We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Get food delivered
Lure Fish House ONLY Parking directly behind restaurant in Parking Structure second floor. 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
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (1,489)
Filter reviews
1,432 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sand dabs oysters potato cakes key lime pie trout salad cioppino fresh seafood oyster bar happy hour two sides downtown ventura worth the wait corn cilantro california patio
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the bar and had a great time. Seared scallops were good on a bed of arugula with corn and garlic roasted tomatoes. Ahi ceviche was a hit as well. The lure grille combo was great with a sampling of fish, scallops, oysters and...shrimp. The birthday sundae was superb. Full bar and service was top notch. Plenty of fine wines to choose from as well. Did not get a chance to try the oyster bar on this visit. But next time we will. We will be back, definately. If you are in Ventura and like seafood, this is a great place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 16, 2021 via mobile

From the start, friendly hostess, seated much faster than anticipated, service was great and the food was excellent. Chowder, Lobster Roll, shrimp cocktails. The bread was fresh out of the oven. Key Lime Pie was a great finish. Will be back!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

So disappointed with my favorite restaurant. What happened?? I ordered clam chowder 50/50 and it came with strange chunks of meat. When I asked the server to check on this, he took it to the kitchen and returned with the same plate that I showed...him and said “the chief says they are clams”. Lol what!?!! Are you kidding me???!! So tacky. And NO they were not clams. So so strange. We also had the fish tacos. They were very dry and terrible. Drinks were good. My co-worker had a not so great experience last week as well. I had to post. Service was strange. I really hope they work on this. We really used to love Lure.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021

I can't say enough about this wonderful restaurant ! Well written menu with a good variety of healthy and appetizing choices. All fish and seafood selections listed their origin. The hot food comes out piping hot on hot plates. My fish stayed hot until I...finished. It is nice to see homemade desserts for a change. Most Marriott, Hilton and Sheraton hotels no longer have pastry cooks. The blueberry cobbler was great. The menu changes frequently based on what is seasonal. Many restaurants have the same old menus for months or even years with the only,updates being raised prices. Highly recommend Lure, VenturaMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant ! I had the lobster ravioli and my husband ordered the ciopinno! Both were excellent! The staff was quite friendly and helpful. Their wine list is also remarkable. We sat outside under the tent and had a wonderful time!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 20, 2021 via mobile

I sat at the bar on a weekday evening before it got busy and I had great service. The bartenders were eager to help me decide what to order and the food was delicious!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 14, 2021 via mobile

Best crab cakes and lobster ravioli ever! They also have an extensive drink menu. We had the most perfect Manhattan and lemon drop martini

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 20, 2021

Good service, nice atmosphere, decent prices for good food. Fish seemed fresh, and well-prepared. Definitely tasty and well presented. May be the best restaurant in downtown Ventura.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 3, 2021

Eating at Lure was one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. Everything we ate was excellent, starting with unusual specialty drinks; hot, crispy sourdough bread; and then it got better! For starters we enjoyed steamed Littleneck clams and sea bass skewers, then shared...an excellent swordfish steak for our entree. Finally, we left with a blueberry cobbler to go. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this outstanding restaurant, and be sure to ask for Ashley as your server!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 19, 2021

LURE, Just Go There.. Enjoy the Happy Hour.. Dinner specials are amazing.. Not many places where the fish comes right off the dock to the kitchen. Great Ambiance, Wonderful wait staff. Oyster Bar is sumptuous. They even have a private room for your special occasions....Just Go, sit down and be spoiled with great food.More

Date of visit: August 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Bella Maggiore Inn
183 reviews
.02 miles away
Motel 6 Ventura Downtown
83 reviews
.21 miles away
Amanzi Hotel
764 reviews
.22 miles away
Best Western Plus Inn Of Ventura
1,154 reviews
.24 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine
399 reviews
.07 miles away
Cafe Fiore Restaurant
490 reviews
.01 miles away
Anacapa Brewing
239 reviews
.06 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Ventura City Hall
94 reviews
.13 miles away
Ventura Visitors Center
60 reviews
.05 miles away
Labyrinth Winery
12 reviews
.11 miles away
Leashless Brewing
8 reviews
.13 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 7, 2018|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Alana M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I just saw this question. I have never had reservations, and have only had to wait a little while. Don't know if they take them.
Aime G
July 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Lure Fish House

Yes, Lure Fish House offers takeout services.

Lure Fish House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5