Dear Ideal Customers, We want to be here for our community. That being said,
Ideal is implementing certain public safety measures so we can operate minimally. We
are confident you will understand.
All of these measures may change at any time, the level of uncertainty is upon all
of us as a country. Thank you for your support.
Gift cards are also available for future dine-in experiences. Pickup orders can
be placed Online, via phone
831-423-5271 or in person at our cafe.
*Take-away food only 12noon-6pm daily * Only 2 guests in cafe for pickup at a time *
Brewed coffee - self service, no espresso drinks at this time * Ice cream is only
sold by the quart and cones can be purchased separately * Weekly specials not
available at this time
COME DISCOVER A SPOT AS UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL AS SANTA CRUZ ITSELF
at the entrance to the historic Santa Cruz Wharf and steps to the beach, Ideal Bar &
Grill has been the go-to spot for tasty food & delicious cocktails since 1994! We're
open for breakfast, lunch & dinner with brunch on the weekends!
Ideal Bar & Grill has so much to offer!
We're not just a fantastic place to enjoy
amazing food & cocktails with family & friends. We also offer value packed
specials throughout the week, year-round! Our legendary Lobster Night is every Wednesday
Night and Prime Rib is every Friday Night. Looking for a fabulous beach front venue to
a reception, business meeting or special gathering? Look no further than Ideal Bar &
Grill! We are literally on the beach and feature our private Beach Room with a private
full bar & A/V capabilities.
Amazing specials offered throughout the week. Live Maine
Lobster, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Baby Back Ribs & More!
Our setting provides the perfect backdrop for large group or holiday
parties, banquets or special events.
Our exstensive menus feature fresh seafood, delicious pastas, succulent
steaks and more. Join us for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Kids menu
Bar with a View
The bar at Ideal is THE SPOT for that refreshing beverage that compliment
your day at the beach or that perfect dish from our menu. Featuring
local beers & wines along with signature cocktails.
Open at 7am daily, visit our quaint coffee bar where we also feature
espresso, breakfast burritos, donuts, milshakes,
smoothies & more! We also do food to go from our coffee bar.
Drinks & Appetizers
Available Monday - Friday 3:30-5:30pm. Choose from a selection of
discounted cocktails, wine, beer & selected appetizers.
On the Deck
Our expansive patio boasts 180 degree views of the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
Wharf & Cowell's Beach.
Tiki Bar Karaoke
Summertime FUN from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Join us for Karaoke in the
Tiki Bar with DJ Eve every Saturday & Sunday from 2pm-5pm.