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Ideal Bar & Grill

106 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5413
831-423-5271
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Ranked #99 of 327 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Tampa
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Dream Inn so we ended up here several times. They have a breakfast special. $6 for scrambled eggs, bacon, and potatoes. I did not get enough eggs and the service was slow to start but it is a great deal for the area. They also had other food available at breakfast, and cocktails! We had cocktails... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was late. My wife ordered a hamburger with a diet Pepsi and I ordered a salad. The food was ok. Be prepared, as the entrees are expensive. Our server forgot the pepsi until my wife was finished with her meal. She made a lame excuse. She should have admitted that she just forgot. We both felt like we had... More

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Gold River, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Delicious, fresh ,very healthy food ! Fun , friendly, comfortable atmosphere on the beach. Child friendly. Excellent presentation ! I asked for their recipe for their island rice.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved our table and our waitress and our breakfast. Ocean breeze... Huevos Rancheros. Cup Of Coffee with a view

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Got some fresh cevice, next to the beach. It was very good weather. The service was very friendly. Would go back anytime.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

So lunch time for a snack or something more like Nacho's excellent. Beer very good and staff are great. Location very good as well. However...... Went back on the evening and wow the price of the food was high... So high we 'jogged' on and had a great Mexican along the board walk at half the price. Highly recommend lunch... More

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I refused to have my family eat terrible carnival food on the boardwalk, so we took a walk to the wharf and stumbled upon this place. We decided to eat dinner here since they had a fantastic Sunday deal for half rack of ribs for $10.99, this was awesome for my husband and son. When the waiter came by I... More

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Monmouth, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On our recent stop in Santa Cruz, we walked the boardwalk and stopped in to check out the menu. We decided to order Clam Chowder in a Sourdough bowl. It was pretty good. The restaurant was nice and lively.

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Biggs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went for a late dinner on a Saturday night . Honestly I was nervous because of the reviews but my husband wanted clam chowder & we didn't want to walk to end of wharf. We were seated immediately on the patio & had prompt service for drinks. We ordered an appetizer which came out rather quickly & was good.... More

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Houston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My family ate here our first night while visiting Santa Cruz. You can't beat the location as it is at the beginning of the wharf right on the beach. Less than 5 minute walk from our hotel. I had the best calamari ever here. The wait staff was great and friendly. Great outdoor patio to relax and watch the beach... More

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