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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
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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 yesterday

Great food! Had fresh salmon and a delicious beet salad. The dressing was amazing. The salmon was cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and great service! 😋. I am gluten-free but three other family there are not. All very satisfied!

Date of visit: August 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Linda! Thanks so much for taking a moment to share your feedback with us, we're so pleased to earn your five-star rating and review! We appreciate your kind words about our food and service and we look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, kid and dog friendly. Great beer selection. Good food. The only negative was the 30 wait time and then another 45 minuets for our food. But that is probably due to how busy it was. Seems to be a popular place.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sharong, Thank you for your feedback, we're always interested in knowing how we did. While we're thrilled to know that you found our food to be delicious, we're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your wait time. We do work hard to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place good food, friendly staff, busy place (which is a good sign for a restaurant 👍). Only reason for 4/5 is the wait for the food, the have a small kitchen and when it’s crowded, you may have to wait “a bit” longer then...your hunger may like 😁, but again, a recommended place as far as I am concerned.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joash! Thanks so much for taking a moment to share your feedback with us in the TripAdvisor community. We're pleased to hear that you found us to be friendly and delicious, and we look forward to having you join us again sometime soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in Trinidad, my dad was a fisherman there, I grew up eating fresh fish, and love sharing my childhood memories and experiences with my kids and husband. We’ve been coming to the Trinidad Eatery for the last 6 years, and they never...disappoint! The fish and chips are amazing! The fish is so fresh and flaky, their portions are very generous! My husband and I always order the Cioppino, it’s such a large amount of fresh seafood that we share it, and we’re always very full. Again, they are very generous with the amount of meat they put in their cioppino too. The clam chowder is amazing! I could literally eat the whole vat!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jeannie! Thank you for your kind words, it means so much to us to receive such glowing feedback from our guests, especially one such as yourself, who must know exactly what fresh, delicious seafood tastes like! We appreciate the kind words about our Cioppino...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant in Trinidad bay . Food excellent , Different breakfast, lunch and dinner menus . We ate lunch and dinner here and food choices , qualityand service were amazing

Date of visit: July 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mitchell, Thanks for sharing your experience with us in the TripAdvisor community! We're pleased to know that you enjoyed our food and service as well as quality. We appreciate your five-star rating and hope to serve you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place advertises that it is open until 8:30 but it stopped taking diners at 7:50 pm. The owner must be independently wealthy as they regularly turn away customers w their false advertising. IF YOU COME TO TRINIDAD BRING YOUR OWN FOOD. Most restaurants close...by 6 pm even on Saturday. The only place open is a pizza place that serves the worst pizza I’ve had ever. Avoid Trinidad- u will starveMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi TBone Travels, We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. Unfortunately we occasionally have to close early when we are understaffed. We never make it a point to turn away our customers but sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control. We...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast alone and turned away at 11:15 as breakfast stopped at 11:30 ??? With an empty counter of seats available and tables available waiting was not an issue. A family was seated and had been given breakfast menus. I’m glad! LUCKILY I...was turned away! I headed down to waterfront Seascape Restaurant. Great view and great food much moreMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Micahel, We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. Unfortunately we occasionally have to close early when we are understaffed. We never make it a point to turn away our customers but sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control. We are...More

Reviewed July 11, 2022 via mobile

It was busy during lunch but wait was worth it. Food was really good and staff is super nice. Definitely coming back

Date of visit: July 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jkoziarak, Thank you for taking a moment to let us know how we did, we're pleased to know that you enjoyed our food and found our staff to be great! We appreciate your five-star rating and look forward to having you join us again!

Reviewed June 29, 2022

We thought we got there early at 5pm on a weekday. But, the restaurant was full already and need to wait 30 minutes. So, we had to walk around the pier. They were out of crab, oyster, chicken and rib eye during our visit. We...orderd the salmon special and cioppino from the menu. Salmon was good. Cioppino was OK. Dinner came with soup or salad. The salad was really good with different fresh fruit.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2022

Hi Olt1892, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us in the TripAdvisor community, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again some other time.

Reviewed June 26, 2022

Diva Fries are a MUST have! Fresh oysters on the 1/2 shell are reasonably priced and the Pandemic Blues Burger was great! Katherine was outstanding as a greeter and server...made us feel welcome. Don't ask for tequila sunrise...won't happen.

Date of visit: May 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2022

Hi Cindy, Thank you for your kind words about our fries, oysters, and burger! We appreciate your kind words about our server and food! We hope you'll join us again some other time, we wish you all the best!

Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

Kimberly our server was awesome! Her recommendations for the Oysters, Clam Chowder and the Fish, Shrimp and Chips were totally spot on.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2022

Hi Tucsontravellers, Thanks so much for taking a moment to let us know how we did! We're happy to hear that you found our service to be great and our food to be spot on! We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to our next...More

Reviewed June 20, 2022

Wow, we were so pleasantly surprised to find this place! My friends and I were on vacation from NY and FL, traveling to Northern California for the first time. While on our way to the Redwoods we stumbled upon this place only because we were...starving and this was the only exit that seemed like there was life. We ordered breakfast to-go and coffee and we were not disappointed. Staff was friendly and efficient. Food was amazing, hot, and fresh, especially the bread used for their toast! Coming from someone that also works in a diner with killer food, 10/10 would recommend and we will definitely return if we visit the area again! Thanks for your sweet hospitality!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2022

Hi Lauren! Thank you for your kind comments about our friendly staff and amazing food! We're pleased to know that you loved our breakfast and coffee and hope you'll be back to see us again some other time, we wish you safe travels and all...More

Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

We’re visiting friends that moved to the area a few months ago. We drove 7 miles to Trinidad knowing there were several restaurants; and we wanted casual, good food; and specifically Fish ‘n Chips . We landed at the Eatery; an unwelcome 20+ minute wait...as we were tired and hungry. OMG!!! AMAZING quality AND quantity! The ambience although laid-back was professional. Although only qualified to rate the Fish and Chips; EVERYONE appeared quite pleased. We will be back…More

Date of visit: June 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2022

Hi Jim, Thank you for your feedback, we're so pleased to know that you loved our quality and quantity of food! We appreciate your kind comments about our ambiance and staff, and we look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed June 2, 2022 via mobile

A pleasant surprise in a cute small town. We were starving and in need of coffwe and breakfast. This place was lovely with good food that did not leave us feeling heavy. I had the nine grain banana pancakes. Yum!

Date of visit: June 2022
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cybercme, Agency / Consultant at Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2022

Hi R9430FAlaurat, Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback with us, we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We appreciate your kind words and five-star rating and look forward to having you join us again some other time!

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batesjanie
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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
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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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The best way is give them a quick call.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery

Yes, Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery offers takeout services.

Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4