• Photo taken at The Ideal Place by Big Blue Social M. on 1/2/2012
  • Photo taken at The Ideal Place by Louis P. on 12/13/2014
  • Photo taken at The Ideal Place by Ela G. on 7/23/2014
  • Photo taken at The Ideal Place by Big Blue Social M. on 1/2/2012
  • Photo taken at The Ideal Place by Jenni B. on 5/26/2012
  • Photo taken at The Ideal Place by Lisa M. on 6/20/2013
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The Ideal Place

American Restaurant
212 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM Tuesday (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner
Drinks:
Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
6.7/10

Based on 14 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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  • What you need to know
    Big Blue Social M.
    "Also the Cajun stuffed Redfish and Ideal Pasta are incredible..."(3 Tips)
    Grant F.
    "Fantastic dinner and a very attractive setting."(3 Tips)
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  • pasta
  • sweet potato gnocchi
  • bread pudding
  • pork ribs
  • martinis
  • scallops
  • risotto
  • linguine
  • good for groups
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  • Ara Lucia

    Their Bread Pudding is the BEST and I'm a Bread Pudding snob!

    Ara Lucia · March 15, 2014
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  • Anali R.

    So good. 2.50 pints on wednesdays

    Anali Romo · January 31, 2014
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  • Alex C.

    Food and service were excellent - get the salmon pasta. The atmosphere was kind of boring but we will definitely be back.

    Alex Clayton · May 25, 2013
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  • Stephen C.

    They are not open on Monday :(

    Stephen C · April 30, 2012
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  • Grant F.

    Fantastic dinner and a very attractive setting. Just right for a party or romantic dinner.

    Grant Fritch · February 14, 2012
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  • Big Blue Social M.

    Cajun Stuffed Redfish

    Big Blue Social MI · January 2, 2012
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  • Big Blue Social M.

    Baked Oysters

    Big Blue Social MI · January 2, 2012
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  • Big Blue Social M.

    Have the Baked Oysters, Amazing taste of almost a steak flavor. Also the Cajun stuffed Redfish and Ideal Pasta are incredible...

    Big Blue Social MI · January 2, 2012
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  • A L.

    To-die-for scallops and sweet potato gnocchi courtesy of Chef Doug and Barb-- dinner here anytime is NOT to be missed, but especially this dish! Amazing!!

    A L · December 23, 2011
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  • Michelle T.

    Love their martinis!

    Michelle Thomas · September 29, 2011
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  • 🐒 Andrew K.

    One word: ribs!

    🐒 Andrew K · July 27, 2011
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  • @BlueStarHighway

    Ideal Southwest Michigan dining. They have a half price wine special on special days of the week. www.bluestarhighway.com

    @BlueStarHighway · March 26, 2011
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