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Hindquarter Bar and Grille

303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
831-426-7770
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Ranked #50 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Watsonville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Hindquarters is not that pretty but it serves up delicious meat! The slab of ribs on the Thursday night special is huge and priced right. Go to the bar for happy hour, bring your drinks to dinner. Everyone there is very friendly. They usually have a coupon on their website.

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Bay Area, CA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This place is definitely a bar that happens to serve beef, certainly not a steakhouse, although perhaps they have no pretensions to be the latter. Have been there twice in 6 months, and I give up: was disappointed both times. The service, from 20-something college kids, on both visits was very friendly and equally amateurish. Appetizer came before drinks (you... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Take no notice of exterior as when you go through bar to restaurant area you will find your self in a pleasant well serviced restaurant area. We had a friendly and effective server who rapidly produced an excellent dinner. Good food, wide wine choice plus amazing collection of whiskies and liqueurs. An excellent neighbourhood bar close to the hotels on... More 

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Paris
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've been there with my family and we had really good time. The food was delicious. Beef was cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes were wonderfull. The owner of the place is really nice and funny !

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Capitola, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

OMG, we have been going to Hindquarter for years and they are consistently great. Service is great too. But don't go for a salad or vege pasta - go for Ribs, Pork Chop, Smoked Chicken, or all of the above. Oh... and go on Friday or Saturday for the melt-off-your-fork Prime Rib. AAAAnd, if you are a local, join their... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was actually my first visit, but my girlfriend had been there with friends, and I have known about the place for a very long time as being famous for the barbeque meats. We arrived during Happy Hour on a Thursday, and we were greeted warmly by the staff. It looked like the weekday customers were almost entirely repeat locals,... More 

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Fresno, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Casual, classy atmosphere. Located just 2 blocks from our hotel. The average dinner entrée is $27.00. Service is a little slow. You won't feel rushed.

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were visiting from out of town for my birthday and wanted to go somewhere nice to celebrate. The service was great, everyone always made sure drinks were filled/refilled and the ambience was appropriate for a steak house type of place (the name can be descieving) However, the food was OK, I ordered the jack peppered steak with the veggies... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for dinner with a colleague visiting us and the food was pretty good and the service was excellent.

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Salinas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A good friend of mine who is a Santa Cruz local took me here a few years ago and I was very impressed! Great steaks and I had Salmon there that was very good. The second time I went, a year later, it kinda fell short. The food didn't have a lot of flavor to it. The service has always... More 

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Additional Information about Hindquarter Bar and Grille

Address: 303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
Phone Number: 831-426-7770
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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