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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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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (111 reviews)
“seafood” (105 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
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201 - 210 of 590 reviews

Reviewed March 26, 2016

Happy Hour - busy as usual. I hardly ever complain about a meal, but this time I just had to make a comment. Yesterday I ordered "Fried Clam Strips". It sounded good and I was real hungry having had little to eat all day. Then...More

Thank H K
Reviewed March 24, 2016

We stopped in for lunch. The service was not quite what we were looking for. Our server did not have much time for us. The food was good but we have had better.

Thank lovetotravel969
Reviewed March 23, 2016

I've been very happy with the fish and chips here. The best time to visit is when it's warm enough to sit outside on the patio. The scenery is fabulous with the goings-on at the harbor.

Thank Diana5101
Reviewed March 23, 2016

This place was dirty. Attention to detail. Definitely a local scene, and the locals obviously do not care. Not a great tourist stop unless you like substandard everything. Took 10 minutes to get addressed, another 8 to get seated, and another 5 to get asked...More

1  Thank Cdrwr1013
Reviewed March 18, 2016

My son and I were both craving a burger and got a delicious one here. Was not super busy, service was good, prices were fair

Thank frtwaynie
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Benn going to this restaurant for 25 years and it is just PLAIN GOOD! Visit BB in Santa Barbara as well!

Thank Gayla M
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Location, location, location. The view is worth the trip. Food is pretty good too. Steamed clams are a winner. Also good for drinks and appetizers. The Santa Barbara location has a more upscale vibe but often features long waits for a table.

Thank Sam D
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Frankly the food, as much food in marina's tends to be is middle of the road. Not excellent, not bad. The location of this place makes it extra nice. We always wait for an outside table. Give them your number and they will text you...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed March 13, 2016

Excellent happy hour. Try to get a seat at the bar or table outside to enjoy the wonderful harbor view. All the food we ordered was great. Clam chowder, fish and chips, calamari and steamed clams. Service was fast and smiling.

Thank roadtrip240
Reviewed March 12, 2016

Brophi Brothers’ terrace overlooking Ventura harbor is a nice hang out after a long day on the Channel Islands or the boat. The location is super casual and the beer and food selection decent. I highly recommend the Cioppino if you prefer a lighter fare...More

Thank travelinmatecom
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1000PalmsCarol
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.
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Roshanna
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
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Roshanna
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $25
Cuisine
Meals
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
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
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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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