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Fun Food

Boardwalk Dreamin’

NOW FEATURING for a limited time only and sold exclusively here at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Available at all major food locations

A wonderful variety of fun and delicious choices for indoor, outdoor dining, and take-out.

Hours may vary. Most food locations open with ride hours.
Visit Barbary Coast or Coasters Bar and Grill at the Boardwalk Bowl for breakfast options. 

Most food locations accept cashless payment only, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay.

MyBoardwalk Cards (paid points only) are accepted at Barbary Coast, Brews at the Beach, Bay Brews, Surf City Grill, Cruzin’ Crêpes, Pizza Now!, Barnacle Bill’s, Hot Dawgs, Dipper Diner, Fisherman’s Galley, Senior Teds, Captain’s Galley, Café Espresso, Fish-N-Fry, Cave Train Treats, Loaded Fries, The Grill, Crazy Churro, Coca-Cola Refreshment Zone, Beach Tacos & Nachos, Main Beach Corndogs & Fries, Slush, Dippin’ Dots, Carousel Cones, Funnel Cakes, Sweet Spot, Corn Roaster, Kettle Corn, and Tater Twists.

Per Santa Cruz County, a 25¢ disposable beverage cup fee will be added to your transaction for each cup. Utensils available upon request.

Restaurants

Coca-Cola Refreshment Zone NOW OPEN!

Sample and purchase the latest one-of-a-kind beverages from Coca-Cola, and enter to win great prizes! Plus skip the lines and grab a fresh deli salad or sandwich.Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Next to Logger’s Revenge

Barbary Coast Restaurant

Open early for breakfast Fridays through Sundays with a full espresso bar. Daily lunch and dinner menu includes deli sandwiches, salads, turkey legs, cheeseburgers, corn dogs, garlic fries, fruit cups, ice cream, Monkey bites and more! Grab a local craft beer while you’re here! Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

On the Colonnade

Fisherman’s Galley

Specialties at this ocean-view diner include fresh battered fish and chips, shrimp, calamari, ceviche, clam chowder bread bowls, and wine margaritas.Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Casino Arcade

Cruzin’ Crêpes featuring Boba Tea

Delicious, made-to-order crêpes, to go, with your choice of delicious sweet or savory fillings! Also serving a wide selection of boba teas, fruit teas, as well as Acai Bowls and Mangonadas. Gluten-free crêpes available. Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Next to Speed Bumps

Pizza Now!

Enjoy pizza slices, chicken wings, daily specials or cool off with frozen ICEES© plus a wide range of local craft beers! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

By Speed Bumps

By Logger’s Revenge

Surf City Grill

A Boardwalk favorite with outdoor patio dining. Specialties include famous fresh-dipped corn dogs, french-fried artichoke hearts, clam chowder bread bowls, bacon cheeseburgers, vegetarian corn dogs and Texas-sized donuts, ice-cold beer and more! Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

At Entrance 3 next to Speed Bumps

World Grill & Beer Garden

Philly cheesesteaks, gyros, grilled chicken paninis, and vegetarian falafel in a pita. Fresh cut caramel apple chips and a large selection of local craft and national brand beer, always ice-cold! Cash accepted.

Between Entrance 3 and 4

Beach Tacos & Nachos

Looking for some Mexican food done with a little beach flair? Enjoy street tacos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, and three choices of salsas. The options don’t end there: protein choices include al pastor, carne asada, chicken, and three types of beans. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Next to Speed Bumps

Barnacle Bill’s

Tempting turkey legs, sausage sandwiches, chili dogs, all-beef hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, tater tot bowls and house recipe Micheladas. Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Next to Fireball

Fish-N-Fry

In addition to fish and fries, shrimp, as well as garlic fries are on the menu. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Near Rock ‘n Roll

Hot Dog On A Stick

Fresh-dipped corn dogs, cheese sticks, and fresh lemonade. Cash accepted.

Near Entrance 5

The Grill

All-American menu options including smoked tri-tip, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and LOADED french fries. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Next to Logger’s Revenge

BoardWok

Teriyaki chicken rice bowls, orange chicken and spicy Thai peanut wraps, as well as chicken nuggets, french fries and corn on the cob. A variety of local craft and national brand beer, always ice cold. Cash accepted.

Near Entrance 5

Main Beach Corndogs & Fries

Just up off the beach, you’ll find this location offering up scrumptious hand-dipped corndogs, ice-cold beer, and fresh-cut fries covered with your choice of garlic or chili!  Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Next to Cliff Hanger

Hot Dawgs

Our friendly surf shack features specialty “smokehouse” hot dogs, gourmet pretzels and loaded fries. Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Near the Cave Train

Dipper Diner

Stay close to your favorite ride for fresh charbroiled cheeseburgers, corn dogs, popcorn chicken and charbroiled chicken sandwiches. Also a great selection of fresh sandwiches, salads, and fruit cups. Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Near Giant Dipper Entrance

Señor Ted’s

Looking for a little spice? We’ve got you covered! Tasty tacos, flavorful burrito bowls, and nachos supreme. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Next to Logger’s Revenge

Captain’s Galley

Beer on tap, wine, pretzels, and chicken wings are a good match for a game of pool, ping-pong, or air hockey on the Game Deck. Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Neptune’s Kingdom, 2nd Floor

Coasters Bar & Grill

Santa Cruz’s premier spot for karaoke, live music and great people. Enjoy the ocean view patio during the day, tasty bites and entertainment at night. Treat yourself to an extensive tap selection, food and drink specials. More InfoCash accepted.

Intersection of Beach and Cliff Streets, across from the Boardwalk

Snacks & Desserts

Marini’s at the Beach

Two locations with their famous saltwater taffy, caramel apples, chocolate-covered bacon, handmade chocolates, and more sweet delights. Cash accepted.

On the Colonnade and by the Looff Carousel

Carousel Cones

This location cooks up fresh-made waffle cones for your enjoyment. The menu also includes root beer floats, ice cream sundaes, chocolate-dipped bananas, and more! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

By the Looff Carousel

Churros & Floats

Personalize your churro sugar flavor to your liking. Plus, root beer floats! Or pick a different soda. Don’t limit your float to root beer! Cashless payments only.

Near Double Shot Tower

Slush

(Plus kettlekorn and cotton candy)
“Mix-it-up” and create your own custom flavor from a colorful selection of frozen beverage choices. Grab some kettle korn and a cotton candy too! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Near Double Shot Tower

Dippin’ Dots

The original and unbeatable flash-frozen ice cream sensation. Your taste adventure awaits! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

By the Looff Carousel

Near Logger’s Revenge

Under Sky Glider

Casino Dots

The original and unbeatable flash-frozen ice cream sensation. Your taste adventure awaits!

Inside Casino Arcade

Midway Dots

The original and unbeatable flash-frozen ice cream sensation. Your taste adventure awaits! (should be the same description as the other dippin dots locations. Cashless payments only.

Under Sky Glider

Funnel Cakes

A German breakfast tradition brought to a whole new level! Toppings range from powdered sugar to strawberries and whipped topping. Try “The Experience” with ice cream! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

By the Giant Dipper Entrance

Cotton Candy Clouds

Traditional cotton candy flavors as well as our gourmet selection like Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cotton Candy! Available in tubs for easy travel! Cashless payments only.

Across from the Giant Dipper

Freeze

All the retro frozen treats your heart desires including scrumptious malts, chocolate-dipped bananas, orange sherbet and our original ice cream sandwich, “The SANDae.” Look for the retro black and white tile and monster ice cream cone. Cashless payments only.

By the Haunted Castle

Deep-Fried Twinkies

Something magical occurs when pastry hits hot oil… the filling liquefies and the cake warms, contrasting with the crisp, deep-fried crust. Or try a deep fried Oreo ® or Smucker’s ® Uncrustable ® peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Cashless payments only.

Near Sky Glider

Little Dipper

You pick, we dip! This little window offers an array of dipped soft-serve ice cream cones, ice cream sandwiches, and tasty treats. Cashless payments only.

Across from Rock ‘N Roll

Beachside Snacks

This fun spot can cover all your popcorn cravings: Buttered, kettle korn, and more! Plus ICEEs and bottled beverages. Now offering freshly popped popcorn tumbled with delicious cheddar and flamin’ Cheeto pieces. Yum! Cashless payments only.

Across from Loof Carousel

Sweet Spot

This happy little castle has a fun selection of cotton candy, ice cream and a sweet cinnamon treat – the churro. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Next to Cliff Hanger

Tater Twists

Can’t decide between french fries or potato chips? How about a chip on a stick! With lots of yummy toppings to choose from, go wild with this one-of-a-kind snack on the way to your next beach-side thrill ride, or a refreshing agua frescas! Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Across from Fireball

Loaded Fries

Taking french fries to the next level – Pick from an array of Loaded Fries! Packed with flavor and piled high, you can’t go wrong here!

Near Entrance 5

Kettle Korn

Craving both sweet and salty? Our kettle masters pop fresh kettle korn throughout the day. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Across from Rock-O-Plane

Tiki Hut

Visit the little tiki hut for a delicious, dairy-free treat–Pineapple Soft Serve Ice Cream. Try it in a float with pineapple juice! Cashless payments only.

Near Sky Glider Entrance 2

Blenders at the Beach

What’s better than a fresh-made smoothie on a hot day? Select your favorite flavors from an array of fruit choices! Cashless payments only.

Across from the Haunted Castle

Crazy Churro

Hot, Fresh and Delicious Churros! They are CRAZY GOOD stuffed with chocolate, caramel or strawberry filling! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Near Logger’s Revenge

Corn Roaster

Nothing healthier than fresh roasted corn for you to top with all your favorite toppings. Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Across from Fireball

Cave Train Treats

Treat yourself to special treats like Italian Ice, Tostilocos and mangonadas. Keep it healthy with fresh Fruit spears or a real coconut opened just for you! Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Near the Cave Train

Café Espresso

Featuring Santa Cruz Roasting Company Coffee and Ghirardelli Chocolate. Enjoy gourmet espresso blends, frappes, lattes, mochas, masala chai, bubble tea, crème fruit blends, Italian Ice, muffins, bagels, and acai bowls. Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Across from Giant Dipper exit

Beer & Wine

Brews at the Beach

Offering the Bay Area’s best craft beers with an ocean view! Enjoy a variety of craft beers on tap. Sip. Relax. Enjoy the view. More Info Cash and MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

On the Colonnade by Barbary Coast Restaurant

Beer Cove

We are proud to offer a rotating selection of canned local craft beers, hard ciders, and hard kombuchas. Plus wine on tap! Cashless payments only.

Near the Speed Bumps ride

Bay Brews

We are proud to offer a rotating selection of canned local craft beers, hard ciders, and hard kombuchas. Plus wine on tap! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Near Logger’s Revenge ride

  • Please ask to speak to the Restaurant Supervisor for specific product ingredients and allergens and/or dietary restrictions.
  • Refund Policy
Ocean View Fire Pits

Reservable Ocean-view Fire Pits

Cozy up around your own private fire pit overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay!

Fire pits are currently only being offered Thursday-Sunday 11/24/22 – 2/12/23

Bay Brews

We are proud to offer a rotating selection of canned local craft beers, hard ciders, and hard kombuchas. Plus wine on tap! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Near Logger’s Revenge ride

Sat-Sun 12pm-7pm

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