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Shoals Restaurant at The Cliff House Inn

6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
+1 805-684-0025
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiger shrimp” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will keep going to Shoals Restaurant at the Cliff House just north of Ventura. But I go for the ocean--not the food or service. Repeatedly, there is not enough staff and or the kitchen isn't up to the volume but both food and service...More

1  Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only ate here once, but my wife and I both loved our meals. The seafood is fresh, the filet mignon melts in your mouth, and the view was outstanding (our table was outside, but the inside views are stunning as well.) Prices are about...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Shoals is a California treasure when it comes to beach dining. The quaint classic old school California Cliffhouse Inn in Muscle Shoals just south of Carpinteria is home to The Shoals restaurant. It is on the beach side of PCH with fantastic breathtaking views...More

Thank VictoriaCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top location with a terrific view and a nice beachside ambience. Great fish and chips, perfect for the beach settings.

Thank Viviane B
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped for an afternoon lunch. The views from the restaurant are amazing! Ocean view from every seat. Service was amazing and the food was above average.

Thank dan b
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is a little out of the way hidden and somewhat hard to get to but it is well worth the trouble! Order the spinach seafood salad it is light and taste just right! The view is spectacular and you can sit outside. Great place...More

Thank Ashbecker1
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The food at Shoals melted in your mouth. So full of flavor. They may have a slightly limited menu if you aren't into seafood.

Thank AlexisTai
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We made an outdoor reservation and couldn't have been happier with our view and the service. Located on a quiet spot on Hwy 1. We ate the Filet Mignon and the Stuffed Chicken. Both dishes were good. To enter the restaurant, take the outdoor stairwell...More

Thank Carol E
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The tourist, me, was taken here for Saturday lunch...hotel and restaurant has been here for many years. The patio overlooks the ocean....i mean, you are sitting 10 feet away..amazing view every direction. Food is not fussy. Very fresh and quite nice. We had mussels and...More

Thank SammyHam
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This place is a hidden gem that was recommended by a local neighbor! WOW! Excellently prepared food, excellent service and the view of the ocean could not have been better! Lots of options and I chose their special Sea Bass. Fabulous dinner on the ocean...More

Thank Mary B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-0025
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