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460 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-5200
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Views...food is poor to mediocre

We were wandering the pier so didn't check the reviews before trying this place...we should have. The restaurant is inviting and has a pretty generic seafood menu with an awesome location...should be at least ok right? Wrong: Though the views were great...the greasy food that seemed ok at best... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2013
John T
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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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Sonora, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The view is outstanding. We sat outside in the sun which was wonderful as it was a cool day. The food was excellent. Best meal we had in Santa Cruz. The wait staff was friendly and efficient.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Gilberts have a nice bar that you can sit at while you wait for a table or you can sit at tables near the bar. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the bar staff know how to make cocktails. Definetely worth a visit

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Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have had the best service and meals at this establishment. Once they could not find our reservation and they went above and beyond to accommodate us. We always love the fresh fish.

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Newcastle, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had the seafood combination plate. I'm a sucker for fried fish and this dinner was a combination of lightly-fried (and plump) shrimp, white fish, and scallops. It was also accompanied with two types of broiled fish (salmon being one of them). We really enjoyed our visit. The prices were a little on the high side but pretty-much like other... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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142 reviews 142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I had house salad and shrimp skewers. It is just as expected from a seafood restaurant on the wharf - fresh, very well cooked and delicious.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were wandering the pier so didn't check the reviews before trying this place...we should have. The restaurant is inviting and has a pretty generic seafood menu with an awesome location...should be at least ok right? Wrong: Though the views were great...the greasy food that seemed ok at best during the time we were eating made us ALL very queasy... More 

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Turlock, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We should have paid better attention to the ratings on this restaurant, but I had been there before when it was under different management and wanted to give it a try. Big mistake! We waited 14 minutes for water after asking our waiter, the service staff and another waiter, what a joke. The house special bloody mary was not at... More 

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Sacramento, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Waited to be seated for at least 5 minutes for dinner, the restaurant was not full and employees just walked by, not acknowledging my dinner party. We finally were seated and placed our orders, our waiter had to asked to be asked for water refills and would not come by our table to check on our needs. I ordered a... More 

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delaware
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We had lunch there a few days ago while taking a walk on the pier. We had a window seat with good view, however, the food was horrible. The clam chowder was luke warm and slightly fishy, The fish taco was soggy and tasteless. The fried sand dab tasted like it was leftover reheated with microwave oven. I have not... More 

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Fresno, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

delicious food,fair price, accomadating staff, clean, open late

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 460 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (831) 423-5200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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