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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 326 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
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 NEW

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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Ben Lomond, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been coming here at least twice a month for over 15 years. The Wednesday Prime Rib is a great deal. Just make sure to order the veggies separately as they can come quite waterlogged. Our favorite combination is to order the fish and chips, and a Rubin. Those two go together like nothing else. Also,... More

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Santa Cruz
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Prime rib on Wednesday for less than then bucks is the best deal ever. Also, you can get a filet any day for $15. Their fish and sea food is also very good and the turkey dinner on Monday is great too.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Unfortunately decided to eat here for lunch while visiting the pier, and would like to warn other tourists not to make the same mistake. This restaurant appears to be supported by the elderly locals, and because of that, they were waited on and given great attention from the manager, while we sat for 15 minutes trying to flag down someone,... More

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Meridian, Idaho, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

After a nice evening walk half way down the wharf, we were greeted by one of the owners. Good variety of seafood and other items. Prices were OK for a tourist location.

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Fremont, California
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1,296 reviews 1,296 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
862 helpful votes 862 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Gilda's Family Restaurant is a quaint family restaurant. It offers reasonable specials so if in the mood for dinner at a value price it delivers. They have a different special each night at a value price. We in particular like their seafood cioppino. Their web site lists what their daily special is. Service is ok. Its on the Santa Cruz... More

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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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