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Gilda's Family Restaurant

37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
831-423-2010
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Ranked #46 of 324 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
1 review
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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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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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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Santa Cruz, California
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This family-run, nicely old fashioned place serves everything from eafood baske crab cakes, hamburgers, and crab or shrimp louie salads. Keep an eye out for the specials. The Prime Rib special for $8.99 on Wednesdays is terrific. If you sit in the bar for a drink you look out over the water to the lighthouse.

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Santa Cruz
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Casual but good. Kind of "retro" - it has been here a long time and is still run by family.I recommend the crab omelette for breakfast/brunch

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San Jose, Calif
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had breakfast here as the other restaurants on wharf were closed early morning. The food was great and reasonably priced, the service was ok. The bar was very small not what I remember from years past. This place is right in the middle of the pier and has some nice window views of the water. This restaurant is old with... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Nothing particularly 'stand out' or special here but moreover a good bet and reliable. Interesting history as showcased in their lobby. We walked over here from our nearby hotel to get a real breakfast and that is exactly what we got. Ask for what you want or need or how you like your food and sit back and relax and... More

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We have been coming here for over a decade and the last two times the service has been horrible at best. My wife asked for more water from a group of 5 waiters that were standing around at the front of the restaurant and instead of bringing her water they checked to see who was waiting on our table and... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

great and friendly didnt dislike anything cant complain about anything. Had a blast with my family hope to come back soon with my family

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