California, United States Food Guide: 10 Seafood food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ventura

November 7, 2019 Natalie Tallman

Find out what Seafood restaurants to try in Ventura. Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. European explorers encountered a Chumash village, referred to as Shisholop, in Ventura while traveling along the Pacific coast. The eponymous Mission San Buenaventura was founded nearby in 1782 where it benefitted from the water of the Ventura River. The town grew around the mission compound and incorporated in 1866. The development of nearby oil fields in the 1920s and the age of automobile travel created a major real estate boom during which many designated landmark buildings were constructed. The mission and these buildings are at the center of a downtown that has become a cultural, retail, and residential district and visitor destination.
Things to do in Ventura

10. Ventura Crab N Spice

4732 Telephone Rd Ste 5B, Ventura, CA 93003-5252 Seafood Dinner, Lunch Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating +1 805-535-4363 http://Venturacrabnspice.com
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4 based on 20 reviews

Ventura Crab N Spice

Reviewed By Kevin C

So we were lookng to use our AXXESS card and found CRAB n SPICE. it is located in a strip mall next to The Habit burger restaurant. I chose dungeness crab, spice was recommended "crab n spice and lemon garlic" Highly recommended. I increased my order with sweet potato fries and a sausage upgrade. NO complaints at all. Food delivered to your table in a steaming plastic bag. Everything in the bag is covered in your seasonings. This is the messiest i have ever gotten eating crab and absolutely the most fun. Tvs all over the restaurant whatever game you are looking for good chance they can get it for you. recommendation the bag has a lot of oil in the bottom, the seasoning clumps up. drain out the oil then you have nice amount of seasoning to eat your crab with. No butter served, No butter needed. I cant wait to go back. They have a happy hour 4-6 Mon thru Thur. I was there on a Friday night 6 pm. it was busy short wait. Excellent

9. The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood

1583 Spinnaker Dr Ste 101, Ventura, CA 93001-4382 Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar [email protected] +1 805-650-5350 http://www.thegreekventura.com
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3 based on 228 reviews

The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood

On the water's edge in beautiful Ventura Harbor, The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood offers a family owned and operated "dining experience" rather than just a meal. As close to the Mediterranean you might find in the states, many liken it to stepping

Reviewed By lovetotravelTarzana

Our party of three decided to dine here for an early dinner on a Saturday. We settled on the Greek salad with chicken and avocado, avgolemono soup, and chicken kabobs with rice and grilled squash, red onion, and broccoli. The wait staff were very nice and took care of our orders in a timely manner. Fresh hot bread and butter were brought out, along with our drinks. The food arrived and was nicely presented. The chicken, though cooked to perfection, lacked flavor (no lemon, parsley, salt, garlic - nothing). I was quite surprised. Everything else, however, was delicious. The traditional Greek salad was large and contained a generous portion of perfect avocado and smooth, tasty feta, some of the best I've tried. The view of the harbor and walkers/dog walkers was a plus. I'll gladly return and try other dishes.

8. Eric Ericsson's Fish Co

668 Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2834 Seafood, American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Waterfront +1 805-643-4783 http://www.beachhousefish.com
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4 based on 277 reviews

Eric Ericsson's Fish Co

Reviewed By burtfp

As the title suggest I’m not sure about this place - the clam chowder was ok but my friends had some comments about their orders.It’s not really a welcoming atmosphere with some strange seating and an off-hand reception person but maybe it was just a busy Sunday?I think I’ll try somewhere else next time for a fish place and then compare. Maybe this is the best in Ventura - I’m just not sure!

7. Shoals Restaurant at The Cliff House Inn

6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704 American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar, Waterfront [email protected] +1 805-684-0025 http://www.cliffhouseinn.com/shoals.htm
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4 based on 158 reviews

Shoals Restaurant at The Cliff House Inn

Reviewed By joeytd

When family comes out west to visit it's always nice to take them to a classic Californian scene and a establishment with an excellent culinary spread makes it a win win. The Shoals at the Cliffhouse delivers all this and more. We've been going here now for special occasions going on 7 years now and never fails to impress.

6. Rumfish y Vino

34 N Palm St Ste 300, Ventura, CA 93001-2600 Seafood, Caribbean Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout +1 805-667-9288 http://www.rumfishyvinoventura.com
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4 based on 77 reviews

Rumfish y Vino

Reviewed By Mark H

Visiting local friends, they took us to their favorite restaurant, Rumfish y Vino. The pluses include wonderful food, gorgeous outdoor dining, excellent service, and we were able to bring their sweet golden retriever. Although there are main courses, we decided to go with small plates and share them tapas style to experience a wide range of flavors. The stars were the conch fritters (have not had these since I was in Belize years ago), a special tritip flat bread, ceviche, and pork tacos. A good wine list allows a range of choices. We choose the Jordan Chardonnay that paired well with our selections. Outstanding evening!

5. Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

1559 Spinnaker Dr Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301 American, Bar, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 805-639-0865 http://www.brophybros.com
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4 based on 748 reviews

We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfro

Reviewed By Taichionthebeach

Had eaten at its counterpart in Santa Barbara but our dinner in Ventura ranged from fair to fair, whether the clam appetizer, the calamari, the. pasta, etc. Nothing was bad, nothing memorable. Perhaps the crowd overcame the chef for this visit.

4. Aloha Steakhouse

364 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2824 American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Waterfront [email protected] +1 805-652-1799 http://www.alohasteakhouse.com/
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4 based on 424 reviews

Aloha Steakhouse

Reviewed By travelforgrownups

Tasty steakhouse on the Ventura pier. Upscale dining offering prime rib and steaks including a rare and blue, baseball filet, and peppercorn and mushroom sirloins. Ahi salad included a nice portion or rare ahi. Wedge salad dressed with the perfect amount of bacon, red tomatoes, and chunky blue cheese dressing. Booths and tables as well as seating for large parties available. Jacket potatoes were delicious with flaky with salt crusted skin. Perfect for special celebrations.

3. Andria's Seafood Restaurant

1449 Spinnaker Dr Ste A, Ventura, CA 93001-4355 American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 805-654-0546 http://www.andriasseafood.com/
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4 based on 604 reviews

Andria's Seafood Restaurant

We bring the freshest and best seafood available in the world to your table! Known and loved for our hand battered fresh fish & chips, homemade clam chowder, views of the lively Ventura Harbor & voted year after year as the #1 fresh seafood market in Vent

Reviewed By david s

Totally enjoyed lunch at this dockside restaurant. Have had fish and chips in countless places - my favorites were always somewhere in the U.K., until now. Unusual character at the next table recommended the “shmee”. Couldn’t figure out what that was, and he was a bit bizarre anyway, so went with the “original” fish - and loved it. Will go back whenever we’re next in Ventura,Hello David,How lovely to read your thoughts and review! Thank you kindly!I look forward to seeing you in again on your next visit to Ventura!:)Andria

The 10 Best Things to Do in Ventura, United States

2. Spencer Makenzie's Fish

806 E Thompson Blvd Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001-2918 American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront [email protected] +1 805-643-8226 http://www.smfishco.com/
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4 based on 473 reviews

Spencer Makenzie's Fish

Voted best fish taco in the county.

Reviewed By travelforgrownups

Tasty tacos in a casual restaurant. Shrimp or fish, breaded or broiled with good tortillas and speciality sauces. Perfect for family and friends. Also enjoyed the street tacos. Offers a bar, indoor booth, and outdoor seating. We went back the next day for another round.

Most Popular Restaurants in Ventura

1. Lure Fish House

60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802 American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 805-567-4400 http://www.lurefishhouse.com
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4 based on 1440 reviews

Lure Fish House

Free Lure Fish House ONLY parking on 2nd flr of parking structure located directly behind our restaurant. Private dining room and patio seating. Happy Hour Sunday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm and Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Lure Fish House was created with the goa

Reviewed By Phyl145

We love to have dinner at Lure. They have three locations all north of Los Angeles. No reservations for small parties but during the week the wait isn’t bad. Great clam chowder and all the fish dishes are wonderful. Reasonable prices, outstanding service, and great decor.

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