Best Seafood in Ventura

Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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(805) 648-1422
Price range: Under $10


Monday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Rating: 4.7
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 9.0

Wow this restaurant is so tasty. The food is some of the best I have had from a breakfast place. The staff is wonderful and the restaurant is clean. They provide free mini cupcakes as the end of your meal. It is pricey but well worth it. The parking situation is a bit odd as the have a lot across the street.
Who in their right mind wouldn't give this place a 5 star rating. Yes, the wait is long. Who cares? The kitchen staff must work overtime, because the tables turn over amazingly quick. Food is HANDS DOWN delicious. I've only ordered two things on the menu that didn't totally satisfy.
Favorite place to come for breakfast and lunch. The blueberry corn muffin is always a must tho!! Today we shared the Nouveau Garden omelette and the Breakfast Sandwich. Tried the hash browns and the (amazing) ah gratin potatoes. Everything was great as usual. When I'm doing lunch I am obsessed with the Cobb Salad!
Truly a one of a kind dinning experience, with culinary creations that are second to none. Have yet to order anything there that was even "Mediocre". Owner is very personable and involved with customers, would give this higher than 5 stars if I could!
Beautiful venue, locally owned. We especially love to sit outside on the patio where the fountain is. Everything I have ever eaten there is great. Nice place to bring visitors. Just go. You won't be disappointed. Park along the street or there is another lot across Telegraph Rd.

Spencer Makenzie's

806 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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(805) 643-8226
Price range: $11-30


Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 9.0

You know what? We went to this joint today for the first time in several years, and it was great! They've increased the kitchen size, so the food was out surprisingly fast (this was July 4 and crowded). Everyone who worked there was super polite and attentive, definitely above and beyond what you'd expect at a casual place. We all came away very impressed -- great job on all counts.
This is a fantastic joint. Had such a great dinner. Our waitress was extremly friendly and super helpful. Food came lightning fast (not an exaggeration). The fish taco and fish burrito were absolutely delicious. Everything was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.
Amazing! Amy met us at the counter and when we told her it was our first time there she made the best recommendations. The fish tacos, grilled and fried, are a must! The sauces there are definitely the "secret sauce" of the place. The spencer sauce is unbelievable. My favorite sauce is pictured below. The atmosphere and the food was really great! I'll be back...probably next weekend :)
Everything about this place is perfect....the food, the service, the atmosphere. I only have but ONE simple request, dear owners: Would you please, please, please put some blinds in your windows? There are certain times of the evening where the glare from the sun is PAINFULLY blinding for us patrons. Hard to see, hard to relax and enjoy the wonderful food you serve. I would love to eat my tacos or chowder without squinting. Dining should NOT hurt.
Great tasting fish tacos/burritos and very filling for the price. Have eaten there 3 times. Haven't had a chance to try their beers with a meal because I've always been passing through but I'd love to if ever staying in Ventura.

The Jolly Oyster Ventura

911 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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(805) 798-4944
Price range: Under $10


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Rating: 4.8
Rating: 4.5

Yummy oysters, lots of seating but it wasn't busy this day. Parking is super easy, $10.
Food is great. Always a great time.
Milk-shake are good. Food is easy to order. Once in a while it is a fine dinner when you are on the Go....
More than just oysters. Amazing vibe and right on the beach.
Eh...oysters on the half shell were good a fan of plain ole cocktail sauce so i wasnt surprised when i didnt quite like the taste of the homemade sauces. Price was decent. $12.90 for a 1/2 doz

El Jarocho

819 N Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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(805) 652-1856


Monday: 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM


Rating: 4.7
Rating: 4.5

So far one of the best places for REAL MEXICAN FOOD. the owner allways asking if everything is ok. The staff very friendly. I RECOMMEND THIS PLACE100%.
Amazing food! I'm so in love with their mango salsa!
Best ever! Friendly environment, always welcomed with a great big smile .excelent customers service. All the food is delicious.
We in love with the place! Me and my friend go there every weekend and the quality of the food is just superb. The owner always greets us. He is a very friendly person, who works in the kitchen himself.
Best shrimp cocktails in town.

Lure Fish House - Ventura, CA

60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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(805) 567-4400


Monday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5

I went for my birthday and everything was just Amazing. It started with our hostess. She was just so pleasant and sweet. Then, our waiter came and he knew we were in between choices. So, he had us sample a few things to make our choices easier and u know what it sure did. Everything was just wonderful. Enjoyed it so much I'll be there tomorrow with new faces there and hubby. I just know they will All love it like I do!
One of the best places in the area. Good wine and craft beer selections. Great fresh fish properly prepared. Oysters. Great service and atmosphere. Wonderful fresh bread. Appetizers and desserts were all excellent. On the expensive side but top notch with nothing to disappoint. Worth the wait if they are busy.
I was really in between 3 and 4 stars. The place is definitely on the more expensive end of restaurants but they do deliver on their promise, I received a very fresh fish. However, it wasn't seasoned as well as it should have been for a $16 plate, even though those sweet potato fries were killer. That leaves me kind of in the middle. Maybe if you order something else you'll like it, but I don't see myself coming back here often, unless it's for something fancy.
The food is wonderful AND health conscious. Also, the staff are special in regards to their friendliness, attentiveness and even patience. Highly recommend this restaurant - a little price but worth every penny.
One of the best seafood restaurantd I've ever visited. Their menu goes on and on... oyster bar has excellent selections and the price is not too bad at $2-2.50 for oyster ( minimum 6 per dish). I had pan fried oysters- presentation was gorgeous and it was tasty.

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