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Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge, Santa Cruz, CA

Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
4.5
1898 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
  • Great for scenic views
  • Good for special occasions
  • Neighbourhood gem
Jack O’Neill Restaurant and Lounge is Santa Cruz’s best new destination for coastal California cuisine. The approachable and family-friendly vibe at Jack O’Neill Restaurant and Lounge will welcome hotel guests and locals alike.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Organic, Californian
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:45 am Brunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 460-5013
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Gus Trejo
  • Catering
    Dream Inn offers full catered events from 5 - 250 people
  • Private party facilities
    THE COVEWelcome to our new Private meeting room "The Cove" located in Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge. This room is equipped with full power outlets, LCD TV with wired access, and full food & beverage service. Seats 6 - 10 guests.
  • Private party contact
    CJ Hartman: (831) 460-5002
  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Cruz
  • Cross Street
    Bay Street + you can valet park at Dream Inn
  • Parking Details
    Hotel parking lot across the street from The Dream Inn, or complimentary valet parking.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,898 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Ambience

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Great for brunch

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Healthy

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Hot spot

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Romantic

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Most Booked

1,898 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was not crowded at lunch, we were ignored for the first 15 minutes. After our order was taken we waited another 25 minutes for our food and waitress forgot our drinks until we reminded her. Food was average at best. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, well presented and flavorful. The starters are creative, don't skip them. The view is fantastic!

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  3. NomadEater

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent Service normal $79 for 2 tacos and a Caesar with halibut and water

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  4. K8Loftus

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place! The view, the food, the ambiance! All amazing. Highly recommend.

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  5. KasminC

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food excellent!!! Service Excellent!!! The view Excellent!!! Thank you Gus !!!

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  6. Donia

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Jack's and come every few months. While it looks like an upscale coffee shop, the food, service and unbelievable views are all top-notch. Zak in the bar gives off that very laid-back Santa Cruz vibe. Happy to help and makes a great cocktail, but please do not be in a rush. Keep up the great work O'Neill team!!

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  7. kt1710

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    nice atmosphere, wonderful service, good food - looking out on the beach - what more could you ask

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  8. Clark

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will come back many times! Thanks for a great memorable lunch.

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  9. JeffS

    Sacramento

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Went to this restaurant hoping to be impressed with the food especially, with the great location. However, the food was mediocre at best and overpriced. The craft cocktails were very good but, a little spendy. The service started off great then fell off very quickly. Overall a bit disappointing. We would not go back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated at a table for two by the window, what a view of the boardwalk rides, beach and wharf! Food was excellent and I especially enjoyed the heirloom tomato salad.

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FAQs

Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 460-5013.

Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1898 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge

175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bay Street + you can valet park at Dream Inn
  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Cruz
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:45 am Brunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Organic, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel parking lot across the street from The Dream Inn, or complimentary valet parking.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gus Trejo
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 460-5013
  • Catering
    Dream Inn offers full catered events from 5 - 250 people
  • Private party facilities
    THE COVEWelcome to our new Private meeting room "The Cove" located in Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge. This room is equipped with full power outlets, LCD TV with wired access, and full food & beverage service. Seats 6 - 10 guests.
  • Private party contact
    CJ Hartman: (831) 460-5002
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