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Dargans Irish Pub & Restaurant

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593 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2628
805-648-3001
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Today
11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish Comfort

I'm a big fan of Dargan's in Santa Barbara, and to be perfectly honest, I like the Santa Barbara Dargan's a bit better than this one. But the Ventura Dargan's is great, it's comfortable, good menu, properly poured Guiness, and a good location. On a weekend night it can get rowdy (young ladies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Bob B
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Santa Barbara, California
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

This place has the best Fish Sandwich and It came with rice pilaf & salad ! Series I get their mac@cheese instead of rice or potatoes. The atmosphere is always super clean and I can go solo and watch their many TV shows while eating.

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Ventura, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Dargan's in downtown Ventura is one of our favorite places to eat. The fish and chips are outstanding. The harp batter around the Alaskan Cod is light and crunchy. The fish is tasty and mild. The "chips" were excellent - perfectly cooked and lightly salted. I do wish I had gotten the Harp better onion rings as the server said... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I got the reuben and it was one of the best reubens i have had. I also tried the steak sandwich with leek and potato soup and it was just as good!

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I am totally bias on this one...I know these guys, I know them well, I also know that I love their bangers and mash, Their Irish Breakfast, and most of all their Irish Whiskey!!! There are two of these places, the first one, well the first one in the States, that is, is in Santa Barbara, CA and then this... More 

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went in to this place with my daughter to order some steak dinners. The "chef" botched the order not once, but twice. The first time, after he burned the meat almost beyond recognition, he made the excuse that he had "misunderstood" how the steak was to be cooked. The second time, he stated that he had in fact cooked... More 

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Quartz Hill, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Came in with my group for after dinner drinks... My mom ordered a Killian's Red and my dad and I ordered a Murphy's. Our server looked at us like we were speaking Greek. She had never heard of those two beers and said they did not carry them. I pointed out the tin signs of each beer posted on the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I'm a big fan of Dargan's in Santa Barbara, and to be perfectly honest, I like the Santa Barbara Dargan's a bit better than this one. But the Ventura Dargan's is great, it's comfortable, good menu, properly poured Guiness, and a good location. On a weekend night it can get rowdy (young ladies dancing on table tops, spraying beer on... More 

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Moorpark, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My daughter turned me on to this place as a source of draft cider and good food. The filet is outstanding, the salads are very fresh, but the fries are so-so. Much better food than I was expecting. It was disappointing to learn on last night's visit that they no longer have draft Magners. Ambience is family-friendly and relaxed, the... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A lively Irish pub serving good food and beer. Beware - HUGE portions. Here a pint is a pint, 20 fl oz, not 16oz.

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place when on Ventura main street, good mussels, salmon appetizer all good with with the pints!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 593 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-648-3001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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