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“Friday Night Prime Rib - Yum!”
Review of Ideal Bar & Grill

Ideal Bar & Grill
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Ranked #23 of 374 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I had their Friday night special which is Prime Rib for $11.95. Although a salad or other starter is separate this prime rib dinner is a full dinner with potatoes and vegetables. I did order a dinner salad which was reasonably priced and was excellent. Surprisingly and happily for the price, the Prime Rib was a full cut and was cooked to my exact order. The potatoes were garlic mashed and I'm not a huge fan of garlic in my potatoes but they were very good. Also the vegetables were fresh green beans and carrots. I was pleased that the vegetables were cooked just right too; I've become tired of "al dente" vegetables that are so undercooked they are almost raw. The server was excellent and I only wish I could remember his name so I could recommend him. The view from the restaurant is great (attached photos). All in all a great experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank msaardvark
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Friendly staff and great view of the water. Great food reasonably priced. Ate here twice and met locals.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great lobster tacos for lunch. Friendly staff, right on the beach, attentive service. Breakfast is fine too. Huevos rancheros is good.

Thank mountainchic2
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had the Heuvos Rancheros and it was okay. The breakfast potatoes were overseasoned to me. Great locationl

Thank Suel3754
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

This place has "ok" food, but nothing really special. I think it's more of a tourist attraction because it's close to the boardwalk and wharf, their prices reflect that.

Thank davidsantacruz
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