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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 good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by after hearing from camping neighbors or dining overlooking to ocean. Sat outside and enjoyed watching the dolphins go by as we enjoyed our wine. Had the special lamb shank which was fall off the bone and tender with great sauce. The seafood salad...More

Thank albnh
Reviewed 12 February 2018

both times i had cobb salad for lunch and pork chops for dinner. the cobb salad tasted amazing and presentation was beautiful almost didn't want to eat it cause i didn't want to ruin the presentation although i did eat it in the end sitting...More

Thank Enid S
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The Shoals is a favorite place for us to take out of town friends for brunch. Several tables outdoors with a fantastic view of the ocean. Nice selection of entrees and desserts to select from the menu. Attentive wait staff. We've gone several times and...More

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The Shoals Restaurant is tucked away inside of a small 60’s era lodge in Mussel Shoals halfway between Santa Barbara and Ventura on US 101. Aside from the great wine selection and fantastic cuisine featuring local seafood specialties, the restaurant caters to vegetarians and vegans...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Dined here two nights while we stayed. Staff didn't seem as friendly as we would have liked, but overall not bad. Some of the dishes are are okay, others pretty good. I had the New York strip and it was pretty good. Very expensive, but...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Already talked about this place on Cliff House Inn. It was an incredible dining experience with my wife . We sat outside and ambiance was so nice; dimly candlelit table with clear sky and waves crashing .Food was sumptuous and not at all pricey .We...More

Thank Johnny D
Reviewed 20 September 2017

great food,drink service and what a view. We will definitely come back here, Recommend\ you stay in room 11 and eat in this restaurant. A great experience

Thank chipsin
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn and so we decided to dine-in. The view, the service exceptional! Wow couldn't of been more impressed!! The prices extremely reasonable, the quality of food and service "top drawer"! A must stop if you are in the area. We dined...More

Thank Sandie2020
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We regularly visit Santa Barbara and this restaurant has become our choice for a last night meal. The view is amazing and you can see, if you are lucky, Whales and Dolphins out at sea. Service has always been great and attentive and the food...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I will keep going to Shoals Restaurant at the Cliff House just north of Ventura. But I go for the ocean--not the food or service. Repeatedly, there is not enough staff and or the kitchen isn't up to the volume but both food and service...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, 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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