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Spencer Makenzie's Fish

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806 E Thompson Blvd, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001-2918
+1 805-643-8226
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11:00 - 22:00
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Place has a lot of hustle bustle. Sit inside tables, counter or patio. Servings are generous. Impossible to leave hungry. My clam chowder was very rich and flavorable.

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Thank K6KN
Ventura, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Food, Great beach atmosphere, eat in or take out. My favorites are the Giant Fish Taco and Clam Chowder

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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a rainy Sunday. The lady at the register told us to sit at any table. We picked a table by the window. We sat down and then a server told us we could not sit at the table, there was a waiting list. We said sorry, the lady at the front told us to pick a table,... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here one night for dinner. We had to wait about 5 minutes for a table. We were promptly waited on once seated. We both ordered grilled entrees. My husband ordered the grilled fish and I ordered the grilled spicy shrimp. Both entrees came with fresh vegetables and rice. Mine was quite spicy and it took... More 

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Southern California
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying nearby we heard that the fish tacos were absolutely delicious and had to try them for ourselves! We had the tempura fired fish tacos, spicy with avocado - Yummy indeed! A large taco and very filling, tho a little pricey. It was a beautiful day, we sat outside and enjoyed the great music while munching our tacos.

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Thank LadyDi_and_Cowman
ventura
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

SM is always a good meal. Perfect place for a quick meal and a draft beer. Service is generally good and friendly. Food is super tasty and flavorful.

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Thank Travelchicks
Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

No ambiance but excellent fish and chips, fish tacos, sauces, and slaw. Good value too. Dinner for two under $25 on busy night.

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Thank 1Scooter
Ventura, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fish tacos were very good. I first discovered Spencers at the Fair. They were very pricey at the fair . I thought they were very pricey at the restaurant also. Very casual atmosphere. By the beach.

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Thank Marcie Y
Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fresh fish well prepared and reasonably priced. Favorites are the Parker Burger (a seared ahi sandwich) and the fish and chips (ask for light batter - have them flick off most of the batter before frying.) Each table has a selection of a number of house-made sauces to try. Experiment with them all.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Read about this family owned restaurant and had to give the fish taco's a try. Service was immediate and good. The taco's did not disappoint and the fish and chips were cooked to perfection...crispy batter and flaky fish. The sauces at the table are all worth a try. Good selection of beer for a place this size and indoor or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 E Thompson Blvd, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001-2918
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-8226
Description
Voted best fish taco in the county.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?