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Santa Cruz Wharf Dining

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  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.


71-A Municipal Wharf


 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.


25 Municipal Wharf



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.


37 Municipal Wharf


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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:


49-B Municipal Wharf




Shelter in Place Hours
Take-out available noon to 6:00 pm
Order online, call or in person
Limited take-out menu

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.


31 Municipal Wharf



Stagnaro Bros. Seafood Inc.

Shelter in Place Hours
Counter service 9:00am-5:00pm

Seafood restaurant and fish market specializing in the largest variety of fresh seafood from around the world. Full bar, excellent view, food-to-go.


32 Municipal Wharf




Located below Olita’s near the end of the wharf, the makers of Riva bring you Makai, a taste of Hawaii and beyond. And, an unbroken view of Steamers Lane.


49A Municipal Wharf


 THElogo (2)   Vino Locale Santa Cruz Wine Bar & Tapas

We specialize in small production boutique California wines.  Many of the wines are estate-grown and from family-owned wineries.  We feature “Meet-the-Winemaker” tastings and other promotional events, including Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association Passport Days.  Santa Clara County and the Santa Cruz Mountains produce world-class wines that are hard to find in stores and restaurants, and we are proud to showcase them at Vino Locale.  Stop by for a wine tasting journey from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara, Monterey, Livermore, Amador, Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino.


55-B/C Municipal Wharf


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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!


25 Municipal Wharf