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Dargans Irish Pub & Restaurant

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593 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2628
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Comfort food and beer. What more could you ask for?

Dargans is a fun and friendly place to get a nice bowl of Irish stew and a pint of beer. Although they have the traditional fare like fish and chips and Irish stew, the menu has plenty of other lighter options in tune with California cuisine and coastal Ventura.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann M
Ventura, California, United States
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ojai, ca
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chicken pot pies, rueben sandwiches, chicken curry and fish & chips - these are a few of my favorite things!! Love this corner pub. Lots of TV's in the bar for watching sports, great beer selection and quick/friendly service - what more could you need?

Thank Ojairunner
Ventura, California, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dargans is a fun and friendly place to get a nice bowl of Irish stew and a pint of beer. Although they have the traditional fare like fish and chips and Irish stew, the menu has plenty of other lighter options in tune with California cuisine and coastal Ventura.

Thank Ann M
Goleta, California
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Here is why this place does not earn good ratings. Smells like a cheap beer hall with mediocre food prepared without love. How on earth people run restaurants without love and care going atop every plate placed before a client is beyond me. I do love the fact that it's local - caters to all and extends a varied menu,... More 

Thank toplay
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We called in recently and I ordered a Steak & Ale pie, unfortunately there was a problem with the oven which meant there was no 'pastry topping' for any pie that was ordered, so the option was mashed potato instead which I had and enjoyed. My wife however opted for the chicken and vegetable pie, there was very little chicken... More 

Thank mikey123E
Bamberg, Germany
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We met at Dargans with some friends, we were a group of five + a toddler. We were able to call ahead and make reservations and our table was all ready to go when we go there. The staff was incredibly accommodating for our daughter and they were all very friendly! The food was DELICIOUS and I was sooooo happy... More 

Thank MissMarie121110
Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Me and my husband have just got back from amazing holiday in California and we stayed in venture on our last night what a great pub friendly staff lovely food just a gem

Thank Jeanette B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We only went in here twice for a few drinks and it had a great atmostphere and really nice friendly staff. Really clean and tidy bar with a great choice of drinks, including Guinness which was poured perfectly!! Would recommend a visit here as it is in the centre of town with a great happy hour. Although we didnt eat... More 

Thank Audrey T
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

It was late and most places stopped serving food but we found this place and gave it a try and glad we did. Good beer selection and all four of us who ate there enjoyed out meal. The Reuben sandwich was excellent.

Thank SeattleParrothead
Camarillo, CA
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I went to Dargan's for the first time and the service and food was outstanding! We went for lunch and our waiter was Todd. What a really nice and friendly guy. You can tell that he enjoys working at Dargan's and that it isn't just a job or paycheck - he liked being there. He made sure our food was... More 

Thank KonaMom2
Ventura, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We take the family often for the Irish Breakfast, and once or twice a month we have dinner with friends. Great Guinness. I wish they had Pear hard cider, but they do have Apple. And their house Chardonay is very good. Generous portions, good prices, excellent food. If they had live Irish music we'd be there everyday!

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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: Pub, Irish
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?