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515 West El Roblar, Ojai, CA
(805) 640-7388
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quite a Delicious Surprise

Truth be told, we were headed to another establishment only to find out they are closed on Mondays. A quick search on Trip Advisor led us to Papa Lennon's. You can dine indoors at rustic wooden tables or outdoors on a mostly shady patio. We chose a nice seat by the window indoors. You order at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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271 reviews 271 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Truth be told, we were headed to another establishment only to find out they are closed on Mondays. A quick search on Trip Advisor led us to Papa Lennon's. You can dine indoors at rustic wooden tables or outdoors on a mostly shady patio. We chose a nice seat by the window indoors. You order at a counter and the... More 

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Santa Barbara, Carpinteria
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I would say and go out of my comfort zone, this is one of the best pizza places ( and I have been to Italy). The first time we went there my husband ordered pizza, and I ordered the caprese. The caprese was really good, but we ordered Papa Lennons fries and it overwhelm the caprese. I regretted not ordering... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This sweet place has everything one wants in going out to a restaurant. The food was fantastic, especially the beatnik salad. The music was classical, some local art on the walls and just pleasant with local people coming and going. There is an outside patio and you order and pay at the counter. This works well because you never are... More 

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Pasadena, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We found this place by accident. We go there for lunch almost every time we are in Ojai for the weekend. Their pizza is great and the salads are good too. The patio has a fountain and the atmosphere is peaceful. I think you will have a good lunch if you go to Papa Lennon's.

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Surprise, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Stopped for lunch and was pleasantly surprised....got name off Google Maps and it's charming. Food was yummy although marinara sauce very spicy.....reminscent of mountain towns in CO.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A lovely little local place, with fantastic food and a beautiful staff ... nice people. Chicken panini was excellent, and the fettuccine alfredo w/chicken was sublime.

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Ojai, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Papa Lennon's is a absolute gem! It's a perfect neighborhood restaurant, casual, quirky and with a very nice staff of locals. But the food is truly exceptional, I have sent many, MANY guests to Papa Lennon's and everyone has absolutely adored it. The tomatoes and salads are fresh and flavorful, nothing corporate here! All fresh and savory. My favorite is... More 

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Food was good, service was decent, but the final bill astounded us! Three people, pizza, salad, a bottle of wine, a beer and a lemonade, dessert, tax and a small tip... $150.00. OMG!!! If we return, it will be pizza only, and take-out so we can drink our wine at home. Good food, but certainly not worth the price. We... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My new favorite restaurant in Ojai. We ride the Ojai bike path monthly and always go out to breakfast or lunch. Found this place while searching for a new restaurant on Tripadvisor. Couldn't have picked a better place. Ordered a pizza, soup and garlic fries to share. Everything was great, The best part was the serine atmosphere of the outside... More 

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Ojai, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The salads, pizzas and sandwiches are exceptional for the price. And the courtyard setting is delightful. Plenty of room for kids and pets. And the music is delightful. While usually its a solo singer/guitar player singing songs from the 60's and 70's, I was blessed to be there when these descendants of the Lennon Sisters had an extended family reunion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 West El Roblar, Ojai, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: (805) 640-7388
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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