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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

New American Restaurant
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“Cute locals' place. Nice ambiance. Delicious secret sauce that lives on the table.”
  • 42 locals recommend
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“This fine dining restaurant is more affordable than Scopazzi's and is in the next town south - Ben Lomond. It has a comfortable atmosphere and a nice outdoor terrace when the weather is good with a fountain. Their brunch is excellent. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Cute patio under a (messy) Oak tree with the classic string of lights, and the closest dining to Whiskey Hollow. We love the Fried Chicken Sandwich and the Nasty Ned.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cambodian Restaurant
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“Casual restaurant in Scotts Valley offering Cambodian/Thai cuisine with homemade taste. My favorite is the catfish Amok which is steamed in a packet made out of banana leaves. Curry chicken is mild and sweet with a hint of cinnamon. Grab a patio seating on a warmer evening.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Typical Bavarian (German) food is served in a very homey atmosphere. It's fairly expensive, but not too bad. There is a kids' play area and sometimes a bouncy house. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“American diner style restaurant that serves up hearty breakfast and lunch. Reasonably priced. When you walk in you will be greeted by friendly staff and a down to earth feel.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“We have our own creation we like to call "The A-Frame". You'll have to order it a la carte, since they don't know we've named it: Pepperoni, salami, pineapple and jalapenos--delicious! Tip: Try honey on the crust!”
  • 11 locals recommend
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“Wonderful fresh fish, if you are a sushi fan we highly recommend this place. This is a local favorite and not to expensive.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Amazing breakfast fare - pancakes, omelettes, and scrambles. But bring cash, do not take credit cards.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“San Lorenzo Valley's hot-spot for great live music, full bar with several brews on tap, and Henfling's Grill, offering an excellent selection of appetizers, entrees, and Pat's Pit BBQ every Monday.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Wine tasting on Weds nights, live music on Fridays during the summer. Karaoke year round on Saturday nights. Great burgers , sandwiches and salads. We love the happy hour from 3-7pm”
  • 1 local recommends
Breakfast Spot
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“Just outside Scotts Valley on the the way to Felton. Great breakfast, nice seating outside deck. Worth the little drive.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Real Indian food with real Indian spices in the fancy setting. They have vegetarian/vegan dishes as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Reasonably priced and fast service with some outdoor seating. The food is fresh with good variety on the menu. I love their fresh pressed carrot juice.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best sushi in Santa Cruz County and maybe even in the extended Bay Area!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a fun and funky restaurant, bar, and live music venue with a swimming pool. The TFI folks are super friendly and welcoming. Great local atmosphere. The burgers and fries are especially good!”
  • 6 locals recommend