Well-known chefs now call the Santa Cruz region home and the elevated dining scene is gaining traction among foodies. Supported by an abundance of locally grown produce at Santa Cruz County’s farmer’s markets, these culinary stars can truly shine. Sidewalk eateries and parklets are the perfect spot to people-watch and set the stage for a street-level al fresco experience. On the Santa Cruz Wharf, each dish is served with a side of magnificent views of the Monterey Bay. Small eateries tucked away in area neighborhoods are oftentimes provide the perfect combination of culinary-meets-culture where visitors can nosh with the locals. Casually elegant settings serve up rustic California fare. Fine dining spots are true to their name, gaining a reputation for not only the menu but also the experience.
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