Restaurants in Ventura

Best Restaurants

Rumfish y Vino 34 N Palm St, Ventura Gastropubs • $$

“A beautiful friendly restaurant with a unique and delicious menu and drinks.”

4.4 Superb322 Reviews
Café Nouveau 1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Brunch • $$

“Very good service & food was incredible.”

4.7 Superb158 Reviews
Immigrant Son Caffe 543 E Main St, Ventura American • $$

“Best place for breakfast and lunch in Ventura. Fresh, homemade, creative take on classic food. Large portions and friendly, warm staff including the owner.”

4.8 Superb105 Reviews
Barrel 33 1067 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura French • $$

“Truly one of a kind restaurant. This place is an experience, and you're lucky if you get to eat here. The food is amazing. Bread and charcuterie is outstanding, the pasta blows my mind. Great wine selection. Extremely attentive service. Hard not to love everything about this place.”

4.9 Superb66 Reviews
Lure Fish House 60 S California St, Ventura Seafood • $$

“The food was great as always, I ordered the Veracruz platter for the first time and was very happy. I will recommend making a reservation if you have a larger party, as our party of 10 had to wait about an hour and a half because it was Mother's Day. If you've never been here before, make sure to try the tequila lime shrimp pasta as that is my go to normally”

4.6 Superb174 Reviews

“The food was really fresh and delicious.”

4.7 Superb99 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

“Super fun. We had a great group dinner. The food was great and so were the staff.”

4.7 Superb92 Reviews
The Taj Cafe 574 E Main St, Ventura Indian • $$

“Amazing authentic Indian Desi food!! The best Indian food I have had so far in California was from here. The chicken korma was creamy spicy and yummy! Finger licking. The lassi was great. Naan and Thali with tandoori chicken was perfect. The naan bread was freshly made. The chicken was of high quality. They gave us free coupons for the next visit and also complimentary Aloo tiki and dessert. I highly recommend this place. 10 out of 10.”

4.6 Superb125 Reviews
The Jolly Oyster Ventura 911 San Pedro St, Ventura Seafood • $$

“Awesome place. Perfect vibe and food. The quintessential California beach experience. This was our first time and we can’t wait to return!”

4.7 Superb67 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Rumfish y Vino 34 N Palm St, Ventura Gastropubs • $$

“A beautiful friendly restaurant with a unique and delicious menu and drinks.”

4.4 Superb322 Reviews
Tatiana's Coffee & Tea 2470 E Main St, Ventura Coffee Shops • $

“Popped by on our way to the wild flowers. Tatiana is lovely, coffees were great, and I found a piece of art by a local artist (and customer) to bring home with me. Empanadas were delicious, too! This will be on our list of stops any time we are down this way! Thanks, Tatiana!”

4.9 Superb91 Reviews

“Great place! Excellent food!! Fast service! Clean and friendly atmosphere.”

4.8 Superb119 Reviews
Café Nouveau 1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Brunch • $$

“Very good service & food was incredible.”

4.7 Superb158 Reviews
Immigrant Son Caffe 543 E Main St, Ventura American • $$

“Best place for breakfast and lunch in Ventura. Fresh, homemade, creative take on classic food. Large portions and friendly, warm staff including the owner.”

4.8 Superb105 Reviews

“Chili Basil, is great addition to the Ventura restaurant scene. The food is simply delicious, especially the ribs, melts in your mouth. My husband and I have made this restaurant our go to Thai in California and always look forward to coming in seeing the friendly staff and sitting down to an amazing, traditional Thai meal in a welcoming atmosphereVegetarian options: Large selection of vegetarian menu such as Pad Thai tofu, mushrooms Tom yum soup, vegetarian spring roll.Wheelchair accessibility: Big space for wheelchair.”

4.8 Superb103 Reviews
Kaapicat cafe 377 E Main St, Ventura Cafe • $

“When I went it was during a very busy time and there was only two people running the shop. But I have to say the food hair was pretty terrific. If you're looking for a reasonably priced flavor packed meal, I would stop here. I don't think you could really go wrong with any of the meals here to be honest. Chutney was flavorful, the Masala Dolsa was crispy but with some fluff and packed with onions (which was a lovely surprise) and it honestly made me regret not ordering two plates.”

4.8 Superb102 Reviews

“Tacos are always a great go to when I'm hungry. I LOVE tacos! so last weekend while in Ventura, we decided to stop at @taqueriacuernavaca express location on Main Street. We tried a variety - chicharrón; lengua, pastor, asada and mushroom/rajas/cheese. I must say my favorite is the veggie because not a lot of places have this option. Their salsa bar is always fresh! And even if you want even more food options other than tacos, they have another location just up the avenue. Always tasty, always fresh. Fast and friendly service. The day we went we could overhear the live music from across the street making for a special treat. My husband and I love coming here after we catch a movie down the street.”

4.9 Superb74 Reviews
Ventura Sandwich Company 2700 Loma Vista Rd, Ventura Sandwich Shop • $

“Always fresh and delicious. Best Veggie sandwich on Marble Rye. Turkey club also a winner. It’s so nice to pick up food before a concert. We took our Sammies to the Santa Barbara Bowl tonight. Perfecto!”

4.7 Superb137 Reviews
Thai Fire 2404 E Main St, Ventura Thai • $

“Thai Fire is a fresh take on Thai food. Less oil, vegetable forward, and clean flavor make this restaurant a must try. PRO TIP always check the board for new and tasty dishes.”

4.8 Superb89 Reviews
INDIAN RASOI 421 N Ventura Ave, Ventura Indian • $

“A wonderful place with great food!”

4.9 Superb66 Reviews
Bright Spark Brewing 4561 Market St, Ventura Brewpubs • $

“Best milk stout I’ve ever had! We ordered lots of food (sausage/cheese dough balls, pepperoni pizza, Caesar salad, fries, snack plate) and it was all delicious! I also really liked the kombucha!”

4.8 Superb84 Reviews

“Thank you so much for offering a vegan option around here…there are so few! This is definitely not a healthy spot, but the food is delish and everyone who works here are very sweet. I also like that they are conscious about gluten-free options.”

4.7 Superb109 Reviews
Art's Corner Cafe 1907 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Cafe • $

“We started our honeymoon off by having breakfast here, and we were so glad we found this place, because everything all the way down to the preserves was made homemade. Nothing compares to homemade.”

4.6 Superb179 Reviews
Pete's Breakfast House 2055 E Main St, Ventura Breakfast • $

“Loved that they still serve the old fashion Waffles! Hard to find nowadays. Very tasty too!”

4.7 Superb108 Reviews
Transmission Brewing 1098 E Front St, Ventura Brewery • $$

“Great option of sitting up on their deck. Double check hours it’s open before you go. W tippers next door you can’t beat the great local vibe to hang out and enjoy the drink and food.”

4.7 Superb67 Reviews
Paradise Pantry 222 E Main St, Ventura Wine Bar • $$

“We all loved Paradise Pantry , the food, the presentation, and the service were all fantastic The attached gourmet wine and cheese store is not to be missed. This place is a real gem in Ventura Ca.”

4.7 Superb66 Reviews
Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust 394 E Main St, Ventura Cocktail Bar • $$$

“Watch a Mixologist create a drink of your choice and savor the flavor or order your usual. I tried one of the grilled vegan sandwiches. The Game Changer, I believe, is the name of it. It was delicious! Chill vibe even when busy.”

4.6 Superb80 Reviews

Outdoor Dining

Robelys Cafe & French Bakery 27 S Chestnut St, Ventura Coffee Shops • $

“Absolutely wonderful. Everything was fresh and delicious. Nothing was too sweet.The lovely lady at the counter happily walked me through the day’s selection. She said it changed every day. Everything looked incredible, it was hard to choose. We ended up with a raspberry and chocolate twist, a pineapple strudel, a croissant breakfast sandwich, a mocha and a cold brew.The twist and the strudel were perfectly fruity, flaky and soft. The sandwich was freshly made with ham, eggs and cheese. The pistachio croissant was heavenly. Perfectly crusty and flaky, a light pistachio pastry cream in the center, covered in crushed pistachios and sugar, without being overly sweet.Cannot wait to come back and try more.”

4.8 Superb188 Reviews
Barrel 33 1067 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura French • $$

“Truly one of a kind restaurant. This place is an experience, and you're lucky if you get to eat here. The food is amazing. Bread and charcuterie is outstanding, the pasta blows my mind. Great wine selection. Extremely attentive service. Hard not to love everything about this place.”

4.9 Superb66 Reviews
Lure Fish House 60 S California St, Ventura Seafood • $$

“The food was great as always, I ordered the Veracruz platter for the first time and was very happy. I will recommend making a reservation if you have a larger party, as our party of 10 had to wait about an hour and a half because it was Mother's Day. If you've never been here before, make sure to try the tequila lime shrimp pasta as that is my go to normally”

4.6 Superb174 Reviews

“The food was really fresh and delicious.”

4.7 Superb99 Reviews
Rice by Mama 419 E Main St, Ventura Thai • $

“amazing tasting food and fresh food”

4.6 Superb143 Reviews
Lovewell Tea & Coffee 2271 N Ventura Ave unit G, Ventura Coffee Shops • $

“Excellent latte. Lovely little place off the beaten path”

4.8 Superb65 Reviews
Baja Bay Surf n Taco 1567 Spinnaker Dr #104, Ventura Mexican • $

“This is the REAL DEAL... SIMPLY the BEST and the TASTIEST. As far as Im concerned... THEY HAVE BEAT THE COMPETITION!”

4.7 Superb86 Reviews
The Taj Cafe 574 E Main St, Ventura Indian • $$

“Amazing authentic Indian Desi food!! The best Indian food I have had so far in California was from here. The chicken korma was creamy spicy and yummy! Finger licking. The lassi was great. Naan and Thali with tandoori chicken was perfect. The naan bread was freshly made. The chicken was of high quality. They gave us free coupons for the next visit and also complimentary Aloo tiki and dessert. I highly recommend this place. 10 out of 10.”

4.6 Superb125 Reviews

“Awesome place. Perfect vibe and food. The quintessential California beach experience. This was our first time and we can’t wait to return!”

4.7 Superb67 Reviews
Transmission Brewing 1098 E Front St, Ventura Brewery • $$

“Great option of sitting up on their deck. Double check hours it’s open before you go. W tippers next door you can’t beat the great local vibe to hang out and enjoy the drink and food.”

4.7 Superb67 Reviews
Paradise Pantry 222 E Main St, Ventura Wine Bar • $$

“We all loved Paradise Pantry , the food, the presentation, and the service were all fantastic The attached gourmet wine and cheese store is not to be missed. This place is a real gem in Ventura Ca.”

4.7 Superb66 Reviews
The Lebanese Oven 152 N Ashwood Ave, Ventura Lebanese • $

“the man who helped me is awesome!!! i placed a pickup order through a third party app and he didn't see it until i came to pick it up, but he made it super fast and was just nice and pleasant all around. the food was delicious!!!! i got a kafta wrap with the works, im not usually a tomato gal but the veg was chopped up so finely i could hardly tell. there was also some pickles, i think cucumber and some pink radish or maybe turnips, so yummy!! i got some extra garlic sauce on the side and wowza the portion was huge lol. i'll probably put it on everything i eat for a days, it was amazing!! the prices were great too. will absolutely be back to try the falafel next!!!”

4.7 Superb66 Reviews
Tasty China 9493 Telephone Rd UNIT 104, Ventura Chinese • $

“Service is great & food is amazing. Small dining area, but large enough for our party of 10 seat comfortable. They have lunch specials and family style dishes too.Vegetarian options: Chile fried fish”

4.6 Superb91 Reviews
Frontside Cafe 1070 E Front St, Ventura Cafe • $

“Totally Awesome! Great coffee, and produce is fresh, great menu”

4.6 Superb86 Reviews

“Delicious food Great service Warm chips a d perfect fountain drinks!!!”

4.6 Superb80 Reviews
Fluid State Beer Garden 692 E Main St, Ventura Beer Gardens • $$

“Hands-down, the greatest pepperoni pizza you can ever have. Full bar, great beer selection, great outdoor seating, what else can you ask for?”

4.5 Superb129 Reviews
MadeWest Brewing Co 668 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura Brewery • $$

“One of the best seafood in town.”

4.8 Superb45 Reviews
Leashless Brewing 585 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Brewery • $$

“Great brews , food , and music”

4.7 Superb52 Reviews

Online Reservation Available

“Such a cute little shop! I bought their juices for the first time at the Oxnard farmers market but they are not there every weekend so I came to the shop today. Way more choice and some healthy snacks! They give you a rebate if you bring back their glass jars which is really cool and planet friendly! They make all their stuff in house. They have juices, wellness shots, nut mylks (they spell it like that I love it!) healthy eats, smoothies, açaí bowls and coffee or kombucha. They are a tad pricey but for what you get and everything being made in house, healthy and fresh I think it's worth it!”

4.8 Superb70 Reviews

“Hannah made such a great açaí bowl. A true legend.So many great juice, smoothie, bowl, and coffee options here. They’ve also got great parking. A must stop ??”

4.7 Superb75 Reviews
Rocks & Drams 14 S California St, Ventura Bar • $$

“Fantastic drinks! Great location!”

4.2 Good65 Reviews
Peking Restaurant 5960 Telegraph Rd, Ventura Chinese • $

“Very friendly staff, the food is delicious and reasonably priced.Vegetarian options: They serve Bean Curd (tofu) as a substitute for many dishes and also imitation meat”

4.4 Superb79 Reviews
Casa Bella 391 E Main St, Ventura Steak House • $$$

“If you ever want to have an excellent meal that will leave you feeling satisfied, this is the place. Each of their course selection leaves you wanting to come back to try the next one. You cannot make a bad choice. They bring you each course separately, it allows you to cleanse your palette and prepare for the next sensuous parade of flavors each complementing the other. The prime steaks are cooked to perfection. The flavor is a delicious grilled beefy flavor that makes your mouth smile with delight and your throat release a quiet...mmmmmm.... The staff is both friendly and professional. The complete the ambience of this gem. Sunday brunch will give your weekend the perfect outing. Both the indoor and outdoor dining provide a great experience. This is a great date night place to go before seeing a movie down the street.”

4.3 Superb160 Reviews

“Awesome little discovery. The food and salsas are delicious. They made me a custom breakfast burrito with Chile Rellano. It was so good.”

4.5 Superb46 Reviews

“Great place, good people/owners… definitley feeling“Authentic Mexican Cantina”…. Vibes… YummyWaaay to go #LetsGooOH Hernandez “Familia” - #ComidaComida!!!!”

4.5 Superb36 Reviews
Model Citizen 70 S Oak St, Ventura American • $$$

“I got into town and wanted somewhere with a nice ambiance, cute drinks, and good food. Well, I got all of those with an added bonus of wonderful service! I had the pleasure of meeting Evyn and Carly while sitting at the bar top. We shared laughs and stories while they recommended activities for my stay in Ventura. All of the staff seemed very kind and happy to be there. I felt comfortable the whole time and will absolutely be returning the next time I'm in town! Thank you again, Evyn and Carly :)”

4.3 Superb72 Reviews
Aloha Steakhouse 364 S California St, Ventura Steak House • $$

“Great food and all the staff’s are friendly”

4.2 Good201 Reviews
Mai's Cafe 1967 E Main St, Ventura Vietnamese • $

“We had veggie Pho at a few places in the area and this one was our favorite. Lots of tofu and veggies with a delicious fresh tasting broth. The veggie pan fried noodles were also yummy. The place is very clean, polite waitstaff, and not crowded.”

4.3 Superb62 Reviews

“Trying to decide where to eat and wandered into this great little beach restaurant. Excellent food, service and a friendly staff. We had 3 dishes: Crab Rangoon, Laad Na and, Cashew Nut with a seafood mix. The Cashew Nut was the best dish with Laad Na a close 2nd. We will definitely be stopping by next time in Ventura!”

4.2 Good76 Reviews
Cafe Fiore 66 S California St, Ventura Italian • $$

“The food was fresh and incredible. I loved every dish I ordered.”

4.1 Good150 Reviews
Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 2009 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Steak House • $$$

“We had a great dinner at Prime for my birthday. We love the food & service. The only issue we had is we were charged $6 for club soda! I honestly feel this is way too much to charge a customer. We also sat at the table in front of the fireplace, it was raining & windy out, but the exit area in the patio where we were seated was the only area not covered from the cooler weather & the heater was broken. Luckily the fireplace kept a few of us warm but everyone else was cold. We would've moved but we were a party of 6 & had already ordered drinks and apps. & didn't want to get up and move.”

4.1 Good114 Reviews
Barrelhouse 101 545 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura American • $$

“Presentation of the food was nice. The Sweet potato fries were a little overcooked. The Strawbanero sauce was off the hook delicious., the burger was pretty tasty. The big pretzel was fulfilling, the cheese dip was OK. The service was great, they keep coming by checking on us. I loved that. The ambiance is Suttle and simple. But overall I enjoyed myself. Allot has changed since the last time I was here. Impressed with their patio seating.”

4.1 Good93 Reviews
Gourmet Oriental 67 W Main St, Ventura Chinese • $

“Excellent food, amazing service and affordable. We will be back!”

4.1 Good33 Reviews
The Cave 4435 McGrath St UNIT 301, Ventura Wine Bar • $$$

“This unassuming building held quite a surprise with the cool, cavelike interior and adjacent wine shop. Went with a couple friends and enjoyed nice conversation with the husband and wife owners, and scored a great table on a Saturday night with no advance reservations. We enjoyed an excellent bottle of wine that our friendly server Sarah recommended based on our preference of a full body red. We shared their Cave Salad and mushroom pizza, which were both delicious (and we would order again), although they have a surprisingly varied menu. I look forward to my next visit!”

4.6 Superb69 Reviews
Star Crab 2835 E Main St, Ventura Seafood • $$

“I was surprised when I came to this place on a recommendation from a friend. It's a little plain on the inside but very spacious. I thought this place was a buffet of seafood, but I was wrong. This place is a crab boil place. It was so delicious. We got the house style blue star platter. There was so much food on here. We got mussles, corn, crayfish, and shrimp with sausage. It was so good I wanted to slurp the sauce with the muscle shell, but I restrained myself because I was sharing this meal. Lol. I truly enjoyed this meal. Great with rice. I even took a doggy bag home. I recommend you try this place. I also ordered a side of fries. Cajun fries, that is, and they weren't these little French fries either. They were huge and so hot. I love this because some places give like warm fries. The seasoning is great and not over salted.”

4.6 Superb61 Reviews
Cafe Zack 1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Seafood • $$

“We had an amazingly romantic dinner outside with the perfect amount of light and heat. The service and food was Michelin star worthy. This is a wonderful diamond in Ventura! Make your reservation, take your bestie and always get dessert!”

4.6 Superb60 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Denny's 4095 Telegraph Rd, Ventura American • $

“Thank you Samantha for a nice early dinner tonight 10/7/22 You did a great job considering you could have been issued a bus person to help . Wasn’t thrilled to hear the manager lady reprimand you in the middle of your shift as that can throw anyone off . All in all beautiful young lady giving her all so thank you ?”

4.1 Good149 Reviews
Subway 51 W Main St Suite C, Ventura Sandwich Shop • $

“The sandwich artist made my sandwich to perfection and just how I wanted it! Their cookies were made just right! Pretty clean inside for the most part but wish there was some kind of music playing. Very satisfied with the overall service. Keep up the great ”

3 Average20 Reviews
Jack In The Box 11044 Citrus Dr, Ventura Fast Food • $

“my son and i go here after school often. He's on the spectrum and as soon as he walks in the staff know his order and are so kind and understanding with his behaviors. ❤️”

3.3 Good35 Reviews
Carl’s Jr. 3015 Johnson Dr, Ventura Fast Food • $

“Just oreder a Western bacon cheese burger ? ? ? ?My grandfather knew Carl Karcher and my family used to eat at the original CARL'S in Anaheim, every location besides that one is a JR. There's a Lil fun fact for you ? ?”

3.2 Average43 Reviews
Jack In The Box 2352 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Fast Food • $

“Taco.. Ya Baby”

3.3 Good62 Reviews
Del Taco 4393 E Main St, Ventura Fast Food • $

“Guys , for fast food mexican food this is the place to be .. they also have value menu. So ther is something for everyone..good food for your soul...God bless you all”

3.1 Average57 Reviews
Jack In The Box 2115 S Victoria Ave, Ventura Fast Food • $

“Love going to jack in the box Great food and drinks and always amazing beautiful girls”

2.8 Average62 Reviews
McDonald's 4110 E Main St, Ventura Fast Food • $

“It seems as though going through the drive thru is no longer an option at any fast food establishment. Your order will undoubtedly be wrong and cold. Dining in isn't a good experience, but it's the only way to ensure some degree of food quality. Shameful ”

2.4 Poor76 Reviews
McDonald's 5980 Telegraph Rd, Ventura Fast Food • $

“Best McDonalds in Ventura County. All other McDonalds are inferior to this location.Vegetarian options: Just eat meat guys come on what’s wrong with youParking: Big shopping center parking lotKid-friendliness: They allow kids in this location”

2.4 Poor84 Reviews

“Great food the Bangers and mashers were delicious!!”

4.5 Superb84 Reviews
Peirano's 204 E Main St, Ventura Italian • $$

“☕️?Peirano's has the BEST Espresso Martini in town! Strong, smooth & better than dessert, IMO.Lovely heated patio for large parties or for two. Fresh food, homemade vibe, and restaurant quality. Drinks were amazing all around. It gets packed here even on a Thursday night, so you know it's good!!! No pictures because I was having too much fun!”

4.5 Superb80 Reviews
Lucky Sushi & Ramen 2409 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura Sushi • $$

“Great sushi. Everything we had was delicious.The restaurant is next door to Vons at Ventura Keys and easy to dismiss, but it's a hidden gem.Not open late so go early.Saw many local Asians using the restaurant so that's always a good sign.Kid-friendliness: Lots of kids when we visited.”

4.5 Superb77 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

“Decided to try something new and very happy we found this place! Very clean and nice area for people to enjoy and hangout. We got the California poppy and dawn patrol, both very good smoothies and super tasty. 10-11 dollars for a smoothie is pretty steep but with all the ingredients in them and from a business perspective the price makes sense. Will definitely come again, the staff was also very nice and knowledgeable about the products they are selling. Two thumbs up”

5 Superb42 Reviews
Mister Softee 7770 Telegraph Rd, Ventura Ice Cream Shop • $

“I love Mr. Softee from back in New Jersey and this one in Camarillo does not disappoint!! Great flavor and lovely service!”

4.7 Superb76 Reviews

“Perfect place for sweets !! Counter person recommended a few things for my co workers very kind . Everything is cute and clean . We will be back during the holidays for there decorative chocolates”

5 Superb32 Reviews
Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust 394 E Main St, Ventura Cocktail Bar • $$$

“Watch a Mixologist create a drink of your choice and savor the flavor or order your usual. I tried one of the grilled vegan sandwiches. The Game Changer, I believe, is the name of it. It was delicious! Chill vibe even when busy.”

4.6 Superb80 Reviews
Fluid State Beer Garden 692 E Main St, Ventura Beer Gardens • $$

“Hands-down, the greatest pepperoni pizza you can ever have. Full bar, great beer selection, great outdoor seating, what else can you ask for?”

4.5 Superb129 Reviews
Coastal Cone & Parlor 1583 Spinnaker Dr #104, Ventura Ice Cream Shop • $

“This ice cream place is a must! We stopped twice on our trip. Plenty of options and delicious. Thank you to the amazing staff who took care of our huge group of middles school kids. The service was so fast! I can't wait to return when I'm on vacation.”

4.5 Superb129 Reviews
Topa Topa Brewing Co. 4880 Colt St, Ventura Brewery • $

“I’m ashamed to admit it, but I JUST discovered this location. Out of all 4 (5 now they I know about this, are there more?), this one is by far my favorite. I came middle of the day on a Wednesday, so it wasn’t crowded at all. I loved the massive outdoor space. Seems like it would go off regularly when they have live events.”

4.8 Superb45 Reviews
Crave Gelato Kofi Bar 947 Schooner Dr Suite 105, Ventura Coffee Shops • $

“Excellent Coffee and Pastries. I highly recommend the Focaccia Bread.”

4.7 Superb55 Reviews
Taqueria Cuernavaca 1117 N Ventura Ave, Ventura Mexican • $

“We had chicken mole enchiladas which were fantastic! The carne asada street tacos were also excellent as was the pozole and horchata. We’ll definitely be going back!”

4.6 Superb74 Reviews
DV'S Mexican Grill 3845 Telegraph Rd, Ventura Mexican • $

“Oh! I love DV's! Go for Taco Tuesdays! I love their Bean & Cheese burritos. Don't ask me why. Nostalgia? Dreams of childhood? Perhaps. But they are really really good. I've been here about seven or eight times each time I try some thing new all of the food here is really great and I highly recommend coming in. They have a big restaurant and their food is delicious and it's great for parties too. They have a large menu and it is really great to eat here. It's nice. It's quiet and it's clean, very roomy. It's so much better quality food than the restaurant that used to be here. Check them out.”

4.6 Superb74 Reviews

“I love the flavor combinations. We had honey and lavender for one scoop and brown sugar and banana for another. It tastes like homemade ice cream. Sooo good! The staff was super nice. We will come here again. It's one of my favorite new places.”

4.6 Superb73 Reviews
Leashless Brewing 585 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Brewery • $$

“Great brews , food , and music”

4.7 Superb52 Reviews

“The staff was friendly. I had the brownie batter cookie that tasted like a brownie with milk on the side. It was delicious! I would definitely order it again if it comes back on the menu.”

4.5 Superb107 Reviews
The Cave 4435 McGrath St UNIT 301, Ventura Wine Bar • $$$

“This unassuming building held quite a surprise with the cool, cavelike interior and adjacent wine shop. Went with a couple friends and enjoyed nice conversation with the husband and wife owners, and scored a great table on a Saturday night with no advance reservations. We enjoyed an excellent bottle of wine that our friendly server Sarah recommended based on our preference of a full body red. We shared their Cave Salad and mushroom pizza, which were both delicious (and we would order again), although they have a surprisingly varied menu. I look forward to my next visit!”

4.6 Superb69 Reviews

“The chili cheeseburger is amazing - in fact, I've now ordered it on two different occasions because I enjoyed it so much. My husband got one of the hot dogs but after trying my burger, he ended up ordering a chili cheeseburger, too, the second time we visited. The beer was good, the servers are friendly and attentive, and we'll likely be back soon. I don't know where else I'd get a phenomenal brisket like this.”

4.6 Superb69 Reviews
Ruff house bbq 1888 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Barbeque • $$

“Enter via Playhouse!! Just moved to 93001 and dying to find best ribs/brisket/TriTip. Found the joint right here. Add the “Brisket Beans” for total meal. Yum.Parking: Go just past Music House on right. Unmarked”

4.9 Superb27 Reviews
Finney's Crafthouse - Ventura 494 E Main St, Ventura New American • $$

“Great menu… better bar! Awesome environment”

4.4 Superb131 Reviews
Koba Sushi 2026 E Main St, Ventura Sushi • $$$

“In my top 3 sushi places in ventura (Seaward sushi, Banzai Marina, and now Koba sushi). This restaurant is a smaller place that is cozy and inviting. It's a more traditional sushi restaurant that serves the freshest sushi! The staff was very nice and friendly. The place was spotless and pleasant to be in. And the food was delicious! It is pricey bit worth it. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants quality sushi (and sake)!”

4.8 Superb32 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Topa Topa Brewing Co. 104 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Brewery • $$

“Best place for a cold beer in all of downtown.Topa Topa has it all. Great brews, great people and great atmosphere.Come for one or come for a few. It’s always a good time here. If you know, you know.”

4.7 Superb37 Reviews
In-N-Out Burger 2070 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura Hamburger • $

“Made to order and always hot! fFreindly and helpful staff.”

4.2 Good155 Reviews
Arby's 4724 Telephone Rd Suite 1, Ventura Fast Food • $

“Hey... what can I say? We no longer have an Arby's where I live, so I stop when traveling through Ventura and bring home enough regulars and sliders for several Arby's fanatics in my family. We love 'em!”

4.1 Good54 Reviews
Presto Pasta 5722 Telephone Rd, Ventura Italian • $

“We had chicken in marinara sauce with veggies, alfredo sauce on fettuccine, garlic bread, Caesar salad and garden salad. Everything was great. Clean and friendly place.”

4 Good66 Reviews
Wienerschnitzel 2172 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura Hot Dogs • $

“The country breakfast is a good choice for a quick breakfast bit on the goParking: There is plenty of free parking if u chosen to dine inKid-friendliness: Owner is super nice always offers kid size ice creamAnytime i dine in with the kids”

3.9 Good58 Reviews
Carl’s Jr. 1745 S Victoria Ave, Ventura Fast Food • $

“As far as "fast" food goes, this is my preferred spot, but the cost is getting ridiculous. Well beyond the price I'm willing to pay anymore. I can go to a sit down get served at a table restaurant for not much more.”

3.8 Good46 Reviews
Nick The Greek 440 E Main St, Ventura Greek • $

“Everything, Great Staff <3”

3.8 Good91 Reviews

“Went in on May 6 to the Ventura location and had one of the best burgers I’ve ever had at a Tommy’s. I don’t know her name but I saw a young tall white girl cooking, she takes pride in her work! Thank you! Best Tommy burger ever.”

3.8 Good94 Reviews
Taco Bell 7880 Telegraph Rd Suite F, Ventura Tex-Mex • $

“Just had a tasty family meal with standard Mexican entrees.Kid-friendliness: Lots of seating area for families.Parking: Parking can be tight if you want to be close to the door.Wheelchair accessibility: Standard ramps where needed”

3.4 Good24 Reviews
Carl’s Jr. 2427 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Fast Food • $

“Great service, went in there with a friend and had a great experience. The staff was extremely friendly super nice I didn't get their names but I was there in 11/10/23 at 9:40 pm, it was a women and a young man! I don't experience this with many fast food spots but this one was great! The food was ready super quick, nice and hot! Overall the staff made it a 10/10 will be coming back!”

3.6 Good49 Reviews
El Pollo Loco 1722 S Victoria Ave Suite A, Ventura Mexican • $

“muy delicioso, excelente sabor”

3.5 Good71 Reviews
Jimmy John's 1780 S Victoria Ave Ste. C, Ventura Sandwich Shop • $

“Simple , fresh ingredients make for a delicious meal every time. Try their pickles or a lunch box ! � #freesmells”

2.9 Average21 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 1321 Eastman Ave, Ventura Fast Food • $

“Dining at Chick-fil-A is always a pleasure. The food is reliably tasty. The service is prime - it's rare to feel truly appreciated as a customer, but they excel in that here.”

3.5 Good86 Reviews
Wendy's 2662 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Fast Food • $

“The apple pecan salad is the best in the city. Pomegranate Vinaigrette dressing is fabulous. Great music and excellent service in the dining, bring your dancing shoes.”

3.3 Good46 Reviews
Taco Bell 2250 E Main St, Ventura Fast Food • $

“We are from Arizona as most know I seem to think the food is better here than there definitely the Pepsi taste a lot better than home ...Can never go wrong with Taco Bell”

3.2 Average50 Reviews
Topa Topa Brewing Co. 104 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura Brewery • $$

“Best place for a cold beer in all of downtown.Topa Topa has it all. Great brews, great people and great atmosphere.Come for one or come for a few. It’s always a good time here. If you know, you know.”

4.7 Superb37 Reviews
Eggs N Things 4020 E Main St # B72, Ventura Breakfast • $$

“I was on my way to solvang for vacation and made a stop for breakfast. I came here around 10:30am on a Sunday and only had to wait 5 minutes for a table. Our waitress came by and took our order and the food came out quickly and hot! They have a ton of booths and tables inside but it does get busy. Our food was great! The breakfast burrito had sausage, egg, cheese and potato with sour cream and salsa on the side. It was so hot and tasted fresh. The Swedish pancakes are always amazing and delicious! I'm sad there isn't a location closer but if I'm headed this way I'll be back!”

4.5 Superb66 Reviews
The Sushi House Ventura 1127 S Seaward Ave, Ventura Sushi • $$

“Hole in a wall here and worth a second visit.The oysters were delicious but 1 was not cleaned and prepared right since I got lots of grit from shell and it was still attached to it too.The sushi was delicious but not executed properly as it varied in rice quantity on roll. You can see difference in size of rolls.Love the customer service they are very attentive.Kid-friendliness: Cute bento boxes for the little one's”

4.5 Superb62 Reviews

Cheap Eats

“We stopped by at 9:30 on a Tuesday. We got al pastor and Asada. The pastor was the best, super tender and flavorful. The guys were very nice and friendly. Definitely recommend theyre there every night 6-12am”

4.9 Superb41 Reviews
Royal Bakery 4726 Telephone Rd, Ventura Bakery • $

“Came here to pick up pastries for a work meeting. Read reviews on Yelp and decided to try it. The employees were very friendly and helped me pick out some of the favorites. The place has great outdoor seating and also indoor. One of the fav cookies was the Spotted Cow. I got a few of those and some Easter egg cookies. Everyone loved them. I also snagged me a blueberry scone. It was soft and flaky but it lacked the flavor I was expecting. There were many other pastries to choose from. They also serve food. They had some great looking sandwiches that I would love to go back and try.”

4.6 Superb74 Reviews
B&J Drive - In 1323 Los Angeles Ave, Ventura Hamburger • $

“So, I swung by B & J Drive-In for a quick lunch, and let me tell you, it was quite the experience! Picture this: a charming little diner with a classic drive-up setup. You order at the window, grab your number, and voila, food's on its way.First impressions? Clean as a whistle. Not a speck of trash in sight, and the staff? Super friendly and helpful. They even helped me navigate their menu with ease.Now, onto the grub. Oh boy, where do I start? They've got everything from juicy cheeseburgers to mouthwatering hot wings. I opted for the Asada burrito, and let me warn you, it's massive! Flavor-packed and oh-so-satisfying. My brother went for the corn burritos, and he couldn't stop raving about them. Fresh and homemade vibes all the way.But wait, there's more! My nephew tackled their colossal cheeseburger like a champ. Two patties, onion rings, cheese, bacon...you name it, it's on there. And trust me, it's as ginormous as it sounds.All in all, B & J Drive-In gets a big thumbs up from me. Quick service, delicious food, and that cozy diner vibe make it a winner in my book.”

4.6 Superb68 Reviews
Taco Mendoza 6336 Bristol Rd, Ventura Mexican • $

“I was looking for a quick bite to eat and stumbled across this gem. I ordered a carne asada torta and al pastor tacos. The torta was a generous portion and the asada was tasty but my favorite part of the meal was the delicious pastor they cooking up, the meat was tender and juicy and full of flavor. They also have complimentary chips and salsa and other fixings to go with your food. The service was also quick and friendly and the price was great. I’d definitely come back again!”

4.6 Superb64 Reviews

“Great Night with Good people! Food Truck with Great selection and Live music!”

4.8 Superb38 Reviews
Busy Bee Cafe 478 E Main St, Ventura Cafe • $

“The busy bee café is a place to go eat you could eat indoor or outdoor. They wait on you as soon as you get in they are so nice it’s clean services top-of-the-line, and the food is more than top-of-the-line. Great food come in and get it I live in Santa Barbara and I go to eat there each time, I’m there in Ventura.”

4.5 Superb93 Reviews

“Give me all of the burritos please.Convenient stop between Ventura and Ojai if you’re looking for a quick bite to each before or after hitting the trails. Or even on your way to the beach.Dietary restrictions: Beans don’t have lard”

4.6 Superb62 Reviews

“Great food great staff great all around fun place”

4.5 Superb90 Reviews
McConnell's Fine Ice Cream 3241 E Main St, Ventura Ice Cream Shop • $

“Delicious ice creams, lots of flavors, old ice cream shoppe feel.”

4.5 Superb90 Reviews
Pierpont Tacos 1125 S Seaward Ave, Ventura Tacos • $

“These guys really give great customer service, a little hidden gem right by the beach. Gotta try the tacos, gotta try everything... yeshua was great , good vibes for my Saturday, what a delight to have such great service.”

4.5 Superb83 Reviews

“Food is great and best sunsets over the ocean”

4.3 Superb844 Reviews
Sugar Lab Bake Shop 4160 Market St #9, Ventura Bakery • $

“The scones are amazing and they have gluten free options that are fabulous! Please go visit them.”

4.5 Superb79 Reviews

“Brewery is tucked into downtown. Large expansive area inside to sit with a large bar. Very nice inside. Outside was smaller and felt like sitting in the parking lot. The beer we sampled was okay.”

4.7 Superb41 Reviews
Simones Coffee & Tea 2848 Cabrillo Dr, Ventura Coffee Shops • $

“Coffee, scones, service are great”

4.7 Superb41 Reviews
Galloping Hen 305 S Borchard Dr, Ventura Breakfast • $

“Great service and food , family friendly”

4.5 Superb77 Reviews
Snapper Jacks Taco Shack 533 E Main St, Ventura Mexican • $$

“Food is reliably delicious, with good portions, and moderate prices. We eat there regularly, and sit outside with the dogs, sipping our Pacificos and watching the human panorama spool by!”

4.6 Superb42 Reviews
Rice By Mama 2 583 E Main St, Ventura Gluten-Free • $$

“Great food good customer service nice ambiance”

4.5 Superb57 Reviews
Banzai Marina 120 S California St, Ventura Japanese • $$

“This place was amazing! The sushi was super fresh and tasty!! The service was excellent and they really pay attention to details! Would highly recommend giving this place a shot especially if you like more of an upper scale experience.”

4.6 Superb41 Reviews
Boatyard Pub 1583 Spinnaker Dr Suite 109, Ventura Seafood • $$

“Great service and great food.”

4.4 Superb85 Reviews
Poseidon Brewing Company 5777 Olivas Park Dr Unit S, Ventura Brewery • $$

“Went for the blood orange ale which I had sampled at pier under the stars benefit. Best amber ale I have ever tasted!!!Very pricey though for take out cans. $22.85 for a four pack.”

4.6 Superb39 Reviews
Casa Bella 391 E Main St, Ventura Steak House • $$$

“If you ever want to have an excellent meal that will leave you feeling satisfied, this is the place. Each of their course selection leaves you wanting to come back to try the next one. You cannot make a bad choice. They bring you each course separately, it allows you to cleanse your palette and prepare for the next sensuous parade of flavors each complementing the other. The prime steaks are cooked to perfection. The flavor is a delicious grilled beefy flavor that makes your mouth smile with delight and your throat release a quiet...mmmmmm.... The staff is both friendly and professional. The complete the ambience of this gem. Sunday brunch will give your weekend the perfect outing. Both the indoor and outdoor dining provide a great experience. This is a great date night place to go before seeing a movie down the street.”

4.3 Superb160 Reviews

“This was my first visit to Deep Sea wines. They have two tasting flights: an all red flight for $26 and a mixed flight called the Signature Tasting Flight for $20. I decided to try the Signature Tasting Flight which consisted of a 2022 "The Seahorse" Sauvignon Blanc, 2022 "The Seaturtle" Chardonnay, 2022 "The Seastar" Rose, 2021 "The Helmet" Pinot Noir, and 2021 "The Duel" Red Blend. They also offer food, ranging from a cheese plate ($18), three pizza options, two desserts. I didn't have any food during my tastings but some other customers ordered while I was there and the pizzas looked really tasty. Definitely might give them a chance the next time I stop by. I enjoyed all the wines I had that day but I ended up taking The Seahorse Sauvignon Blanc home. They also were kind enough to let me try the Conway Pinot Noir which was different from the Helmet Pinot that was part of the Signature Flight. I love when I'm able to do a side-by-side comparison of two wines - it often helps me decide what I'm going to purchase. Even though I preferred the Helmet Pinot more than the Conway (although both were really good), I was in a Sauvignon Blanc mood so I decided to take that home. The tasting room was spacious with comfy couches, bar seating and even an outdoor patio. With the location being at Ventura Harbor Village, there wasn't really a bad seat in the house as you're able to look out at the boats and water while you taste. As for parking, when I arrived at about 10:30 am that morning (the tasting room doesn't open until 11am) there were plenty of spaces. But other customers that came in after me commented how it was hard to find parking as there was an event happening that day, so the lot was very full. Stephanie and Jessica poured my wines for me and they were great! Answered all my questions, were prompt when I was ready for my next pour and were super pleasant. Even when they got very busy towards the end of my tasting, they still made sure I was taken care of. Would definitely recommend it.”

4.5 Superb47 Reviews
Rocks & Drams 14 S California St, Ventura Bar • $$

“Fantastic drinks! Great location!”

4.2 Good65 Reviews

“So good! Flavors are amazing! Staff is awesome! Great atmosphere !”

4.4 Superb61 Reviews
Strange Beast 394 E Main St #B, Ventura Cocktail Bar • $$

“Super cool little place that we have been wanting to check out! I tried the sidecar specialty cocktail they had on their menu and I loved it! My hubby ordered an old fashion and he loved it! We got a few of the hand rolls to try. My fave was the spicy tuna hand roll but they were all tasty. We ordered the wings too. They were spicy but yummy. This place is great for drinks and a couple of finger foods imo. I didn’t have the urge to try their main entrees not sure why. Might come back and I’ll update.”

4.3 Superb78 Reviews
Ó-Sabi Restaurant 5795 Walker St, Ventura Japanese • $$

“Great teppanyaki food and entertaining chef performance!”

4.3 Superb77 Reviews
Model Citizen 70 S Oak St, Ventura American • $$$

“I got into town and wanted somewhere with a nice ambiance, cute drinks, and good food. Well, I got all of those with an added bonus of wonderful service! I had the pleasure of meeting Evyn and Carly while sitting at the bar top. We shared laughs and stories while they recommended activities for my stay in Ventura. All of the staff seemed very kind and happy to be there. I felt comfortable the whole time and will absolutely be returning the next time I'm in town! Thank you again, Evyn and Carly :)”

4.3 Superb72 Reviews
Aloha Steakhouse 364 S California St, Ventura Steak House • $$

“Great food and all the staff’s are friendly”

4.2 Good201 Reviews
Cronies Sports Grill 2855 Johnson Dr, Ventura Sports Bar • $$

“What can you say about this place? There is no better Sports Restaurant around. Great food, people, and sports.”

4.3 Superb60 Reviews
Brophy Bros. 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura Seafood • $$

“Good food at excellent location on Ventura Pier. Had great collection of sea food and go up stairs for excellent beer. Totally recommend it. Additionally you get free parking at the pier.”

4.2 Good140 Reviews

“I love going to this place. I was new to the area and I felt right at home. They have live bands some days and DJ’s the other ones. The staff members are great. The bouncers keep an eye to make sure it’s not too rowdy or any escalations of fights.”

4.4 Superb29 Reviews
Capriccio 298 E Main St, Ventura Italian • $$

“BEST chicken Marsala i have EVER had. It's even better than my own. Its amazing, I'll never go through the hassel of making it myself again, I'll just buy there's, it's that good.”

4.2 Good103 Reviews