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Cafe Zack

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1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sacramento, California
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the better restaurants in Ventura, California. Located in an old house and very nice. Their food is excellent and owners are very friendly. Sometimes the small space gets a little noisy. In that case ask for the tables in the patio area.

Thank Ed J
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nightly special: Norwegian salmon.. to die for. Spouse had menu fettuccine shrimp scallop curry also delightful.

Thank Jay C
Ventura, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming restaurant near downtown Ventura is our go to spot for special occasions in our office, a friend's birthday, a quiet place to meet a client. Everything they serve is delicious. We love the Kobe Burger . . . but like all my friends say: "What isn't good?" The owners are great too and so willing to accommodate and... More 

Thank kathykinnear
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is my husbands and I's favorite romantic date restaurant. The owners and all the workers do an amazing job making sure everyone is happy and satisfied with the service they receive. They are very attentive. The food is amazing. We love the baked Brie with green apples. I always save room for Zack's Pie!

Thank Amy T
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Went on a weeknight with another couple. My wife had lots of good memories of lunches there for work and she decided to try it for dinner. Our first indication of a problem was that 20 minutes after we had ordered, the waiter came back and said the rack of lamb special was not available. As we were there early... More 

Thank ACK22
Ventura, California, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

If we could go to Zacks once a week we would. You must try their soups, our favorite is the butternut squash and I always have to have Zacks house salad. Their filet mignon melts in your mouth. On the weekend they have a yummy bearnaise in addition to their other fabulous sauces. The Wild Boar Shank is one of... More 

Thank Jill N
Ventura, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Had lunch last week with a colleague. I had the vegetarian sandwich with pesto and he had a salad with chicken. I love this sandwich when I'm trying to keep my meat consumption down. The pesto is awesome and complements the grilled vegetables and cheese. The salad was fresh, and the grilled chicken tasty, but what else can you say... More 

Thank Fishkabob
Upland, California
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498 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Best haunch of boar we've ever had. Nice, intimate place with friendly owner. Nice food, nicely presented. Eclectic selection of drinks. Enjoyed the lobster and corn appetizer delivered on a corn husk. Reasonable pricing.

1 Thank William D
Ventura, California
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

FINALLY!! I have lived in Ventura for a little over a year now and never had a chance to go to Café Zack. I finally had the opportunity for a business lunch two days before Christmas. This place is everything I have heard about and BETTER! I think hands-down the service and the food is the best in Ventura! And... More 

1 Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
loomis ca
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385 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A party of 8, everyone enjoyed their meal. The lobster appetizer was especially good. My pasta dish at $21 was flavorful, but with only 4 smallish shrimp and a smallish plate, I was not impressed. Probably will not visit here again. Service was very good

Thank ernieLoomisCa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-643-9445

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?