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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 384 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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Ventura, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

In the last 4 days we've eaten at Lure three times. Once of lunch and twice for Happy Hour. Thankfully, it's within walking distance of our home because it will be our go to place from now on. As a meal we both always have the almond crusted trout...large portion, great tasting and at a fair price. Happy Hour at... More

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Huntington Beach, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great restaurant in Ventura. We got there early to avoid the crowds, but the crowds were already there for the excellent Happy Hour. We caught the end of that with wine and oysters, then moved on to the main courses. Our friendly, helpful waitress, Allison, guided us to delicious choices on the very complete menu. The fish... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I had an excellent meal here one night--Canadian oysters on the half-shell, and grilled ono. Plus, some lovely Santa Barbara County chardonnay. If I have a complaint, it's that the place is too good, which makes it too popular, which makes it too noisy and a bit too busy in the service department. Maybe the best bet is to go... More

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Ventura, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Happy hour food is so awesome never get to the full plate meals. Gonna have to make it an after hours trip for some great Sand Dabs.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I am sure this place has great hot meals, but we just cannot get beyond the fantastic Happy Hour deal on fresh, local oysters! Oh yes there are other things on the Happy Hour Menu, and we did have some fabulous Bloody Marys to wash those sweet puppies down our throats. But two visits, and we still just stick with... More

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Monrovia, California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We've been to the Lure Camarillo restaurant many times when visiting Camarillo relatives. And have written nice Tripadvisor reviews about excellent meals and service there. Alas, we finally fixed and sold our house in Camarillo, as our relatives moved up to Monterey, so we won't be making that trip anymore. So on the way back from visiting the Monterrey area... More

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Redlands, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

great food, knowledgeable staff, good prices and enjoyed the local micro brewery selections. parking can be a pain in evening but it was worth strolling thru old Ventura and window shopping on our way to dinner

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Simi Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Just off the Freeway this is a nice addition to the Ventura Restaurant scene. The place is large but fills up fast. They will take your cell number and notify you when your table is ready. We were quoted a 60 min wait and ended up being called after about 45 min. Service was prompt, professional, and unobtrusive. Our party... More

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Ventura, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place has very good food...thus, has become very "trendy." Getting a good seating position...may be a challenge, especially on weekends.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We rate here 4 times in the last week and loved. The oysters are perfect and very fresh. Tell them size and taste you want and the oyster man hits it right every time. Grilled artichoke is delicious as are the fish dishes. Wine list is extensive with good wine at reasonable prices - not the same old cheap labels.... More

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