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West End is a neighborhood eatery which showcases the flavors of a traditional pub with a California twist; using local, fresh and seasonal foods. Our food is cooked to pair perfectly with one of many craft beers and wines. Our chef brings French cuisine techniques to a simple and approachable menu for all to enjoy and afford! We are proud to offer healthy and fun kids choices along with mouth-watering house-made desserts and ice creams. Come in and be our guest!
US$5 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 16 November 2020

This is in a cool, artisan industrial area. Good vibe, great tasting food. Get the house pickles if you like that sort of thing as a pre-meal appetizer. FYI the chicken salad could feed a whole family it's so large. My husband and I split...it but couldn't finish it. Very friendly to dogs.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Went to lunch with our son...great choice! Contemporary, large space, great servers, delicious food...flatbread pizza and a bitter beer!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Delicious food. Great service. Excellent atmosphere. Highly recommend!!! Had to ask where it was. It was right behind us so make sure you look close.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020

Spent the day in Santa Cruz eating rich food and I really wanted a salad for dinner. This place delivered. I LOVED the Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Mizuna (sp?) lettuce, goat cheese, pomegranate seeds and pepitas and pumpkin dressing. OMG it hit the spot....Really good portion with lots of lettuce. AND, my husband being a guy, had to have more rich stuff so he got the ham and brie sandwich. It looked amazing with the brie oozing out of the bread. Great place, fast service.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 3 January 2020

A cute place for watching a football game and dining on a burger and a salad. I opted for the salad with salmon on top. It was delicious and creatively presented. A nice IPA rounded out the meal.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 24 December 2019 via mobile

They accommodated our party of 3badults and two very young children after a short wait. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and helpful. Our burgers were tasty and filling, just not exceptional.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 11 November 2019 via mobile

We were just amazed how delicious is food and nice is service. Pretty far from the beach, but best place in Santa Cruz ever!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 21 October 2019

We went as a family, went twice in our two nights in SC given it was so good, the beer selection is really good, a lot of variety and high in quality. We loved the burger too (not mad on the chips/fries). the service was...really impressive, just the right balance of attentive and fast without feeling rushed Would not hesitate to go backMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit. 4 stars for food. Good burgers and charcuterie plate. 4 stars service. Friendly and professional. 2 Stars for allowing too many dogs. We ate outside on the patio and while we like dogs, we were surprised that they allowed so...many dogs in that small area. 3 tables each had dog. And the 3 dogs, while well behaved , were allowed to mingle with the patrons. We were surrounded! Not a relaxing lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 11 September 2019

Has a really good vibe; loved the ambiance. Staff was very welcoming and friendly. Probably one of the better places with really friendly waiters. Their menu is interesting with some creative twists on dishes that are familiar enough to keep the fussy eaters happy.It didn’t...feel or have that customer/employee dynamic. Had the Passion beer which was quite nice. Prices are very fair and par with most pubs. Highly recommended and will definitely return if ever again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about West End Tap & Kitchen

Yes, West End Tap & Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Yes, West End Tap & Kitchen offers delivery services.

West End Tap & Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5