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Gilda's Family Restaurant

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37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
+1 831-423-2010
07:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 21:00
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Turlock, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

6pm Saturday night visit in mid-May. Friendly hostess walked us straight to a little table for 2 looking onto the water. Great views and great service. Our waiter was helpful and had recommendations for our questions. Ordered quickly and the food arrived in a timely manner. Ordered the petrale sole and chicken parmesan with clam chowder and salads. Fresh bread... More 

Thank fae r
San Jose
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our many return visits to Gilda's. Enjoyed very good seafood, a great view and fast and friendly service. Couldn't ask for more!

Thank Charles M
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Were celebrating weekend at Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Pier for daughter's 50th birthday. There were 22 in our group and for Sunday breakfast we found Gilda's Family Restaurant on the pier. The owner was very welcoming (said his father started the restaurant 40 years ago!). He immediately called a couple staff to set up for us. We were seated together... More 

Thank bon576q
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182 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

recommend by a local family member, located on the wharf, nothing fancy, came here on a Wednesday for the prime rib special $10.95, bread, soup, veggies included, good deal for the price, however the end cut prime rib was a little dry, busy, friendly staff,

Thank Ann G
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could rate the food. After 7 minutes of waiting at our table, no one ever showed to get our drink order. So we left. Kicker is, it wasn't even busy. Pass on this place.

Thank Douglas J
Geneva, Switzerland
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242 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a big busy restaurant serving a cheap lunch menu and standard dishes - fish and chips, burgers etc.- patronised when we were there mainly by families and senior citizens. The food was good value but the ambience lacks charm.

Thank cleoch
San Jose
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We always seem to end up at Gilda's for breakfast, it has become a tradition. I was a bit disappointed to see they no longer have Eggs Benedict on the menu, but I survived. Tasty Bloody Mary, spicy but not painful.

Thank snapdragen
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I have been eating at Gilda's since the 70's. was alway a good breakfast and lunch place on the warf. for the last 6 months we have waited too long for service, when we did get service, it was as if we were not welcome. This last January we waited a long time for the waitress, she was talking with... More 

Thank Dan G
Hidden Valley Lake, California
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

They've been around forever, always bustling with an older crowd. Food is great, service is great. Have the fresh fish whatever it is. I'm partial to the sand dabs.

Thank ks714
Burbank, California
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232 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went there for breakfast as they said they had wonderful Bloody Marys and then no bartender. We were already on the pier so we stayed. Food was good I thought a little pricey. Coffee is outrageous 3.00, seriously. We really didn't want all the meat they gave you and would rather have had hash browns. Waitress adv couldn't substitute... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?