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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
+1 805-639-0865
11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good food and awesome service. IF you visit ventura, go here! We tried several starters and everything was cooked to perfection. Nice locally brewed beers and the location was also top notch with a view of the harbor.

Thank Christoffer B
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Found myself once again at Brophy Bros. on a Sunday afternoon and once again it was slamming. We got seated fairly quickly but it took a long time to get a drink order. The waitress wasn't bad but it took a long time between all of her stop bys. I got the fried clam strips that was my grandmothers favorite... More 

Thank Jedimasterkush
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

45 minute wait. No problem! I think anyone should wait to dine at this place..been a local favorite for years. We had drinks downstairs then had dinner upstairs. They transferred our app order easily. Calamari was lightly breaded and perfectly seasoned. Fish and chips; with Cole slaw subbed was perfection. Ahi tuna entree was really exceptional. Chelsea was such a... More 

Thank SammyHam
Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to find, harbor is miles east/south of old town, take Harbor Blvd // to 101 to end, go to far end to last building before hard right to almost Coastguard Station turn around, upstairs from Italian restaurant looking at mountains and row of commercial fishing boats. Good food noisy but great view.

1 Thank Don M
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

First let me say that I don't like fish at all. But this is a place we do frequent anyway, many times at my suggestion. I just love the view of the harbor here from their patio. I almost always bring out of town guests here because of that. My go to meal as a non fish eater is the... More 

1 Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Ventura, CA
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We go here mostly for lunch and sometimes dinner. I think they have better clam chowder than Andrea's Seafood across the parking lot plus you don't have to share a table with anyone - especially the birds. I love the salmon sesame salad. A nice BIG hunk of perfectly cooked salmon EVERY time, done with a soy teriyaki type marinade... More 

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Ventura, California
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Top spot for Happy Hour in Ventura. Located right on the Ventura Harbor. Makes you realize why you live in Ventura. The drinks are awesome. Have a designated driver or Uber/Lift. The happy hour food offers over a dozen of seafood items. Favorites include Fish and chips, Clams and shrimp cocktail. Sit at the bar and the bartenders will take... More 

Thank Rudyer
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Brophy Bros. Ventura Harbor, is my favorite, laid back, seafood haven. The menu is short but comprehensive. So everything stays fresh. The service is friendly and efficient. From all accounts, also a great place to work. They support local high school teams among others, so we support them. And the restaurant sits right in the harbor on the second floor,... More 

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The food was very good. I travel for business so it takes something outstanding to get a 5 rating. The chowder was good. I had the mahi-mahi blackened and they did a great job on it. No desert.

Thank Dennis B
Westlake Village, California
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We love going to Brophy's Bros. Seafood in Ventura Harbor. We sat on the outside patio overlooking the Ventura Harbor. We shared the raw oysters, steamed clams and the fish & chips. All were absolutely delicious! Their clam chowder is also Devine. There are numerous parking spaces for easy parking. No reservations are taken, so first come, first served. Suggest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-639-0865
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.

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