Gilbert's Firefish Grill

★★★★☆

Ocean View From Every Table

  • 460 Municipal Wharf

    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Cross street: <p>We have changed our name to Gilbert's Firefish Grill on the Santa Cruz Wharf.</p>

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  • 831-423-5200

About Gilbert's Firefish Grill

Hours
Daily 11am-9pm

Food

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Total waste of money. Waited too long, lobster tailed was uncooked. We sent it back, I think they microwaved lobster tail, too rubbery to eat.

3
★★★★★

Total waste of money. Waited too long, lobster tailed was uncooked. We sent it back, I think they microwaved lobster tail, too rubbery to eat.

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we were waited on by a completely drunk and rude waiter this weekend at Gilbert's firefish grill. not to cool as he was rude to my wife and screwed up our order ... will not repeat

3
★★★★★

we were waited on by a completely drunk and rude waiter this weekend at Gilbert's firefish grill. not to cool as he was rude to my wife and screwed up our order ... will not repeat

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This place exists on unsuspecting tourists. They've renamed themselves, but it's the same poor to mediocre food with the high prices. The only decent place to eat on the wharf is Riva's....don't get me started on how bad the other restaurants are! I have NOT eaten at the restaurant at the end of the wharf, but all others. DO not trust any of the Gilberts, Stagnaro, MiraMar, Ideal places.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place exists on unsuspecting tourists. They've renamed themselves, but it's the same poor to mediocre food with the high prices. The only decent place to eat on the wharf is Riva's....don't get me started on how bad the other restaurants are! I have NOT eaten at the restaurant at the end of the wharf, but all others. DO not trust any of the Gilberts, Stagnaro, MiraMar, Ideal places.

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we went for lunch i had the swordfish special fantastic,my friend had the chowder bread bowl pipping hot soup was very tasty she also had house made prawn bloodymary ,we loved this place ,will be back!!!!!!!!

2
★★★★☆

we went for lunch i had the swordfish special fantastic,my friend had the chowder bread bowl pipping hot soup was very tasty she also had house made prawn bloodymary ,we loved this place ,will be back!!!!!!!!

Pros: nice crew

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So our party of 5 decides to eat at Gilberts under the assumption it was a very good restaurant, and we could not have been more disappointed. It took almost 20 min for the waiter to take our drink and appetizer order another 25 min to take our main order. and when my $4 beer finally got to me it was somewhat warm, especially since all of it ended up down the side of my leg and on my dates dress. After an incident like that, one might think, that you would receive... spectacular service? a free beer? complementary appetizer? an APOLOGY?? if you guessed, any of the above you are wrong, we received none of these and to top it all off, the $26 halibut "special" I ordered, was cold, mushy and had definitely been frozen for some amount of time. In lieu of that, it was placed on a "bed" of mashed potatoes which had the kinder garden paste-like texture of instant taters, and as far as the pop-corn shrimp, I've had better at my local Applebee"s, and I live 3 hours from the ocean. Thumbs way down- will not be eating here till new ownership.

0
★☆☆☆☆

So our party of 5 decides to eat at Gilberts under the assumption it was a very good restaurant, and we could not have been more disappointed. It took almost 20 min for the waiter to take our drink and appetizer order another 25 min to take our main order. and when my $4 beer finally got to me it was somewhat warm, especially since all of it ended up down the side of my leg and on my dates dress. After an incident like that, one might think, that you would receive... spectacular service? a free beer? complementary appetizer? an APOLOGY?? if you guessed, any of the above you are wrong, we received none of these and to top it all off, the $26 halibut "special" I ordered, was cold, mushy and had definitely been frozen for some amount of time. In lieu of that, it was placed on a "bed" of mashed potatoes which had the kinder garden paste-like texture of instant taters, and as far as the pop-corn shrimp, I've had better at my local Applebee"s, and I live 3 hours from the ocean. Thumbs way down- will not be eating here till new ownership.

Pros: nice veiw

Cons: bad food, worse service

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This is another place we like to eat when we go the pier. The seafood is always fresh. We love the clam chowder. The service is great and friendly. The view of the ocean is awesome

5
★★★★★

This is another place we like to eat when we go the pier. The seafood is always fresh. We love the clam chowder. The service is great and friendly. The view of the ocean is awesome

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The service is not that great at this restaurant. It took almost 45 minutes for a table inside. The hostess did not come until 10 minutes into that 45 minutes and then she left. There were other tables around the restaurant, but they could not be seated because they were understaffed. Gilbert's needs to improve their management. However, once seated they attended to our every need and the food was quite delicious. I would give Gilbert's a thumbs up and give them the benefit of the doubt that it was a hectic day and they did the best they could.

3
★★★☆☆

The service is not that great at this restaurant. It took almost 45 minutes for a table inside. The hostess did not come until 10 minutes into that 45 minutes and then she left. There were other tables around the restaurant, but they could not be seated because they were understaffed. Gilbert's needs to improve their management. However, once seated they attended to our every need and the food was quite delicious. I would give Gilbert's a thumbs up and give them the benefit of the doubt that it was a hectic day and they did the best they could.

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I broken one of my golden rules and went to the first restaurant we stumbled upon in a very touristy place. We should have explored a bit off the beaten track because Gilbert's was really not great. For the most part, the food was rather bland. We suspect the crab cakes were frozen. Even the french fries were undercooked and tasteless. The salmon burger was pretty good - everything else was pretty awful.

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★★☆☆☆

I broken one of my golden rules and went to the first restaurant we stumbled upon in a very touristy place. We should have explored a bit off the beaten track because Gilbert's was really not great. For the most part, the food was rather bland. We suspect the crab cakes were frozen. Even the french fries were undercooked and tasteless. The salmon burger was pretty good - everything else was pretty awful.

Pros: Bland food

Cons: The view

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the view was awesome. seals, birds and the cliffs. the place is also suitable for romantic dinners. Great first date. the food was ok. we ordered the Golden Fried Prawns, the Fried scallops and the sirloin steak. The Prawns and the scallops were fried awesomely to a golden crisp., yummy but a bit bland and too dry. Too much flour i think esp the appetizer of shrimps, too much flour. But still it wasnt bad at all. The sirloin steak on the other hand was a bit rubbery. uhm... not that great.

but overall, i would still recommend the place :)

2
★★★★☆

the view was awesome. seals, birds and the cliffs. the place is also suitable for romantic dinners. Great first date. the food was ok. we ordered the Golden Fried Prawns, the Fried scallops and the sirloin steak. The Prawns and the scallops were fried awesomely to a golden crisp., yummy but a bit bland and too dry. Too much flour i think esp the appetizer of shrimps, too much flour. But still it wasnt bad at all. The sirloin steak on the other hand was a bit rubbery. uhm... not that great.

but overall, i would still recommend the place :)

Pros: nice ambiance

Cons: crabs are way too expensive

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If you have the extra cash to splurge, might as well enjoy a lovely seafood dinner on the warf. Big windows look out onto the ocean. Very nice place.

4
★★★★☆

If you have the extra cash to splurge, might as well enjoy a lovely seafood dinner on the warf. Big windows look out onto the ocean. Very nice place.

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