The Ideal restaurant in Santa Cruz, is located perfectly just off of the beach. Providing beautiful views of the coast line, it is a great place to have a bite to eat, relax and maybe even catch up with a friend.
Santa Cruz is a great place to explore. The biggest attraction is the beach boardwalk amusment park. With tons of rides, games, sight seeing and shops, it's the perfect day trip visitor to California.
The Santa Cruz Wharf Pier, is another great sight to see. Here you will find several little vendors set up along the way and fisherman in between pulling in all sorts of ocean marine life. Usually, there is also a family of seals that like to hang out and sun bathe on the lower decks. A great way to get up close and personal without being too close.
The Ideal restaurant provides several options to choose from and has great service. The inside theme reminds me a bit of being on a fishermans boat with the large wooden ceiling and big windows. It also has modern touches through out making it a comfy spot to be.
Located on the left hand side of the Ideal restaurant, is their very own specialty coffee shop. A great little place to grab your morning latte and head for a stroll down the beach or along the wharf.
Here I ate: Bay shrimp louie, with mixed greens, cucumbers, hard boiled egg, celery and olive oil