• Snacks and dip with vegetables
  • Mixed salad
  • Fruit salad
  • Exterior, view from the street
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About us

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!

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 beachfront venue to host 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.