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Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery

607 Parker St, Trinidad, CA 95570
+1 707-677-3777
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Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Trinidad
Price range: $5 - $15
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Description: The Trinidad Bay Eatery is located in the heart of Trinidad, California, just above Trinidad Bay. We specialize in American Cuisine and are especially known for our fresh local seafood dishes, New England style Clam Chowder, Fresh on-premise-homemade Fudge and Blackberry Cobbler. We are open year-round for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and feature coffee drinks made with Vanelis Craft Roasted Coffee.
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English first
Houston, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The halibut special was fresh and delicious, and the wine selection was also good. We were in and out quickly, which suited us fine. Would return.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A roadside diner with a little gourmet thrown in. Wait server brought the soup and was surprised we wanted the appetizer first. Then seemed surprised we wanted to share it. The halibut was fresh and good but the portion was small for the money.

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We got there on the early side for a Friday night dinner. Had the muscles & calamari as aps- both were very good. The calamari was real good-no grease at all. The halibut special was outstanding. With the elegant presentation of the dishes, I started to feel a little guilty about having our two little kids with us, but that... More

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Cambria, California
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We came across this place for a light dinner as not much else was open. Ceasar salad w/ grilled chicken was good - "homemade" blackberry cobbler was microwave hot & nothing special. Probably wouldn't go back - jus so-so.

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McKinleyville, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Chowder is home-made, thick, and flavorful. Try it served in a bread bowl or just a cup. Although this restaurant is in the scenic, bay/oceanside town of Trinidad, CA, there is no view of the water. Have your chowder then walk a block to the lighthouse for the best views in Humboldt County. We live locally and return to The... More

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Independence, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a family gathering many Dylan took really great care of us and added much needed humor and lightness to our otherwise not so great visit. The crab cakes were awesome!! Blackberry cobbler was the best!! Fish and chips excellent, crab louie and steak were all great, we had a big party, we all had a great meal and... More

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Santa Monica, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Dinner was ridiculously good: get the chicken breast in sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and garden-fresh zucchini, with a cup of their rich and creamy clam chowder, and waddle home to your tent or hotel or B&B in total delight

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University Place, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Delicious food! The clam chowder bread bowl and crab cakes were delicious! Boots, our server, was friendly and fantastic! Highly recommended!

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped here for dinner and ordered a very rare burger for him, a shallow-looking "Souper Bowl" of chowder for me (it looked smaller than a bread bowl) and a Caesar salad each. The helpful waiter said the salad was very large and suggested we share it, and we agreed. It was served, with forks, in the middle of the... More

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Karen G, Owner at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

We really appreciate our visitors from Coastal Oregon and are grateful to have had the chance to redeem our serving of your rare hamburger order and glad you enjoyed it. Part of the Trinidad Bay Eatery chowder dining experience is, if you will, to pile it high so that it cascades over the edge of the serving dish; whether it... More

Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Chowder was ok, calamari ok, crab cakes very good, crab Louie salad good, service over taxed, should have had another server on board to help. Wished it was better.

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Karen G, Owner at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you Michael for sharing your Trinidad Bay Eatery dining experience. We where caught in a bit of a rush and are sorry it slowed our service to you. I know a great dining experience can be sullied by less than stellar service, so we hope you'll give us another try when you're in the area. We appreciate your business. More

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