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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (111 reviews)
“seafood” (105 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Dinner was fantastic, had the crusted ahi. My friend had the sword fish was he liked as well. The oysters were also good

Thank vintage111
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Brophy Bros. Ventura is probably one of the best places in Ventura to enjoy lunch or dinner with a beautiful view in the background. I find this location to be a lot better than the one in Santa Barbara because it is a lot bigger,...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed December 7, 2017

I have had dinner here a few times over the last few years. The food is good and the service is very good as well. At the cost, you can not go wrong. I will come back next time I am in the area.

Thank Jaymath
Reviewed November 27, 2017

I love going here for the atmosphere, location and great food. Staff are always kind and attentive to your needs. Great place to relax and have few drinks and great food.

Thank GregJ1964
Reviewed November 25, 2017

We were staying in Oxnard and visited the Channel Islands Visitor Center. Brophy Bros. was in the same harbor and it was lunch-time. I enjoyed the fish and chips and the cole slaw was very good. My husband had the calamari, my son had a...More

Thank letsgoonanadventure
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Upper level but elevator available. Great view of the harbor from outside tables. Enjoyed the lunch special of clam chowder and salad accompanied by sourdough bread. Service efficient but hurried and very impersonal, server didn't engage and simply presented the check without even asking if...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Thought we had found a gem when we saw the location overlooking the harbor in Ventura. However the food was not particularly well cooked being mostly over-fried. The service was poor-we had to ask for bread to begin, the dirty appetizer dishes were not removed...More

1  Thank Spike1947
Reviewed November 17, 2017

The food was not exceptionally prepared; the service was adequate; the location was a bit difficult to find. Not a bad experience, but after the rave reviews we'd had, it was a disappointment.

1  Thank Edward M
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

The best clam chowder we have ever had!! The menu offers a good selection of fresh fish at reasonable prices. The service is prompt and friendly. Terrific view of the harbor. On busy weekends parking can be challenging BUT don’t let that chase you away!

Thank 1kenny
Reviewed November 14, 2017

great view of harbor from the second floor. chill socal vibe. most everything on the menu is very good. nice place to spend a weekend afternoon or after a day at the beach. usually very busy on weekend afternoons and evenings.... plan on a wait...More

Thank gary a
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July 18, 2017|
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Response from Lynluke | Reviewed this property |
Only if you were on the corner of the patio closest to the ocean. The sun sets over the ocean so if you have an ocean view from the patio, you will see it.
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Maggie B | Reviewed this property |
Although many places are dog-friendly, the dogs must be on an outdoor patio area and not transit the restaurant to get there. Brophys is on the second floor, so even the outdoor patio area mush be accessed through the... More
June 17, 2017|
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Response from GwendolynAP | Reviewed this property |
A place to go with dogs is Cafe Nouveau on Chrisman at Thompson. Dogs are welcome there on the outdoor patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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