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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.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food! I would have given 5 stars but We were here during Covid and fires and had to sit outside on a chilly sept. 11 morning (while some other gentleman were seated indoors). Otherwise great experience, food, and service.

Date of visit: September 2020
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Alysa, Thank you for your feedback, we're thrilled to know that you enjoyed your meal with us and we appreciate your four star rating and review! We hope you'll join us again very soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best clam chowder ever! They have a nice waiting area with locally made crafts and very helpful staff. Mostly they make the best clam chowder imaginable. Can't wait to go back for more.

Date of visit: September 2020
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey Tim! Thanks so much for taking a moment to share your feedback with us in the TripAdvisor community, we're happy to receive your five-star rating and appreciate your kind words, we hope you'll dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the double double with a tuna melt and clam chowder. Both were very good. I’ll be sure to stop again next time I’m passing through town.

Date of visit: August 2020
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Pieces24, Thanks you for the five-star vote of confidence! We're happy to hear that you enjoy dining with us so much! We are grateful to you for leaving us this review in the TripAdvisor Community, and we hope to see you in again soon!

Reviewed August 19, 2020 via mobile

Great service in outdoor seating. food was fantastic! chioppino was delish, as was the latte at the end. call ahead and be prepared for a long wait for a table - it’s popular here for a reason!! Trinidad is tiny but scenic. stop here for...a yummy meal and then walk to the view!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi sassygirl2011, Thank you for your kind words, we're so thrilled to know how much you enjoyed your meal with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our cioppino and latte. We hope you'll join us again sometime soon!

Reviewed August 16, 2020

Well Trinidad is gorgeous but this greasy eatery is not what we expected. First they wash and wipe the tables down with the same dirty towel and water after each guest vacates their table. Now to the food. The fish and chips were terrible and...for $16.99 you get 3 pieces of horrible tasting cod and French fries that look like they came out of the dirtiest cooking oil ever. The shrimp and fries believe it or not were ever worse ....yes looks and tastes like frozen shrimp with the same dirty fries. The margaritas tasted like limeaide on ice with salt in the rim. Yuck. Thank God we found the winery across the street appealing and went back to our RV with wine and an upset stomach. Really a horrible experience. Do not recommend this grease pit.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

Hi Vivian, Thank you for your feedback, we're always interested in knowing how we're doing. We're sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with your meals, your feedback is quit the opposite of our typical guest feedback, as evidenced by our multitude of overwhelmingly positive...More

Reviewed August 11, 2020

Friendly staff and great food. I had a great bloody mary and clam chowder. It was soooooooooo good!! We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Hi Laurel! Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback with us, we're so happy to know that you enjoyed our locally famous clam chowder and bloody Mary! We're so thrilled to hear that you'll join us again sometime, and we look forward...More

Reviewed August 6, 2020

Stopped by here to get some breakfast food to go. All they had was giant unappealing looking cinnamon rolls and muffins. Chose a muffin - also oversized and also overpriced almost $4.50 for a muffin. That would have been acceptable if it were delicious but...this was one of hte worst muffins I ever tasted, supposedly chocolate chip pecan it tasted stale, had a chemical flavor of artificial ingredients and I didn't encounter any pecans, though I only ate half and threw away the rest it was so bad. Glad I couldn't get through the evening before to put in a dinner order.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2020

Hi marcomomCa, Thank you for your feedback, we're always interested in knowing how we're doing. We're sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with our muffin, your feedback is quit the opposite of our typical guest feedback, as evidenced by our multitude of overwhelmingly positive...More

Reviewed July 14, 2020 via mobile

Perfect place to find. We arrived to a restaurant that was following the safety protocol. Thank You. Our meal was clam steamers band and crab cakes that we shared both very good. Staff very friendly.

Date of visit: July 2020
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2020

Hi Jaimie! Thank you for your kind words, we're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our clam steamers and crab cakes, and we appreciate your comments abut our staff! We hope you'll be back to join us for another meal sometime soon!

Reviewed June 8, 2020 via mobile

My family ordered clam chowder in a bread bowl and fish and chips. The bread was toasted with I think cheese and seasonings. It was so good! I don't usually like clam chowder but this was really good especially when you dipped your bread in...it! The fish had a great batter and was seasoned really well. The fries looked hand cut and were also good. The service was great, the ladies were very friendly. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, we're so happy to know how much you enjoyed our fish and chips and clam chowder! We look forward to the next time you can dine with us again, we wish you the best!

Reviewed June 7, 2020 via mobile

Really enjoyed our appetizers, meal and dessert. Great clam chowder! A great end to our amazing day of gorgeous views of the Pacific in Trinidad, CA!

Date of visit: June 2020
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2020

Hey Christian050! Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback with us! We're so pleased to know that you enjoyed your meal with us! We appreciate your five-star rating and look forward to your next visit!

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batesjanie
April 29, 2017|
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Response from cybercme | Property representative |
Yes! Weather permitting. We have many guests to dine with their dogs on the outside.
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BELLASADIELILLY
March 12, 2017|
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Response from cybercme | Property representative |
Indeed, calling them would be the best bet. You left this question on the TripAdvisor for the Trinidad Bay Eatery. :-)
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BELLASADIELILLY
March 12, 2017|
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The best way is give them a quick call.
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