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Fun Food

What’s a trip to the Boardwalk without fun food?

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk offers a variety of delicious choices for indoor or outdoor dining. In addition to food options listed below, the park offers PEPSI© soda products and a selection of beer at several concessions.

Restaurants Snacks & Desserts Food Carts

Restaurants

Barbary Coast

Open early for breakfast with a full espresso bar. Lunch and dinner menu includes deli sandwiches, salads, turkey legs, cheeseburgers, corn dogs, garlic fries, fruit cups, ice cream, and sundaes.

Enter from Neptune’s Kingdom and Colonnade

Fisherman's Galley

Specialties at this ocean-view diner include fresh battered fish and chips, shrimp, calamari, ceviche, and wine margaritas. Plus burgers and fries.

Location: Casino Arcade

Captain's Galley

Beer on tap, wine, pretzels, beef jerky, and chicken wings are a good match for a game of pool, ping-pong, or air hockey on the Game Deck.

Location: Neptune’s Kingdom, 2nd Floor

Dipper Diner

Stay close to your favorite ride for charbroiled cheeseburgers, corn dogs, popcorn chicken, charbroiled chicken sandwiches, and deep-fried cheesecake. Also a great selection of fresh sandwiches, salads, and fruit cups.

Location: Near Giant Dipper Entrance

Barnacle Bill's

Tempting sausage sandwiches, chili dogs, all-beef hotdogs, fresh-roasted corn and baked potatoes with an assortment of toppings. Look for a hidden mural and some shaded tables under the swinging Fireball.

Location: Next to Fireball

Hot Dawgs

Our friendly surf shack features specialty “Smokehouse” hot dogs, gourmet pretzels, tri-tip sandwiches and deep-fried cheesecake.

Location: Near the Cave Train

Surf City Grill

A Boardwalk favorite with indoor or outdoor patio dining. Specialties include famous fresh-dipped corn dogs, french-fried artichoke hearts, clam chowder bread bowls, bacon cheese burgers, BBQ beef, linguica or Italian sausage sandwiches, vegetarian corn dogs and garden burgers, chili cheese or nacho cheese fries, Texas-sized donuts, ice cold beer, lemonade and more!

Location: At Entrance 3 next to Bumper Cars

World Grill & Beer Garden

Philly Cheesesteaks, Gyros, Panini and vegetarian sandwiches. Fresh cut caramel apple chips and a large selection of Ice Cold Beer.

Location: Between Entrance 3 and 4

PizzaNow! I and II

Enjoy individual cheese-tastic pizzas and herbed breadsticks or cool off with frozen ICEES©

Locations: Next to Bumper Cars and by Logger’s Revenge

Señor Ted's

Looking for a little spice?  We have two locations for tasty tacos, flavorful burritos, and nachos supreme.

Locations: Next to Bumper Cars and by Logger's Revenge

Fish-N-Fry

In addition to fish and fries, shrimp as well as garlic fries are on the menu.

Location: Near Rock ‘n Roll

Hot Dog On A Stick

Fresh-dipped corn dogs, cheese sticks, and fresh lemonade.

Location: Near Entrance 5

Boardwok

Rice bowls, teriyaki chicken skewers, noodle bowls, and stir-fried veggies. French fries and corn on the cob. Now featuring Sriracha TOTS!

Location: Near Entrance 5

California Wraps and Bowls

Fresh veggies, Thai, Greek, Mexican and Chinese flavors. Fresh grilled chicken, and quesadillas. French fries, chicken nuggets, fried chicken, and corn on the cob. Now featuring Sriracha TOTS!

Location: Near Entrance 5

BBQ Grill

All-American menu options including grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and LOADED french fries.

Location: Near Logger's Revenge

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Steps from the beach you’ll find scrumptious corn dogs, ice cold beer, and fries served with an array of toppings!

Location: Next to Cliff Hanger


Snacks & Desserts

Marini's at the Beach

Saltwater taffy, caramel apples, chocolate-covered bacon, handmade chocolates, and more sweet delights.

Three Locations: Near the Casino Arcade, Entrance 3, and Entrance 5

Carousel Cones

This location cooks up fresh-made waffle cones for your enjoyment. The menu also includes root beer floats, ice cream sundaes, chocolate dipped bananas and more.

Location: By the Looff Carousel

Black & White Ice Cream Shop

All the frozen treats your heart desires including scrumptious soft-serve cones, chocolate dipped bananas, and ice cream sandwiches. Look for the retro black and white tile.

Location: By the Haunted Castle

Dippin' Dots

The “Ice Cream of the Future” is so popular there are five Boardwalk locations! Check out the Dippin’ Dots Sundae Shoppe in the Casino Arcade for sundaes, floats, and milkshakes made with Dots!  

Five locations: Inside Casino Arcade, Entrance 3, near Logger’s Revenge, near the Cave Train, under Sky Glider

Funnel Cakes

A German breakfast tradition brought to a whole new level! Toppings range from powdered sugar to strawberries and whipped topping. Try “The Experience” with ice cream!

Location: Across from the Giant Dipper

Deep-Fried Twinkies

Something magical occurs when pastry hits hot oil... the filling liquefies and the cake warms, contrasting with the crisp, deep-fried crust. Or try a deep fried Oreo® or Smucker’s® Uncrustable® peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Location: Near Sky Glider

Tater Twists

Can’t decide between french fries or potato chips? How about a chip on a stick! With over EIGHT yummy flavors to choose from, go wild with this one-of-a-kind snack on the way to your next beach-side thrill ride!

Location: Across from Fireball

Beachside Snacks

Hot eats and cool treats can both be found at this refreshing kiosk. Churros are cooked fresh throughout the day and ICEES are served filled to the brim!

Location: Across from the Looff Carousel

Blenders at the Beach

What’s better than a fresh-made smoothie on a hot day? Select your favorite flavors from an array of fruit choices!

Location: Across from the Haunted Castle

Express

Visit the little tiki hut for a delicious, dairy-free treat - DoleWhip Pineapple Soft Serve Ice Cream. Try it in a float with pineapple juice!

Location: Near Sky Glider Entrance 2

Cone Shop

This little window offers chocolate dipped soft-serve ice cream cones, chocolate dipped ice cream sandwiches, and chocolate dipped bananas.

Location: Across from Rock 'N Roll

Sweet Spot

This happy little castle has a fun selection of cotton candy, ice cream and a sweet cinnamon treat - the churro.

Location: Next to Cliff Hanger

Kettle Korn

Craving both sweet and salty? Our kettle masters pop fresh kettle korn throughout the day.

Location: Across from the Ferris Wheel

Crazy Churro

"Hot, Fresh and Delicious Churros! They are CRAZY GOOD stuffed with chocolate, caramel or strawberry filling!"

Location: Near Logger’s Revenge

Slush Puppie

“Mix-it-up” and create your own custom flavor from a colorful selection of frozen beverage choices.

Location: Near Pirate Ship

Cookies & Cream

Pick your fresh-baked cookies, then your ice cream flavor and toppings. Watch as your tasty creation comes together to create a scrumptious ice cream sandwich!

Location: Near Double Shot

Misc Snacks:


Cotton Candy

Spin sweet Boardwalk memories with a childhood favorite. Find traditional cotton candy at booths near the Pirate Ship and Giant Dipper, as well as the Bright Spot near Cliff Hanger, and both Marini’s locations

Ice Cream Sundaes and Yogurt Smoothies

Smoothies and sundaes can be found at the Barbary Coast inside Neptune’s Kingdom and  Marini’s Yogurt Shop inside the Casino Arcade.

Popcorn

The smell of popcorn drifts through the Boardwalk from several locations all popping it fresh. Check out Carousel Cones at Entrance 3, the snack booth near the Giant Dipper, Dippin’ Dots near the Cave Train, Captain's Galley snack bar in Neptune’s Kingdom, and both Marini’s locations.


Food Carts

Café Espresso

Featuring Santa Cruz Roasting Company Coffee and Ghirardelli Chocolate. Enjoy gourmet espresso blends, frappes, lattes, mochas, masala chai, bubble tea, crème fruit blends, muffins, and bagels.

Location: Across from the Giant Dipper exit

Italian Ice

Treat yourself to gourmet Italian Ice from Scara’s New York Company.

Two Locations: Across from the Giant Dipper exit and near the Cave Train

Marini's Glazed Nuts

Delicious, warm, cinnamon glazed almonds, cashews and pecans.

Two Locations: Across from Octopus Garden, and by the Logger's Revenge

Soft Pretzel and Gourmet Beef Jerky

Pretzels, gourmet “Gary West” beef jerky and fresh fruit cups.

Location: Near Entrance 3

Soft Pretzel and S'mores

Yummy S’mores, pretzels, and gourmet beef jerky.

Location: Next to the Cave Train

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