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Sanderlings - Seascape Resort, Aptos, CA
Sanderlings - Seascape Resort, Aptos, CA
Sanderlings - Seascape Resort, Aptos, CA
Sanderlings - Seascape Resort, Aptos, CA
Sanderlings - Seascape Resort, Aptos, CA

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

4.1
4.1
1258 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort offers elegant, casual dining with a spectacular ocean view from sunrise to sunset. We are open for Breakfast Monday through Friday from 7am to11am, and All-Day Menu Monday through Friday from 11am to 9pm, Also, brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am to 3pm, and All-day Menu from 3pm to 9pm. Our bar is open Daily from 11am to 9pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 10pm.
We have Bloody Mary's and Mimosas for $4.99 on Brunch only.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm All Day Menu Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 662-7120
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Our award-winning catering menu features traditional and contemporary dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you are hosting a Rehearsal Dinner, Holiday Celebration, Baby or Bridal Shower, Business luncheon or dinner, we can help make your event special.
  • Private party contact
    Donita Branson: (831) 662-7122
  • Neighborhood
    Aptos
  • Cross street
    Sumner Ave.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Sanderlings Bar Lounge features musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights 8:30pm until midnight or later.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,258 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Great for brunch

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Healthy

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Romantic

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Good for special occasions

1,258 Reviews
  1. Pflauer

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They were busy. It was a Saturday evening. We had a reservation because it was a special occasion. The other diners were casual and half had children with them. The chairs are too low for the table, which was sticky. We ordered the cheeseboard, which was good though served without flare and with these horrible little tufts of grill-tinged bread posing as "crostini". cheese was good. clam chowder was good. We should have stopped there. We had the steak and the half chicken. The steak was nothing special and the chicken was tough and under-cooked. The side veggies were barely edible--rubbery nubs I sure wouldn't serve. The polenta was overly-salty. At least the special occasion helped save the evening as did a slice of cake at home.

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  2. DoreenMorales

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time there and I loved the atmosphere and the staff I can’t wait to go back!

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  3. jscaliforniafoodie

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sanderlings is a wonderful restaurant. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset dinner by the window. My boyfriend ordered the beef short ribs and just about licked the plate clean. I ordered the fresh Alaskan Halibut and it was amazing. The restaurant is nice, but not updtight. Our server was friendly and attentative. The Seascape Resort staff was pleasant and helpful at every encounter.

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  4. Fantastic

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch with four friends on the patio. Food was fantastic including the cioppino. View of spectacular. Service was excellent.

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  5. monical

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I was honestly surprised at the lack of guests and ambiance. Not how I remembered it. Was left unimpressed it looks more like a breakfast restaurant with jam on the table than an evening meal. I live in Aptos and for ease we ate there. Won’t return.

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  6. MyleneY

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We appreciate that the restaurant manager and team kindly accommodated our wish to dine in the outdoor patio. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and delicious food!

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  7. WilliamV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, but prices were high and the band in the bar was noisy in the dining room

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  8. JeffS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a beautiful location. Fortunately we live in the neighborhood and it would be easy to frequent this restaurant. But they can't seem to get their food quality right.

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  9. NancyA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good dinner, cooked perfectly, and main dish needed more veggie representation. Chocolate sundae had only dribbles of chocolate sauce…. So not really a chocolate sundae. Otherwise, pleasant server and lovely ambiance.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was VERY slow. It took 30 minutes for someone to even take a drink order. 30 more minutes to receive the drinks and one more HOUR to get the food. Everyone in our party seemed to enjoy their food but the halibut I ordered was tough and dry. Not worth the higher price for that entree. The staff did not apologize until we received the bill. It was Christmas Eve so I will give them a some grace for that.

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  11. DisneyFan

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food had a very limited menu as well as drinks. My pasta was at market price which normally is for seafood. In this case it was for the steak in it which was well over $40 for the dish. Bread was flavorless and service was very slow. The food overall was good but I wouldn’t go again unless the food options increased, price was lowered, and service was faster. Still a great place but over priced.

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  12. WendyG

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant has beautiful views, the service is wonderful and the clam chowder was delicious.

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  13. harpo

    San Francisco

    148 reviews

    4.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good variety on menu, well-prepared. Friendly, prompt and courteous service.

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  14. Jean

    Central Coast

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful location but food was below average. Burnt hamburgers. Slow service.

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  15. KennethK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had hoped for a high level restaurant but the food was just OK. The service, atmosphere, parking, etc. were all good. We probably will not return unless we hear about big changes in the quality of the food.

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  16. Enjoydiningout

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding Thanksgiving Buffet, sure glad we celebrated here this year

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  17. CynK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Thanksgiving buffet with all the traditional fare. Food was brought out on a regular basis, so no waiting and it was fresh and hot.

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  18. GingerS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience..thank you sanderlings for a very nice thanksgiving

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic destination thanksgiving! Delicious buffet with good variety. Recommend the patio seating.

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  20. DavidE

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been coming to Sanderlings for the Thanksgiving buffet for quite a few years, and it has consistently been wonderful! The food is delicious, the staff is great, and of course the view can't be beat!

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  21. ClaytonB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This was my go to lunch place but you have changed the menu with no more bar menu with my favorite French Dip sandwich. it was cold and we did not get a seat at a window when the restaurant was practically empty. It used to be perfect and now we may not come back.

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  22. inUK4fewdays

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful view, very friendly staff and great food

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything from service to ambiance to food!

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  24. BobM

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view out over the Monterey Bay Very kind and friendly staff Nice food selection An enjoyable and relaxing breakfast experience Easy to find parking

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  25. KathyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The setting is beautiful. T he service was very slow. The food would get a “C”. Probably won’t go back…..$$$$ 🥹 The server, Jose, was very good 👍🏼

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  26. Anne

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful day at Sanderlings yesterday for our birthday lunch but we were cold on the patio under the covered area. We could not use a neater. The food was wonderful, the service was good but it was very busy. Our server was helpful and provided very good service. We enjoyed out time there and our meal except for being cold.

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  27. PaulG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had mosquitos in our food and water, the food was bland we ordered the herb roasted chicken and salmon. Our daughter got the kids cheeseburger and the best thing we had all night was fries. The salmon still had a frozen taste to it. We ordered a Diet Coke and our daughter wanted so some she’s type 1 diabetic turn out it was regular coke. Her blood sugars spiked due to the staff neglecting our order.

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  28. TyeshaR

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservation 8:15, they turned the outside lights back on for us and moved heaters towards us.

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  29. RafaelS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not the best prices (a bit high) but overall its the experience, the views, the service and the food also good. We will come back for sure.

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  30. StephanieS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The portions were small, overpriced, and very salty. Also, the waiter was rushing us.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the view. Not many options for food but it was decent. Service was horrible.

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  32. JaredK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Seascape and we do come to Sanderlings every time because we love the view. But, the food has never recovered after Covid. They use to have the best menu and food. The filet was the best I've ever had and they no longer serve it. Instead, we got a New York steak for $50 which was the quality of a $10 steak at the store. It wasn't good at all, but the short ribs are delicious. They also didn't have their burger as an option any longer either which was disappointing. We will continue to come here because we love the view but I wish they would bring the food quality back to what it was pre covid.

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  33. exSFlocal

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fine but would have expected a little more based on the price. Also, given the family environment, would have expected a few “staples” on the menu to appease teenagers.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Halibut was over cooked. Risotto was cold. Ahi Poke was good. Cocktails were not good. Our waitress was very nice. Scenery is beautiful.

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  35. TheresaF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of two dining options available while staying at Seascape. The outdoor patio is a delightful location for a sunny meal. The food was unremarkable. The service was fine. We did not feel rushed and enjoyed the atmosphere.

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  36. TraceyC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not sure how a resort that is known for beachside brunch and lunch...can be out of Bloody Mary Mix and have no one available or willing to go get some so that the bar is properly stocked. Felt so bad for our server because people were annoyed. Both our table and another table went and got their own bloddy mary mix - so that we could have our drink of choice. It's absolutely unacceptable. And a very easy fix. It's called Door Dash. Order a case and make sure the bar has what they need.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely breathtaking views. It’s our second time and we will be back

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  38. Patron

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cant recommend this place. I knew with 3 stars on yelp this might not have been the best place but the ambience and view and convenience since it’s walking distance from the resort was too much to pass up. The staff and view were great but the food was quite poor. The prawns appetizer was good and had solid cocktail sauce. The angus steak with mashed potatoes and veggies was solid. However the pasta and clam chowder were horrible. The clam chowder was very watered down and bacon inside of it was floppy and in big chunks. The pasta was the worst thing we had since it didn’t have enough sauce, the noodles weren’t cooked enough and it came out cold. We won’t be back. If you’re staying at the resort grab a drink and an appetizer there at most and order Doordash.

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  39. CaroleA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    José took great care of us for our celebration brunch with our daughter and son-in-law. We sat outside on a beautiful sunny day, had the salmon benedicts, and didn’t want to leave this lovely setting!

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  40. Raidermom

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was mediocre. Service slow. Restaurant was cold. As much as you pay for the resort, they should have a 4 star restaurant.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

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

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort is rated 4.1 stars by 1258 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

1 Seascape Resort Dr., Aptos, CA 95003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sumner Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Aptos
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm All Day Menu Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Sanderlings Bar Lounge features musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights 8:30pm until midnight or later.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 662-7120
  • Catering
    Our award-winning catering menu features traditional and contemporary dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you are hosting a Rehearsal Dinner, Holiday Celebration, Baby or Bridal Shower, Business luncheon or dinner, we can help make your event special.
  • Private party contact
    Donita Branson: (831) 662-7122
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