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Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery

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607 Parker St, Trinidad, CA 95570
+1 707-677-3777
07:30 - 20:00
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place had the best clam chowder we have ever had. Served in sourdough bread bowls. We also tried their fish and chips...also very good. They have a nice little gift shop as well for souvenirs.

Thank Paula J
cybercme, Guest Relations Manager at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Hey, Paula... So honored to be adding your name to our ever-grown list of raving Clam Chowder and Fish-n-Chips fans! We appreciate your sharing your review with the rest of our TripAdvisor community and hope we constant destination for you! :-) More 

Madison, Indiana
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$20 may seem like a lot to spend on a sandwich but, trust me, you will be so glad you did. We ate here twice during our week in the area. Great service and amazing chowder!

Thank jyoungblood226
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Greetings, jyoungblood226.... Fresh Crab has is the culinary equivalent to precious metals - market driven based on availability from the fisheries. That said, we're so stoked that you recognized what a difference it makes not to skimp on the ingredients and found the cost relative to value. Thank you for reaching back out to the TripAdvisor community to share your... More 

Manteca, California
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393 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was very expensive for a cafe. WE shared fish and chips and had one cup of clam chowder, tea and a coffee. Our bill was over 30 dollars. Our fish had so much batter it looked like a huge piece of fish, but most of it was batter and it was undercooked. Chowder was luke warm and we... More 

Thank Sally J
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Hi, Sally J... Please know that our fish is hand cut, hand battered and comes in at, or over, 8-ounces per serving. Our clam chowder is also made fresh each day and we usually sell out due to the popularity of both entrees. Fresh is best, and fresh ain't cheap. It is totally unacceptable to receive an entree that is... More 

Arcata, California
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and choices; we love it for breakfast. Close to the walking areas and Trinidad Lighthouse, so great place to start or end your day in Trinidad. Don't miss the fudge for sale at the cashier counter on the way out!

Thank bonmom707
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Greetings, Bonmom707... Receiving a 5-Star review from another foodie is as high of praise and reward we could hope to get. Thanks so much for our inclusion into your impressive cache of TripAdvisor Restaurant reviews. Honored to have you back again soon! :-) More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for dinner yesterday. The place is not fancy but the food was really modern and good. I had pan-seared halibut with a citrus honey siraccha coulis, coconut Israeli couscous, and broccolini with a shallot pan sauce. The wine list ls pretty short if you just want a glass but you can bring your own wine for a $12... More 

Thank Bobby And Brigi... T
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Hi, Bobby And Brigi... T... Thanks for having dinner with us! We really appreciate your sharing your thoughts with others on our TripAdvisor page as well. We'll soon be staying open later once the weather breaks. We've had a very wet and cold winter, so we're eager for Spring to bloom into Summer. Best to you until we have the... More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday evening may not be the best time to visit this diner. It is a diner and nothing more. Friendly staff, clean tables but the place had a slightly unpleasant food smell that we noticed when walking in. Ordered beers, no glasses available but not a big deal, wanted fish and chips but no fish, tried for the chowder in... More 

Thank David J
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Hi, David J... Four words, my man: There is no excuse. What you experienced is not what we are known to deliver; irrespective of day of the week or time of day. You gave us a great shot at ordering two of our most popular entrees and I am very sorry you didn't get the pleasure of either. Abundant apologies... More 

Johnston, IA
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This place is like a diner, food was greasy. I think we could have done better, came for the clam chowder, which was average. Fish n chips very greasy

Thank Michele P
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Hi, Michele P... It amazes me that you found our food so contrary to hundreds of other reviews! :-( We have dedicated servers who, if they had been so notified, would have either expeditiously replaced your food or removed any unsatisfactory items from your final bill. We stand by every menu item and hope you'll let us know about any... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great meal! Went to this restaurant twice in 3 days. All homemade food. Great menu, lots to choose from for kids and adults alike. Clean and excellent service. Fish and chips was very good and we are from Newfoundland. Happy it was fresh cod and homemade shoestring fries yum! Fresh tuna appetizer, Poke, was a nice surprise. (If you have... More 

Thank bronwen t
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Hello, bronwen t... Honored to have your 5-Star nod of approval today. We'll be adding your name to our ever-growing list of Fish-n-Chips fans. Nothing like praise from a true seafood aficionado. Safe travels and goodness wherever you may travel. Hope we can have you back again soon. More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

No nonsense, old-school, super friendly place with great food. When 3 out of 4 of your sons decides that they now love eggs benedict, you've hit gold. We loved our stay in Trinidad; the boys ask constantly when we can return and our 11 year old has informed us that he's going to move to this magical town when he... More 

Thank My3Bullies
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Hello, My3Bullies... Now that was truly a great read! We got the kid-approval for a usually adult oriented dish. Quite the foodies you're rearing there, and we couldn't be happier to be part of their life-long culinary journey. Great to have you all on our coast. We wish you travel mercies on your way back home and hope we'll have... More 

Ames, Iowa
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Excellent clam chowder bread bowl! What I loved about the bread bowl is that is was crispy on the outside, the top slice of the bowl was also toasted, as well as the top of the bread section that was removed. Great for dipping in the chowder!!! Great service! We went there twice, once going south along the coast and... More 

Thank Louisa T
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Greetings, Louisa T... Honored to be adding your name to our ever-growing list of Clam Chowder raving fans! Your repeat business speaks louder than anything we could possible say or add, so thank you again for your business and taking a minute to send up a 5-Star review on our TripAdvisor page today! :-) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$37
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 Parker St, Trinidad, CA 95570
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Trinidad
  • Phone Number: +1 707-677-3777
The Trinidad Bay Eatery is located in the heart of Trinidad, California, just above Trinidad Bay.

We specialize in American Cuisine and are especially known for our fresh local seafood dishes, New England style Clam Chowder, Fresh on-premise-homemade Fudge and Blackberry Cobbler.

We are open year-round for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and feature coffee drinks made with Vanelis Craft Roasted Coffee.

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