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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%
Travellers talk about
“sand dabs” (88 reviews)
“oysters” (161 reviews)
“ahi ceviche” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an easy review. The food from appetizer to desert was perfect. We had reserved the private dining room which was just able to squeeze all 12 of us in. The fresh oysters and the charbroiled oysters were delicious (multiple orders of each were...More

Thank Outgunned3-1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an excellent and very reasonably priced seafood restaurant. My wife and I dropped in for dinner this past Monday and as we were still in the range of their happy hour, they sat us in a booth near the bar. The restaurant was...More

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good fish dinner (although overcooked for my French taste). Rather pricey in the end, and the terrace is nice but looking at a parking lot...

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Let's just say, when it's my birthday, I choose Lure! Whether it's this location or the Camarillo one. I love the ambiance and the seafood. The service is excellent. Leave room for the cobbler!

Thank Theadora P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been to their other locations in Camarillo and westlake village and this was my first time here in Ventura and this place is smaller than the other two locations I've been to. However, their food is still the greatest and I only deducted a...More

Thank Jomama_Fosho
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place started out with lots a great reviews when they opened years ago, and continues to attract the faithful locals and the newcomers. Their prices have gone up a little in the last few years, but it's still a great place to go. Great...More

Thank Mushu5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Craving for Sea Foods around Ventura....... then go here! There a couple of Lure restaurant around Ventura's county but seems like this Lure in Downtown is better place. Been there a few times and never miss it. the quality and taste of fantastic grilled sea...More

Thank Dharmadji5
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish is fresh and service is top notch. Great place to hang out at the bar, too. Open airy space, a little noisy, but then again, it is popular because it is so good!

Thank klebaumpp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fresh food. Outstanding service. Pleasant environment. What more could a diner want in a restaurant? Love the way the front desk communicates with customers using texts not only to keep customers informed about seating availability but follow up and feedback.

Thank nddtrader
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a previous experience that did not live up to the expectation and the manager made every effort to make it right. A positive experience with a restaurant that stands by its customers. Will dine here again!

Thank LApsych33
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Questions & Answers
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 burgelin | 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, Breakfast, 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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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