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Make Some Waves

Welcome to Jack O'Neill Restaurant

Lounge seating with ocean view

Welcome to Jack's

Jack O’Neill kept life simple; he was into one thing — the ocean — and not much else.

Introducing the new Jack's Patio. This outdoor dining venue offers open air, physical distanced picnic tables, umbrellas, heat lamps for those chilly evenings, bistro lighting, and live music from 6pm - 9pm. 


Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Brunch served Saturday & Sunday

our ingredients

Santa Cruz, Through and Through

Jack loved Northern California for its beaches. We love it for its food, and for good reason too. Regional ingredients drive our menu: Our fresh-caught seafood meets the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch sustainability standards, our cage-free eggs come from the Glaum Egg Ranch, and our seasonal produce is sourced from a number of area farmers. It sets us apart from other downtown Santa Cruz restaurants; why go global when local does just fine?

Steak atop a bed of mashed potatoes with garnish

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Jack O’Neill Restaurant and Lounge
175 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Jack O’Neill Restaurant and Lounge
175 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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A Gift
For Food

Whether you’re carving waves or a fresh fish filet, a day by the water is best spent with friends. Feeling the NorCal spirit? Purchase a gift card and treat your loved ones to a laid-back meal.

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