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Lure Fish House

60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
+1 805-567-4400
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We’ve been to Lure several times since moving to Ojai. It’s a nice Date Nite spot. The food is consistently good. The waiters are very professional and friendly and the decor is pleasingly casual. In spite of the fact that they only take Reservations for...More

Thank Diana d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Megan and Sheldon are the worst!!! Is better for everyone if they will change the job!!!!! If this is kind of approach from them it’s 100% sh...t Restaurant is really nice, inside and outside. Kitchen and price are also affordable for everyone so try this...More

Thank WP8822
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with wife after driving north to Chumash Casino for wife's Birthday. We're Ventura County residents. Fifth time here we had lighter dinner but we're totally full at end. Had two cups white clam chowder one each and fresh bread butter. We ordered calamari...More

Thank kayakPhil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and great surroundings! Food is always fresh and they have interesting dishes. My favorite is the spring strawberry salad. They give plentiful servings and I always take some home. My husband loves the salmon.

Thank wermovinon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lure is our favorite seafood spot in Ventura. Very charming staff and excellent service. Not to mention the really greasy seafood.

Thank robinrL9376RQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because we have had excellent food at Lure in the past we took our daughter, son-in-law and our teen aged grandchildren to Lure on the 23rd of September for 2 birthdays in one big celebration. My husband likes Fish and Chips. The chips were fine...More

Thank PamellaMalibu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we visit Ventura The Lure is a must stop for us. They serve a fish called a Sand Dan 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience in this is fantastic. Whoever decorated it was spot on. I got the rock fish last night and it was just outstanding. It was a really big piece of fish. The place was busy but we got seated quickly. The sourdough bread was...More

Thank trng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They were six in a group, we arrived with no reservation they managed to get us to a table within 10 minutes. Think I just ordered the wrong thing the tequila shrimp pasta and a dirty martini. The martini was mediocre only had dinner had...More

Thank Ashle8181
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I stopped by for happy hour on our way back to LA from Pismo Beach. There was a 30min wait for a table but we didn't mind because we know how good the food was! We ordered clam chowder, crab cakes, calamari...More

Thank Zenaida L
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8 September 2018|
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Response from kayakPhil | Reviewed this property |
We had reservation for two on anniversary .
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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
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Restaurant Details

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