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Lure Fish House

60 S. California St, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-567-4400
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Ranked #1 of 383 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Hours: SUN-TUES 11:30am-9:00pm WED-THUR 11:30am-10:00pm FRI-SAT 11:30am-11:00pm We have a Private Dining Room and offer Patio seating overlooking beautiful downtown Ventura! Lure Fish House was created with the goal of providing you with a Top Tier Seafood Experience featuring fresh and sustainable seafood from trusted sources. Our restaurant strives to provide locally caught seafood, organically grown local produce, and wines from local vineyards whenever possible. We also feature a full bar with specialty cocktails, and an oyster bar serving a variety of fresh items that can vary daily. Lure specializes in Mesquite charbroiled seafood while also providing uniquely prepared selections by our chef. We print our menus daily to reflect availability and guarantee freshness. Our primary goal is to provide you, our guest, a fun and exciting seafood experience. So just remember, "if you are looking for a healthy and delicious dish...Eat more fish!"
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California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Must be a favorite with the locals as a Tuesday night, it was packed. Had the scallops on a bed of arugula which was divine!

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Ightham UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ate here twice on our recent visit to Oxnard, which speaks for itself. We also visited their location near the Outlet Malls. If you like fish this is the place to go, a very good varied menu. The quality and portions were superb. The service was good and servers seemed to know their stuff . But ample choices for those... More

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Bonita, CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always ask the server what the fresh fish recommendation is. Fresh Halibut was perfectly cooked and good sides. I have never been disappointed. Plan on making reservation, arriving early or hanging out at the bar.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Upbeat busy seafood restaurant with vibrant bar scene, and some really good seafood. We dined on the seafood platters, which were not the usual deep fried stuff, but rather a fresh sauteed platter of scallops, shrimp, oysters and red snapper. I did have to send back my red snapper as it was overcooked, but second time around it was excellent.... More

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Ventura, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lure is one of the better bets for downtown dining in Ventura. It has a lively bar scene, small outdoor seating area and nicely planned indoor table settings for comfortable dining. The way they have it situated is nice because it allows one to observe & feel a part of the action without the dealing with high decibel blah-blah-blah as... More

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La Quinta, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Vibrant bar scene for socializing, oysters, and small plates. Dining area in back for some privacy and conversation. Calamari appetizer and Sand Dabs entree were both "10"s...

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Hartford, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Local Halibut, Rock Fish, and Tequila Shrimp Pasta were all completely consumed because of the amazing tastes. Everything was extremely fresh. We had a great view looking into the kitchen and it was mesmerizing to watch all the employees preparing the meals. I have never seen a cleaner kitchen than this one. Our waiter was awesome, I wish I got... More

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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat on our way from LA to SF. This place is seriously good. The food, ambience and service are all top drawer. Special thanks to our waiter David who was a real star. Check this place out!

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great seafood! I had the salmon and it was prepared perfectly! Good service. A bit expensive and always a wait, although you can sit at the bar to eat or wait for your table. the best Key Lime Pie I have every had!! I would make a reservation.

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Seattle, WA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I never (ever ever) share negative comments unless it was pretty bad. This experience was more surprising, than really bad. My daughter and I had "pre-back-to-school-shopping" lunch here and were surprised by the slow service and poor taste of the food. The reason we were surprised was we eat here several times a month and have enjoyed it everytime. The... More

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