rops’ menu was designed using an aviation theme. The fun begins at Pre-Flight, which refers to the appetizers and salads, such as the crispy fried calamari, the well-seasoned blackened salmon, crispy French fries, and savory fried artichoke hearts to name just a few. Following Pre-Flight, Props Watsonville boasts 10 Specialty Burgers, each with its own corresponding code with affiliations such as LAX and LGA, and sandwiches, which are labeled with city codes like, BOS and LHR. More theme names are the Honolulu burger (HNL), which is topped with a grilled pineapple ring and crispy bacon, and the always-popular
veggie burger (SCZ).
inner at Props provides the same quality food and fun atmosphere that you’ll find during the lunch hours. However, in addition to the lunch items, for dinner Props Restaurant & Lounge in Watsonville provides quite an array of entrees, ranging from grilled seasoned kabobs made with a homemade sauce, a braised lamb shank simmered with Rosemary and marinated in garlic and red wine. Small plates such as the Rosemary lamb chops with jalapeno-mint jelly and the three-snapper fish tacos are huge favorites and perfect for sharing. Props’ infamous Wednesday night prime rib special, which has people coming from neighboring cities such as Santa Cruz, Capitola, San Jose, as well as Half Moon Bay and even San Francisco, has really put Props on the map. Fish and chips and other distinctive comfort food entrees such as fried chicken and more, are always available. Dining at Props Watsonville never gets boring, not with their ever-changing nightly chef’s-special pasta dish. Props has a full bar with a great selection of cocktails, and a terrific happy hour that runs from 3pm – 6pm Monday through Friday.
rops knows how to please, and unlike many other restaurants, never tries to fix what is not broken. There are numerous items on their menu that if ever removed, Props’ own clientele would revolt in protest. Such must-try items include hamburgers, like the Texas Burger (HOU), which packs a multitude of ingredients such as smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, onion rings and a bodacious Texas-style BBQ sauce, and the the big and juicy, built-for-adventure (LGA) cheese burger that is topped with a fried egg — oh yeah! Other favorites are the classic Reuben (OMA) sandwich which is made with the best homemade pastrami in Watsonville, the co-pilot’s club (LHR), a top-selling item with a wonderful presentation, and the crowd-pleasing juicy and slow-cooked beef short ribs. Not to be missed are the delightful sand dabs, which are quickly grilled and then topped with a light, finishing sauce of white wine, butter, and fresh lemon.
rops understands the needs of your busy schedule. With that in mind, their lunch menu is specifically designed for people who desire a enjoyable lunch but with the need to promptly return to work. All lunch dishes are still made to order, but they are able to offer fast, friendly service without sacrificing quality. The lunch menu consists of only items, which can be prepared quickly, so the kitchen does not get backed up. Numbering 27 items in which to choose, Props offers scrumptious burgers, sandwiches, fresh-made salads, along with their crowd-pleasing fish and chips. Props’ luncheon goal is to get you in and get you out — but without rushing you. Props’ lunch offers a good variety; the food is exceptional and the experience is far more satisfying than what you would expect from quick-lunch entrees.