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Lure Fish House

60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
+1 805-567-4400
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (185 reviews)
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60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
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Reviewed yesterday

Recommended here by a nearby winery, I had a delicious Happy Hour dinner here of a selection of 4 regional oysters, raw on the half shell, and grilled oysters, at the bar, with an excellent Cucumber Martini! Very nice, and welcoming staff, too! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank elissejo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has fresh seafood and ambience. Service was also great! You can get drinks at the bar too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid this place. Waited almost an hour to get fish tacos. At 45 minutes told the server to cancel my order. 10 minutes later they brought the plate I didn't want. Cold, tasteless, not worth the money. Horrible slow service , avoid this place, expensive...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Z5945DUjaym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a marvelous lunch of salads, me a crab Louie with shrimp & asparagus. She had a seafood salad. Both were yummy, nice sized portions, reasonable prices, great atmosphere & service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 270travelers
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I have frequent the Lure Westlake Village more recently. Excellent service with friendly Bar tenders and servers. I stop in 2 to 3 times a week happpy hour. For the pass 6 months.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rudy C
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

when you are craving for oysters , big and fresh, this is the place to be. it is just located after you enter california from 101. they have varied choice of wine and alcohols and spirits to accompany your oyster craving. by its name, they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jpnpatricio
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We both enjoyed the food so rating a 4, but being in the "senior" age bracket the ambiance isn't such that we will return. Just not our "cup of tea."

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Jim K
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I LOVE the Lure for seafood favorites! However - I actually prefer the Camarillo location. It feels more spacious to us.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mpando4
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Love the happy hour at Lures Fish house!!! Fresh Oysters, great crab cakes, yummy steamed clams and the service is the best. It’s walking distance from many other restaurants, retail, bars and music...Ventura is really coming around!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DSO93023
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Lure has a great atmosphere.. the acoustics are goo.. there can be many patrons and it is never too loud.. nice to not have to shout at my dinner date. I love the crab cake appetizer and sometimes have it as a meal. The staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank janeking352
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8 September 2018|
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Response from Kathy C | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am so sorry I just saw this message! No you do not need a reservation. You just walk in.
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-567-4400
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Restaurant Hours: Happy Hour Sunday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm and Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We have a Private Dining Room and offer Patio seating overlooking beautiful downtown Ventura! 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 primary goal is to provide you, our guest, a fun and exciting seafood experience. So just remember, "if you are looking for a healthy and delicious dish...Eat more fish!"
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