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Ideal Bar & Grill

106 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5413
+1 831-423-5271
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5413
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

High priced and low flavour. All of our meals tasted the same and were over-cooked. Didn’t bother to mention our complaints to the server as he busy training, seemed over worked & was dripping sweat all over the place already. Steep prices.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to eat outside, never had a bad experience. Try the advertised image of the Brie, Garlic and Fruit Platter, it is very generous and wonderful.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather high prices given the food quality. Food choices are limited but not too limiting, everyone should find several items they like. All food I have had here the couple times I have been has been prepared properly and presented very nicely making it very...More

Thank heyDanaLee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are locals and come here frequently. Today we stopped in for lunch and went to the patio. It was not even 1/4 full. We asked for a table with shade ... and there were several. Since we were only 2 and there were no...More

Thank Daniel M C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of the Ideal Bar and Grill is absolutely ideal. It seemed to be one of the only places by the wharf with outdoor seating. We visited at about 2:00 pm on a Friday and found an outdoor table right away. Our waitress didn’t...More

Thank Amymo66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent and enjoyable evening here with my son. Wait staff was lovely. Salmon was perfectly done (thank you for not overcoming!). I would definitely go back.

Thank Kristi A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is coasting on its location alone. We sat for almost 20 minutes before anyone came by (a stream of waitresses kept saying someone would be by to give us water and menus). We were one of only a few groups in the dining...More

Thank MagyarfromCA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the claim chowder, outstanding Went next morning and had the breakfast burrito which was excellent Perfect location and good prices

Thank jonathanrA9582AQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room is the draw here. We ate on the patio with wonderful views of the Boardwalk and Pier. On a warm day with a soft breeze I cannot imagine a more comfortable spot. There is also indoor seating and a bar that featured karaoke...More

Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the BEST food I have had in SC, and thats alot. The atmosphere is inviting and sitting out on the patio and night is SO relaxing and beautiful. The service is amazing. My new favorite go to in SC. Hoping to go back...More

Thank melissacU1575SS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5413
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-5271
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