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Shoals Restaurant at The Cliff House Inn

6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
+1 805-684-0025
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We have been passing by this restaurant for year's on the 101. A friend told us we,sjould stop by for happy hour. We decided on brunch, lunch. Sat at a table looking straight at the ocean-spectacular! The service was phenomenal and the food was delicious....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Judy C
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We found the price too high but we were willing to pay for the view/ambiance. Unfortunately, we were met with a haughty receptionist. In fairness, the person serving us at our table was fine, it was the receptionist that initially treated us poorly. And the...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank PR3630
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Cliffhouse so we had dinner at Shoals. Hands down...one of the best meals my husband and I have had in awhile! Pesto chicken fettuccine was good...my filet dinner was top notch, right down to the bleu cheese mashed potatoes and sauteed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pstaylor73
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We stayed 7 nights at the Inn, and had at least one meal a day there. The quality was excellent, as was the presentation, and can it get any better then dining right next to the breaking waves of the ocean? The restaurant was always...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Russell A
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Have eaten brunch, lunch and dinner there on several recent occasions and have never been disappointed. Weekend brunches do get crowded so reservations are a good idea. The brunch/ lunch menu offers good choices and dinner is terrific. It’s not so much about the food...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank k93023
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I hesitate to put this on a social media site because we may not be able to get in the next time we need an ocean fix. There is nothing glitzy about this place, just good food and steps to the Pacific ocean. The restaurant...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Beehouse1
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had the dinner which was served gourmet style so it was pleasing to the eye and tasted great as well.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank B7992PJterryb
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We choose to eat here one of the nights we were in town the view is amazing but the menu sucks there is nothing hardly on it and very pricey.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Packer2005
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The Shoals is hands-down the most wonderful place to enjoy an afternoon or a moonlit evening with waves crashing a few feet from your table. Last time I met friends for lunch we watched dolphins frolic as we had meal. The food can be hit...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lindissima14
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The restaurant sits under an old over priced beat up hotel. The view of the ocean is great if you don't mind looking over the hotel pool. The menu is very small, over priced & not very good. Would not recommend this place.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank rfenton777
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-0025
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