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Fun Food

Commemorative Special Edition Beach Bottle​

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Giant Dipper with a commemorative special edition Beach Bottle, receive your first refill for FREE and get 99¢ refills on fountain drinks all year long! Available at all major food locations, while supplies last.

NEW! Order Online at Boardwalk Grille

Save time, skip the line! Open early for breakfast Fridays through Sundays with a full espresso bar and open daily for lunch and dinner. Hours may vary.

Giant Dipper Golden Ale and Boardwalk Dreamin’ 

Celebrate 100 years of thrills with the Giant Dipper Golden Ale by Discretion Brewing, or cool down with a Boardwalk Dreamin’ IPA from Humble Sea Brewing Co.

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 Boardwalk Grille 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. Cash is accepted at Ticket Booths, Season Pass Office and MyBoardwalk Kiosks.

MyBoardwalk Cards (Paid Points only) are accepted at all food locations. To check your balance, simply scan the QR code on the backside of your MyBoardwalk Card with your mobile device. 

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

Restaurants

Boardwalk Grille – Online Ordering Now Available!

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! Save time, skip the line. Order Online. 
Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

On the Colonnade

Seaside Fish & Chowder

Specialties at this ocean-view diner include fresh battered fish and chips, shrimp, clam chowder bread bowls, fish tacos, popcorn chicken, and wine margaritas. Cashless payments only. 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. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Next to Speed Bumps

Pizza Now!

Enjoy pizza slices, whole pizzas, breadsticks, 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

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. Meatless options available as well!
Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Next to Speed Bumps

Fish & Fry

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

Next to Dream Wheel

Pizza Now! 2

Grab a pizza slice and a cold drink here. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

By Logger’s Revenge

Señor Ted’s

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

Next to Logger’s Revenge

Loaded Fries

Find fries topped with carne asada, bacon cheddar ranch, and more delicious toppings.Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Near Entrance 5

The Grill

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

Next to 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! Cashless payments only. 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! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Between Entrance 3 and 4

Beachside BBQ

Tempting turkey legs, sausage and brisket sandwiches, all-beef hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, bacon-topped hotdogs, tater tot bowls and house recipe Micheladas. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Next to Fireball

Hot Dog On A Stick

Fresh-dipped corn dogs, veggie corn dogs, cheese sticks, and fresh lemonade. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Near Entrance 5

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. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Near Entrance 5

Main Beach Corndogs & Fries

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

Next to Riptide

Coca-Cola Refreshment Hut

Sample and purchase the latest one-of-a-kind beverages from Coca-Cola. Plus skip the lines and grab a fresh deli salad or sandwich.Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Next to Logger’s Revenge

Hot Dawgs

Our friendly surf shack features specialty “smokehouse” hot dogs, chili dogs, chicken tenders, mini corn dog bites, gourmet pretzels and loaded fries. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Near the Cave Train

Dipper Burgers

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

Near Giant Dipper Entrance

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. Cashless payments only. 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

Boardwalk Pretzel Factory – Now Open!

Always freshly made, watch as gourmet soft pretzels are hand-twisted before your eyes. Pair with mustard or cheese dipping sauce. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Across from the Giant Dipper

Marini’s at the Beach

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

On the Colonnade, by the Looff Carousel, inside the Casino Arcade and next to the Sea Swings ride

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 or try the new loaded churros with a variety of fun and delicious toppings. Plus, root beer floats! Or pick a different soda. Don’t limit your float to root beer! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Near Double Shot Tower

Slush

“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

Near Cave Train

Casino Dots

Fuel your game playing with everything from Dippin’ Dots to popcorn, cotton candy and cold drinks.Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Inside Casino Arcade

Beachside Snacks

This fun spot can cover all your popcorn cravings, churros and cold drinks. Unique popcorn flavors include Cheeto and Oreo flavored popcorn.Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Across from Looff Carousel

Sweet Spot

This happy little castle has a fun selection of cotton candy, ice cream, churros and craft milkshakes. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Next to Surge

Funnel Cakes

A German breakfast tradition brought to a whole new level! Toppings range from powdered sugar to strawberries and whipped topping. Add a scoop of ice cream to any order and look out for the rotating limited-time funnel cake flavors! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

By the Giant Dipper Entrance

Coaster Cotton Candy

Get your cotton candy fix here! Available freshly spun or in a tub in a variety of flavors for easy travel! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

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. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

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. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

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. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Across from Sea Swings

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! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Across from Fireball

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. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

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! And try the all-new Walkin’ Waffle – it’s a delicious treat on a stick. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

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. Cashless payments only. 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! Cashless payments only. 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. Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted.

Across from Giant Dipper exit

Beer & Wine

Brews at the Beach

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

On the Colonnade by Boardwalk Grille

Beer Cove

We are proud to offer a rotating selection of canned local craft beers and beers on tap, wine in a can, frozen cocktails, buzz balls and more! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Near the Speed Bumps ride

Bay Brews

We are proud to offer a rotating selection of canned local craft beers, canned wine, buzz balls and more! Cashless payments only. MyBoardwalk Cards accepted. 

Near Logger’s Revenge ride

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