Great FoodRecommended by a local, the oysters were the best we've ever had, the fish'n'chips were delicious. Server was so so. We would go back for the food.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBig Mystery....Why I Never Went B4Took a new galpal to lunch w/4 others ...& we all had wonderful, deeelish lunches! Mark was a super duper great waitperson. Being a Tues. afternoon, it was not busy and we had a great time! No take-home boxes!! Yummmm! Of course, the view was magnificent ....I'd love to go back soon. and probably will!! Can't believe have never been in all these years!! Well, better late than never! If you've never been, go by all means. They're have Mom's day special -- Salmon for only $15.!! I hope my kids take me!! hint, hint!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome SeafoodBest. Fish. Anywhere.
There are always many freshly caught fish to choose from and the ambiance is fantastic, with windows overlooking Santa Cruz harbor.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday night at Johnny'sIt isn't a very large place. The bar and the restaurant are the same room. When full of people is was not possible to carry on a conversation with my date it was so loud.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu with non-glutenGreat menu with non-gluten choices and lots of fresh fish. You pick the fish, how you want it cooked and what "accompaniments" you want with it. Great views overlooking the Santa Cruz yacht harbor -- finally a great fish restaurant in Santa Cruz!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMJohnny's Passion !We love the food things they are doing at Johnny's ~ great menu, great service !
We also love that the owners are personally involved, making desserts, and quietly walking the floor... Great place to eat, a little on the loud side at times, and we suggest reservations, but best prepared ovcean-view food in town !4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant! WillWonderful restaurant! Will definitely be going again!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the most spectacularWe had the most spectacular meal. It was totally unexpected. We expected a good meal, but got a four star white tablecloth tuxedo serving meal. Johnny's Harborside's ambiance was great, but the exquisite meal we had was totally unexpected from the wonderful family atmosphere that is Johnny's. Bravo and Yummy!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAn overall great dining experienceJohnny's consistently has a creative menu. The fish is always fresh and delicious. Happy hour has a great selection of appetizers at great price points. Servers are always attentive while giving you space to enjoy the meal. I'm always surprised at how many people crowd themselves into The Crow's Nest for an overpriced and decent (but not stellar) meal. Johnny's isn't crowded and the view is great, The sound does goes up as more people come to the restaurant. The downfall is the paid parking. The meter was malfunctioning the night I went which resulted in a long wait to pay for parking. Then, it only gave me the all day option. $10! That's ridiculous. Johnny's should validate.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'll Definitely Be Back!We Loved this restaurant! The servers were friendly and helpful. The menu had lots of delicious choices so we opted for the Chefs dinner for two, 3 seafood entrees and two dinner salad. The meal starts with deliciously warm sour dough bread. Steamy soft and chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Salads were fresh local baby lettuce mix. The 3 seafood entrees were Amazing! Absolutely fresh prawns and fish dishes cooked to perfection! Each dish innovative and different from each other. The wine list was easy to read and informative. I easily found an Italian Pino Grigo that went well with everything. The best part was the mini desserts - just the right delicious portion for the end of a satisfying meal and soooo gooood!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOverlooking the harbor, Johnny'sOverlooking the harbor, Johnny's is a great spot for the view and the food. The surrounding area is also good for taking a walk. Very pleasant.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience at Johnny's Harborside! We were in Santa Cruz for just one night and had reserved at Johnny's for 7:00. We had requested a window-side seat, and when we arrived our table was ready and the view was fantastic. My husband and I were there with our 6-year-old son, and we all had a great time. They have a good kids menu, and our son loved the fish and chips he got. We LOVED our food as well, especially the oysters. Service was fantastic too. Great spot!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst RateFirst time and the experience all the way around was first rate!1/27/2013 12:00:00 AMJohnnys, was for a long timeJohnnys, was for a long time regarded as the "other" restaurant as persons travelled to the Crows Nest at the end of the harbor. Sherry and Jeff transformed this restaurant into a very "happening" locale. Great fresh food, locally caught fish, a great bar, and a very well thought out menu with daily specials that are unique and intriguing. The atmosphere on any night is filled with the sounds of locals recounting their daily endeavours, it fascinating to sit and listen to the stories enjoying fresh Sea Bass, and a well mixed drink.12/9/2012 12:00:00 AM