Press and Awards

Year after year, Crow's Nest has been honored with awards for excellence in cuisine, service, and for this unique, breathtaking location. In addition we are proud to be officially recognized as responsible stewards of the environment and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We are grateful to you, our loyal guests for making this possible.

Thank you!

2016 Good Times "Best of Santa Cruz" Awards

Best Happy Hour

Best Bar Food

Best Calamari (year after year)

Best Salad

Best Date Night Runner Up

Best Patio Dining Runner Up

Best Seafood Runner Up

Best Brunch Runner Up

Best Bar Runner Up

Best Wine List Runner Up

Best Clam Chowder Runner Up
 

and best of all, Best Restaurant in Santa Cruz!

2015 Good Times "Best of Santa Cruz" Awards

Best Calamari (always!)

Best Soup, Appetizers and Clam Chowder Runner Up

Best Bar Food Runner Up

Best Date Night Restaurant in Santa Cruz Runner Up

Best Patio Dining Runner Up

and to top it off, Best Seafood in Santa Cruz!

2015 Santa Cruz Sentinel Readers' Choice Awards

Best Calamari

Best Food with Live Music Runner Up

Best Chowder Honorable Mention

. . . and don't forget, Best Restaurant to Watch Sunsets.

2014 Good Times "Best of Santa Cruz" Awards

Best Comedy Show

Best Calamari

Best Outdoor Dining

Best Appetizer Runner Up

Best Music Venue: Bar/Restaurant Runner Up

Best Seafood Runner Up

and thank you for voting us Best Restaurant in Santa Cruz Runner Up.

2013 Good Times "Best of Santa Cruz" Awards

Best Restaurant in Santa Cruz

Best Calamari

Best Outdoor Dining

Best Seafood Runner Up

Best Appetizer Runner Up

Best Bloody Mary Runner Up

Best Clam Chowder Runner Up

Best Lunch Runner Up

and yes, Best Happy Hour!

2013 Santa Cruz Weekly "Gold" Awards

Best Calamari

Best Patio Dining Santa Cruz runner up

Best Happy Hour runner up

and finally, Best Restaurant with a View.

 

Business Awards

Certified Green Business

Ocean Friendly Business Award

Member Seafood Watch

AAA Diamond-Rated

 

2012 Santa Cruz Weekly "Gold" Awards

Best Calamari

Best Patio Dining

Best View

Best Salad

and best of all, Best Happy Hour.

2012 Good Times "Best of Santa Cruz" Awards

Best Outdoor Dining

Best Appetizer

Best Calamari

Best Restaurant Runner Up

Best Bloody Mary Runner Up,

and once again, Best Happy Hour!