The Appleton Grill in Watsonville is a family favorite for many of our regulars from the Watsonville, Santa Cruz, and Monterey area. Here what our fans have to say about our wonderful food, relaxing atmosphere, and excellent service.

Appleton grill is such a welcome addition to downtown Watsonville! I’ve always thought that we needed more quality food options in town–well this is it! I absolutely adore the outside patio. It has a charming waterfall and fire-pit that is perfect for cooler nights. The inside is quite spacious and has simple yet refreshing decor.  I’ve gone a few times in the evening with a group of friends, but its also a nice, peaceful place to study in the afternoons.

The food is excellent quality and the meat/produce is fresh–you can taste the difference. I would recommend almost everything I’ve tried on the menu (pesto chicken sandwich, pizza, salad)  but the burger and onion rings are out of this world. The service is friendly and attentive too. I wouldn’t be surprised if this place becomes a local go-to watering hole. – Nasim N., Watsonville, CA


I highly recommend this place for business lunches. It’s new, so not crowded or noisy. And it’s a beautifully restored building with a huge banquet room for business events or meetups. – Maggie Barr, Boulder Creek


Just went here for the first time with the wife. She had the slit pea soup with salad and I enjoyed the philly cheese steak with onion rings. The food was really good, quite tasty in fact. The restaurant is very bright and colorful inside, they have a nice patio with a fireplace and a little waterfall. The owner Abe even came and asked us how the food was. We spent $25 for 2. A great value. We will be back soon. – Greg N., Aptos, CA


Want to find out what all the hubbub is about? Come on in and visit us for Breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We’ll treat you like family and make sure you have a pleasant evening and a fabulous meal.