The Hitchcock is the best burger I've ever had
Great food and service. My Cobb salad was very good; my husband's skirt steak was divine and my aunt's hamburger was huge. The bartender made a killer Lemon Drop martini. More...
I've only been here a couple times, but the burgers are soo good! I've had the white diamond and the Fred burger, you can't go wrong with either! I'm happy I found a local burger joint 10 min from home! I will definitely be a regular and want to try more items! More...
Nice outdoor patio area with live music and delicious meals. Plenty of umbrellas for shade and standing heaters if it gets chilly. Kids welcome on the dance floor as well. Leashed dogs allowed. More...
No real complaints from me. My friends and I decided to stop here after visiting the Art and Wine festival in Scott's Valley. The restaurant didn't seem too busy, but there was a fair amount of guests and we were seated after a short 10-15 minute wait. The restaurant looks like it's been around for quite some time. The interior looks like your average bar and grill. Upon waking in, there's a decently long bar with barstools with a good variety of beers, liquors, and cocktails to choose from. We decided to be seated outside as the weather was beautiful and it was warm out. They even had a live band playing on the patio (Saturday night). On the patio area, they even had fire pit tables lit, once it got darker. The staff here are very friendly as well and provided good, speedy service all evening. The menu was simple, has good amount of options, without being extensive. I do however think that it is slightly overpriced, but not by much and is still acceptable. Everyone in the group ordered burgers except for me. I don't remember anyone from the group, complaining about their burger. I had the 10oz skirt steak with a side order of truffle fries. The steak was tender, very juicy, and delicious, but I can't say that it was anything special. The truffle fries were really good. Most of the time, when I order truffle fries, I can barely taste the truffle, but this was not the case with these truffle fries. There was the perfect amount of salt, with just the right amount of truffle flavor (finished the fries before I finished my steak).I was dedicated driver for the day, so I didn't get a chance to try the cocktails, however my group definitely ordered some and enjoyed them. While I really wish I could give this place 5 stars, it's really hard for me to as this isn't a restaurant I would go out of my way for. It was delicious, but as mentioned, it wasn't anything special. But if you're in the area, it's worth visiting if you're looking for a decent meal. I'd definitely stop by again, if I was. More...
Ask for a Zombie
Another fabulous meal this evening! New menu. I had the cheese tortellini with sirloin. The multiple flavors amazing!!!
Our server was excellent and the food was good. However, it's getting pricey...$23 for a steak (with no sides included!), the blue cheese salad was $17. The portions were rather small. By the time we left, three people ate, only two ordered a meal (I shared two sides with the others), it was almost $70. With tip, $83. Ouch. Not going back until I win the lottery... More...
Great food. Good selection of beer.
Great food, great service, fun outside seating.
I had a great burger here. I am giving it 4 starts because it's over priced for what you get. Service was okay.
i will be back with my relatives. the bill was decent.
This may be the only good steakhouse around. Not sure, but I can't think of anything near that does a good steak. Actually, everything I have tried has been fantastic. Raw oysters, sirloin rare, crab cakes, and the chicken boats all tasted great. This is a place to take someone special, or recommend to someone that will not disappoint. I want steak now after writing this. More...
The outdoor setting was nice. The brunch was fantastic and the waitress was pleasant and on the mark. I brought a friend and will spread the word to more. Thank you
Nice menu selection, delicious prime rib sandwich, fabulous entertainment!!
Great beverages! Tasty food! Nice atmosphere and good service.
Check out their new look and menu!
Nom Nom Nom. Get reservations they are popular during atypical times.
Had a fabulous meal, super friendly staff and great atmosphere. Wish they had changing tables in the bathrooms, everything else was ideal.
Hope, it tastes good!
Pleasant ambiance. Food was good. Cocktails are amazing. Too pricey to have a family night out and portions are small. Would leave this one for a date night!
The staff has been consistently friendly and helpful. Burgers are the best in a 10- mile radius, and the other dishes are solid. Good wines, good times!
This place is KILLER!! We came from out of town and hands down this was the best place we went. Insanely good prices for very classy, well presented DELICIOUS food and great service. I wish a Malone's would open up in Pacifica! The kids menu was so cute as well and very thoughtful. Way to go Malone's! More...
What a jewel in the mountains! Despite the casual vibe, the food was truly outstanding, the service excellent, and the ambience on the patio was idyllic. Great live music too!
(Traducido por Google) El mejor lugar en el valle de Scott, yo diría que las mejores hamburguesas en el condado. También tienen un menú de cócteles muy elaborado y una increíble selección de cerveza de barril. Malones es una necesidad para los amantes de la cocina y cenas informales como una.(Texto original)Best place in Scott's Valley, I would argue best burgers in the county. They also have a very elaborate cocktail menu and an awesome selection of beer on tap. Malones is a must for foodies and casual dinners a like. More...
(Traducido por Google) Amo a Suzanne, la camarera.(Texto original)I love Suzanne, the waitress.
Really need a ramp for walkers/wheelchairs. Nice re-do on the restaurant and food was good except I missed not getting croutons on Caesar salad. Service was outstanding!
Came for the band...good band, good food, good service. Loved being outside in the trees and listening to live music.
Best burger ever. Great service. Amazing time out back.
Everything was very good. My complaint is that the drinks are too expensive. They need a Happy Hour!
The food is delicious and the service is great. It has an old school cool atmosphere. The one knock I have is that if you ask for mustard or hot sauce, they will charge you fifty cents for it. Never heard of a non-fast food restaurant charging for a side of sauce. Maybe next time we will bring our own. More...
I have debated on writing this review and wanted to make sure that I gave a fair review. While I gave them 4 stars I will not be returning to this restaurant anytime soon.1. Our server was very nice and provided great service to our table even when an error was made with our order. She handled it professionally and with a smile.2. The bartender that was on staff during the lunch hour today ,May 28th was super helpful and truly understanding. His customer service was exceptional.3. Now for my reason for writing this review.. I was taken aback about the customer service received from the manager ....I ordered a caesar salad with grilled prawns and no anchovies. What I didn't understand was that the restaurants dressing was a classic caesar dressing which has a heavy taste of anchovy, which I don't care for.I was very unhappy with the string anchovy taste and let the server know that I was not able to eat it but would be happy with the prawns . I let her know that I would have appreciate if she could remove the salad from the bill. She said she would talk to the manager ..When the manager arrived at the table she made the statement quotation marks "I understand there is a couple of problems here"I explained what happened with the salad and her response was fair ... what was was upsetting is the way she responded. She was so dismissive and did not provide the customer service I would expect. I was so bothered at her response I just let her know that I would not be returning to the establishment. Her response was ". OK and what was the second problem"? We let her know that our server assisted us.When we received our bill I was surprised to see that they still charged $10 for the salad When I asked the server about it she let me know that manager informed her to drop the check.I hope that this review can assist with a coaching opportunity for the manager.Thank you More...
(Traducido por Google) Buenos cócteles(Texto original)Great cocktails
(Traducido por Google) Un hallazgo bastante sorprendente. ¿Centeno lavado con grasa de pato a la antigua? ¿Manhattan de barril? Magnífico, no dulce fresa ruibarbo gin fizz? Sí. Y, la comida era bastante buena. Sin duda volveremos.(Texto original)Quite a surprising find. Duck-fat washed rye Old Fashioned? Barrel-aged Manhattan? Superb, not sweet strawberry rhubarb gin fizz? Yep. And, the food was really quite good. Will definitely be back. More...
Excellent food and service.
Love love their food. The avocado fries are to die for, and on Wednesdays have a prime rib special for 19 dollars. Giving it 4 stars because I mainly went to order the frosè, a frozen rose drink, and to my dissappintment found out they dont serve it in the Winter months which put a little damper on my meal.
Get the Hitchcock burger!
I suggest the Hitchcock burger better than the malone's burger the cook is verry good service also verry fast even when busy
Great food but service was on the slow side. Our appetizer came out after our meals and it took 15 mins to get out drinks. Food was delicious and so were the drinks More...
I have to say the staff at this cool Nuevo-hipster Gastro Pub is AmAzInG! We were seated outside on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon when our server stepped in for his colleague, who was getting help up with other tables. Seated near our table was a family in for lunch. They must have been confused and thought they were in an upscale McD's, as they acted like fast food was their forte! They were demanding and RUDE to our young gracious server and complained about everything from the scratch-made aioli to the shape of the ale glasses! Really!?! The shape of a glass!?!?! Observing how gracious, patient and kind our server was to this other family was a inspiring! If this young man can hold his dignity in the face of that kind of rude animosity ~ I guess I can do the same when dealing with "adult-life-stuff" ~ Bravo young man!!! Bravo! Oh ~ I asked to speak to the manager and the owner came out to speak to me so that I could sing his praises! Owner was cool ~ Oh! And great local wines and really great whiskey's ~ super great bar! More...
Had nothing but good food and service here. Whether you're sitting down for dinner or just going out for drinks it's a good place to go. Make sure you check the outdoor area out too. More...
I went to Malone's recently for an early dinner. My guests and I sat at the bar where we were catered to by Andrew and then Patrick. I ordered the frosé slushee cocktail but had them add tequila and lime. It was so refreshing and not too sweet! I definitely recommend it especially since the weather is getting warmer. We also ordered the tempura mushrooms and the truffle fries as our appetizers. I was so impressed by the tempura mushrooms as well as the two sauces that came with it. The truffle fries were probably the best I've ever had; flavorful with a touch of salt. The fries coupled with the aioli and ketchup were on point. Let's not forget the star of the show...The Fred. The Fred is a French dip sandwich served on very fresh and soft ciabatta bread. It was honestly unlike any French dip I've ever had. The meat and cheese were melted together and it was the most comforting and delicious sandwich I've probably ever had. I am so glad I chose Malone's and tried something other than their delicious burgers. It was not a let down by any means! More...
Good service! Quick, easy and yummy. FYI calamari was salty. Lobster tacos and Cobb salad, delicious. Good wine and fun cocktail selection.
I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in. The menu had a great selection and the wine list definitely had options. We were a party of 3 and all thoroughly enjoyed our meals (steak salad) was amazing and highly recommend it. Apparently it used to be a dive bar. I did not know this, but it is not a dive bar anymore. Great restaurant that has something for everyone. More...
Came here when they first changed ownership and loved the changes! Great food and friendly service back then. I've been trying to get back in when it's not so busy. But it's always has a good crowd. Can't wait to check out the music in the patio this spring. The patio was beautifully remodeled. Today we had an amazing burger perfectly seasoned and a steak salad that was perfect for us! Portion sizes are big so come hungry. Wish I had room for desert! Will recommend to my friends and family. More...
Great service, great Hitchcock burger and great salad!
Omg the best hamburgers in the world
As friendly as an Irish pub with a great wine list with Ridge Zin, amazing burger s, and even more diverse menu with lovely brews, a full bar, good service and smiles all round.
The ambiance, wait staff, drinks are all fantastic. The food is quite good, but the prices are a little steep. It's the type of place I'd find myself at every weekend of it was more reasonably priced, but instead will likely stop by once in a while when I feel like splurging.
Try The Fred. Great sandwich and my favorite in town. The Au Jus sauce is out of this world. Limited hours but overall a great place to check out.
I keep trying this place for happy hour but the scene just isn't there. I don't blame the bar. The drinks are great. Food is great. Bartenders are great. Where is everybody?It's a great date spot on the outdoor patio though. Best patio in town. Owners are nice. Rooting for them to bring in happy hour scene. More...
Great service from our waiter, Ryan, twice now. Excellent burgers! desserts are limited but the burgers will keep you coming back again and again! Sweet little restaurant.
This is hands down one of our favorite places to eat!! Love the Karaoke, and food is excellent.
We were looking for some place new that ran the gamit from burgers to steaks. Malone's fit the bill. Our appetizers were delicious as were our meals. Our server, Andrew, was attentive and accommodating. Will definitely be back! More...
We always enjoy Malone’s. The food and service are consistently great. This visit I tried the short rib entree. Usually braised short ribs come with some sort of sauce or demi glaze. I was disappointed that this particular recipe did not. Beef was tasty but a little too dry. The accompanying polenta was delicious and the kale salad with green goddess dressing was fantastic. My dining companions enjoyed the lamb lollipops, a Hitchcock burger and a salad with grilled shrimp. All 3 agreed that food was great. More...
Great place to meet friends. Staff is friendly and the food delicious - not to mention the huge portions. Fireplace in bar area makes it cozy.
LESLIE BENNETT, RN
Great service, warm and inviting atmosphere, tasty foods!!!
First time there for a birthday dinner, food was outstanding, service was outstanding....⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ we'll be back
Superb food, great wine, great service.
Best burger I've ever had. Chipotle aioli actually had flavor and fire. Five star. No doubt
Spectacular food, excellent service, good times. A little pricey but worth it.
Yumm! Malone’s is the absolute best place in Scotts Valley for a Steak! The overall menu is fairly simple without an excessive number of items. Seems like Malone’s has selected a few menu items and they totally do a fantastic job at the items they serve. I am always so satisfied and beyond full when I leave.I want to mention that Malone’s has an amazing full bar and quite the selection of speciality beers.During the warm dry months there is a nice outdoor area. Go early they get busy on Friday and Saturday evenings, parking can fill up More...
We come here often and enjoy it every time! From drinks to apps, and burgers to entrees always delicious! Some pics from last nights dinner, I had the gnocchi and added grilled prawns. My boyfriend had the duck breast special- both accompanied with the fortnight Cabernet Sauvignon - complimented well. Overall we were sayin mmmm the whole time so yummy More...
Downside on this occasion was that the toilets broke down. Both men’s and women’s. So they had to close down. We had to leave earlier than we anticipated as several in our group needed to use the restrooms and couldn’t.
Great place for a family dinner
Great bar, hearty American cuisine. Some of the plates may be a bit ambitious, perhaps, but they make up for it with super friendly, local service and the best outdoor seating situation in Scott's Valley.
Food and service was excellent. Too many frou frou micro beers. Give me a bass ale with a steak. Will be back ordering the wine.
Tonight I was the most complicated customer a restaurant could expect. I arrived late, I forgot to tell them it was my boyfriend's birthday, and I sent back a drink that was actually prepared exactly right and I didn't realize. And yet, the staff was the nicest, most hospitable staff possible. They accommodated every outlandish thing that I requested, and then some. The food was amazing! I had the salmon tartare, and it was extremely fresh and very well seasoned. Also, my boyfriend remarked of the flat iron streak, "this is the best steak I've ever had." On top of that, the chicken tiki marsala kebabs are dope, and very worth it. Please, please, please eat here, or just grab a drink! You won't be sorry. More...
What how have I NOT reviewed my most favorite spot in town yet?!? Malone's is exactly the type of restaurant you want to live down the road from. Let's start with the staff- hostess, waiters, bus boys, bartenders all super warm and friendly and knowledgeable about everything on the menu. I always say the food reminds me of a nice dinner out with a casual atmosphere- MY FAVORITE. My husband swears by the French Dip cleverly named The Fred and the New York. I swear by many items- the Rib Eye, the Prawn Salad, the White Diamond Burger (TO DIE FOR), and the Cadillac Tacos. Also super impressive is the updated wine list with some of my favorite friends by the glass like Testarossa Pinot and Silver Oak Cab. Tons of local wines, TONS of craft beers, and a very fine whiskey collection. Last but not least the patio is great for a sunny day or cozy evening under the heat lamps and there's an outdoor TV. Bar and inside are always awesome to sit at or cozy up next to the fireplace. We love being your neighbor Malone's. More...
We love this place! The food is excellent as is the wait staff! They have gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options as well as more "normal" meals like burgers and what not. The drinks are so good! the "fro-se" (frozen rose) is exceptional! More...
I've lived in Santa Cruz for over 45 years. So I remember the "Old Malones." The current version is MUCH better. In fact, I would say Malone's burger is the best in the county. The service is good and the prices are reasonable. Highly recommend. More...
This is our favorite restaurant in town! We have had nothing but great service in the restaurant as well as when we sit up at the bar. Our favorite bartender (Ashton) never disappoints with her bubbly personality and amazing mixology skills. As far as the food goes, everything we have ever ordered has been delicious! My ONLY disappointment was finding out that the Buffalo Cauliflower appetizer is going to be seasonal- and that is only because it's SO FREAKIN' GOOD that I want it during every season and I will be craving it until it comes back! More...
Pricey but I am not from around here. The ny strip was good!
Top shelf burgers and drinks. Service was excellent.
Great food. Amazing service. Owners are always accommodating and just plain awesome. All around great experience!
Food is great! Service is good but could be a bit more attentive. Price are a bit high but worth it.
The food and service was fine. Not much of a wait before seated. I would go there again; in fact I am planning on returning to try some of the other things on the menu.
Food was delicious, service was excellent!
Great locally owned neighborhood restaurant. Creative and flavorful menu that is routinely innovated. Always intriguing cocktails, beer, and wine list to choose from.
Great menu and food. Outside seating in a great redwood atmosphere. Service is a tad bit slow most of the time. Burgers and salads are amazing!
If you are in need of a good steak, Malone's is the only place in Scotts Valley to go.
Good food and service. Noisy. Not for group discussions
Really enjoyed this cuisine and had a great service experience. We split several appetizers to start and then did the same on 2 entrees. Enjoyed them all!
Great drinks, good food. Great place for a date night.
Jennifer Pope Gogan
Best burgers in santa cruz county. Cocktails and outdoor space are really great too, but the burgers are outstanding.
Good service, good food, nice portions, friendly staff
We were a little hesitant due to the 3.5 overall rating but we had a very good experience at Malone's which was a few minutes away from our campsite. Very nice atmosphere, good drink menu, great food and excellent service (Kat G was our server). From the outside, we didn't expect it to be this nice inside. For beverages we tried the Barrel Manhatten, Froze, Strawberry Fields. For food we had the Avocado Fries, Impossible Burger, Cadillac Tacos, and the Godfather (burger). Will be back again when we are camping nearby. More...
Fantastic menu, great selection always something new and delicious. Great wine list, friendly servers and good service. Patio seating for lunch or dinner in the dining room are both comfortable. You will find there's something enjoyable on the menu for everyone. More...
Wow, I am very disappointed in my fellow Yelpers. Malone's exceeded my expectations tonight. With only a 3.5 star rating, I nearly passed on an opportunity to dine among the trees with a fire-lit backyard patio, tasty chili spice Mai Tai's and habanero margaritas. The fish tacos were very underrated and really went the distance with some extra spicy chipotle sauce. Overall, the service was first class, quick, high quality food and exceptionally good. 5 stars for Malone's - don't judge this one by the "average" Yelp rating. More...
The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Very impressed and would recommend this to anyone! My old school Italian grandmother was very impressed with the food and service also! She had a great birthday!
We had Excellent service. Food was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. My grandmother had a great birthday! The Hitchcock burger was to die for and the key lime pie was awesome!
it was a nice place, with good steak, outdoor seating and heat lamps. Even had a band playing during our meal
I was pleasantly surprised at the incredible quality of food and the diverse selection. I will definitely go back to try more entrees in the future.
Delicious cocktails best place to drink in the area.
Great food! When you're not in a rush.
Amazing food. Great staff.
Decent food, great drinks!
I like this place. Nice atmosphere, great service, excellent cocktails and craft beer selection. And the food is great too!
Food was excellent! I'm a pescatarian, but I was able to have several choices on the menu. My friends had burgers and we were all very happy. We ate on the outdoor balcony which was very pleasant and our waitress was very helpful and personable. We loved this place. More...
My wife and I were craving burgers so we tried out Malone's. Not only was our server exceptionally pleasant, he was also very knowledgeable about the menu. Both burgers we got exceeded our expectations. The high quality beef was accompanied by a symphony of exquisitely balanced flavors. What a thoroughly positive experience! More...
Went to a fabulous affair here in honor of a wedding:Great hors d'eaurves, drinks and the staff was wonderful. Couldn't have been better.
We recently were married in Felton and decided to have our welcome dinner at Malone's. We chose Malone's because they have amazing food! We live in Los Angeles, there are a lot of good Gastro Pub/Burger restaurants and Malone's had the best burger I've ever eaten. Fast forward to the dinner. We were able to rent out the entire restaurant for our group (approx. 140 people). There was plenty of space and most of the party stayed on the awesome outdoor patio. The food was amazing, service was fast and friendly and the owners Ryan and Taylor brought in a great band to play for the party. Taylor also had some really encouraging words for me and my wife before our wedding the next day. Overall, great food, awesome staff, beautiful restaurant and the owners were great. Even though we live 400 miles away, we will go back! More...
Awesome venue with a great bar! We had our sons rehearsal dinner on the back deck and they made a personal menu for us and everyone loved the food! The chef is top notch and the bar tenders are knowledgeable. The owners worked with us to make the night special. I would highly recommend this place for lunch, dinner or any special event! We'll definitely be back! More...
I love this place - the food and the environment is a really nice treat either with or without kids. I wish the hours were a little better as it would be nice if they were open on Sundays or didn't cancel randomly for private events. But overall, we highly recommend it here. More...
Every fundraiser I go to, I see a donation from Malone's. They sponsor many fundraisers for the school and organizations in our area. They provide entry level jobs to many of our local kids. To top it off they offer great food that is perfect for a quick bite or nice dinner. Love that we see the owners there all the time trying to accommodate the many hungry and tired community members - thank you! More...
Big Thank you to Malone's for hosting our Scotts Valley Falcons football team for a pregame meal this morning. Food was very delicious and service was great!!!'Would recommend this place to ALL !!! More...
Wendy S. King
Great service, delicious food, clean surroundings, good parking, clean bathrooms and a peak into the kitchen showed it to be neat and clean. Highly recommend for a very satisfactory evening! More...
Best restaurant and bar in Scotts Valley period. The staff and owners are awesome. The ambience and food is great as well! Love the food here, best burgers around and they have a fun and playful menu that serve solid dinner entrees. I come in at least once a week and will continue to do so. More...
Highly recommend the avocado fries and the Brussel sprouts!
Definitely a sports bar attached to a restaurant (or vice versa). Service was reasonable; not slow enough to warrant a true complaint, but pacing was off. I did notice the table next to us being served before us (despite arriving/ordering later), but my husband assures me it's because the gnocchi (which looked good!) was probably an odd dish and required some extra time. My steak was properly medium rare, and I was pleased with it. Food was good, service was reasonable. More...
Food is good and service is awesome
Great food and drink.
More than just pub food. Really yummy.
Great food and great patio
Really great food, but expensive
Recent face lift. Place is good
This place gets better and better, and I have been going there since the 80s. The beer tap, the service, the food, and the outside atmosphere are what I come for, as the inside dining room is very very dark and drab. Please remodel! I would love to eat inside in the winter. More...
Decent place to hang out, good happy hr menu and strong beer range
Great food and staff! Indoor and outdoor eating as well as TVs at the bar.
Good food, good service, tight parling...
Absolutely amazing food awesomesauce wait staff. We love Rich he is are favorite
Malone's Grille has out done themselves, AGAIN! Just when you think you've had the best meal ever, you go back, and the next one is even better! My wife and I went for Valentine's Day and their Prix Fixe menu was AMAZING. Every aspect of the meal was cooked perfectly. Chef Cody is a master of his trade, while Ryan and Taylor continue to make Malone's the best restaurant in Santa Cruz County. Keep up the great work guys! More...
The best in town (maybe the county?) with 24 rotating beer taps, a diverse and unique cocktail menu is just the start! The service has always been high quality with personal attention. The burgers have always been great, but with the Fontana twist and adding Cody Yungmeyer as the executive chef the entrees are next level with good portions all while not breaking the bank. Stop in and check out everything they’ve done to make it Scotts Valley premier dining or date night spot! More...
Stephen & Kiaya
Our first time having dinner at Malone’s since the remodel and we were very impressed by the overall look and feel, inside and out. Our waiter’s name was Sean and he was wonderful. Polite, helpful and I appreciated his subtle banter, made us feel comfortable. On to the food - my husband ordered the prime sirloin which was cooked to a medium rare perfection (seriously) and I had the bay scallops in a cioppino sauce with grits and roasted carrots. Loved the dish but would have preferred a different side. Love roasted carrots but to me it just didn’t fit with the overall dish, not that big of a deal, but maybe something to consider. Overall, very satisfying dinner and we will definitely be back again. Thanks! More...
The avocado fries were great! Everyone loved their lunch and the service was wonderful.
Really good food. great pub selection
Vanessa maguiña mendoza
Warm and welcoming ambience, the bar tender was artistic, talented, friendly , and fun to talk to. Great place to just have a drink and Chat!
Fantastic out of the way place, great selection of beer on tap and comfort food. The burgers were amazing!! Fish and chips was only so-so. Service was great - timely and always with a smile. I highly recommend this place. More...
Two Fat Meatballs
Good drink selection, large whiskey list. Outdoor patio is nice, they have heaters if it gets too cold. Truffle fries were ok, New York steak was really good, loaded baked potato was a little over the top. Small parking lot, service was a little slow. Mini Fredy’s are probably the best thing on the menu. More...
Only recently found out about this restaurant after Boss suggested coming here for lunch. Easily some of the best burgers I've ever had. Truffle fries are exceptional! Co-worker tells me his calamari was very tasty. Great unique tap selection as well. Would rather go here anyday than any top rated restaurant in Santa Cruz. More...
They had really good burgers
The white diamond burger is savory awesomeness.
Great menu, good pricing, and Service is outstanding!
Love this place. Great food, nice people, inside or outside tables.
A little bit of a wait but the burgers here are amazing. Definitely recommend this place to eat! Has a bar as well as places to sit with a family.
New management. Big difference. Delicious.
Excellent burger, good (though not stellar) beer choices, very pleasant casual patio seating, indoor seating is definitely 'retro', service is attentive but not intrusive. We go back fairly often with family and friends. [2018 update: no more onion rings on the menu. Burger/fries still excellent but quite pricey. They've shifted to a rather "hip" feel/menu which loses some of the previous "comfort" feel, IMO - seems more upscale than it used to be, less of a drop-in locals joint.] More...
Always good service and great food!
Good food and beverage... expensive
My son and I both ordered burgers on ciabatta rolls and they were cooked just right. The meat was seasoned very well. The portions are good sized and I could not finish mine.
This place it great! We had a party of 18 for a family dinner to memorialize the passing of my sister. Rich our server went above and beyond in his service. We were set up on the patio and it was beautiful. The food was fantastic, excellent service and great atmosphere. Would recommend it to everyone! More...
Great burgers. Delightful patio.
I was impressive the bartender because i was try many time and many place to figure it out what i want to drink, finally they got me!! I came here often, and the famous dish is the house pastrami , taste so good (a little bit greasy), truffle fries is very good and there have a good steaks. Don't miss beignets here. More...
Great food and spacious outside eating area. This isn't a cheap grill. It's got exquisite food options and they are always adding to the menu. Staff are friendly and owner is a local!! More...
The owner's are super nice. My husband and I always get the Hitchcock Burger, when we go. Love the outdoor seating, and overall atmosphere. This place is one of our "go tos" for sure! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Scotts Valley. More...
Fantastic whiskey selection and the Hitchcock burger will change your life. Very friendly and professional wait staff as well. Been here a bunch of times and have never had any complaints. More...
We just ate here as a family last night and for the first time. The restaurant looks completely remodeled and they did an absolutely amazing job. It looks like a very clean yet elegant and rustic theme in the dining area which is where we ate. The bar sit down area for drinks area which we passed on way in had televisions set up and looked like a great place to go hang out.The service was overall pretty good. I did not like there was not a desert menu, however the waiter told us verbally each of the deserts and was enthusiastic.I ordered the ribs with their pineapple sauce. I asked before it was spicey and they did not believe so. However when I got it, it was honestly one of the most spicy ribs I ever have had but it was also a very well cut of meat and very tender. Due to how great it tasted, I dealt with the spiciness.My father and mom ordered their Lobster tacos and they loved them. Not much more to say about them except they were cooked perfectly and would order them again. They also had baked potatoes which were large and excellent.My wife and daughter shared the Chicken and Waffles and said even though it was greasy, it was overall a good meal.The server and buser were on top of cleaning plates and refills and did a great job. The sodas were $3 each and with the free refills, I believe it a fair price. However one thing that irritated us was on the bill, we asked for extra butter for the baked potatoes and they charged $0.25 extra to both my folks. That is something that should not be done. The overall price of the place is about 10 to 15% higher than bruno's and I believe quality is around the same overall. More...
Good food and service! Their Cobb salad was great and the food came out quickly and hot. We brought our Bernese Mountain dog and it was great that dogs are allowed on the patio. Highly recommended
Very much enjoyed out lunch yesterday. Rick, our server, was definitely one of the best. Our drinks and food arrived quickly, and was very good. Will return to try more of the menu options. More...
I got the Malone's Burger with fires. Cook to medium rare. It was juicy and hot with tons of flavor. To drink I had one of there amazing whiskeys. I meet the owners. Ryan and Taylor both great guys and doing well for themselves. I can tell you I will be back to try the dinner menu and more whiskeys. If your in town stop by here it's a must try. More...
My understanding is that Malone's has been a Scotts Valley fixture for many years. A bit rustic, with a good steakhouse menu and a full bar. The patio on this Friday night was full, but pleasant and service was good and not at all rushed as you might expect on a busy night. I had a New York and a salad, and both were very good. More...
Always consistent, great service, excellent food. The remodel and new owners have taken this Scotts Valley staple to a whole new level. Try the Pineapple Express burger and any number of brews on tap... Or my fav, the barrel-aged Manhattan.Had to add that the new Stallion Sandwich is rockin'!! More...
First time here at Malone's!I had southern fried chicken burger with fries, and my friends had french dip sandwich which they claimed was the best ever they had!I enjoyed the fried chicken burger. The food was very fresh, and the service was very attentive. Won't hesitate to recommend this place and will be back next time I am in Scots Valley! More...
Great dinner menu and a nice clean bar area with great drinks. The Brussels sprouts and burgers are amazing and the staff is friendly and attentive
My husband and I arrived here for Valentine's dinner without reservations. It was early and we were seated and served wonderfully. The Prix Fix dinner was perfect. We settled in for a wonderfully delicious meal served with a perfection in timing. I'm impressed that the staff is so well coordinated and cohesive that our courses were delivered by a variety of people when the timing was right. We never lacked for attention and yet we weren't overwhelmed by too much attention.I continue to be impressed with this group of young men who are remaking Malone's into a high-end restaurant with a casual appeal. Our five course prix fixe dinner was perfect from beginning to end. Cody Yungmeyer has brought great innovation to Malone's.I think the Buffalo Cauliflower appetizer was my favorite part of the meal. I did manage to finish the incredible Beignets through, so really hard to say. Looking forward to my leftovers for lunch tomorrow. My husband proclaimed the Lamb lollipops the best lamb he'd ever had. The halibut was well prepared and delicious. What more could we ask for?I'm very excited about what the new Malone's is bringing to Scott's Valley. More...
So much better since the new ownership took over. Great drinks, apps, entrees. Much more of a hip/urban type experience.
Went there a few weeks ago and had probably the most amazing steak EVER. This is not an exaggeration as I have been to many steak houses local and afar.Their burgers are insane. You have to try the Hitchcock!Their patio area looks great with the remodel that they did complete with fire pits.So happy to have them here, a great place for "date night" or even just with the family or friends for a night out. More...
All the food I have ordered was delicious! I personally love the avocado fries, the Brussels sprouts, and the Hitchcock burger the best.
Love this place! They have a fantastic ambiance, great food and great service! They change up the specials and beers often. My favorite dish is the gnocchi and filet, but their burgers and salads and truffle fries are phenomenal. Katie is my favorite bartender, but they are all awesome! Rich is great too! The patio is beautiful and they have fire pits, the bar is a fun vibe with fireplaces and the dining room is elegant! More...
Since they changed owners, wow! What a difference. Ambience, food, and bar have all improved, and I can say with certainty this is the best place for a burger hands down! Also, if you like strong drinks, ask for the rusty lantern - it isn't on the menu anymore but they will make it. It is similar to an old fashioned or manhattan. More...
By far the best bar and restaurant in Scotts Valley! Being born and raised here it's something that SV always lacked- a fun place to grab a drink with a friend and a quality meal that you don't need to drive over the hill to get. The Hitchcock burger and the Cadillac tacos are my go to! For drinks the Fool's Gold is absolutely amazing or a glass of Ryder sauv blanc never disappoints. Hats off to the new owners! More...
After living in the area for 32 years, I finally visited this restaurant last night for a family holiday gathering. The food was out-of-this-world and the service was great. I don't dine out often, but you can bet I'll suggest Malone's Grille for the next get-together. More...
Cody Yungmeyer is such a fabulous addition to the restaurant! Congratulations Malone's !
The Hitchcock Burguer is tender and juicy. The trifle fries are very crispy. It seems that the restaurant is under renovation. It has a nice outdoor area and good service. Great to see a cool restaurant like this one in Scotts Valley! More...
Tonight was my first time at this restaurant and I have to say the burgers here are some of the best I have eaten anywhere. The service was great and the restaurant was very clean so if you want a great meal with exceptional service this is your spot, we will definitely be back. More...
My wife and I stopped into Malone's for our favorite sandwich the Fred. We were surprised to see a new sign and a new menu. We thought oh no the Fred is dead! To our delight the Fred was still on the menu and it didn't disappoint. It was better than ever and truffle fries Awesome! More...
This is one of my favorite places to get a delicious juicy burger in the Santa Cruz County. I get my burger medium rare. I have had the Hitchcock, Pineapple Express, and White Diamond burger-- All with different bursting flavors and I like all of them so I can't tell you exactly which one to have! Just try them all, haha. Well, my boyfriend is obsessed with the Hitchcock burger- it's juicy, salty and sweet. The burger comes with a salad or fries and I always get the shoe string fries. They also give you the choice of having truffle, rosemary, and parmesan shoestring fries, instead of regular fries. They're a must try! I have tried the Tito's swirl- The last word... this drink is so yummy and sweet that you aren't fully aware how strong it is until you finish it and try to stand up. I have also had their special drink/whisky. I am not a big whisky drinker but here I am. The bitters, sliced orange peel and aroma makes whisky a perfect sipping drink. The staff is friendly, service is always a great experience, and they have a dog friendly patio!! More...
This is a really nice place but still has a casual attitude. I live really close so I'll stop by for the live music, the really great selection of beers or the food. The food really is above and beyond, there's a unique take and high quality in everything on the menu. The only drawback is the price, it's quite expensive, maybe more than it should be. More...
The bar and burgers are amazing, speciality craft cocktails, seasonal apps and specials yesss so glad SV is stepping it up. New owners have really turned it around. I appreciate the attention to detail and customer service. Fantastic night at the bar only a walking distance away. Thank you Malone's More...
I was really reluctant to try Malones again as under previous management this place was pretty bad. I Was delighted that the new owners have revamped and improved a lot! Decor has seriously improved but needs some fine tuning. The beer and dinner menu has seriously improved. The veggie burger was great! Fries were killer. The Cadillac tacos were good but a little to spicy. I like heat but when you have lobster and shrimp try a lighter flavor profile. Beans were decent rice was way way over cooked. I'll be back to try them again. More...
New owners have really improved the quality and atmosphere of this place. The burgers are always so juicy, fresh, and delicious. The wooden flat plates are kind of annoying because the juice drips off, but besides that nothing to complain about. They know how to make a good burger! More...
Such a hip restaurant. They really transformed the old restaurant into a new type of dining experience that Scotts Valley was lacking. Great food, and vast variety of draft beer that is continuously changing, so there is always something new to try! More...
We had the Fred - delicious French dip sandwich came with a little bucket of shoestring fries. Very friendly waitstaff, will go back when in the area
Food is good, prices are a little high and portions are small. I feel like there trying to be to fancy, but again the food is really good. The ultimate filet plate is a great cut of steak but I give my cats more meat than was on my plate and it came with two small prawns and a tiny bite of lobster with two pieces of brocolli all for 34 bucks... not worth it! Don't do it!... but again, the food was good I will go back but I will never order the ultimate again More...
Great service, Cole the bartender was the best ever. We sat at the bar and he recommended drinks to all four of us that were spot on perfection. The Daiquiri Heights drink was awesome. Thank you Cole. More...
Great food, great vibe, great service. The New owners have done an amazing job reviving the place. Looks and feels amazing.
Delicious burger and beer.
One of the best little restaurants in our solar system.
They got a new look. Definitely coming back
Great food, excellent drinks. Love the atmosphere. Staff is very friendly and the new owners are great. Love the specials
First time to fine at Malone's. The service was spot on. Our server was super efficient and the food was wonderful. I had their fish and chips. Made with wild caught source fish. It was tender, creamy and delicious. My husband had a burger that was sooooo yummy and tender. We will make this destination eatery in the future. Oh, also, loved the ambiance. Comfortable and welcoming. More...
High energy place, dining room is connected to the bar so lots of talking and such. I had a burger and loved it. Cooked exactly the way I ordered it. Liked the frys served in a tin. Will be back soon. More...
Since the change of ownership the atmosphere has changed. They have great food and beer on tap. Most recently I went for their fish and chips which are made with swordfish (thought that was unique). Great hosts and vibe all around.
Great burgers, real bar, new outdoor seating
Very good food prepared with finesse. Friendly service. Inexpensive.
Nice to see post remodel. My buger was tasty though a bit messy. I could see going back for music and dinner on the patio.
Get the Fred!
Great selection of beers and food always hits the spot.
Remarkable food at a fair price. Service could have been a bit faster, but not bad.
Good not the best. No attention to details bathrooms bad. Phenomenal bar
This place is awesome! My dogs love the patio and the beer selection is killer.
Wonderful and friendly atmosphere, tastey calamari steak!
Such great food and great quality. With the place having new owners right now too the quality has gone up and the prices have gone down and the drinks they have now are so fun and unique.
Malones has just changed ownership! The new owners have updated the menu, the wine list and the decor, and all of these changes are good! Patti Malone is a dear friend and she will be missed, but come down and try the new Malones, you'll be glad you did! More...
Maximillian Laumeister - OLD ACCOUNT
Best burger in Santa Cruz County, in my opinion. It always impresses.
The redesigned menu and restaurant/patio renovations are much needed updates. A few more vegetarian options on the menu would be nice.
Great place to eat best customer service
Food was excellent! Nice additions to the menu, and as always ran into great people
Stoked a great beer bar has a superb beer selection, delicious food, and patio seating. Don't get much better.
Great patio for outside seating and a delicious lemon hibiscus martini!
Hadn't been to Malone's since working at Borland in the early 90's. Was a great place to unwind after work. Went back yesterday to a pleasant surprise. Place looked great. Very nice menu and beer selection. We sat outside on the patio for lunch. I had the sliced Prime Rib french dip sandwich with a side of soup. The chicken with rice soup was delicious although it could have a bit warmer. The sliced prime rib was tender and flavorful. The ciabatta roll was soft with a nice crust. Our waitperson was attentive (believe her name was Elizabeth), sharp and cute. (her appearance has nothing to do with this review) Prices were fair considering the quality of our lunches. Would return in a NY minute. More...
Finally checked out Malone's for the first time since the new ownership and loved it. Only had drinks and appetizers, but will definitely be back for more. Great atmosphere for friends or family! Highly recommend the truffle fries. More...
Malone's Grille might be the best restaurant in all of Santa Cruz County. The remodeled bar and patio look amazing (you have to check out the firepits). Their menu is outstanding, and you get high quality food for a moderate price. And the drink selection is insane (in a good way) you'll never leave there thirsty! Rich the bartender is awesome, and the beer selection is ever growing and changing (great variety). Ryan and Taylor have done an incredible job on the "new" Malone's. More...
Awesome bar with 24 beers on tap. Great Moscow Mule. Bartender even put in extra effort to create the perfect Mojito. Variety of burgers which are liked by all kids and adults alike.
Love the new Malones! The bar staff is the hardest working crew around - Katie, Ashton, and Rich rock the bar. Don't even try to stump them on drink recipes! And make sure you ask for Sergio as your server and Ethan to bring your dog water on the patio! More...
Malones stepped up their food game....everything was good we had a couple started and split a Sammy. No complaints from me. And the beer selection is outstanding with some really good signature coctails. More...
Updated July 2017: We love going to Malone's since the new owners took over. The avocado fries are delicious and the brussel sprouts are so yummy! I love the variety they have on tap and the mixed drink menu is good. I like the burgers, although, I usually order without a bun so I can't speak for that part of the burger menu. Overall - I would definitely recommend. It gives great variety to Scotts Valley where it seems sushi and Japanese food have taken over. More...
Loved the ambience for my lunch. Choice of indoor or outdoor seating and great service. The Malone burger was very tasteful and the shoestring fries were delightful. Only wish there were more of them with the meal. Our server was on top of everything which made this a great dining experience overall. More...
Really great food and great service! So glad we went there! My kids loved their quesadillas and my husband and I enjoyed the French dip- so good!
Had a great time here. The new look is refreshing, though sort of forced feeling. Had a few drinks here, half were excellent, half fell short. Hadn't planned on getting food but wound up ordering some because it sounded so good. Avocado fries and sliders were both tasty and savory. Not sure how often I'd come back because they don't offer anything too unique, meanwhile other places around are more affordable...Maybe if I found out they have a happy hour or weekly special night it would draw me in again because I have work and family along Scotts Valley Drive More...
So glad there's a new casual dining place close by. They have a great outdoor patio and indoor dining as well. My honey and I shared the prawn ceviche which was fresh and tasty served with tortilla chips. I had the Hitchcock burger. It was really a good combination of flavors, burger, pineapple salsa, fried onions and nice smoked bacon in a brioche roll. Just enough spice. My honey had Godfather burger. Pesto, mozzarella, bacon and spinach. Also delicious. They were cooked just as requested. Our sever, Hanna was really sweet and helpful. She checked in with us just enough and had some good recommendations.I'll tell friends about this place but not too many. I don't want another overcrowded place that I want to hang out! More...
We've lived in Scotts Valley for just over two years now but we had never ventured into Malone's before this week. We decided to come in for a drink and lunch. The waiter was very attentive and super nice! He suggested the Hitchcock burger so we tried it along with the ceviche appetizer. Both were really, really delicious. The burger was seriously so yummy. They also had a huge selection of beers. We will be back! More...
Couldnt decide wherr to have dinner so we ended up hefe based on the menu. Beyond satisified. Great mixed drinks, better burgers, and best service. Great place for dinner/drinks.
I had only visited malones with its previous owners a couple times. It wasn't bad, but just very outdated! With the new owners and new vibe that they have for the restaurant/bar I have been intrigued to go there now a handful of times. I've been very pleased with their food menu and especially their cocktail menu. The restaurant/bar definitely has a younger vibe now. I think the older generation that grew up going here is having a hard time excepting the new makeover but I have to say, it's great for Scotts valley. They needed it. Four of the times I've been there it has been excellent service and food. I went one time where they had an off night and I really felt for them. All restaurants have nights like this. I think both owners do an excellent job of what they do. They really try and please both customers and their staff. I highly recommend their swirls and other cocktails. Burgers are great and their Cobb salad is amazing. I've sent a few people there who had never been and they have all been happy with their food and service as well! Definitely give this place a chance! I don't think you will be disappointed. More...
Great food. I had the Cadillac tacos It was very tasty . I will for sure comeback again.
So, on my way to Malone's with my special date last night, I was telling her how much I love living in Scotts Valley, how tight the community is, how safe it is. We arrive to a beautifully decorated newer Malone's than what I had remembered. The staff was courteous and attentive, the food was excellent, it was turning out to be a magnificent night. That is, until I went out to retrieve my wallet from my car only to come across an overzealous tow truck operator with someones vehicle already set to be towed and my car nowhere in sight. My date ended up paying the bill and we walked back home which fortunately wasn't far. The staff announced to the patrons what was happening and folks scrambled, according to one of the staff, the owner of the office building next door is vigilant about monitoring his lot, no matter how empty or what the time of day. He didn't care for Patti, the original owner, and does not care for the current establishment either. So, while I will still patronize Malone's, I caution you to choose wisely where you park hence you end up $365 lighter in the wallet. More...
This is my first visit since the owner change and I must say Ryann and Taylor are killing it! Every thing I had today was fantastic, from my prime rib sandwich to the two craft cocktails, don't ask me to name them but they both rivaled anything I've had over the hill and definitely here in the Santa Cruz area) and this was just lunch! Can't wait to come back and try the dinner menu! More...
Having relocated from the SF Bay Area and being a foodie I know good food. I can honestly say this is one of the better places for a good fix in Santa Cruz. Check it out, you won't be disappointed. Though I wish they would put the Bahn Mi back on the menu! There is a serious lack of good Vietnamese food in SC and Malones Bahn Mi hit the spot if you were in need of a Vietnamese street food fix! More...
Went there with my young son. Very nice atmosphere, comfortable and chill vibe. We had a cheese burger and fries; they were delicious. The staff is very friendly and the owners are very attentive and take to time to go to each table to check on there customers. To bad we leave to far away to make it a more regular spot for my family. Will have to go back next time we are passing through. More...
Nice atmosphere and decorations, sincere and talented waiter, and delicious food and drinks. The avocado fries and chipotle aioli we had for an appetizer was so yummy. It came with bed of peppery arugula which was a tasty complement to the avocado and aioli. For dinner I had the Henry Cowell ciabatta which is an amazing vegetarian blend of beets, artichoke hearts, pesto, feta, hummus, greens, and roasted peppers. Seriously one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. My husband had The Fred and loved his sandwich as much as I loved mine. For drinks, I had the Forget-Me-Not cocktail out of sheer love of all things whimsical and old-fashioned and was not disappointed. It was infused with violet and lavender at just the right amount- not overwhelming- and topped by a delicate trio of rosebuds. I kept the rosebuds as a little momento as it was our anniversary. My husband had an Old Fashioned and it had a delightful touch of orange in delicious old bourbon. Finally, the waiter was so kind, as please to hear about what we liked about the food, as he was to serve us. I highly recommend Malone's Grill for a date night, or just a special treat! More...
Great food and service. Server was soooo nice to my tricky-to-please four year old. Loved the food, and I loved that there was no judgement when we only ordered house wine and smaller amount of food than some folks* might for a 3 person party. (Tried to order exactly right amount of food to minimize waste - leftovers weren't going to keep well on long drive home).Ordered: Brussel sprouts app, sliders app, California chicken salad, and chicken tenders kids meal with side of fruit (no up-charge yeah!). *Ok 'some folks' is us - we can be a bit gluttonous! Thanks for the excellent food after a long day at beach, Malone's! More...
Had lunch with friends today. We all ordered salads. They were all different, i had the Ahi Mango salsa salad. It was delicious. One had the cobb and the other was the wedge salad. They both looked good. Great outdoor seating area. More...
A group of us went to Malone's after a long workshop, so we were ready to drink and enjoy a nice meal. We were seated outside, which was really nice, and our server was on her first day. Being her first day, she was amazing! Malone's clearly hires well! She had a great attitude and already had a nice grasp of the menu. We had the avocado fries (amazing) and enjoyed the perfect beer selection. I had a burger and fries - wow! So good, totally hit the spot! Taylor was also very friendly and we will definitely be returning! Thank you! More...
Malone's Grille's salad was so freshly served with big red beans topped on it. It was served quickly without me waiting for long. I also got a pasta with skirt steak spread with a gorgonzola cream sauce and I should say that it was the best so far I ever tasted! My meal here was fulfilling having just paid a very reasonable rate! Thanks for the staff who was so attentive and assuring and for the venue for being so convenient and relaxing! I confidently recommend this place for a nicer and better meal experience! More...
The new ownership really changed this place up. It's more upscale looking now. The menu has also changed with some big improvements. It's more expensive for less food, but the quality is also higher. Trade offs. Would not recommend the truffle fries. NO truffle flavor for the extra expense. More...
We absolutely love Malones Grille. My husband and I come here often- sometimes just for a drink and other times for dinner just us or with friends. I can't tell you how many times our guests have raved about this place- many of them saying they can't believe this restaurant is in Scotts Valley. We have lived here for about 2 years so we have experienced this place under the old ownership as well as the new. The new owners have really put everything they have into making this place great. The menu is creative and offers a wide variety for all types of eaters. My husband loves their brisket and me being a vegetarian, am stoked to have a place that offers real vegetarian dishes. The food itself is fresh and they use quality ingredients which is rare in this town. The bar has gone under a total transformation including the appearance, menu and ingredients. This is truly a craft cocktail house and we love trying all the new drinks they come out with. The owners themselves are great guys- they greet us every time we come in and always ask us what we think about our menu choices. This sets them apart- these guys are really listening to their customers and making adjustments to their menu based on the feedback they get. If you went to the old Malones you will actually see most of the staff has stayed through this change in ownership. This really tells you something. I am so grateful that these guys have decided to take this challenge on. Running a restaurant is one of the hardest jobs and these guys are doing everything right. Scotts Valley is lucky to have Malones Grille. More...
They have had a recent change in owner but, it hasn't diminished the food or service at all!!! Ally, our server was fantastic and very patient, as I ordered the Lagunitas, (thinking it was the IPA, because I didn't finish reading the menu), she brought me samples of beers very similar to IPA, to pair with my dinner order. When, not if, you have dinner there, you must try the avocado fries...SO DELICIOUS! More...
Oh, how I wish they were open 7 days a week!That's the only thing that's preventing me from 5 stars!
Great blue cheese burger! New patio remodel looks great! I recommend this place. They are under new ownership and they seem to be really doing a great job!
Our first visit to this little gem was Tuesday night when we visited a friend for dinner.Best fish and chips ever and the service was great! Thank you..
Just want to give out a big Thanks! to the new owners for listening and responding to reviews. After my last review I decided to go on back since I had heard that they had improved. Great! So back we went and I must say that we were impressed both with the food and the service and...drum roll...the Malone's burger is back by popular demand and as good as ever. The rest of the fare we tried including another favorite the Fred, mmgood, was very good, served hot and prompt and the shoe string fries WERE CRISPY. The staff seems to be on board and the kitchen humming right along. After this experience we have returned twice now at various times during the week and they have remained consistent. So do not hesitate to go to the new Malone's you will not be disappointed (though I wish they would expand their happy hour food offerings). Thanks again, we need good local restaurants that care. More...
I resisted reviewing this place back when Patty owned it for personal reasons but now that it is under new ownership (well overdue) I've been back a few times and I like what they have done with the place. I'm not talking about the new white walls (which I don't like) but having a great draft beer selection that you can actually drink because the beer lines are taken care of is awesome! A new fresh menu including epic sandwich and burger options that are way outside the old malones box that kept that place stagnant all those years. Prices are still up there but good quality is worth paying for. I've had a couple burgers and the Hitchcock has been my favorite so far. It's apple wood smoked bacon, gouda, smokin padrone jam, onion strings, and chipotle aioli. An awesome blend of flavors with smokey salty bacon and sweet and lightly spicy chili jam paired with quality beef paddy and the texture of the onion strings, this is a must try! I opted for the fries as a side, they were shoestring style and sufficiently crisp. Here's my gripe, fries should be CRISP, nobody likes them any other way, enough said about that. Problem 2, ketchup, wtf? Ketchup in my opinion is America's cop out for sauce, if you are going to have something as tasty and out of the box as "smokin padrone jam" on your burgers, why would you drop the flavor ball and serve your fries with ketchup? So that's my personal opinion and I know many folks actually like the Devils condiment so I'll mention that it does not factor into my rating. Rambling about ketchup aside, change at malones was way overdue and now I have a few good reasons to go back. Give'em a try! More...
I have passed Malones many times and have never adventured in even while growing up in SV. I wanted to try something new in SV while visiting my mother and we decided to give this place a try and grab some staple American food and drinks. I was pleasantly surprised and shocked that I had never stopped in before this! Ambiance was great and unique to Scotts Valley and fitted the need for a great place to grab a burger and a nice cocktail. I will visit again and try out a different burger since they are very creative with their burger menu. I had the falcon with caramelized apples, very delicious! More...
Normally I would nick pick a restaurant instead of giving a 5 star review, this is not one of those times. Great restaurant with amazing food and an outstanding staff. Recommend the avacado fries and the burgers, they are amazing. Staff really stepped up when a customer who drank too much stumbled and fell while leaving. They stopped him from driving away, which probably prevented him from ruining his or more importantly someone else's life. More...
Ate there the first time a few weeks ago. First time since the new owners took over. What an improvement in every way. Decor is nice and updated as well as the menu. Service was great. The best part is the food!I got The Godfather burger. I have to say I think it was the best burger I've ever had in my life. I'm not kidding. Juicy and delicious. I can't wait to go back.I'm very happy this place has turned around. The old Malone's was okay but the new Malone's is the bomb. More...
Smoked salmon salad, avocado fries, pork belly sandwiches and steak sandwiches all around. Delicious on all palettes! Classy, yet down to earth service. Best little secret in Scotts Valley if you ask me! More...
Excellent service and delicious food! We tried Malone's for the first time last night and loved the look of the restaurant inside, the very friendly service and our food was excellent. Our kids both are their entire meal (which is rare) and said they want to go back soon. Our server even checked in with the boys directly to see how they were doing with their meals. Thanks you Malone's! More...
After reading the reviews, and the success of the new ownership we thought we would stop in for lunch. Immediately impressed when we noticed a "car club" had popped in and we were seated without a wait. Very nice atmosphere, warm and inviting. Upscale menu that puts a twist on anything from burgers, brisket to a beautifully done sole fish. Wait Staff and ownership are fantastic. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed. More...
I never went to Malone's under its former ownership. Always thought of it as kind of dated, but I after seeing their new drink menu under new ownership we decided to give it a try. Love the front bar area! Cocktails are unique and good! Food is good. They have some really unique burgers. Service has been quick and friendly. Great rotating beer selection. More...
We love the new ownership! Wish them the best of luck, they deserve it! The food is great and the service is wonderful.I Like the bar area too!
Just spent the weekend with my daughter in Scotts Valley and took my "of age" grandson to Malone's for dinner. I had heard it was a new owner since I had last been there and boy what a difference! We both had the house cabernet which was excellent as was our dinners. I had a lobster quesadillas that was so yummy I can't wait to go back and have it again. Grandson had smoked salmon alfredo and he practically licked his plate clean. The service was just as good as the food and I will definitely be doing dinner there next time I'm in town. More...
This place recently got new owners AND ITS SO MUCH BETTER NOW. Seriously if you haven't been here recently do yourself a favor and check it out- such a good vibe, has a rustic gastropub kinda feel now. The bar is awesome and everything we tried from appetizer to entree was delicious. As a local I am so stoked that this place for revamped, its my new favorite spot for a drink with friends and killer food. Thank you! More...
We have been back here a couple times since our initial visit under new ownership, which was a very good experience overall. The place has just about everything going for it. The subtle but necessary tweaks new owner made to Malones were just what Scotts Valley needed.Bar food is killer. Wings and fries were the best I can remember having, and you gotta love that shot + beer combo.Food and service are great and ambiance is fantastic. We'll be going back. More...
Went here on Saturday night, great draft beer selection, I LOVED the Stallion (chicken pesto sandwich) and my hubs enjoyed his fish and chips. Our server was top notch and the menu left me wanting to come back again soon, the cocktails look/sound amazing as well! We totally need this gem in Scotts Valley and the bathroom is very nice if you have lil ones! Great new direction!!! Can't wait to come back!!! More...
This was the only real bar in scotts valley for a long time. It's always been reliable but pretty warn down. It's under new ownership and they're off to a really good start. They've done a lot of cosmetic changes to get it a new vibe. Same good drinks and a new menu that still features the classics. The night we came in, they had a fun bar competition and it got the whole bar together. It was a fun night and I'm excited to see what else They do with the place! More...
Had an amazing dinner. Avocado fries, green chili soup and an amazing French Dip called the Fred. You must try this place. Yum.
New twisted on the cocktails and menu are great! Atmosphere is lovely! Great new look and new beer tap is fantastic!
Had a business lunch there today. The decor and food has undergone a much needed refresh with the recent change of ownership. The food and service was great. Had the avocado fries, french dip and tomato soup, and loved them all. Will be coming back for sure! More...
Malones has new ownership! Great new vibe. Food, Drinks and Service are amazing. A great place for date night or a quick lunch.Highlights: Hitchcock Burger- Gouda, jalapeño jam, hickory smoked bacon, onion strings.Smoking Barrels- House Smoked Brisket, cheddar, bourbon BBQ sauce, grilled onions, ciabatta Gnocchi- fillet, house pesto cream sauceQuesadilla- lobster, skirt steak, house lobster sauce16 rotating beer taps House cocktails More...
The new decorations have improved the atmosphere soooo much. In the afternoon or evening it feels much more welcoming. The food portions are great while not too large like they sometimes were on the previous menu. I've had the meatballs, wings, ceviche, falcon burger, quesadilla & I forget the name of the brisket sandwich. All were high quality with great taste.The bar has so many more options, with craft local cocktails that are still reasonably priced & close to 16 beers on tap. I no longer feel limited in my selections and all can be had at a reasonable price for the area! Highly recommended with great friendly service. More...
L O V I N G the new Malones! The Fontanas have done a remarkable job not only upgrading the dim dingy interior to a warm-rustic welcoming restaurant but also really elevated the food & libation menu! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and just a joy to be around. This is now a family friendly hot spot! We ordered the wings and short ribs - both were top notch! Come in and check out the new Malones! More...
Checked out the new Malone's a few nights ago and was REALLY impressed! The food quality has improved and the service was great. Burgers are $12 which is about what I expect to pay for a quality burger. They also have a great variety of beer on tap from pilsner to IPA to sours. Hats off to the new owners for a great change in direction. I will definitely be back. More...
What a great place! It was recommended to us by Santa Cruz Redwood Resort. We had lunch and drinks! Food was amazing and drinks were great along with service!!! Highly recommend it...eat out on the patio More...
Great outdoor area, great food, and outstanding service.
Met for a work lunch out great service and good food everyone was pleased.
Scotts Valley Chamber
Awesome service, value, & food. Longest running businesses in SV for a reason.
While on vacation this summer with the family and spending our last day in the Scotts Valley, CA area we didn't want to travel far for dinner. We saw this nice restaurant near the entrance to our campground, so we decided on having dinner here. I must say what a great choice. The night we stopped by they were serving dinner on their patio area. What a great area to have dinner in the nice weather of Scotts Valley. Our server and staff were very professional and catered to our needs. All of our food was delicious and prepared with care. If your in the area looking for great place to eat, try Malone's Grille, you won't be disappointed. More...
Wonderful meal! Great service, friendly staff, my favorite beer on tap. 5star. I will be back.
This restaurant is a local favorite and has been serving the community for a very long time. The chefs are out of this world! I highly recommend the skirt steak pasta, Fred's style French dip and the stuffed portobello mushroom. The owner is always coordinating music on the patio and cool events. If you go on Wednesdays during the summer they have wine tasting for $15 and live music. Overall this place is lovely. Great to take the family too or to have a date night out. More...
Great food, maybe the best French Dip I have ever had. The staff is always cheerful and outstanding service.
Here's a five star place on the wayside. Thanks to my Garmin sending me out of the way I have found this elegant dining spot. To start, this place is wonderful and feels good when you walk in. They have a large menu as well as a nice wine list of local wines. Oh yes a full large bar. I'm having calamari and green chili soup. Awesome! Definitely have this spot bookmarked. More...
I was curious having driven by this place for years so stopped in for lunch i rarely get to scotts valley. nice attentive staff very proffessional .had lunch special burger with egg and bacon soup was good.prices higher than my usual haunts but a good experience. More...
I had driven past this place and never stopped in. After the Sharks game on the way home to SantaCruz we decided to stop and eat. The wait staff were very nice and even though it was 7.30 we still got a table fairly quickly. The menu is fairly large and the rib eye caught my attention rite away. Fairly high price for a rib eye but it was 14 oz slightly larger than most plaices so what the heck lets give it a try. Well worth it and served hot and with very little delay and erectly coded with a light amount of mushrooms and a nice sauce. My wife had the fish and is was also perfect. The used tea tastes like fresh made not bottled and the bloody mary was also perfect. This is well worth a stop . I will return to try again... More...
This restaurant is my favorite in Scott's Valley. The menu selection is good, the vibe is great (it's where all the locals go) and it's a family owned establishment that's been around for over 30 years. I had the pleasure of meeting the Patty Malone tonight. She was hosting a Wine-Down Wednesdays event and it was lovely to converse with her about her restaurant. It's clear she puts her heart and soul into it. All of the locals knew and enjoyed being regular patrons and everyone knew each other by name. I ordered the petrole sole special with garlic mashed potatoes and it was cooked to perfection!! The house salad was great too!! There were several other items on the menu that sound enticing, so I'm definitely going to come back!! Thank you to the staff at Malone's for such a wonderful dining experience!! More...
Second time here. First, sat at the bar and had a BLT and fries. Nothing out if this world great, but very good and fun atmosphere. This time, about a year later or so, having an early dinner on the patio, burger and fries. Excellent! The service is absolutely tops too. Very attentive! Great atmosphere, friendly and excellent service, great food. We will be back! More...
My favorite place to dine in all of Scotts Valley! The food and service are excellent.
J Scott Chappell
Great atmosphere. Great food. Great service. Julie was our bartender and couldn't have been more welcoming.
I enjoyed our dinner there. I had the fish and chips and is was very good! My daughter had the Italian burger and she really liked it as well. The staff was very friendly and nice. More...
Not only does Patty do a great job with her dishes, the place is lively and fun. The food is delicious and the burgers are huge. Go there, you will be pleased.
I've been here 3 times. Once for dinner inside, and twice on the lovely, outdoor patio. The service was efficient and friendly every time. The food was DELICIOUS!! The Greek Burger was perhaps the best burger I have ever had in my 50+ years of burger consumption. My husband helped me finish it, as it was giant. The next time I had lunch there I had the Prawn Cobb Sandwich (grilled prawns, avocado, bacon, blue cheese, OMG. It was sensational, and big enough to take half home for another meal. More...
THE BEST FISH AND CHIPS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY!!! and I mean it. I've been to every fish and chips place around and outside of Phil's in Mos landing, they have the best fish and chips in the county. If I'm wrong, try them and honestly try to say I'm wrong. More...
We ate there tonight and were treated to good food and an exceptional wait staff. We were enjoyed being with friends for an early Christmas celebration. The food was so good. Steaks, fish and chips, and pasta all good. The hostess and waitress were awesome, fun, efficient and informative. Even though they had to wait for us to leave in order to clean up they were great about it. Would go there again in a heart beat. More...
Great burgers, service was also very good. We drove up from Aptos with some friends that were out of the country for 3 months and were dying for a Malone's burger. One of us had the prawn sandwich that was also very good.....but this place is the place for burgers! More...
Been here twice when in town for work. Food has always been good and the service is solid. Last time it wasn't raining so we sat outside, that was a nice lunch. I'll come back for sure.