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“Don't be fooled by the hype” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Andria's Seafood Restaurant

Andria's Seafood Restaurant
1449 Spinnaker Dr Ste A, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-654-0546
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Ranked #33 of 387 Restaurants in Ventura
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Andria's Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market is located in the beautiful Ventura Harbor Village. Well known for our original Fish and Chips, homemade clam chowder, and casual atmosphere, we provide the freshest seafood available, both in the restaurant and in the seafood market to take home. We offer salmon, halibut, scallops, and fresh lobster, just to name a few. Enjoy the hustle and bustle inside, or the view of the Harbor and mountains from the patios. It's no wonder Andria's has been voted Ventura's "Best Seafood Restaurant" year after year.
Ventura
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Don't be fooled by the hype”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I’m seriously surprised by and highly suspect of the previous good reviews. If you have a reasonably good palate and you’re looking for good food, Andria’s is not a good choice. The food tastes and looks pre-packaged at best. School lunches and hospital food score better. Everything seriously lacked seasoning and attention to detail, so I’d fare to guess that the food is low sodium and not prepared by chefs. The slaw had a mildly rancid flavor and tasted like licking an old jar of mayo. The fish was overcooked, dry and greasy but edible…though the tartar sauce was good. The fries were overcooked, brown, and heavy. They were more of a chewy outer shell with an empty center. I’m guessing they don’t change the fry oil very often, so the food doesn’t cook properly. The clams were large, but unclean and extremely chewy. They contained quite a bit of sand and grit that was hard on the teeth. I couldn’t eat them. The crab cakes had a “previously frozen” flavor. The chowder wasn’t standard. It had an unusual flavor, maybe cumin, and didn’t have many potatoes or clams but did contain quite a bit of carrot that adds sweetness. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly wasn’t good.

The staff is fast…but the service is not exactly customer friendly, warm or welcoming. Be prepared to hurry, feel pressured and shout your order. Think cattle corrals and chutes.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Oxnard, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“BEST CLAM CHOWDER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is a great place for not only the food, but to sit outside and watch the boats in the harbor. Dont let the long line out the door detour you.. It goes fast and is very much worth the wait. Not only do they have the best clam chowder that they make fresh every morning at 5am.. the fresh fish is very good, and inexpensive !!! Make this a must stop while in Ventura !!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“THE best fish and chips I have ever eaten!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

This restaurant might not look like much from the outside, but like so many places that are a little shabby looking, it is what is inside that counts. Andria's has hands down the best fish and chips I have ever eaten. The fish is fresh, I assume since they have an attached fish market it comes directly off the boat, and it is battered just right. While it is a little on the pricey side ($10.99) you get 5 large pieces and a basket full of crisp well cooked fries. One order can easily feed two people. In addition the clam chowda is amazing as well. The clams are not rubbery and the soup itself is creamy and bursting with flavor. I make it a point to come here whenever I am in Ventura and can honestly say that neither San Fran, Marina Del Rey, or San Diego can hold a candle to the food here.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ventura
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“This place does a crazy big business”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Stopped in friday night for some fish and chips both Halibut and Cod. Also ordered a Chowder buoy (Clam chowder in a fresh hollowed out Sourdough round roll). This place is really small up front but they have extra room in the back. The halibut fish and chips is not cheap at $16.99. Granted you get a good amount and it comes on a big bed of fries. If you split it between two people that works out to $8.50 each and if you look at it that way its not to bad. The same could be said for the Cod fish and chips at $12.99 an order and also big enough to share which works out to be $6.50 each which is about normal a price as you will find for fresh fish and chips. They have plenty of condiments and they have a good staff of people behind the counter. Also they do a good chowda........This place has been around for a while and probably will be here for sometime to come.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Best Fish and chips in the USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We came upon this restaurant by chance while wandering around Ventura Harbor and noticed the very long line outside the door. After spending a couple of hours wandering around the harbor we returned to Andria's and the line was much shorter so we decided to eat there. We were not disappointed. The food was freshly cooked to order and tasted delicious- fish and chips and clam strips and chips. We hadn't read any reviews before eating there and were really pleasantly surprised to find such high quality fish and chips in the USA.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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