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“Vegetarians Beware!!!!”
Review of Ideal Bar & Grill

Ideal Bar & Grill
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Ranked #33 of 372 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Cruz, Ca
1 review
“Vegetarians Beware!!!!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Ordered a vegetarian dish and was served a dish with meat. When notified, the waiter poked around in the dish and exclaimed there was no meat. There was! Our families will never come back. Very expensive, unpleasant experience. Save yourself from a bad experience. Also, a family member who is a disabled attorney notified the manager that the restroom did not meet federal ADA requirements, the manager just argued. Stupid.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank MvUK
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Irvine, California
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

They refused to provide the breakfast special "to go" even though that rule was not noted on anywhere

Visited October 2012
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“Right at the entrance of the wharf.”
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Clean, friendly staff, plenty of food. Tables need updating. Indoor and out door seating good for people watching. Food not spectacular but adequate. Better than the wharf restaurants for sure. I haven't tried their lobster specials yet so that might be good.

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Thank wilwag
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Seekonk, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Watched the Patriot's game here!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We were psyched that somebody was showing the Pat's game seeing we're from MA we figured we would have to miss the game while in CA.

Thankfully this place shows all of the games. We sat at the bar and had fun with the other patrons (none of whom were Pat's fans)....there was a lot of "back and forth" going on but it was all in good fun!

Drank happy hour Margarita's and had some app's. No complaints. The girls at the bar were very good and work hard to keep everybody's glass filled during such a busy time.

We returned later that evening for dinner. My husband had the ribs $9.95 and I had a bowl of clam chowder. Both things were very good. We dined outside by the propane heaters it was nice and cozy! Great place!

Visited October 2012
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“Crap Crap Crap”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Don't waste your money here. Wait staff, food, drinks, everything here is just awful to the max. We had a waiter who was a total sourpuss. Seriously, if you're going to server crappy, heart-attack food, then at least do something about the waiters!

  • Visited October 2012
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