Cruz candy, cookie, or ice cream shop.
Fast Food Restaurants
Don't want to miss a minute of the fun in Santa Cruz? Grab a quick bite at a Santa Cruz Fast Food Restaurant.
In addition to award-winning meals and unforgettable service, Fine Dining Restaurants in Santa Cruz are in some of the most beautiful settings in the world.
Try a slice of Santa Cruz at one of our great Pizza Restaurants.
Dine on the freshest of fish at one of Santa Cruz's Seafood Restaurants.
There's no better way to enjoy Santa Cruz wines than paired with a delicious meal served in the Santa Cruz Winery where it was made.
Look for the Chamber decal
For more than 120 years, Santa Cruz Chamber members have been committed to improving our community for everyone who visits, works, or lives in Santa Cruz County.
For a list of local Santa Cruz Chamber member restaurants, cafes, breweries, and other places to dine in Santa Cruz, visit the Dining section of the Chamber business directory.