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“Great Food.”

Gilda's Family Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 406 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We ate here on a Wednesday in October, whilst on vacation. It was mid afternoon, while walking on the pier feeling hungry, we decided to go have a meal at this restaurant. There were a few people eating here, we got seated straight away. The place was clean, as were the tables. The lady server was very efficient/polite/friendly. We both had the Wednesday special, Prime Rib, with vegs, plus the starter, soup with fresh thick bread, which was filling. Didn't have to wait long for our main. Big Prime Rib covered half the plate, with a big Baked Potato & Vegs. We both managed to get through it. We were pleasantly stuffed. We didn't need any more food for the rest of the day. Great food at a great price $11.95. each. Value for money. Other days of the week have there own specials. Would recommend this restaurant to all. Get down here and enjoy, we did.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank CharleyNottinghamUK
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped off in Santa Cruz for a break from driving and stopped here on the pier for something to eat food was good, service was good and it was reasonably priced, the views are the best

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kkbckk
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We accidentally visited Gilda's as a sign outside suggested it was a different restaurant... The restaurant has an old diner feel, which had a little charm. The waitress was very nice, but the food was somewhat a wreck. We ordered the clam chowder, red snapper, and seafood sampler. The clam chowder appeared to have come out of a can, with little to no clam. The first half of my snapper was great, but the other piece was wet and soggy... My wife's shrimp were good, but the scallops were a flop. I don't know how this place has 4 out of 5 stars on Trip Advisor, it was a disappointment, and I'm not usually one to complain.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

My wife and I had the pleasure of having lunch there 09/17/2018. Daily specials were advertised in the front windows. It was a Monday, a turkeydinner was the special. It was delicious, a large portion of real turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and vegetables. I couldn't eat it all so I took the remainder back to our suite and had it for dinner. The bread served with the meals is Great. A very nice environment and friendly staff who believe in customer service. Just

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Unexpectedly we found a a delicious $13 prime rib Wednesday night special on the Santa Cruz wharf. Soup, potato, vegetables and good prime rib. Fresh bread to die for! Surprised there were about five other daily dinner specials. Two full dinners here for the cost of one entree elsewhere. Good food for families, couples or solos after a day on the beach. Staff were friendly with diners and each other; a good sign. Casual and busy, suggest reservations on Prime Rib dinner night. We arrived at 5:45 and had 20 minute wait

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shelly F
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