Ideal Bar & Grill

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 5 ratings
$$Tacos, Kid Friendly, Seafood + 4 more
33% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

106 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Directions

(831) 423-5271
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    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    They have gluten-free items on the menu and the staff is knowledgeable about these items. They have the best gluten-free buns from Melinda’s bakery in Santa Cruz that I have ever tasted.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The good: - We had amazing gluten free hamburger in a gluten free bun. - Salads are very tasty! - The restaurant is kids friendly. The bad: - Many items on the menu are marked GF, but THEY ARE NOT! Examples: - French fries (and their variations) - they are prepared together with other non-gf things in the same frier. - Asian salad has soy sauce :( Bottom line: If you don't mind asking tons of questions, about every part of the menu - you will be ok. Otherwise - skip.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Waitstaff knowledgeable, separate fryer for French fries, nice outdoor atmosphere, felt safe eating here

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    If you like overpaying and waiting 50 minutes for your food, this place is ok. They were kind enough to make a grilled cheese on GF bread for my daughter even though it's not on the menu. Waitress not very knowledgeable regarding gluten. Not a lot of options though it was a limited menu day so not sure how it compares. Anyway, it is nice to have the option of a GF sandwich as other stuff in that area is seafood which my kid won't eat. But the overall experience was not so great.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    The location is good (on boardwalk, outdoor seating and bar) and the cocktails are refreshing. The food is expensive and not that great. There aren't that many GF items although they do have GF bread. I got the shrimp Louie salad and asked if it was automatically gluten free. The waitress said she would make a note on the order just in case. Karaoke Saturdays and Sundays 2-5pm.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Tacos

Categories

  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10 pm
Sunday
8:30 am - 10 pm

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