Casual Coastal Fare


Splash! is the newest restaurant and bar to open on the vibrant and storied Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, a local treasure with national prominence that celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014. Formerly known as Carniglia’s, the restaurant space dates back to the 1950’s when the Carniglia brothers opened and operated a fish market. Splash! is a locally-owned reflection of the Wharf’s continuing evolution as a place for culture, stewardship, and memorable experiences at the water’s edge, for locals and tourists alike.


Splash! strives to present our guests with modern yet straightforward, satisfying dishes, emphasizing organic, high-quality ingredients and fresh, sustainably sourced seafood.


At the helm of the Splash! kitchen is Executive Chef Caleb Hanscom, a long-time Santa Cruz resident who comes from acclaimed 515 Kitchen and Cocktails and Red Restaurant and Bar. “There has never been a time that food has not been the focus and joy of my life,” says Hanscom. “I am continually inspired by different people, places, and new influences of flavor.” After more than a decade in the kitchen, Hanscom remains dedicated, focused, and true to the philosophies that guide and motivate him on a daily basis. “My food is authentic, vibrant, and is an expression of the incredible resources presented to us in this beautiful region of the bay.”

eat together




at and around Splash!


Parties & Gatherings

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weddings ~ Private parties ~ corporate events mixers ~ holiday parties
We do it all. 

With casual coastal fare, craft cocktails and stunning views of the Monterey Bay from every seat, Splash! offers the perfect atmosphere for special events.

in a one-of-a-kind space

Featuring one of the only rotating bars and dining spaces on the Pacific Ocean, Splash! offers an unforgettable setting for gatherings. Splash! has several distinct areas which can accommodate smaller, more intimate gatherings of 20 up to lively receptions for 160.

with custom, personalized menus & signature cocktails

Our diverse and creative menu includes house-smoked meats and fish, hand-crafted pizzas and emphasizes locally sourced ingredients. We are happy to work with menu favorites or create custom food and cocktail menus for your guests.

including our Special Events Manager

Our Special Events team is dedicated to creating events specially tailored to your needs, desire and budget.

and no extra fees.

No room fees, no fee for additional staffing, no setup or cleanup fees. Just what it takes to satisfy your guests' appetites.

For more information, call us at 

(831) 466-9766 

We'd love to help make your next event unforgettable.

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Sun. - Thurs. 12pm - 8pm

Fri. - Sat. 12pm - 9pm

Location & Directions

49A Municipal Wharf

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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