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Spinnaker Steak & Seafood
Ranked #323 of 435 Restaurants in Ventura
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Never going back. Only place in city with no happy hour. Poor service in the bar; at 5pm we went to eat dinner, bartender Jill took drink orders but we had to interrupt her talking w girlfriend to take our order. Poor table service; bread plates came after the bread was eaten. Clam chowder was my entree but it was served w the appetizer, not w dinner of my guests. Bowl was cup-size, $7.95! It was actually corn chowder w carrots. My guests ordered steak sandwich and cheeseburger, both w fries. These were served one w salad & one w fries, no Ketchup. First Lemon Drop drink was good - second was vodka toxic; my guest had to squeeze a lemon slice to make it drinkable. We were not sure if bartender made it, or her girlfriend who ended up behind the bar; both were drinking beer there. Hassle to get water refill. Decor had mass of electrical wires spotlighted center over bar and around overhead ledges, along w construction shelving stuff. Open to the bar were exterior & kitchen & restroom hall doors. No class. Dining room lit like a hospital cafeteria. New awning blocks daylight and stars. This new ownership should not use the Spinnaker's name.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Looked like they just put in new carpeting, etc. The place looked nice and clean. The food was really good for the price, but the wait was pretty ridiculous. Ventura Harbor is not a place to rush so I was in no hurry, but we were there for an early supper (with family from out of state) and there were only a couple other tables with with people seated. They didn't seem short handed. There were several waiters and help around - one standing outside smoking - nice. We waited too long for everything: drinks, then appetizer, then finally finally our meal. Then after we were finished we waited a long time for a box to take some food home and then waited so long for our check! As I wrote, we were in no rush, but we felt like we wasted so much of our evening just waiting for food and then our check. And our waitress and other staff were just far enough away or moving too quickly to get their attention. There is too much good food at Ventura Harbor for them to maintain this poor level of service. And from other reviews, it sound like this has been an ongoing problem.

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