We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Happening Place!”
Review of The Crow's Nest

The Crow's Nest
Ranked #14 of 389 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Great bar, great food, great location. What can I say but very satisfied! Sat in the bar for cocktails, locals love this place and met some really great people. We had Moscow Mules and the Dark and Stormy, both excellent. The bar service was excellent! Looking out into the Santa Cruz harbor you see all kinds of beautiful views! Sailing, boating, marine wildlife and beach activities.

Dinner was amazing! We has the calamari for appetizer, prawns over spinach ravioli and seafood fettuccine, all was perfection!

1  Thank Lori H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,162)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

812 - 816 of 1,162 reviews

Reviewed 13 August 2014

Santa Cruz harbourside. Very busy. Friendly. Great service at the bar. Good offers on food. Worth a visit for an evening out. We went on Wednesday evening and there is a sail race so lots of boats going in and out. Thursday was BBQ on the beach. I'd definitely go again.

Thank VacatEd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Good food and really big portions, albeit pricey. Servers friendly but could be better. View is great but sometimes the harbor smell is a little less appreciated.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Dragan A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Lunch in the summertime here is super busy so we had to wait about 20 minutes without a reservation. Our server was decent, though not extremely quick or attentive. The calamari appetizer was amazing though! It was very tender and well-seasoned and the tarter sauce had great flavor as well. The caesar salad was tasty though the lettuce was a bit less than crisp. I enjoyed the atmosphere and view though.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Amanda D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We had an all around great meal at the Crow's Nest. We opted for the quieter downstairs and had a great view of the harbor that included much boat traffic, sea lions and even a dolphin. Our server was very attentive and friendly and accommodated all requests quickly and cheerfully. The food was great, I had a smoked prime rib that was cooked perfectly to order. Parking can be a problem so reserve early to get one of their designated spots near the restaurant.

1  Thank Napajohnb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Crow's Nest also viewed

 

Been to The Crow's Nest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing