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Ideal Bar & Grill

106 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5413
+1 831-423-5271
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

So we are in Santa Cruz we had no sitter for our four legged baby Honey, it seemed everywhere we went no dogs allowed including beaches with or without a leash it just wasn't happening. So, it was time for a bloody Mary and oysters...More

Thank Nena C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar is at a great location and a must visit. The staff was helpful and attentive, but due to their popularity a bit slow as the night progressed. Overall experience was excellent. Great food and a decent price!

Thank James D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is right on the beach and is busy. The greeting staff could do with a bit ion training in customer car, There were a number of free tables but we were kept waiting. When we asked why we could not sit down at...More

Thank SWLondonRichardp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five for lunch. Parked 1/4 mile away, easy walk downhill to the restaurant. It has inside seating but the coast weather was gorgeous, so sat outside on the large patio. Outside there were welcome shading umbrellas to fend off the hot sun. Outside had a...More

Thank DJ F
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Ideal has a very large bar and large indoor/outdoor seating area. They have a wide variety of items for breakfast/lunch/dinner. They also have a large beer/wine/cocktail menu as well. Located on Santa Cruz pier and Beach Street, this is a great place to meet friends...More

Thank Rhett L
Reviewed September 1, 2018

After arriving at our accomodations late in the evening, the office manager recommended Ideal Bar & Grill which was a couple of blocks away. I enjoyed a cup of Clam Chowder and a delicious salmon salad. Very good meal!

Thank Alicia T
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel across the road and so ate here as a convenient location. They do a good value breakfast special deal. The eggs benedict was pretty good. Home fries tasty.

Thank PeterG022
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The Ideal Bar a and Grill has delicious seafood, sandwiches and hamburgers. We sat outside under umbrellas. Wonderful view of the wharf, beach and boardwalk.

Thank tracer243
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Has always been one of our go to restaurants whenever in Santa Cruz. Has always been good food, and a great place to take in the beach scene. My husband ordered fish & chips and I had a burger. The fish and chips: only two...More

Thank Robin F
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Good location for a meal before or after a stroll on the wharf, located at the wharf entrance. Popped in for a welcome lunch before our walk along the wharf. Fine menu, fish was good, particularly the tacos and sea bass. Nice coffee, the frappe...More

Thank MarkiG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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