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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
+1 805-639-0865
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cambria, California
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104 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first time to Brophy Brothers. It's a lovely place with a great view. It's not my kind of place becasue of the the plethora of fried foods, smell of deep frying and the overly salted dishes. I could not eat the shrimp pasta becasue of how salty it was. But that's just me. This is not a... More 

Thank Kac Y
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fish is always fresh, and the clam chowder is one of their must try! Also, they are known for their delicious Bloody Marys! The original Brophy Bros Restaurant is in Santa Barbara at the harbor. We were so happy when Brophys decided to open another restaurant in the Ventura harbor! The restaurants are always attended by local residents and... More 

Thank VenturaDaddyo
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent food, good atmosphere great view of the harbor. Good service wait staff was attentive. Group of four of us ate there with no complaints.

Thank John S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the week. Very busy and I was anticipating a great meal. None of the food was remarkable and some disappointing, The house fish sandwich that day was thrasher shark and it lacked any type of personality. Just grilled fish on a plain bun. The sauce was your basic tartar sauce. The service was acceptable. If you want... More 

Thank Julia S
Oxnard, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chowder and the sandwiches are good, but eating inside is way to noisy and has an impact on how you enjoy your meal. I am not that young and the action and traffic is too much to tolerate. But you have to balance that with the atmosphere located on the patio. It is quieter and the view of the marina... More 

Thank espi492017
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting at the bar and watching the staff prepare the fresh shellfish dishes is a fun experience! Highly recommend - IF one can ever get a seat at the bar! Staff is friendly and fun; food is probably the best seafood around.

Thank Maggie B
Ventura, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us arrived late in the evening, near closing but we were welcomed, and a prime table with views of the harbor was set for us. Someone took our orders for drinks quickly and was knowledgeable. I ordered a special "La Paloma" which has tequila, St Germaine and grapefruit soda; it was quite refreshing, and I should have... More 

Thank GwendolynAP
Stuart, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view, great food, great service. I had the best salmon salad that I ever had. I can't remember the full name, but it was a salmon filet seasoned with sesame, I think, and placed on a bed of greens. I can honestly say, it was the best I have ever eaten. My husband was disappointed in his tuna. Don't... More 

Thank Marie C
Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Table with a great view of the harbor; had the clam chowder and it was delicious! Also had the fish and chips and it too was delicious! Excellent service

Thank walkero2016
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had drinks, oysters, calamari, clams and shrimp. The clams were a little disappointing but everything else was exceptional. We'd return on a future visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-639-0865
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?