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Lure Fish House

60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
+1 805-567-4400
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sand dabs” (82 reviews)
“oysters” (166 reviews)
“potato cake” (27 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even though they don't take reservations we were seated immediately. The waitress was enthusiastic and charming. The menu is extensive. The calamari was perfect. The swordfish and tuna were first rate. The wine list is first rate. In short: loved it.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had Sally’s Sand Dabs - with rice pilaf and sautéed spinach, was very very good! Husband had sea bass, was also very very good. Awesome atmosphere.

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice interior with a big square marble type of bar with lots of people sitting drinking and eating and talking. We had a booth type of table where we enjoyed grilled fish tapa, a lovely berry sallad, a plate of grilled seafood and fish and...More

Thank Carl-Henrik P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant in downtown Venture. Good happy hour drink and appetizers. Nice wait staff that were helpful when recommending a dish. Grilled salmon perfect not too dry. Crab cake very tasty on a bed of corn / cabbage garnish

Thank marisa e
Reviewed 1 week ago

My man and I rolled up to this restaurant dirty and well exercised from a 26 mile bike ride to Ojai and back. I was cold and hungry. The clam chowder and kale salad was exactly what the doctor ordered. I was also in need...More

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lure did not disappoint me in any way. A friend and I immediately found a seat at the bar and were served promptly. The bread was great, and the wild halibut was unbelievable! The potato cake was brilliantly done, and I liked the rice pilaf...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd read about Lure previously but didn't have a chance to try it until my last trip to Ventura. So happy that I did. WOW! The White Clam Chowder was the best Chowder I've ever had.. and I travel to Boston a LOT. Boston can...More

Thank BostonRae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner at Lure was great! Food is delicious. Atmosphere a mix of noisy casual chic. Sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the staff mix drinks and socialize with the clientele. Highly recommend this well located restaurant in the heart of Ventura.

Thank Meganne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lure Fish House is a small chain of restaurants. Despite being a fish house, there are few options for fish on the menu, and the options of how the fish is prepared is very, very limited. Often Lure Fish House is understaffed, leaving long lines...More

Thank SpecialSkillz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we visit Ventura The Lure is a must stop for us. They serve a fish called a Sand Dap which is a type of flounder. It is excellent. Try some grilled asparagus with it and a glass of white wine. Thank me latter!

Thank richard c
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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.
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
Lois B
26 August 2016|
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Response from Barry B | Reviewed this property |
Best to call the restaurant-- they're always changing up things!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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