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Gill's By The Bay

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77 Halibut Ave, Eureka, CA 95503-6819
+1 707-442-2554
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying in Humboldt redwood State Park we were headed to Crescent City and decided to grab breakfast somewhere in Eureka. We wanted somewhere close to the water and came across Gill's By the Bay. We were seated promptly outside, by request. The storm clouds were rolling in and we spoke to the hostess about a seat inside. They were... More 

Thank Bianca S
Atlanta, GA
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197 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Gills is located about a mile off 101 south of Eureka (take the King Salmon exit and just keep going toward the water). Large portions, friendly service and excellent value. And there really is a Mr. Gill who sits in the corner. Outdoor seating available. Good for breakfast or lunch. Nautical theme decor.

Thank berkeley78
Red Bluff, California
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were told to go here by locals in Eureka. It s a bit of a drive from the downtown area, but it was worth the drive. Locals come here. The decor is nautical. Booths and low seating cafe bar. Fishing artifacts and history. Certainly kept us entertained and I am sure if you have children this will keep their... More 

Thank Greg K
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

we stopped here for breakfast, it was very good. I had the country benedict, the biscuits very flakey and the gravy also very good. the wife had the pan fried sole, also very good... so we decided to go back for lunch the next day and was disappointed, so the reason for only three stars we might try again next... More 

Thank suncruiser35
Eureka, California, United States
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159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Gill's By The Bay has been in my breakfast/lunch restaurant rotation for years. Always good but basic food. Got the Lemon Pepper Fish ( I think it was sole) with coleslaw and a cup of tortellini soup. Everything was delicious. Little heavy on the mayo in the coleslaw but that's just my preference. Coffee cup was filled regularly and it... More 

Thank Angela3950
Phoenix, Oregon
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We chose the outdoor seating area, in a garden setting, overlooking an estuary, lots of flowers and interesting decorations. We ordered a special which was reasonably priced and well prepared, it exceeded my expectations, which were high, based on reviews I had read. The cup of chowder I ordered was my favorite of any chowder that I can recall tasting... More 

Thank D4711ZZdavidv
Eureka, California
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248 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

One of very few Humboldt restaurants on the water. This one is casual and fun. You can sit by the Bay with the birds and locals. Great breakfast, brunch and lunch spot.

Thank julesofthesea
Willmar, Minnesota
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Out of the way, I think only locals know of it! Awesome place right by the bay. Went for breakfast got crab omelet, was so good! Lots of whaling pictures and artifacts.

Thank Annette R
Naples, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Good food and done well with class. I had a soup sandwich dish and it was fresh and tasty. The owner is into flowers and birds...feeders and lots of rose and flower bushes on the property. A very nice setting

Thank rjbonica
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is only open until 2pm. They specialize in Breakfast and Lunch. Great place, friendly, helpful staff. My friend and I meet each week for Brunch to catch up. The views of the Bay are beautiful. My favorites are Eggs Benedict and the Shrimp Salad, I usually have one or the other. We go often and recommend them to... More 

Thank flyingnunn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Halibut Ave, Eureka, CA 95503-6819
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Eureka
  • Phone Number: +1 707-442-2554

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