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Fun Food

What's a trip to the Boardwalk without fun food?

There's a wonderful variety of delicious choices for indoor or outdoor dining. In addition to food options listed below, enjoy Coca-Cola, the official beverage of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a selection of beer at several concessions.

Please ask to speak to Restaurant Supervisor for specific product ingredients and allergens and/ or dietary restrictions.


Barbary Coast

Open early for breakfast with a full espresso bar. Lunch and dinner menu includes deli sandwiches, salads, turkey legs, cheeseburgers, corn dogs, garlic fries, fruit cups, ice cream, sundaes and more! Grab a local craft beer while you're here!

Enter from Neptune's Kingdom and 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.

Location: Casino Arcade

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.

Location: Neptune's Kingdom, 2nd Floor

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. Gluten-free crêpes available.

Location: Next to 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 lobster, al pastor, carne asada, chicken, and three types of beans.

Location: Next to Speed Bumps

Dipper Diner

Stay close to your favorite ride for fresh charbroiled cheeseburgers, Beyond Burgers (the world's first plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and satisfies like beef), corn dogs, popcorn chicken, charbroiled chicken sandwiches, vegetarian samosas and deep-fried cheesecake. Also a great selection of fresh sandwiches, salads, and fruit cups.

Location: Near Giant Dipper Entrance

Barnacle Bill's

Tempting turkey legs, sausage sandwiches, chili dogs, all-beef hot dogs, pulled pork sandwich and baked potatoes with an assortment of toppings, house recipe Micheladas. Or grab a burger dog or one-of-a-kind cajun boil.

Location: Next to Fireball

Hot Dawgs

Our friendly surf shack features specialty "smokehouse" hot dogs, gourmet pretzels, loaded fries and deep‑fried cheesecake.

Location: Near the Cave Train

Surf City Grill

A Boardwalk favorite with indoor or outdoor patio dining. Specialties include famous fresh-dipped corn dogs, french-fried artichoke hearts, clam chowder bread bowls, bacon cheese burgers, BBQ beef, vegetarian corn dogs and garden burgers, chili cheese or nacho cheese fries, Texas-sized donuts, ice cold beer, lemonade and more!

Location: At Entrance 3 next to Speed Bumps

World Grill & Beer Garden

Philly cheesesteaks, gyros, panini and vegetarian sandwiches. Fresh cut caramel apple chips and a large selection of ice cold beer.

Location: Between Entrance 3 and 4

PizzaNow! I and II

Enjoy individual cheese-tastic pizzas and herbed breadsticks or cool off with frozen ICEES©

Locations: Next to Speed Bumps and 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.

Locations: Next to Bumper Cars and by Logger's Revenge

Fish & Fries

In addition to fish and fries, shrimp, as well as garlic fries are on the menu.

Location: Near Rock 'n Roll

Hot Dog On A Stick

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

Location: Near Entrance 5


Rice bowls, teriyaki chicken skewers, noodle bowls, and stir-fried veggies. French fries and corn on the cob. Now featuring Sriracha TOTS!

Location: Near Entrance 5

California Wraps and Bowls

Mexican, Greek, Chinese, and vegetarian wraps, as well as quesadillas.

Location: Near Entrance 5

BBQ Grill

All-American menu options including grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and LOADED french fries.

Location: Near Logger's Revenge

Corndogs & Fries

Steps from the beach you'll find scrumptious hand-dipped corn dogs, ice cold beer, and fresh cut french fries served with an array of toppings!

Location: Location: Next to Cliff Hanger

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.

Location: Intersection of Beach and Cliff Streets, across from the Boardwalk

Snacks & Desserts

Marini's at the Beach

Saltwater taffy, caramel apples, chocolate-covered bacon, handmade chocolates, and more sweet delights.

Three Locations: Near the Casino Arcade, Entrance 3, and Entrance 5

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.

Location: By the Looff Carousel

Black & White Ice Cream Shop

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.

Location: By the Haunted Castle

Dippin' Dots

The "Ice Cream of the Future" is so popular there are five Boardwalk locations! Check out the Casino Arcade location Dots menu items exclusive to that shop!

Five locations: Inside Casino Arcade, Entrance 3, near Logger's Revenge, near the Cave Train, 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!

Location: Across from the Giant Dipper

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!

Location: Near Sky Glider

Tater Twists

Can't decide between french fries or potato chips? How about a chip on a stick! With lots 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 grab a tater tot bowl or a refreshing agua frescas!

Location: Across from Fireball

Corn Roaster

Nothing healthier than fresh roasted corn for you to top with all your favorite toppings.

Location: Across from Fireball

Cave Train Treats

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

Location: Near Cave Train

Beachside Snacks

Hot eats and cool treats can both be found at this refreshing kiosk. Popcorn and churros are cooked fresh throughout the day and ICEES are served filled to the brim!

Location: Across from the Looff Carousel

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!

Location: Across from the Haunted Castle

Tiki Hut

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

Location: Near Sky Glider Entrance 2

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.

Location: Across from Rock 'N Roll

Sweet Spot

This happy little castle has a fun selection of cotton candy, ice cream and a sweet cinnamon treat - the churro.

Location: Next to Cliff Hanger

Kettle Korn

Craving both sweet and salty? Our kettle masters pop fresh kettle korn throughout the day.

Location: Across from the Cliff Hanger

Crazy Churro

Hot, Fresh and Delicious Churros! They are CRAZY GOOD stuffed with chocolate, caramel or strawberry filling!

Location: Near Logger's Revenge


"Mix-it-up" and create your own custom flavor from a colorful selection of frozen beverage choices. Grab a cotton candy too!

Location: Near Pirate Ship

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!

Location: Near Double Shot

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.

Location: Across from the Giant Dipper exit

Misc Snacks:

Cotton Candy

Spin sweet Boardwalk memories with a childhood favorite. Find traditional cotton candy at booths near the Pirate Ship and Giant Dipper, as well as the Bright Spot near Cliff Hanger, and both Marini's locations. Near the Giant Dipper, you can find cotton candy in tubs or on the stick in an array of flavors: Pineapple, Apple, Watermelon AND more!

Ice Cream Sundaes and Yogurt Smoothies

Smoothies and sundaes can be found at the Barbary Coast inside Neptune's Kingdom and Marini's Yogurt Shop inside the Casino Arcade.


The smell of popcorn drifts through the Boardwalk from several locations all popping it fresh. Check out Beachside Snack at Entrance 3, Dippin' Dots locations, Captain's Galley snack bar in Neptune's Kingdom, and both Marini's locations.

Food Carts

Marini's Glazed Nuts

Delicious, warm, cinnamon glazed almonds, cashews and pecans.

Two Locations: Across from Octopus Garden, and by the Logger's Revenge

Soft Pretzel and Fresh Fruit

Fresh baked Pretzels and fresh fruit cups.

Location: Near Entrance 3

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