The Dolphin Restaurant

Since 1963, our classic diner at the end of the Santa Cruz Wharf has been a local favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fish & chips, chowder in a bread bowl, burgers, fresh seafood, great pasta, steak entrees, and an eclectic breakfast menu all await locals and visitors. And new to the Dolphin is our in-house smoker, serving some of the best BBQ you’ll find anywhere. Join us in our dining room. Or if you prefer, dine outdoors on the only outdoor patio on the Wharf. Also popular is our walk up to-go window. And there’s no better place than the Dolphin to visit the Sea Lions.

Contact Us

The Dolphin is located at the end of the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Phone: 831-426-5830


The Dolphin Restaurant



1. Head South
2. Turn right toward CA-17 S/Santa Cruz Hwy
3. Turn right to merge onto CA-17 S/Santa Cruz Hwy
4. Merge onto CA-1 N via the ramp to CA-9/Half Moon Bay/Boulder Creek/Ocean Street/Beaches
5. Slight right at Mission St (signs for State Route 1 N/Half Moon Bay)
6. Turn left at Laurel St
7. Turn right at Washington St
8. Turn right at Washington St/Washington St.
9. Continue to follow Washington St
10. Destination will be on the right:

25 Municipal Wharf
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


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