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Gilda's Family Restaurant

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37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
+1 831-423-2010
06:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 21:00
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Sliema, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Santa Cruz in a strange place and you will enjoy strolling the wharf. If you are there ,do not miss Gilda's. We had the best steak and lobster of all our California trip. Fun and good food this is what you expect for lunch, and you will find it there. The wine was also perfect and the price just unbelievable... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right on the wharf, we stopped in after looking at the menu. We were with a college student and she recommended eating on the wharf. She especially wanted fresh salmon and this place looked inviting. Our waitress was on the ball and immediately waited on us. Our college student had the salmon dinner which she proclaimed delicious. My wife... More 

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Isle of Barra, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was fresh and delicious..cocktails fabulous...great atmosphere with friendly and helpful waiting staff

Thank shazzaandmickle
Arnold, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fine choice among Wharf restaurants. Some diner-style seating, some great ocean-view tables, a cozy bar. Delicious food and plenty of it, and very good service. Our waiter was "Greg" and personable and attentive -- and apparently experienced and knowledgeable. Many choices on the Wharf -- can't go wrong with this one especially if your favorite happens to... More 

Thank Doug R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the privilege of eating our Thanksgiving meal here yesterday What a wonderful meal HD made reservations here two days before Snd glad we had as it was packed In addition to their regular menu they featured a complete Thanksgiving meal complete with turkey of your choice dressing mashed potatoes fresh steamed vegetables choice of soup or chowder and the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To stop here was a last minute decision, but we're glad we ate here. Drove on the pier to find a parking space. Since it wasn't too busy (Tuesday), parking spaces were abundant. We were seated promptly in the restaurant, the waters came promptly, and our order was taken. My friend and I decided on the same meal -- A... More 

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

As my wife and I walked along the wharf everyday we noticed this always had a lot of people inside which is a good sign. We ordered the sea food platter and it was very good along with the service.

Thank JimandSuki_11
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

On the Santa Cruz wharf- not much for ambience but great food at a good price- beer, wine, and cocktails. Lots of people around us ordered all you can eat pasta. We had salsa snapper and a combo basket. Had Cowells Caddy cocktail too. Not great for a romantic dinner - but recommend highly for informal dining.

Thank Tara M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great staff very friendly gives you that small town restaurant feel. Food was great good children's menu. All left full. Recommend for breakfast did not go for lunch or dinner but sure with as good as breakfast was that they are good also

Thank kurt s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Close to the end of the pier, this is a well located restaurant set amongst a lot of competition. We chose the Char Grilled Halibut, Clam Chowder and Char Grilled Mahi Mahi. This was a great choice with generous sized portions of fish. The clam chowder was good, thick, creamy and rich. Our waitress was excellent, attentive without being too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-2010

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?