Ideal Bar & Grill

2.5 stars 2.5 out of 5 4 ratings
$$Tacos, Happy Hour, Kid Friendly + 4 more

106 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 423-5271
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    2 ratingAugust 13, 2016

    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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    3 ratingJuly 05, 2016

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

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    2 ratingFebruary 15, 2016

    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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    3 ratingSeptember 06, 2015

    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


  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
8 am - 9:30 pm
8 am - 9:30 pm
8 am - 9:30 pm
8 am - 9:30 pm
8 am - 10:30 pm
8 am - 10:30 pm
8 am - 9:30 pm

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