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Hindquarter Bar & Grille

303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
+1 831-426-7770
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (22 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The HQ has been a longtime favorite steakhouse in Santa Cruz. However, it definitely declined in the past. Fortunately , a group of employees purchased it a couple of years ago, when the previous owner retired, and have brought it back up to snuff. You...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael F
Reviewed 20 October 2018

My wife and I eat here a few times a year when we're celebrating a birthday or other special occasion. Why? Because we know we will not be disappointed! We were just here for our anniversary. I had the Gaucho Steak Sandwich. MAN OH MAN...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BobandDenise1979
Laurie S, Owner at Hindquarter Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know about your dining experience here at The HQ! So happy that you enjoy our food. We will see you on your next birthday or special occasion. Best Wishes, Laurie, Mark...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is a local favorite. I have eaten here a couple times and the ribs are very good. If you are looking for a place to relax , have a great meal and not break the bank this is it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 2227mechanic
Laurie S, Owner at Hindquarter Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. See you soon! Best Wishes, Laurie, Mark and Sam

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing. Simple menu that shouldn’t be difficult to cook. Hanger steak medium returned as overdone, replaced ‘blue’. Baby back ribs needed extraordinary effort to remove meat from bones. Salad leaves were brown at the edges and the whole place needed a deep clean. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Adam K
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A nice place to get a hearty bite to eat after a morning walk along the ocean. Easy to find and easy to park along with the great food.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jerry T
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a great place if you want to have a nice dinner with a great atmosphere. The main dining area is my favorite place to sit. We love to come during the week because every night there is a special that is very inexpensive....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This place is right downtown in Santa Cruz....bar fare, but the salads are fresh, the burgers have Angus beef cooked to order, and the fish tacos (cod or salmon) are awesome! The patio is a treat on a cool summer day in Santa Cruz!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Point78Mach
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The meal was excellent. I had the Ahi salad and it was delicious. Some pieces of the Ahi were a bit overdone...but since they were cubes rather than slices...that's easy to do. Others in the party had burgers, other salads, and some other entrees. Asking...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Perriknows
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Everytime we go to Santa Cruz we have dinner at Hindquarter. Varied menu. Delicious ribs and steak! Nice staff. Low key and friendly. Also have a nice happy hour!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Debra S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Nice place and friendly people. Great happy hour and good nightly specials. It was busy but the service was great.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jrhoads7902
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11 August 2018|
Response from Laurie S | Property representative |
Every Monday Night! Hope to see you soon. Thank you, Laurie, Mark and Sam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-7770
  • E-mail
Sometimes you just have to have a tender, juicy slab of mouthwatering meat. We are the areas premier destination for the most delicious, seafood, house smoked pork chops, choice sirloins.
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