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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
Closed now
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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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Oxnard Beach, Ca
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small location ! But big on service ! Xcellent food and ambiance ! The fillet mignon and ribeye steak are top notch ! Xcellent place for romantic dinner !

Thank mexicanbob5150
Burbank, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Went to Zack's for my boyfriend's birthday and had a wonderful meal - with caring, attentive service and a happy dinner crowd. It's located a bit away from the "happening" area of Ventura's downtown, but what a great find. Highly recommend.

Thank tammyloans
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Very enjoyable anytime but even better when saved for a special occasion. The finest California/Continental cuisine prepared and presented in an elegant but comfortable manner. Gracious welcome and service throughout. Great for a special occasion, Fine small wine selection. Take care to not fall off your chair because of the very thick wallet you'll need upon paying your bill. After... More 

Thank seamusb
Camarillo, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Every meal here is a special meal. Great choices from the interesting menu and delicious specials. Excellent service. Ask for suggestions from their diverse wine list. A good selection of wines from smaller wineries. The peach dumpling is beyond words. At our table we had Osso bucco, halibut, and rd medallions. We were all pleased with out selections. Intimate dining... More 

Thank Hoopoexxx
Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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 4 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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39 reviews
19 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

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?