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“So Many Daily Special Deals”

Gilda's Family Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 406 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Unexpectedly we found a a delicious $13 prime rib Wednesday night special on the Santa Cruz wharf. Soup, potato, vegetables and good prime rib. Fresh bread to die for! Surprised there were about five other daily dinner specials. Two full dinners here for the cost of one entree elsewhere. Good food for families, couples or solos after a day on the beach. Staff were friendly with diners and each other; a good sign. Casual and busy, suggest reservations on Prime Rib dinner night. We arrived at 5:45 and had 20 minute wait

Thank Shelly F
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

While spending a day at the Warf we stopped for lunch for the special. We were very pleased with the food and the service. There was a lunch special that came with a cup of clam chowder and fish, calamari, and fish cakes for $12.95. Very good value and tasty meal. I really enjoyed the steamed vegies that came with the special.

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Thank morrell h
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

On a drive down the PCH from San Francisco to Monterey Bay, we made a stop for dinner in Santa Cruz. Walking out on the pier was nice, and Gildas was packed when we arrived. Had to wait about 10 min. Seemed to be very popular among locals who were all recommending the special (prime rib). We chose seafood baskets. The food was of “diner” quality, nothing great. And the service was average. The overall atmosphere was loud with a lot of families.

If you go in expecting average food in a busy environment, but at a cool spot then this will be good for you. Just set expectations appropriately.

Thank NYCking
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

After a long day in Santa Cruz we walked to wharf to check it out. Decided we would give Gilda’s FR a try due to the selections for non seafood eaters. Food was simple, uncomplicated, well priced and delicious. Our waitress was delightful. The view was superb.

Thank travel_me_happy99
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This has good food and great view of the ocean. My only complaint for here is they charge for soda refills. Their sodas are small (12 oz. or less ) and are $3.00 a pop.

Thank Gary M
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