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Gill's By The Bay

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77 Halibut Ave, Eureka, CA 95503-6819
+1 707-442-2554
06:00 - 15:00
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Pearblossom, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gills sits right at the waters edge with a wonderful view of the bay. When weather permurs the tables on the patio offer a charming view of the many containers of colorful flowers during the spring/ summer season. The food is always tasty and the service is friendly.

Thank kritter52
New York Mills, MN, United States
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Wonderful restaurant! Fresh crab is served here. Beautiful view of the bay and the wildlife. A must stop.

Thank Marco O
Arcata, California
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in Humboldt County. Wonderful old school diner with great food and friendly staff. It's off the beaten path down in King Salmon (just south of Eureka). The food is great - the sole fillets we're fresh as could be and cooked to perfection. The chowder was excellent and the salad was surprisingly good for... More 

Thank danielgale
Bellevue, Washington
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Gills is a very small local seafood diner. Frequented by locals. Open for breakfast and lunch only. Great photos on the wall of fishing history of the area. Talk of fishing surrounds you as you dine on the tastiest fish and chips, crab sandwich and I'm sure anything else ordered is also scrumptious And it's right on the Bay so... More 

Thank Pat J
1 review
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The coffee is not very good here. The food is mostly under salted (my lord the chili burger is a disgrace). Saving grace is that they have some tasty seasonal fresh seafood choices such as the crab benedict (so good). I understand it's an old spot and holds sentimental value to folks but the below average effort in execution doesn't... More 

Thank jmh_swc
Eureka, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had lunch today with 8 friends and tried the special, fried cod & prawns with a cup of clam chowder. A little pricey for lunch, but outstanding flavor and cooked to perfection. Always crowded with fishermen and locals that know good food. Good view and location off of the highway, just south of town.

Flagstaff, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

After staying in Humboldt redwood State Park we were headed to Crescent City and decided to grab breakfast somewhere in Eureka. We wanted somewhere close to the water and came across Gill's By the Bay. We were seated promptly outside, by request. The storm clouds were rolling in and we spoke to the hostess about a seat inside. They were... More 

Thank Bianca S
Atlanta, GA
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197 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Gills is located about a mile off 101 south of Eureka (take the King Salmon exit and just keep going toward the water). Large portions, friendly service and excellent value. And there really is a Mr. Gill who sits in the corner. Outdoor seating available. Good for breakfast or lunch. Nautical theme decor.

Thank berkeley78
Red Bluff, California
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174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were told to go here by locals in Eureka. It s a bit of a drive from the downtown area, but it was worth the drive. Locals come here. The decor is nautical. Booths and low seating cafe bar. Fishing artifacts and history. Certainly kept us entertained and I am sure if you have children this will keep their... More 

Thank Greg K
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

we stopped here for breakfast, it was very good. I had the country benedict, the biscuits very flakey and the gravy also very good. the wife had the pan fried sole, also very good... so we decided to go back for lunch the next day and was disappointed, so the reason for only three stars we might try again next... More 

Thank suncruiser35

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Halibut Ave, Eureka, CA 95503-6819
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Eureka
  • Phone Number: +1 707-442-2554

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