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“A must-go every trip to Ventura”

Pete's Breakfast House Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 427 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
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163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A must-go every trip to Ventura”
Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

A delicious fun local restaurant which we must visit every trip to Ventura.
My husband has tried different menu items and has enjoyed all of them but I always get the strawberry waffle--a delicious waffle with fresh strawberries and bananas, a small amount of chocolate sauce, homemade granola and vanilla ice cream! Pretty and delicious!
It is always crowded so go early if you don't want to wait.
We have nothing had anything but excellent service and the prices are comparable to any similar breakfast house.

Visited July 2014
Thank Melaney R
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London, Canada
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Do lunch instead and avoid the breakfast rush”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

I made a point of dropping in here for lunch on a day trip from LA after reading some TripAdvisor reviews. Since I didn't arrive until 1:30-1:45ish even the nooners had moved on, but Pete's was still open, which worked out really well for me since it wasn't crazy busy. Parked in the vacant lot next door.

When I came in I was offered to sit wherever I wanted and was immediately given a coffee. The waiter came and took my omelet order 2 minutes later, then returned shortly afterward to confirm the type of peppers I wanted. About 5 minutes later the omelet arrived, along with some of the best sourdough toast I've ever tasted, which is no small remark because I'm a bit of a sourdough freak. I asked about where i could buy the bread but he told me it came from a non-retail source. I almost cried LOL

Everybody seemed to be a local except me, always a good sign. Lots of yukking it up between the kitchen and wait staff who seemed to be enjoying that the day was winding down.

Washrooms are a bit spartan but they fit the decor and it's an old building. Cost about $10.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank threadhead
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Durban, South Africa
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116 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Breakfast stop”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This quaint restaurant is right along the main road in to Ventura and serves up a good variety of breakfast options at reasonable prices. They make a spicy habanero sauce that is worth a try, hot but not blow your head off hot, which is great. Friendly and efficient service leaves you feeling satisfied.

1 Thank Dbnguys
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Cedar Ridge, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Breakfast you wish could last all day.”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Waw!!!!!!! This is a quaint diner that does everything right! From the coffee, to the the rest of the meal. Portions are large, and simply delicious. We were able to beat the rush, but there and be up to a 20 minute wait for a table, but it is well worth it!!! Planning the next trip to Ventura, just to have breakfast at Pete's!!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank KLatka
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Highwood, Illinois
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pete's is so so worth a stop for breakfast. Wait staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. Best breakfast on our entire trip of 2 weeks in CA. The pancake roll is their speciality and is SO good.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank atwadell
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