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Gilberts On The Wharf

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460 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-423-5200
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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Wasn't crowded when we went to eat as it was off hours so had a great table by the window with a view of the ocean. Had their special of the day clam chowder with crab cakes and my husband had the clam chowder in the bread bowl. The food was good and the location amazing. Nice staff. The busser... More 

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Drouin, Australia
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Although a bit pricey, the food at Gilberts was wonderful and the service second to none. Do try the clam chowder as it was tasty and well priced.

Thank scotia1946
Bath, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

A family visit with a trip to see the Sea Lions. Service was good and the outside area brilliant. Food was average but acceptable

Thank ChrisDT607
Fallbrook, California
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95 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

As far as food it was very standard food for a restaurant on a wharf in a tourist area. Generally i would have given it a average rating however the staff as well as the very large Margaritas helped put it over to very good.

Thank Steven W
Sonora, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The view is outstanding. We sat outside in the sun which was wonderful as it was a cool day. The food was excellent. Best meal we had in Santa Cruz. The wait staff was friendly and efficient.

Thank Patlawler18
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Gilberts have a nice bar that you can sit at while you wait for a table or you can sit at tables near the bar. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the bar staff know how to make cocktails. Definetely worth a visit

Thank Sydney19930
Santa Cruz, California
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

We have had the best service and meals at this establishment. Once they could not find our reservation and they went above and beyond to accommodate us. We always love the fresh fish.

Thank Jackie L
Newcastle, California
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

I had the seafood combination plate. I'm a sucker for fried fish and this dinner was a combination of lightly-fried (and plump) shrimp, white fish, and scallops. It was also accompanied with two types of broiled fish (salmon being one of them). We really enjoyed our visit. The prices were a little on the high side but pretty-much like other... More 

Thank catman123
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

I had house salad and shrimp skewers. It is just as expected from a seafood restaurant on the wharf - fresh, very well cooked and delicious.

Thank Ron A
Mission Viejo, California, United States
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We were wandering the pier so didn't check the reviews before trying this place...we should have. The restaurant is inviting and has a pretty generic seafood menu with an awesome location...should be at least ok right? Wrong: Though the views were great...the greasy food that seemed ok at best during the time we were eating made us ALL very queasy... More 

Thank John T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-5200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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