About us

Come discover a spot as unique and
original as santa cruz itself

Located 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!

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Book your next party with us!

We host. You party! We are not only professional caterers but also event planners. We provide all in one package which is friendly with your budget. Let us serve you once, and you won’t go anywhere else ever again.

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Call us at (831)-423-5271 or book a table through Open Table:

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106 Beach St
Santa Cruz, CA


Thanksgiving Day 11am-8pm BAR opens at 10am!
Open Monday-Thursday 11am-9:00pm
Open Friday 11am-9:30pm
Open Saturday 9am-9:30pm
Open Sunday 9am-9:00pm