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Gilda's Family Restaurant

37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
831-423-2010
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Ranked #55 of 328 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wow this place sucked. My sauteed prawns were in 4 inches of unflavored watery butter not once did server bring or ask about drunk refills. I had to drink my husband's sprite to finish my dinner. I will not return.

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Dublin, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Been coming to this place for the last 30 years. Whenever we are back in the area we make sure to come in. The food is your standard diner food but it is the people. Come early and you have the same group of people that have been coming every saturday morning. Food is good with good portions..

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Service here was friendly and fast. The food was typical diner food, greasy but in a good way. Large portions and reasonable prices will bring me back here if in the area.

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Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We came here two mornings in a row for breakfast, it was recommended to us by a local who was running the motel we were staying in. It was really good, I got omelette the first morning and a breakfast the following day. Both mornings were really good and the portions kept us going all day until dinner time. Country... More

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Mayfield, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great seafood here with the chowder. Good wine and coffee. Service, while categorized was good. Worth another visit just to hear more of the family history of the owner and his restaurant.

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Lemoore, California, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Gilda's is located on the Santa Cruz wharf, about midway down. They have specials every night. Monday is Turkey, Tuesday Tri Tip, Wednesday Prime Rib, Thursday spaghetti, Friday chioppino. On Sunday morning they serve eggs benedict. It is not on the menu...they are delicious and their sauce is perfect. Although there are other venues in Santa Cruz with great breakfast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great food ! The Cioppino was great I left wanting more. Great server he mad sure we had everything we need. Thanks

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oakhurst,ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I went in to Gilda's for lunch, had the greatest Crab sandwich, nice soft hoagie bun slightly toasted, the crab was so full mostly claw meat, couldn't believe how much crab they give you. and cole slaw, and fries, non greasy fries were very good, service was friendly and fast. was a very enjoyable day we have... More

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TEXAS
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This the best fish restaurant that you have ever gone to!!!!! We have gone to many but this is the tops. It has it all, a great view ,the services and the food is great. The crab or shrimp louie are the best. I get then both together. It was sooo good we went back the next day, it was... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Excellent location - right on Wharf with good sea views. Food was lovely and service was friendly/attentive.

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