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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Pedestrian Plaza
“AMUSEMENT PARK ON THE BEACH, ROLLER COASTERS, MANY FAMOUS FILMS HAVE BEEN FILMED HERE, WEST COAST VERSION OF CONEY ISLAND.”
  • 310 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This mall is almost two miles away and has many stores as well as a food court. ”
  • 164 locals recommend
Bar
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“A food court with lots of different options. There is also live music at night on weekends.”
  • 133 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Spectacular views of our bay, great food, sometimes live music. Go on a Wednesday and watch the regatta!”
  • 145 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Shadowbrook is probably the oldest and most famous of any restaurant in Santa Cruz County. It is truly amazing and you'll definitely need reservations!”
  • 105 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Really good Mediterranean restaurant. Nice atmosphere and smack dab in old town Sunnyvale. During the warmer days, they have outdoor seating with heat lamps. Recommendation: Mansaf - tender chunks of lamb cooked in aged yogurt”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Bakery, Rosticceria, Food to Go... Eat at Gayle's or take away... Expensive but well worth it.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Delicious Tapas place! Open late and if it's a nice evening out, go have dinner outside on their patio.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great breakfast, within walking distance. Pastery and coffee or full on breakfast.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Closest large-scale shopping mall, about a 10 minute drive from the home. Also accessible by lightrail. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Very popular sushi restaurant downtown. Always a line so arrive early as they don't take reservations. There is also a small sushi bar inside with open seating.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Wonderful Greek food - $15 corkage fee a big plus if you'd like to bring your own bottle of wine. This is a popular place, reservations are highly recommended.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
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“Both indoor and outdoor seating, higher end pub food. Located in alley with other breweries/wineries ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bar
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“This bar/restaurant is only located about 1.5miles away. A great spot anytime of day. They have a beautiful garden setting in the back. Perfect for breakfast and they have late night live music. Ofteb times they have bands traveling from LA to SF and making a stop in Santa Cruz.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Great place to get some beer and some snacks or to watch a game. Friendly service.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One the most popular restaurants in town , run by a very nice local family. You will not be disappointed! Reservations recommended.”
  • 56 locals recommend