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Hindquarter Bar and Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
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303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
+1 831-426-7770
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here to use our passport dining card. Nice casual atmosphere. Black tufted leather seat booths. Cloth tablecloths and napkins. We had fried chicken with salad and also grilled sole fish tacos. Both were delicious. I think they boil their beets for the salad. The bar area was comfortable. Wasn't loud on Saturday at noon. Server was very friendly and... More 

Thank madaboutvegas
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

My fiancé and I were passing through Santa Cruz and asked the hotel concierge where a good place was to go for a drink. As we were walking toward that place, we came across this place and walked in for a drink. The bar was reasonably busy for a Thursday night and a couple of games were on the televisions.... More 

Thank Chris T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Food was absolutely terrible, had to send one steak back three times to get it cooked even close to ordered... staff was just as bad if not worse than the food. After all of our problem with the food and service they put our bill on one ticket... when we asked to have it split per couple we were told... More 

Thank Mxdad24
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit restaurant. Our steaks were delicious! The tenderest we've ever had! Service was great also. Thanks Sam!

Thank Jodi W
Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Walked past this on our first night and only gave it a chance as it's close to our hotel and it was raining on our second night, glad we did food was amazing. Brilliant steak and would also recommend the chicken

Thank Sharon R
Santa Cruz, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Myself and three others had dinner at the Hindquarter as part of a birthday celebration. In fact it seemed as if there was a whole room dedicated to birthdays; there were at least two other similar parties. The room also opened onto their outdoor dining area which was adjacent to the parking lot. At 5:45 PM there is quite a... More 

Thank Mole88
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

I went for their St. Louis Baby Back ribs night. The ribs themselves were well cooked and very tender but no indication of smokiness to them was present. They were slathered in their honey peach sauce rather than the tangy BBQ sauce the menu indicated. I'm not a fan of fruity BBQ, but it wasn't offensive - just not what... More 

Thank MotoMoose
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch and was very happy with our decision. I had the HQ burger and she had the artichoke soup and 1/2 meatloaf sandwich. All was very good as was the 10 cane Mai Tai I had. Over all it was a very nice lunch. The only reason for the 4 and not a 5 star was... More 

Thank Apofire
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

My daughter and I went to lobster nite (Mondays) at the Hindquarter. Unfortunately we stopped along the way for a drink and didn't get there until 6:30. DO NOT STOP FOR DRINKS ALONG THE WAY!! Get there by 6:00pm. By the time we got there they had sold out the lobsters. We did get lobster tails at a discounted price... More 

Thank Willow C
Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

My husband and I enjoy the Hindquarter, the food is consistently good. Very comfortable, pleasant staff - friendly and efficient.

Thank susanhttn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-7770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?