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Bandits Grill & Bar

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1980 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010-7847
805-445-4742
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great choice

We decided to have lunch here while visiting for our son's wedding. The food was very good. You will not be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Ricky K
via mobile
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Camarillo, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband loves his tri tip and we went here all the time when we lived in Camarillo. I either got the wedge salad or the shrimp on skewers. Friendly. Dark. They used to have peanuts you shelled and threw on the floor. I don't remember that last time we went. We had dinner for 8 and it was great.

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Thank runbarb55
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I frequent Bandits on a regular basis. She loves their prime rib sandwich as the meat is very tasty and especially tender. Consistently good food coupled with a cozy environment and friendly service. An excellent lunch or dinner choice.

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Thank Dmurns
Ventura, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This menu is extensive! They also let you mix and match - for instance, I got my Prime Rib sandwich on garlic bread instead of the normal roll. Also, upgraded to Onion Rings on the side! Our waitress was very friendly and service was impeccable. I thought the place would be loud as it was a Sunday night, but it... More 

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Thank HolleeKW
Camarillo, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Located in Old Town Camarillo this restaurant is a remnant of the past. We had the rib eye steak. It was huge. We shared a dinner. Everything was large, the steak, baked potato and caesar salad, much more than one person could eat. It was excellent, cooked perfectly. The service is great. I would recommend this to anyone who wants... More 

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Thank seasonedtraveler362
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We decided to have lunch here while visiting for our son's wedding. The food was very good. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Ricky K
Ventura, California
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Bandits is definitely a main stay and a choice restaurant to go to when in Camarillo. Atmosphere and staff are charming. One of my favorite choices at Bandits is the BBQ Chicken Salad. There smaller portion is just right.

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Thank mcculloch1501
San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went here on the last night of visiting family friends as it is one of their close-to-home go-to places. The kids loved the Western vibe and that they could toss their peanut shells on the floor. I tend toward gluten-free-ed-ness so I got a turkey burger with cheese, hold the bun. It was great! I think with a bun... More 

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Thank SanFranciscotoLDM
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is known for it's trip tip sandwiches, which are very good. Past that however, I was not impressed. They try to be "fancy California food" when they should just stick to less fancy food to accompany their great tri tip sandwiches. That said, they where crowded and everyone else seemed very happy with their meals.

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Thank BBBuzzell
Clearfield, Utah
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Every time I'm in Camarillo I hit Bandits for lunch. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Love the Tri Tip sandwich.

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Thank Margaret S
Los Angeles
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174 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Have had three meals here and it never got better. I don't understand the appeal. It's not cheap. It can't hold a candle to Wood Ranch which isn't great but the best in the area. Just really really below average bar food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1980 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010-7847
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Camarillo
  • Phone Number: 805-445-4742

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?