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“Just Okay....”

Gilda's Family Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 369 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dallas, Texas
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Just Okay....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We went for a late dinner. Not much to say.....average. Very few healthy choices. Booth was uncomfortable. Service a little slow. Would I go back....no.

  • Visited August 2013
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Boise, Idaho
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

I did some Trip Advisor research before going to Gilda's. We wanted to have dinner on the pier. And Gilda's was on eof the higher ranked restaurants on the pier. The food was average. I had the cipionio Friday night special. It was okay. Others had a pasta salad and fish and chips. Service was good. Someone needs to operate a GREAT restaurant on the pier and they would dominate. We're driving to Crow's Nest tomorrow. I'll give an update afterwards.

  • Visited September 2013
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Minden, Nevada
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Ok dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Went to Gilda's for their Friday special of cipionio but the special had way tooooo much calamari. No wonder it was so cheap. The menu had way too much of unhealthy fried foods. Next time will spend more for a decent cipionio and no fried fish at another place

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Kathy E
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Carmichael, California
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346 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Calamari is fabulous!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

The food is always fresh as it comes in daily and it's locally caught. Recommend a lunch or dinner when you are in the area. An old time Italian family has run this restaurant for 3 generations.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Inspecchi
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Seattle, WA
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Loved our waitress !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

So when we travel and eat out all our meals I appreciate good fast service with a sense of humor. I think Toni was her name she brought whip cream so very quickly when my youngest was missing some on her pancakes ( even when it was not listed on the menu). She was quick to say hi, checked in at approach times, brought our check quickly and was fun to chat with treating each person at the table with respect ( no matter what their age)!
The food is as expected it was fine diner food and great breakfast.

Visited July 2013
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