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$10 - $15
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American, Diner
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed January 17, 2024

Well, I was going to rate it a "one", but decided to give two, only because my sister ordered off the breakfast menu and she thoroughly enjoyed it and ate a lot more than she usually does. I, on the other hand, had no such...luck. I was hungry for spaghetti and ravioli so ordered that, along with garlic bread and a salad. My mom ordered the country-fried steak meal. Her steak was prepared very well, but the mashed potatoes had that tell-tale instant flavor, and the veggies (broccoli, zucchini and carrot), were either boiled or perhaps steamed, but very soggy and barely drained. They had no seasoning on them at all, and even some salt had very little effect on adding some flavor. They were so watery and my mom's plate was swimming with the cooking liquid. Okay, on to my pasta. I was born into an Italian family and know what a good pasta sauce tastes and looks like. When the server placed the plate on the table, I was surprised at how very bright red the sauce was. It was totally smooth and devoid of any signs of herbs such as Italian seasoning, parsley, onions, garlic, etc. I took a bite and the pasta tasted exactly like someone had picked up a big bottle of very sweet ketchup and squirted it all over the cooked ravioli and spaghetti. My sister tasted it and agreed, adding that it reminded her of cocktail sauce. Whether it was ketchup or cocktail sauce, why would anyone, especially a restaurant, serve that as a pasta sauce? I thought maybe someone in the kitchen had made a mistake. I scraped the "sauce" off and ate the raviolis. I did not complain, as we had just left funeral services for a relative, and did not want any more grief. Besides, on our way out (lunch was $80 for three, by the way), we noticed that other diners also had spaghetti, and the "sauce" looked just like what I had been served. So, probably not a mistake. The "salad" I was served was just some chunks of plain lettuce too big to eat without cutting with a knife and fork, that had a big pile of shredded carrots on top. I ordered blue cheese dressing, but it did not look or taste like blue cheese at all. It didn't have any chunks of blue cheese and was very smooth, thin and no specks of seasoning. Kinda tasted like watered-down mayonnaise. My garlic bread had a very tasty topping on it, but it was very sparse, leaving most of the four slices of bread plain. Would have been superb if there had been enough topping to flavor each piece. Hey, at least my Sprite was good! (They do not offer root beer, evidently. Root beer is what I wanted.) So...I would go there for breakfast, especially their omelet with spinach, mushrooms and mozzarella. But I have been very dissatisfied with every lunch or dinner I have ever had there.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 31, 2023 via mobile

Great choices and variety on the menu for children and adults. Portions were ample. Food was well presented and flavorful. Worth retuning to

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed September 2, 2023 via mobile

They greet you with her some fresh sourdough bread had the seafood linguine plenty of seafood, very flavorful. Recommend the salad instead of the clam chowder or the side clam chowder just wasn’t very good. Fairly extensive menu with a half a dozen specials they...do served tap beer in a plastic glass which seemed odd overall would return.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed March 23, 2023 via mobile

Friendly service and reasonable price!! A nice surprise to stumble upon. Fried Sole was very tasty!! Hometown diner will not disappoint!!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 8, 2023 via mobile

we were looking where to eat dinner Saturday January 7th we stop at Villa Azteca, an oh Cielos i will give it 5 stars the fillet mignon was cooked perfectly etc etc atmosphere is young, i highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed September 30, 2022

Great food morning to night. The service matches the food. Great pancakes and steaks. The drinks are good also.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

longhouse is an amazing restaurant. It doesn't have the best curb appeal, but the food is fantastic in the service cannot be beat. I ordered a steak. It was about the best, most perfectly cooked, and tenderest steak I have ever had. Others in my...family ordered the chicken parmesan. Everyone could not have been happier.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

Traditional dining in fast disappearing “diner style” restaurant. Great family style food with next door lounge great to gather and watch sportd

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

I was in Gilroy on business and met a friend from Capitols for dinner our server Bella was amazing. That lemon rice soup is epic the prices are awesome. Surprising Wine list as well. I ended up eating 3 of my meals here. Never disappointed....The portions are large.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 16, 2019

Longhouse Restaurant is a Great Place to eat. Many meals to choose from. I highly recommend this place to eat.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

This restaurant has been in Gilroy for many years with the same owners. It was recently remodeled and upgraded, so it still a community favorite. It is a very casual restaurant with excellent food choices. It is especially suitable for breakfast, however it draws many...customers looking for lunch or dinner as well. It even has a bar and dance floor.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

I have been here a couple of times since reopening and they do a good job. Last time had the club sandwich and some of their clam chowder. Both good. Service is friendly and prompt.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

After a long reconstruction and remodel The Longhouse is open and operating at full steam. Their food and portions are as tasty as ever. The improvements made to their bar area are a great hit and they have had an infusion of new entertainment since...reopening. Recommend it to all.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Typical dinner breakfast, pancakes (fluffy and yummy) omelets, biscuits and gravy. Great country potatoes, crispy hash browns.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

I was here twice this week. I had a shrimp salad for lunch on Friday with clam chowder that was delicious!! I am so glad they reopened after their fire. I have never had a bad meal here. Today I had Greek lemon soup that...is only served on Sundays. If your ever there be sure to try it you will love it! It is very filling! I just can’t say enough. The staff is very friendly and the prices are great.. The cook should receive an award because he is fantastic!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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The Longhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3