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Gilda's Family Restaurant

37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
+1 831-423-2010
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (33 reviews)
“clam chowder” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

A very nice view of the sea from where we were seated. Service needs to be little faster but the delicious food more than made up for it. Wide choice of sea food. The clam chowder was excellent. One of the oldest and best restaurants...More

Thank amar1204
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We visited here to have brunch. We were lucky enough to get a spot by the window with some lovely ocean views. We could even see some wildlife. We found the food and service to be average, nothing spectacular. I hope they will consider revamping...More

Thank DanAdventure
Reviewed 23 May 2017

6pm Saturday night visit in mid-May. Friendly hostess walked us straight to a little table for 2 looking onto the water. Great views and great service. Our waiter was helpful and had recommendations for our questions. Ordered quickly and the food arrived in a timely...More

Thank fae r
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This was one of our many return visits to Gilda's. Enjoyed very good seafood, a great view and fast and friendly service. Couldn't ask for more!

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Were celebrating weekend at Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Pier for daughter's 50th birthday. There were 22 in our group and for Sunday breakfast we found Gilda's Family Restaurant on the pier. The owner was very welcoming (said his father started the restaurant 40 years ago!)....More

Thank bon576q
Reviewed 30 April 2017

recommend by a local family member, located on the wharf, nothing fancy, came here on a Wednesday for the prime rib special $10.95, bread, soup, veggies included, good deal for the price, however the end cut prime rib was a little dry, busy, friendly staff,

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I wish I could rate the food. After 7 minutes of waiting at our table, no one ever showed to get our drink order. So we left. Kicker is, it wasn't even busy. Pass on this place.

Thank Douglas J
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a big busy restaurant serving a cheap lunch menu and standard dishes - fish and chips, burgers etc.- patronised when we were there mainly by families and senior citizens. The food was good value but the ambience lacks charm.

Thank cleoch
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We always seem to end up at Gilda's for breakfast, it has become a tradition. I was a bit disappointed to see they no longer have Eggs Benedict on the menu, but I survived. Tasty Bloody Mary, spicy but not painful.

Thank snapdragen
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I have been eating at Gilda's since the 70's. was alway a good breakfast and lunch place on the warf. for the last 6 months we have waited too long for service, when we did get service, it was as if we were not welcome....More

Thank Dan G
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13 August 2017|
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Response from riosdianna20 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either. I guess I am not as outgoing as others. I might have a Friend or Family Member mention it is your Birthday and let Gilda's decide if they will help you celebrate. I would not come right out and ask for... More
19 December 2016|
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Response from Doug R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a bar with a few seats and a great view and a small TV (often off). But I don't believe they have a "Happy Hour" -- the restaurant has great (cheap) daily specials though!
8 December 2016|
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Response from R Chris C | Reviewed this property |
There was 3 of us and they did
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-2010
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