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Gilda's Family Restaurant

37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
831-423-2010
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Ranked #70 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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cleveland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Always have to stop at Gilda's whenever we are in Santa Cruz. Friendly, bustling staff and we always get a window table to watch the surfers, wind surfers, stand up surfers, etc. Lunch was good. Deep fried oysters--medium size with some cornmeal in the breading. Just right, a bit juicy, slightly salty and acidy. Substituted rice pilaf for fries, another... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This restaurant has been on the wharf for many generations. It is a modest and old coffee shop type atmosphere. Many of the staff are seasoned servers. The food is simple breakfast and basic seafood menu dining. They provide the freshest vegetables and salads and their coney island chowder is excellent. The high point is their weekly daily specials that... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Wow, great place to watch a storm. Right in it, waves were awesome to see and feel! Had a great lunch with wonderful service all at a reasonable price. This place is not pretentious. Just comfortable and family friendly. Our hostess was wonderful with the kids. Highly recommend this place to those of us who just want to have a... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

we go all the time for breakfast....it is popular with the locals...the eggs are wonderful....the french toast if delicious....family owned & operated so they have a long history in Santa Cruz....great views of the ocean ....when friends visit from out of town they always want to go to Gilda's.

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Lemoore, California, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

There are specials every day, but my favorite is eggs benedict on Sunday morning. They are not on the menu, so you have to ask and they only serve them on Sundat. Call for reservations if you want to sit and see the ocean

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Average breakfast -nothing special here. The food was good but the waitress spent lots of time conversing with the locals at the counter. Husbands meal was missing the sausage so they did take off the cost of the coffee which was nice of them to do. This restaurant is clean and average price. Was a little disappointed that their hash... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stopped here for a quick bite and ended up with the largest and tastiest piece of Roast Beef possible. It was only $9.99 and the special of the day with soup, veg and baked potato! A real deal and good to boot. Family type with booths and good for the children with water views. Service with a smile and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We rode our bikes here from our hotel early Monday morning. Not crowded at all but had some locals...that's always a good sign. My kid's pancakes were so so but their potatoes were yummy. Breakfast was good and simple. And service was great. The only thing I didn't like were the gnats flying around near the entrance as you walk... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We like the waitresses. Great spot and good old photos. Yummy traditional breakfast. Nothing fancy, just old fishing village stuff.

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Grandview, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food was good, we just didnt order the right thing. The view was incredible. It was a nice relaxing lunch, nice to sit almost on the water and enjoy a quiet lunch.

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Additional Information about Gilda's Family Restaurant

Address: 37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
Phone Number: 831-423-2010
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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