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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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“oysters” (179 reviews)
“sand dabs” (90 reviews)
“ahi ceviche” (17 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

Great food and atmosphere; I had the mahi-mahi fish and my wife had the shrimp. I said just the salads as a appetizer over the fried food.

Thank 007DAN
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have some great seafood dishes. There Grilled Ahi Tuna is Great lots of fresh seafood. xxxxxxxxx

Thank chrissE9901SC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Within walking distance of the Crowne Plaza hotel, and a better decor than many seafood restaurants. I went for the raw oysters,but being a Monday evening, they only had one choice left, but since I wanted To try a local variety, that was fine

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant truly serves the best fresh fish! I’ve never been disappointed and I’ve tried many entrees. My personal favorites are the crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, seabsss and their amazing blueberry cobbler!

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lure is my favorite restaurant. The food is delicious. Best oysters anywhere. Service is always accompanied with a smile. This is a date-night go-to

Thank MJBP23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food! I always get the crab cakes! I love their Mai Tais. They put a different kind of cherry in it that makes it special. It's small and sweet. Great rum drink! It has a huge wrap around bar, outdoor seating, and a dining...More

Thank Elaine T
Reviewed 1 week ago

All their food is delicious! I have not had anything on the menu that I didn't like. But you MUST have the Key Lime Pie for dessert! It is some of the best pie, dessert, delectable treat you will ever have. it is so refreshing...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had dinner at Lure many times and it's always been a good experience. The seafood is always fresh, and I always enjoy the variety of oysters. The only downside is that they are always busy and they don't take reservations!

Thank HighPriestessSusan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Near Main Street, a large venue with Happy Hour options and a full bar. Well worth a wait (gets busy at night). Full menu with options for non-fish lovers also. Sourdough bread is the best in town. Ceviche is flavorful and save room for the...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at Lure. Friendly knowledgeable and charming wait staff. Beautiful and cozy restaurant. Well publicized busy and accommodating. Cocktails were perfect and dinner was better.

Thank kristiansenjp
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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 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 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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