Severino's Grill is the restaurant/bar located in the Seacliff Inn. It is a mostly older crowd, but does have a decent banquet hall and often has live entertainment, especially for special nights like New Years. It has a dance floor too.
Sanderlings is on the pricy side (it is located in Seascape Resort!) but the food, the drinks and the VIEW make it totally worth it. Seafood is what they are known for, but they have one of the best burgers in Aptos (go figure!). Great date night for a special night!
Showtime Pizza has great pizza and is right next to the Aptos Twin so it makes for a great dinner before the movie! Toppings are very fresh.
Aptos Pizza is a local joint that has been there as long as I can remember. The pizza is pretty good and it is centrally located right by the Safeway shopping center. Good place to bring the family.
Verve Lounge is the "club" that has moved into Aptos, but it is pretentious, over priced and charges a cover (a cover? in Aptos??!). The doorman and the other staff are rude. Hate to say it, but this space has never spawned anything successful (remember the AC anyone?!)
Capitola Dreams Swimwear has a good selction of cute and trendy bikinis and beach clothes. The prices are a little high, but no more than you would expect for name brands like Roxy. Its just one block up from the sand!
Mr. Toots is a great place to get a cup of coffee or a sweet treat in the Capitola Village. It is upstairs from Margaritaville and is worth checking out.
I needed to have my Tacoma's key cylinders replaced because they were grinding down my keys (which caused them to get stuck in the ignition which was very unfun!). I needed Toyota parts so I went to Toyota of San Diego and had every single person who helped question my intentions about "why I was changing my locks". Even though I had a VERY valid reason for getting them changed, I felt like my motives were being questioned and I even had one person say "are you trying to keep someone out"? Since I am the registered owner and more than enough ID to prove it, I felt that it was inappropriate for me to questioned in this respect by numerous personnel.
Flower Corner usually has a limited selection, but their flowers are always fresh, the prices are reasonable, and the staff is friendly and can a gorgeous bouquet for the price you want. The location is very convenient on the main road into OB, but there is no off street parking so you may need to circle the block.
I love Blue Parrot for the patio seating, fun atmosphere, and great Mexican food. The patio only allows you to drink alcohol until 10:00 PM, but you can go inside if you are not done yet. The staff are really friendly and attentive, and the specials are worth checking out.