The Dolphin Restaurant is a classic diner at the end of the Santa Cruz Wharf. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner a half mile offshore in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. A favorite of locals and visitors alike you can dine indoors, on the best patio on the Wharf or you can order from our Walk Up/To-Go Window and then sit on a picnic table as you listen to the sea lions just below.
Order classic favorites or unique offerings from our family-friendly menu. There are also delicious choices all day long from our smoker.
Open every day from 8 a.m. until closing.
From Our Smoker and the Sea
Two hotcakes, one egg, bacon or sausage OR two slices of French toast, one egg, bacon or sausage.
Two poached eggs with crab on a toasted English muffin, covered in hollandaise. Served with home fries.
Ham, cheese, green pepper, and onion. Served with home fries and salsa.
Two eggs any style, crispy corn tortillas, beans, melted cheese, tangy tomatillo salsa, sour cream, and avocado.
Clam Chowder Bread Bowl
Clams, potatoes, and bacon in a thick and creamy base made with heavy cream, butter, and a special blend of seasonings.
Two exquisite crab cakes with housemade tartar sauce. Served with steamed vegetables and your choice of rice or French fries.
Broiled Angus burger with Monterey Jack or American cheese and bacon.
Fish 'n Chips
Fresh Red Snapper with panko breading and served with coleslaw and tartar sauce.