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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

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$$ - $$$
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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Orange, California, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice location with a patio overlooking the harbor. The service was good but there was otherwise nothing notable at all about the appetizers or meal. The ceviche was a large portion and was pretty good, but it was served with the little two-packs of cellophane wrapped soda crackers. Really? Definitely cried out for some house-made tortilla chips. The clam chowder... More 

Thank Bruce W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is comparable to its Santa Barbara Brophy Bros. restaurant. However, the smell of the rotting fish coming from the commercial fishing boats docked upwind and nearby plus the smell of Clorox cleaning fluid somewhere within the restaurant masked the flavor of the food and ruined the enjoyment of our meal. The rotting fish smell just entering the... More 

Thank Roy G
Ukiah, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was so looking forward to the seafood salad that our travel mates raved about, and frankly, I was not impressed. Very little crab and shrimp and I didn't care for the basil dressing. Just didn't fit with the salad. I've had way better salads and less expensive. It was so busy in the restaurant, and very noisy. It was... More 

Thank Debbedoo
Oxnard, California
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244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Knowing I have allergies & somewhat fussy....I always inform servers politely....and here is where Heidi was like....NO PROBLEM!!! She checked with the chef....and checked back on me to make sure I was happy and food was done my way....THANKS!!!

Thank Evilson
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the scallops in fresh tomato sauce over pasta. I was finished and full halfway through but I ate it all because it was so delicious. My family's meals were also very good! Terrific view of the marina and hills beyond it in the daytime and near sunset. Great bartenders and the manager that was there in the evening-... More 

Thank TravelerTK4
Ventura, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are few things in life more rewarding then a good meal. What Brophy Brothers in Ventura offers is even more then that. It is not only a good meal, but also the best seat in Ventura. I have lived in Ventura for 21 years and have had the luxury of eating at almost every restaurant past and present in... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attempted to make reservations for two people on a Weds. for a Friday evening, was told in a matter of fact tone, "On weekends we only reserve tables of ten or more, then hung up.

Thank Roadcaptain534
Pune, India
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211 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very nice with a great harbor view. The service is good and warm. The choice of food is also quite nice and prices are also reasonable. What else do you need to enjoy i Ventura !

Thank Royadip
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great happy hour food and prices Monday -Friday 3:00pm -7:00 pm. Best Marina view in Ventura,CA along with good views of the two trees.

Thank Will C
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very comfortable environment. All of the staff were friendly and accommodating. Service was quick, and while the food was good, it was nothing remarkable. Having said that, we would return for another go-a-round because we enjoyed the atmosphere. The view of the harbor is great and we enjoyed a nice meal in a friendly place.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 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?