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Lure Fish House

60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
+1 805-567-4400
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sand dabs” (93 reviews)
“oysters” (180 reviews)
“ahi ceviche” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a very nice dinner for 2 here while on vacation. My wife had a he grilled salmon and I had the the shrimp dinner. Both dinners were delicious. The service was great as was the atmosphere.

Thank orangecrush58
Reviewed 6 days ago

O'! dear chowder, how marvelous is thee! If I was stranded on a deserted island and could choose only one food, it would be Lure's clam chowder. We get a cup of it at every visit along with the crusty rolls, which are also wonderful....More

Thank Fryee39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very solid traditional fish house in Ventura California very good and well prepared food, great and friendly service. Many choices, all good. Surely a winner.

Thank jay g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 8 Brits were given a lovely private room for some reason and it was lovely. Service was excellent and reasonable value. All the food was excellent and we ordered a variety of dishes from pasta to lobster. The lobster was decent value and...More

Thank speedbird350
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had dinner last Saturday we had a great time. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. They have a wide variety of starters and dinners they make a great drinks too. I had the sea bass very tasty and good...More

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go here about once a month as a treat for our family and its great every time! I usually get the salmon and ask for well-done cuz that's how I like it and it comes out perfect every time! The mashies and brussel sprouts...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just happened upon this wonderful restaurant. Everything about this restaurant was excellent! We did go early on a Saturday around 4:00 so there was no wait. By the time we left it was packed!! I had the seared ahi tuna it just melted in...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This in thr best place in Ventura for the best seafood....you have to try the sand dabs!! And the pineapple cole slaw is great too! Atmosphere is excellent...go at ogg times to avoid the crowds..always popular!!!

Thank micastudioventura
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service is wonderful! Prices are high, and the noise level is close to unbearable. No place to escape the noise, unfortunately.

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Ventura. Whether it's a date, birthday party, happy hour, etc. Lure always hits the mark. I recommend the lobster rolls on the lunch menu or the sand dabs for dinner.

Thank Roy S
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September 7, 2018|
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Response from kayakPhil | Reviewed this property |
We had reservation for two on anniversary .
Aime G
July 7, 2017|
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Response from Chrissie_P_H | Reviewed this property |
They do, but the restaurant is more suited to adults. It's quite sophisticated and we've never seen children there. Not sure how children woukd be tolerated.
February 20, 2017|
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Response from FA J | Reviewed this property |
Excellent appetizers priced reasonable, most under $10 USD, wide selection of beers, wine & well drinks. Good atmosphere, well suited for a business lunch. Minus one (1) point ---No reservations for small parties, groups of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-567-4400
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Restaurant Hours: Happy Hour Sunday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm and Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 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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