Santa Cruz Wharf Dining

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 Dolphin logo   Dolphin Restaurant

Classic little diner at the end of the Santa Cruz Wharf. Fish & Chips, chowder in a bread bowl, burgers, freash seafood, pasta and steak entrees. A local favorite spot since 1963. Take a seat inside or in our outdoor patio. We also have a to-go window. Visit the seal lions and the Dolphin Restaurant. Open everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner at 8:00 a.m. 831-426-5830. 71-A Municipal Wharf. www.dolphinrestaurant.net

 

 Firefish logo   Firefish Grill

Featuring a mesquite wood burning grill in our brand new exhibition kitchen. Fresh traditional seafood, steaks and homemade pasta dishes served California cuisine style at reasonable prices. Full bar, specialty drinks, and a cool beer and wine list. Fabulous ocean views from every seat. Celebrating 30 delicious years on the Santa Cruz Wharf. Open everyday for lunch and dinner. 831-423-5200. 25 Municipal Wharf. www.firefishgrill.net

 

 Gildas
Gilda's 
Family-style dining. Serving fine, fresh foods in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. 831-423-2010. 37 Municipal Wharf. www.gildas-restaurant.com

 

 Olitas   Olitas

A fresh approach to Mexican cuisine combining traditional and nouveau ingredients and original combinations. The menu and breath-taking ocean view make Olitas an experience you'll never forget. Don't forget to try our award winning margaritas and Taco Tuesdays and Thursdays! ($6 for a taco and a margarita or beer) Located upstairs. Open daily for lunch and dinner starting at noon. Reservations or questions: 831-458-9393. 49-B Municipal Wharf. www.olitassantacruz.com

 

 RivaLogo   Riva 

Riva Fish House is a great place to grab a nice meal on the Santa Cruz Wharf. The food is great - from fresh warm French bread, to fried zucchini, to exquisitely prepared fish of all varieties. Open 7 days a week 11 am-8:00 pm. 831-429-1223. 31 Municipal Wharf. www.rivafishhouse.com

 

 Stagnaros Stagnaro Bros. Seafood Inc.
Seafood restaurant and fish market specializing in the largest variety of fresh seafood from around the world. Full bar, excellent view, food-to-go. 831-423-2180. 32 Municipal Wharf. www.stagnarobrothers.com

 

 Splash   Splash!

Located below Olita’s near the end of the wharf, has been a restaurant since the 1950s. Renovations included adding a rotating bar. The restaurant has “stunning views of the Monterey Bay from every seat.”
Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The menu is modern American dining with a heavy focus on seafood paired with craft cocktails.
Splash is at 49A on the wharf. The restaurant does not take reservations. Call 831-466-9766 or visit www.splashonthewharf.com

 

 THElogo (2)   Vino Prima Wine Bar

• Wines by the flight (flight=3 wines, 2 oz. taste each)
• Wines by the glass (including beer and sparkling water)
• Over 100 wines by the bottle

Vino Prima is not just a wine bar...it's a Destination! 831-426-0750. 55-B/C Municipal Wharf. www.vinoprimawines.com

 

 Woodies Grill Logo   Woodies Cafe 
A taste of Santa Cruz past and present. A unique new addition to the Santa Cruz Wharf. Inspired by Woodies on the Wharf. A fun, casual and affordable place to eat. Order up Fish & Chips, Chowder in a Bread Bowl, Snapper Florentine, French Dip Sandwich or a Crab Louie. Grab an oceanview table or take it to go. A Great Deal on the Bay...Woodies Cafe! 831-423-5200. 25 Municipal Wharf. http://woodiescafe.net