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Gilda's Family Restaurant

37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
831-423-2010
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Ranked #58 of 329 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
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

the worst most disgusting spaghetti i have ever eaten .. spaghetti marinara was so overcooked i could have used it as wallpaper paste, the marinara sauce was a total joke and when the plate arrived the spaghetti was drowning in this mix of liquid consisting 50 % water and 50 % so called sauce, then came a dish with Parmesan... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My family and I , ate here sunday sept 7 2014. We were seated in a booth next to window. We watched dolphins swim and sea otters , The service was fast and with a smile. The breakfast was good.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went and had the chowder. My dauhgter had the chips and fish. We loved it down on the wharf so we were ablet o stroll down and observe the seal lions after eating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

the combination seafood basket is actually a French fries basket and 10 pieces of small/medium sea food. just saying...

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main line, pa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Family run and the pride shows. We visited twice while vacationing in Santa Cruz. The walk out on the pier is a great way to work off the huge meal portions. Staff was very attentive and seemed genuinely happy. Meal sizes were substantial and tasty. Make sure to try the fish and chips (very lightly battered) and the spaghetti and... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a great meal here. They serve breakfast until 1:30 which is why we went in. I had the seafood om letter and it was loaded with shrimp and crab. Yummy. Great coffee, too. I would definitely go back.

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is where the locals eat lunch or breakfast. Sit by the window and watch the kayaks, sea lions, and giant whales jumping. We like the diner type atmosphere, the service was excellent...but what was so incredibly good was the cioppino. I loved the base sauce for dipping bread. Must try!

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great View!! You are facing the Ocean!! The food was ok! Its always tough when your wife is a Vegetarian. We had the mozzarella sticks which were good. I had the bisque soup which was good. The service was nothing to brag about.. Cute waitresses working there though.The place needs a dress code. There was a waitress dressed to provocative... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You can always count on a good meal at Gildas- The all you can eat spaghetti was great - I always order the shrimp sandwich and have never been disappointed. - great views

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Silicon Valley, CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just happened to be at the Wharf on a Wednesday evening so had to take advantage of the Wed nite special. Gilda's has various weekday specials. Go to their website for details. Anyways, you know its good when the place is jam packed (and on a Wednesday!) and you have to wait for a table. We were seated near the... More

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