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Gilberts On The Wharf

460 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-423-5200
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible23%
3 weeks ago
“Dinner at Gilberts”
22 Apr 2016
“Dinner with a view.”
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
££ - £££
460 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

This was probably the most disappointing meal of our 10 day trip to Cali. We wanted to stop in Santa Cruz for lunch b/c it looked like a super cute beach town with a cool pier. We walked down the pier looking for places to...More

Thank jlsacco
Reviewed 27 October 2010

I was somewhat surprised by the bad reviews for this restaurant. I was interested in having lunch with my family at a place that wasn't fast food. The restaurant was fairly crowded at 3:00 PM, so we felt comfortable in giving it a go. Since...More

Thank Dr-Kauai
Reviewed 11 July 2010

we went on the warf and it was so cold I walked into the first decent restaurant I saw, it was really busy but we were seated right away. Our food came out relatively fast and we both loved our dishes. I got the fisherman's...More

Thank clutzygrl12
Reviewed 30 May 2010

Don't waste your time I went to Gilberts with a large party, we were split up into 5 different tables with multiple servers. there were 5 tables and they took our order around the same time. Out of all the tables, we never got our...More

Thank medgirl357
Reviewed 27 April 2010

First of all, the weather wasn't hot, not even warm. The restaurant had the air conditioner and ceiling fans running. It was so cold, that the table behind us went to the car to get jackets to wear. Finally they adjusted the temperature. We were...More

Thank Giorgio15
Reviewed 2 March 2010

Years ago, but not anymore. It's pretty clear when a real chef is replaced with (let's put it this way) someone willing to work for less$$

Thank localhere3
Reviewed 20 February 2010

It's a dark and dreary place. We were absolutely starving and had children with us so we just wanted something quick and healthy. The hotel receptionist recommended this place to us. Big mistake. The waitress wasn't that great. The food diabolicle and it was expensive....More

Thank Zaiki
Reviewed 14 December 2009

We had excellent food, good service, and a great table right by the window. I had one of the specials (a crab bake with mushrooms and artichoke hearts) and my companion had a seafood platter. Both were excellent. It was a rainy Sunday afternoon and...More

Thank lindamae10
Reviewed 27 July 2009

Definetly the worst sea food we have ever ate or I guess I should say attempted to eat. We couldn't get past the first few bites. Gordon's frozen fishsticks are gourmet compared to this dump. We got charged for clam chowder that we never got....More

Thank Glasstwo
Reviewed 20 May 2009

Really this was awful.. Scallops had more sand than meat but the sand had better flavor. Pretty much everything else was inedible. They don't care. The manager made it pretty clear that they don't expect any return business. It's a tourist trap plain and simple....More

Thank LazyVulture
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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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