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Hindquarter Bar & Grille, Santa Cruz

Celebrating 25 years in Santa Cruz, the Hindquarter Bar and Grille is one of the most popular steakhouses in the County, specializing in house smoked pork chops, perfectly grilled choice sirloins, slow roasted prime rib, juicy Angus New York strips, hickory smoked Chicago baby back ribs, fresh local seafood, and much more! HQ is located on Soquel Avenue and offers a warm and inviting environment with a patio to enjoy with family and friends. Current owners Chef Sam Yanez, Bar Manager Mark Urban, and Floor Manager Laurie Stephens purchased the restaurant in 2013 from the founding owners. Congratulations on your thriving business!

Sam, Mark and Laurie received help from the SBDC at Cabrillo College. SBDC Financing Advisor Danny Braga provided assistance with the business acquisition, structuring the partnership, and procuring the necessary financing they were seeking from Santa Cruz County Bank, our local lending partner.

"From our first meeting with the SBDC we felt like they were on our side. They explained everything in detail of what we needed to do and they went above and beyond in helping us. We don't know what we would have done without them! We have such high praise for the SBDC and recommend it to anyone getting started in business."