Why grab a bite in a cookie-cutter restaurant when you can take a cruise on land at our historic San Gabriel landmark, Clearman's Galley?
"The Boat" was originally launched in 1913 as a mail-service vessel between San Francisco and Alaska. John Clearman brought it to San Gabriel in 1968, where it became a hamburger stand with patio seating.
Now, 40 years after serving its first hamburger, Clearman’s Galley is now open – a larger version of “The Boat” that seats almost 300 guests (and that patio is larger too, big enough for 90). And there’s a new full-service bar serving up to two dozen beers.
More big-screen HD TVs make for sports-night entertainment and a fun, family-friendly dining experience. If you love classic boats, great food, or championship sports, come aboard the new Clearman's Galley for a rousing good time.
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Management Team Bios
Drew Hopkins is no stranger to the infamous cabbage salad and cheese bread. He grew up nearby Clearman's Galley patronizing "The Boat" and all the Clearman’s Restaurants. So, it's with special enthusiasm that he has come aboard as the new General Manager at Clearman’s Galley in San Gabriel. Hopkins has been in the restaurant industry for over 16 years. Formally trained in both back of the house and front end operations, he has years of experience helping other restaurants attain their full potential. “This industry is truly my passion. Getting to work with fabulous people and meet new customers everyday is what keeps me energized," says Hopkins. His enthusiasm appears to be infectious. The staff and regulars have already seen his plans to expand the craft beer selections, extend hours to attract more of a late night scene at the Galley, and bring in a lively band.
Dan Hansel has been with the Clearman’s restaurant group for over 40 years! He knows the The Galley operations like no one else and is an incredible asset to our management team. After all these years, he's friends with so many of our regular customers and, of course, the other staff. His kind, gentle demeanor has helped build clientele devotion. Dan has a wealth of restaurant industry knowledge.
Christine Gomez, has been with the Clearman’s restaurant group for over 20 years. In fact, she first started next door as a cocktail waitress at the Northwoods Inn. She has years of corporate experience in the restaurant business and brings operational organization and monitors the strict sanitary standards so vital in our operations. She keeps a sharp eye on the dining room and makes certain all our guests have the best dining experience possible.
Dan Cerezo has been with the Clearman’s restaurant group for over 16 years. He is currently the Bar Manager at The Galley and is a favorite among our many bar patrons. His friendly and welcoming personality help keep our customers coming back often. And did we mention, he pours a mean beer and makes fantastic cocktails. Dan’s bar knowledge is vast. He knows how to stock it, how to mix just about anything and how to make everyone feel at home. We are lucky to have such a great guy working for us.
Executive Chef Martin Serrano has been with the Clearman’s restaurant group for over 20 years. He's a pro at keeping the busy kitchen running at our optimum. His comic relief mixed with his wealth of knowledge make working with him exciting and unpredictable. He runs a tight ship and has indisputably earned the respect of all the employees working here. We can’t wait to see what tasty recipes and ideas Chef Martin comes up with next.