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Cafe Zack

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1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
805-643-9445
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently good

Had lunch last week with a colleague. I had the vegetarian sandwich with pesto and he had a salad with chicken. I love this sandwich when I'm trying to keep my meat consumption down. The pesto is awesome and complements the grilled vegetables and cheese. The salad was fresh, and the grilled chicken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Fishkabob
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had lunch last week with a colleague. I had the vegetarian sandwich with pesto and he had a salad with chicken. I love this sandwich when I'm trying to keep my meat consumption down. The pesto is awesome and complements the grilled vegetables and cheese. The salad was fresh, and the grilled chicken tasty, but what else can you say... More 

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Thank Fishkabob
Upland, California, United States
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428 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best haunch of boar we've ever had. Nice, intimate place with friendly owner. Nice food, nicely presented. Eclectic selection of drinks. Enjoyed the lobster and corn appetizer delivered on a corn husk. Reasonable pricing.

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Thank William D
Ventura, California
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

FINALLY!! I have lived in Ventura for a little over a year now and never had a chance to go to Café Zack. I finally had the opportunity for a business lunch two days before Christmas. This place is everything I have heard about and BETTER! I think hands-down the service and the food is the best in Ventura! And... More 

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Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
loomis ca
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331 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A party of 8, everyone enjoyed their meal. The lobster appetizer was especially good. My pasta dish at $21 was flavorful, but with only 4 smallish shrimp and a smallish plate, I was not impressed. Probably will not visit here again. Service was very good

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Thank ernieLoomisCa
Ventura, California
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Cute place in a cottage off the main drag - small cozy space with good food. I enjoy places that are cozy, the food is good and the staff is nice.

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Thank TammyC4
Camarillo, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have posted a review of Café Zack as a casual diner. In this review I will report as a party organizer. I help organize wine tasting dinners for our wine club at the Café. I have had the opportunity to see the staff in operation in the restaurant and in an off-site catering environment. Hector and Alphonse have a... More 

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Ventura
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Lunch or Dinner always delicious! Lots of choices to choose from. Owners are a delight. I go to Cafe Zack a lot and i am never disappointed.

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Thank Linda H
Ventura, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I enjoy coming to Cafe Zack when we don't want a lot of noise, but we still want a bit of ambience and coziness. The filet mignon and the three different sauces they offer is outstanding (My husband gets Bernaise, I get Creamy Peppercorn) - We like the Osso Bucco plate as well - Might need to... More 

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Thank HolleeKW
Ventura, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is a very cute house converted to a restaurant. Food quality and selection is great. We are closed down the restaurant and then walked to to Barrell 33 to continue chatting over wine.

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Thank vegantraveler64
Simi Valley, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The owner has taken a small 1930's cottage and transformed it into a cozy and intimate fine dining establishment which serves gourmet cuisine that is out of his world. In addition, they use locally grown produce. If you are looking for a special place for a date, anniversary, special occasion this is the place to be. Even if it isn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-643-9445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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