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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
$10 - $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 6 days ago via mobile

Everyone loved their food. Fish is fresh, charbroiled oysters to die for. I had 6 oysters,artichoke with the amazing aioli,a whole main lobster,and pop rock shrimp.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinner at Lure was wonderful. Everyone loved their food…we all had the cod: two had the Ling Cod and one the fried. One cod was blackened, the other was pan fried with panko, lemon sauce and capers. Eddie at the Ventura location was the...best server we ever had. His smile and attitude were contagious. I expect he will do great things with the amazing attitude and joy he spreads. My sister’s husband also forgot his credit card and Eddie ran quite far to find us in the midst of a halloween street celebration. We were as impressed with Eddie as we were with the food! Eddie for Mayor!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2022

We had dinner on a Thursday night at Lure. It is a very popular and busy place, even with us arriving before 6pm. Their hosting process was very efficient and because we were fine outside, we were seated within 10 minutes. Service was good. Server...recommended the Dabs and they were a home run, right out of the park. Delicious and unique dish that we had never seen offered before. We'd order them again. Also had the Cioppino and for my taste buds, way too spicy. But the server said it is spicy when hubby ordered and he loved it. So also a home run for him. The Key Lime Pie was also very good. Excellent graham cracker crust and the most tart of filling. Only miss was our Miso Glazed Sea Bass starter. It just lacked flavor and was bland. Since the other foods were great, we expect it was just an off night for that one dish.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022 via mobile

Lure has great Happy hour food and drinks. Happy hour was discontinued last year, but now it is back with new offering. Delicious as always. The tropical mango ceviche, crab cakes and watermelon mojitos are to die for.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022

This was recommended to us by a local resident. We ate in the early afternoon and were not disappointed. We shared two dishes: haddock and sand dabs We chose the latter as the server recommended it as a local delicacy. He was right. Service was...quick and professional, the food was excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022 via mobile

Great restaurant! It was a 20 minutes wait. They only take reservations for group of 8 or more. Food and presentation were amazing. Oysters so fresh . Great menu and servers were excellent making sure you were comfortable and like food and open for suggestions...They mentioned Happy Hour was coming back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022

sea bass, all other dishes were excellent. server was knowledgeable and fun. great place to have an enjoyable dinner

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022

This is the second time we have been here and they did not disappoint. Their seafood is fresh and service is excellent.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

The food at Lure is consistently good but you can’t say for a lot of other restaurants during the pandemic. We sat outside I. The big tent which was very nice. We had an outstanding rockfish ceviche, cioppino, and sole In crushed almonds. What was...not nice was the floor under our table was littered with french fries and crumbs from lunch service. I posted a picture and it’s not very appetizing. You can see through the tables to the floor so we could t help looking at this refuse from other meals. But the food is good so I do recommend Lure.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 22 May 2022

Wow. This may be a top-20 of all time meal. We started with the Spicy Seafood Ceviche. It was voluminous and delicious. Easily could be an app for 3-4 people. We were nearly full after eating it. Fortunately, we had room for the Cioppino and...the Veracruz [fish] Platter. Both excellent. We had to take-away and finished each dish for breakfast the next day - still great.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Great place for fresh seafood. Shrimp and pasta was good. Anything on the daily catch is good. Drinks are strong and good. Great service. Reasonably priced. Check before you go because we went on a Saturday while there was several events going on. Took us...45 minutes to find parking. Use Uber or Lyft from your hotel to save yourself stress of trying to find parking.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022

Wow! All around great dinner. Server had good recommendations and the food and service were very good. We would eat here again.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 23 March 2022

We had a nice dinner at Lure while on a quick visit through Ventura. The atmosphere is nice, we were seated relatively quickly, the bar was a nice place to get a drink before our table was ready. I'd go back.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 1 March 2022 via mobile

The hostess, personally brought over an umbrella to shield us from direct Sun. Brittney, our server was fantastic!! She was knowledgeable , friendly and patient. She brought water for our service dog. We ordered the crusty sole Almomdine and Mexican bowl. The food was delicious,...fresh and light. Our server was very helpful and made our trip enjoyable.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

We were in the small separate dining room. The restaurant was packed so sitting here made talking so much easier. However being busy meant everything took an age to arrive. Firstly, they gave us bread and butter - which was all gone by time food...arrived. Then waitress took drinks orders from a couple of guests but not from the others ... strange . They arrived about 20 minutes later with another waiter. Then original waitress took other drinks orders; they arrived about another 15 minutes later with someone else. Then oysters arrived which a couple of guests had ordered? Just when I thought we would never order our main meals, the orders were taken - approx 40 minutes after we had arrived. Another 30 minutes later these arrived. An hour after our arrival. Our dessert orders were taken before our plates had been collected. Desserts arrived and waiter had to put these down on a table outside dining area while he cleared the entree plates. All wait staff were extremely polite and friendly, just completely frazzled...... and this was a week day - would hate to think what a weekend is like. Enjoyed the food.....More

Date of visit: February 2022
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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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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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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