8 Best Burger Restaurants in Santa Cruz

Jack's Hamburgers Hamburger • $
202 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz

Customers` Favorites

Monterey Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Hamburger with Basket Fries
Cheeseburger Basket
Double Cheeseburger
Bacon Cheeseburger

“Fantastic burgers. Really good patties, not too thick and well cooked.Fries are off the chartsHot dog was good. I would recommend a chili dog, the plain one was good even without condiments.Exactly what you expect from this style of restaurant“

4.6 Superb75 Reviews
Harbor Café Breakfast • $$
535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz

Customers` Favorites

Basic Breakfast 2 Eggs Your Way
Country Steak Breakfast
Traditional Benedict
Mexican Tofu Scramble
Carnitas Omelette
Breakfast Burrito
Frittata Supreme
Cali Benedict
Churro Waffle
Harbor Cafe

“I took my neighbor's daughter at UCSC here for brunch. We got two Cali Croissants, one with regular bacon and one with turkey bacon, a ginger beer, and a Kombucha. The Cali Croissant is HUGE and will not fit into your mouth, unless perhaps you are a teenage boy. The Croissant was lightly toasted and delicious. My fruit side came with a nice mix of fruit: actual strawberries and blueberries, as opposed to just the standard grapes and melons. I really appreciated that. Service was friendly, but they don't really check on you when they're busy. They just brought us our food and the check. The only drawbacks are that it's crowded inside and the prices are not student-friendly. Not prohibitively expensive, but a little pricier than your typical breakfast and brunch spot. The quality of the food was great, though, so the pricing is somewhat justified.“

4.5 Superb88 Reviews
Betty Burgers Hamburger • $$
505 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Customers` Favorites

French Fries and Onion Rings
Cheeseburger and Fries
Garlic Fries - Basket
Sweet Potatoes Fries
Crunchy Onion Rings
Sweet Potato Fries
Chili Cheese Fries
Basic Betty Burger
Texas Two Step
Salmon Burger

“It is SO GOOD and conveniently close in driving distance to the Boardwalk! The only thing that I didn't like is the parking because it is super tight. Only 6 cars can fit in the lot, otherwise you will have to park on the side street.The staff is really nice and restaurant is clean. So many great burgers to choose from.“

4.2 Good92 Reviews
Betty Burgers Hamburger • $
1000 41st Ave, Santa Cruz

Customers` Favorites

Crunchy Onion Rings
Chicken Tenders
Texas Two Step
Double Dutch
Big Betty
BBQ Sauce
The Duke

“The open air dining area is a nice change from the usual outdoor seating. The south end is open to the parking lot so you get a good view of the street and sunset. There's indoor seating too if you prefer.Burger options are plentiful and I was really happy to see they offer lettuce wrapped burgers as an option. I love carbs like any other guy but burger buns just don't do it for me. There are a dozen canned alcoholic beverages and 4 beers on tap along with shakes and soft drinks.“

4.2 Good50 Reviews
Back Nine Grill & Bar Bar & Grill • $$
555 Hwy 17 at Pasatiempo exit, Santa Cruz

Customers` Favorites

Coconut Crusted Jumbo Prawns
Loaded Potato Skins
The Outlaw Burger
BBQ Chicken Salad
Crispy Calamari
Mushroom Risotto
Berry Cobbler
Grilled Steak
Clam Chowder
Fish & Chips

“Excellent service, quality dinning atmosphere,great tasting food. Prices are a little high, but generous portions and great tasting food balance out the cost. Definitely worth the value. Friendly and Inviting staff. They offer happy hour bar specials including their starter food menu. Plenty of seating options whether you order a well drink or a cup of coffee, the setting is very comfortable.“

4.1 Good75 Reviews


Munch Coffee Shops • $
717 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Customers` Favorites


“I recently visited this cafe, and it exceeded all my expectations! The ambiance is simply enchanting, with beautiful art adorning the walls and a lovely grand piano that adds a touch of elegance. The best part? They host numerous events, making every visit a unique experience. The staff is incredibly welcoming, and the coffee and pastries are top-notch. If you're looking for a delightful and artistic escape, this cafe is a must-visit! 5/5 stars!“

4.3 Superb36 Reviews
Belly Goat Craft Burgers Hamburger • $
725 Front St, Santa Cruz

Customers` Favorites

Eggs and Garlic Fries
American Hamburger
Forager Burger
Two Fish Tacos
Seoul Surfer
French Fries
Lost Boys

“Ordered the mushroom burger and garlic fries, which was good. The toppings and sauce were good and the garlic fries were crispy. They have a decent menu with some interesting burgers. A little experience imo but worth it.Vegetarian options: Mushroom burger & fries“

4 Good52 Reviews
Seaside Fish & Chowder (formerly Fisherman's Galley) Seafood • $$
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz

“Our visit to seaside fish&chowder was a delightful treat. The fish was cooked to perfection with bomb tartar sauce to match. Also, we pleasantly surprised about the quality of the French fries tasted was like they were freshly peeled potatoes. The service was excellent; our waitress was very attentive. The decor matched the beach boardwalk theme, especially since we were on the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk with sand just a few feet away. You can easily make your meal a beachfront dining experience! 5-Star rating on experience, taste, and service. Thank you, seaside fish&chowder!“

4 Good24 Reviews
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