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Lure Fish House ONLY Parking directly behind restaurant in Parking Structure second floor. Lure Fish House was created with the goal of providing you with a Top Tier Seafood Experience featuring fresh and sustainable seafood from trusted sources. Our restaurant strives to provide locally caught seafood, organically grown local produce, and wines from local vineyards whenever possible. We also feature a full bar with specialty cocktails, and an oyster bar serving a variety of fresh items that can vary daily. Lure specializes in Mesquite charbroiled seafood while also providing uniquely prepared selections by our chef. We print our menus daily to reflect availability and guarantee freshness. Our
PRICE RANGE
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered the fish tacos and they were great. Plenty of fish and filling. 3 came with the order. I would definitely order them again.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a delightful experience at Lure. While the service was terrific and the ambiance great, i simply felt i had to call out the main reason i dined there......'FOR THE FOOD'. Truly excellent. Ceasar salad was very clean tasting and fresh and had a...light dresing. I had the 1/2 portion which was more than enough. For my entre, I had the sordfish which was so fresh it tasted like the caught it while I placing my order. The pancake potatoe and spinich rounded out my meal. I appreciated the fair prices on wine by the glass and even the hot rolls were unbelieveable. I so enjoyed myself. Only less than perfect item was the cobbler which was overwhelmed with way too much oatmeal topping. I would skip that item but the meal was great. Parking not bad around the neighborhood. I dined inside but you can dine in tent too. This restaurant is so good, I will look for excuse to come back to town.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 September 2021 via mobile

Sat at the bar and had a great time. Seared scallops were good on a bed of arugula with corn and garlic roasted tomatoes. Ahi ceviche was a hit as well. The lure grille combo was great with a sampling of fish, scallops, oysters and...shrimp. The birthday sundae was superb. Full bar and service was top notch. Plenty of fine wines to choose from as well. Did not get a chance to try the oyster bar on this visit. But next time we will. We will be back, definately. If you are in Ventura and like seafood, this is a great place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

From the start, friendly hostess, seated much faster than anticipated, service was great and the food was excellent. Chowder, Lobster Roll, shrimp cocktails. The bread was fresh out of the oven. Key Lime Pie was a great finish. Will be back!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

So disappointed with my favorite restaurant. What happened?? I ordered clam chowder 50/50 and it came with strange chunks of meat. When I asked the server to check on this, he took it to the kitchen and returned with the same plate that I showed...him and said “the chief says they are clams”. Lol what!?!! Are you kidding me???!! So tacky. And NO they were not clams. So so strange. We also had the fish tacos. They were very dry and terrible. Drinks were good. My co-worker had a not so great experience last week as well. I had to post. Service was strange. I really hope they work on this. We really used to love Lure.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 August 2021

I can't say enough about this wonderful restaurant ! Well written menu with a good variety of healthy and appetizing choices. All fish and seafood selections listed their origin. The hot food comes out piping hot on hot plates. My fish stayed hot until I...finished. It is nice to see homemade desserts for a change. Most Marriott, Hilton and Sheraton hotels no longer have pastry cooks. The blueberry cobbler was great. The menu changes frequently based on what is seasonal. Many restaurants have the same old menus for months or even years with the only,updates being raised prices. Highly recommend Lure, VenturaMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant ! I had the lobster ravioli and my husband ordered the ciopinno! Both were excellent! The staff was quite friendly and helpful. Their wine list is also remarkable. We sat outside under the tent and had a wonderful time!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

I sat at the bar on a weekday evening before it got busy and I had great service. The bartenders were eager to help me decide what to order and the food was delicious!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 15 July 2021 via mobile

Best crab cakes and lobster ravioli ever! They also have an extensive drink menu. We had the most perfect Manhattan and lemon drop martini

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 June 2021

Good service, nice atmosphere, decent prices for good food. Fish seemed fresh, and well-prepared. Definitely tasty and well presented. May be the best restaurant in downtown Ventura.

Date of visit: June 2021
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morenojessica20
8 September 2018|
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Response from Alana M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I just saw this question. I have never had reservations, and have only had to wait a little while. Don't know if they take them.
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Aime G
8 July 2017|
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Response from Chrissie_P_H | Reviewed this property |
They do, but the restaurant is more suited to adults. It's quite sophisticated and we've never seen children there. Not sure how children woukd be tolerated.
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21 February 2017|
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Response from FA J | Reviewed this property |
Excellent appetizers priced reasonable, most under $10 USD, wide selection of beers, wine & well drinks. Good atmosphere, well suited for a business lunch. Minus one (1) point ---No reservations for small parties, groups of... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lure Fish House

Yes, Lure Fish House offers takeaway services.

Lure Fish House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5