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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
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always sit outside for that amazing view. We always get a bloody mary which is always perfectly on point. The shrimp louie is my favorite. I love the bread and butter and the clam chewer is perfection. We never have had a bad meal or experience here. Parking gets tricky but is do able. The food is always so... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband surprised me with birthday dinner with 14 our friends. Beautiful restaurant. Unfortunately we were their at night so we couldn't enjoy the beautiful scenery outside. Excellent excellent customer. Attentive to our party. Food was delicious. We received our food quick, hot and fresh. We highly recommend this place. Thank you to the staff for making my night memorable.

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Thank Michiez
Chisago City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We always make a stop at Brophy Bros in Ventura when in town. As always good friendly service and very good food. The harbor view is great. Try the cioppino, it is excellent, and made fresh on the spot.

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Thank Rick E
Clearwater, Florida
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the quaint but wonderful Ventura Harbor where there are numerous shops and this always busy seafood restaurant

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Thank Fscalfaro
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Brophy Bros. for the clam chowder and awesome sea bass. Plus it's great to be able to walk down the way for ice cream after dinner. Gr at views of the harbor while eating as well! Very busy on the weekends!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brophy's was a recommendation so we tried it. Nothing to write home about. Servings were small and even though it was not a busy time we felt as if we had to beg for attention from the staff.

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Thank motherof3sons
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brophy's was recommended to us by several locals and it lived up to our expectations. The seafood was wonderful!. We sat at a table on the porch overlooking Ventura harbor.

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Thank Barb S
Homewood, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Brophy Bros. for dinner on a weeknight, and the place was crowded but we scored a booth. The food and atmosphere were amazing. Our server was funny and knowledgeable. We both had the clam chowder which was so thick it was almost a stew. It was outstanding. I had the crab cakes, and I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my husband's favorite restaurant in Ventura. And my son's. And my father-in-law's. There is something for everyone here, the food is awesome, the ambiance is chill, the menu is varied (we love the veggie burger and the swordfish) and the bar is fully stocked. The only issue is that they don't take reservations and there is typically a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Great happy hour at the bar, wonderful staff, can't beat the view of all the boats at the harbour ... love the fish & chips at the bar, it's a lot of food for the price!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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