Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

4.3
857 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort offers elegant, casual dining with a spectacular ocean view from sunrise to sunset.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 857 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaurieI
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and we had a nice time. They kept trying to give out outdoor heating lamp to another table though (we requested 2 bc we had a large party). Waiter seemed a little in a hurry and didn’t give much advice but ok I guess.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the experience was

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LisaC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

First let me say we had lunch at Sanderlings while seated off the patio in the grass area well spaced apart, so no noise issues. Our waiter was very personable, however the service was SUPER slow. It took 1/2 hour before our order was taken, and another 45 minutes to be served. When we asked another waiter who walked by (because ours was MIA for 30 minutes) what the wait is to receive food after ordering, he was very rude when he told us they were short staffed and it was very busy. Not good. When I went inside the restaurant to use the restroom, I saw our waiter was now behind the bar serving people at the bar. Really? I can understand if they need to trade out the bartending duties, but no one had come by to check on us in case we wanted to order drinks, to tell us when our food would be up, etc. Food was pretty good, but certainly not worth waiting 1 hour and 15 minutes for. The view to ocean, however, is great!

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DianeM
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!

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vipJamieJ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my grand daughter out for lunch. We had a wonderful time. The outside patio is lovely. Well spaced tables, gorgeous views, attentive staff and amazing food.
We will definitely go back.

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vipYKevin
London
118 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meeting spot

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LoriH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. So grateful they are able to open again !!

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vipYKevin
London
119 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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MadelineK
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We took a drive for the day from Fresno to visit the Aptos area and always enjoy having lunch on the veranda at Sanderlings. The menu has definitely changed , possibly scaled down due to COVID-19. There were very few lunch choice sandwiches other than a burger, beyond burger or fried fish sandwich and no entree size salads. There were 5 regular dinner type entrees available ranging from 26.00-45.00. We chose a crab/shrimp salad from the starter category for 23.00. It was not that big which we should have assumed but it was very tasty. We also asked for a roll or bun and was told they didn’t have any except if we wanted to order a side of garlic bread. We declined. Overall the food and service was fine, it’s the lunch menu choices that need to be reviewed. This wasn’t the first time we had eaten lunch there, that’s why we were disappointed and surprised at the menu.

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UNag
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The staff is kind and courteous, but, the management of the place is a joke. From the brusque manner of the manager to the inefficiencies all around it is obvious this restaurant can use new leadership. The restaurant has excellent ambiance, good wait staff, decent food and just awesome views.

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Foodfun
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was horribly, painfully slow and it didn’t seem that busy...only maybe half the tables were full. Took more than two hours for a salad and main entree. Atmosphere and views are amazing, staff was friendly. Food was good but not great.
Went there to celebrate my birthday. They saw I had cards and gifts, asked whose birthday it was but didn’t do anything she special for me...even after waiting so long for everything. The waiter did apologize that it was taking so long and kept reassuring us that our food was cooking but it still took way too long.

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vipLindaL
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined in Sanderlings many times; we love the view and the food here. We came here for lunch last weekend, we sat in the shaded area, and it got too cold, so they changed our table to the one in the sun and brought us a heater. I had the fish and chip; the fish was a bit overcooked, but it is still tasty. Other than that, everything was perfect.
The service was great; Sammie makes sure to refresh our drinks. We will be back again.

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Boom47
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday lunch. Might be the best burger in the area!

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DebbieO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

You can't beat the view and the food and service were great!

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Maith1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had dinner with family on Valentine's Day at 6:30pm. We were seated outdoors with no heating lamp nearby and it was cold. Had to wait for other patron to leave before they can move a heating lamp to our table. There wasn't much lighting and we had to use flashlights on our phones to look at the menu. Food was good. I had the jambalaya and my husband had the ciopinno and we shared a beet salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had the clam chowder to start which was delicious, one of the best we’ve had. My husband had the jambalaya which he loved. I had the short ribs, polenta and roasted vegetables. It was a very generous serving of meat, tasted rich and good, the polenta wasn’t particularly good, needed more flavor, and the roasted vegetables really needed a few more minutes, they were undercooked and lacked flavor. The view is incredible!

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LizanneR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was tasty.

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vipNotHard2Please
San Francisco
162 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and staff!

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Nicolep
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I am so disappointed in this restaurant. My husband and I took our our children to the seascape resort for the weekend. I was so happy with the resort until we went to dinner Saturday night. The restaurant took over 10 minutes to take our drink order. We were sat on the lawn (which I did not mind, it was very beautiful), just chilly. However, there was a group of ladies and another couple at tables that were provided heat lamps without requesting them. We had our 3 year old daughter and 12 year old son who obviously were getting cold. After sitting there waiting for our food for 20 minutes, my husband asked if we could get a heat lamp like the other two tables. The waiter stated that they could not give us a heat lamp because it is not safe to put it on the grass. Keep in mind the other two tables were both on the grass. He left and someone came to provide us a heat lamp that conveniently had a wood support to put on the grass. I was annoyed that the waiter gave us some bogus excuse but I was happy because my children were no longer cold. Well finally our food comes and my husband bit into his jambalaya (he took the whole clam shells out) and there was broken pieces of shells throughout the dish. He told our waiter who said he would replace the dish and that another table just had the same issue. My husband declines and requests a cheeseburger instead. Well after 25 minutes waiting for his burger we pay with our resort voucher and leave back to our room. Keep in mind we were staying at the resort and they didn’t even try to bring my husbands dinner to him or even apologise for the experience. I really loved the resort but I don’t think I will book here again because the horrible service from this restaurant.

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PattiF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views of Seascape Beach, lovely ambiance at tables on grass and the waiter was excellent (not to mention the drinks and the food).

Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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Boom47
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger and a wonderful ocean view! Our server Dustin is the best - just a wonderful lunch spot!

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vipDiscerningDiner
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a leisurely lunch outside in the sun with a fantastic view of the ocean. Sanderlings'
staff is always great. The food is consistent and good. Great spot for lunch with a view.

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LizanneR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere and idea view. Relaxed setting. Good food. Friendly service.

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Boom47
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal on the ocean view patio. Best cheeseburgers in the area! Our server, Dustin, was excellent and took great care of us. We will return for sure!

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vipDanDar
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience. The jambalaya was wonderful ! Even though I did not eat the sausage.
The staff were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Can’t beat the view, the food and service were very good as well. The jambalaya was excellent, the clam chowder and fish and chips both very good.

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KenF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Sanderlings for many years, as it is our favorite coastal restaurant. We normally choose outdoor seating for the beautiful views, then the beach after eating. The food is always great, as was our hamburgers this past Wednesday. Over the years we’ve had many different entrees, and they have always been excellent! If it’s a little chilly, their heat lamps solve the problem. We very definitely recommend Sanderlings,,

Ken & Barbara Fels
Morgan Hill

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vipSFOflyer
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great venue for outdoor dining during COVID. Food, service, and view were beyond our expectations. Great job!

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susiec
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunset here is magical!! The tree lighting was very special!!

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GayleA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal! Excellent food, excellent service and beautiful view.
Thank you for a great Thanksgiving!
Gayle Amaral-Cox

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vipMikeCurtis
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Stunning views!

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vipMikeCurtis
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoors and the food was hot and tasty. Heaters made the evening comfortable. Great menu. Chowder is always amazing.

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vipDiscerningDiner
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

my party of 3 enjoyed a beautiful day with ocean view lunch. the food was good and service great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view, excellent service, delicious food

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vipJean
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The view is pretty but both fish dishes were burnt and tasteless.
Fix the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Love the ambience. Sunset was through the trees.

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BobW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. The next day I was there and upon leaving I fell on the property and was bruised and scratched. The hotel personnel were excellent helping me. Thank you

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Budsluvfood
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

In making a reservation you were given the option for standard or outdoor dining. When we got there, we were told that we had to be seated outside it was a very foggy and cold night and we weren’t prepared to sit outside. Then a manager came and asked us if we were OK and we said no we were cold and they immediately moved us indoors. I don’t know why they didn’t do that in the beginning, but we were happy to be inside.

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PatJ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely lunch on the patio.....myself and 4 family members.....weather was beautiful....food was very good, as was the service.....always enjoy Sanderlings.....

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great View and staff we will be back very soon, and the food was amazing

FAQs

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 662-7120.

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort is rated 4.3 stars by 857 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.