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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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“sand dabs” (91 reviews)
“oysters” (175 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 4 days ago

I wanted to give Lure a 3.5, cause it's better than a 3 but not quite a 4. The good points - they have a nice wine list especially by the glass which I really do appreciate since I usually will only have 1 glass....More

Thank RandRCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay straight up, not cheap. if you don't drink alcohol you can definitely do better on the bill; but the food is so good as to say, worth it. Yummy. Great fresh well-cooked seafood. Seafood to die for. I haven't done the lobsters yet but...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up on a Sunday not knowing it was Happy Hour all day! Oyster, mussels and Bloody Mary's were fantastic! Definitely going back!!!

Thank pms1323
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about Lure is the service--it's friendly and efficient, which can't be said for all of the restaurants in the area. Food is also quite good, with a wide variety of seafood choices. Portions are generous--I brought half of my dinner home for...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at Lure Fish. Try the Steam Clams or the fish tacos. Service was great, food also great at a reasonable price with warm ambience!!

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lure has the most varied and original seafood menu I've ever seen. The place was packed. Service was prompt and courteous. We watched a parade of wonderful dishes pass our table that made my mouth water. Our dinner was fantastic. And well worth the price....More

Thank Mikel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, excellent food, drinks are strong “like that”. Only drawback is the wait time. Get the Morrow Bay Green Meadow Oysters, when available they are outstanding!

Thank sflslong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those of us who are land-locked, it's an exceptional treat to find sand dabs on the menu. They were exquisite, and the ambiance and service added to the whole experience.

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Oyster bar with different types of (well shucked) Oyster. Good quality local beer. The highlight though has to be the large variety of local fish available - I ordered grilled yellowtail, brown rice and a cup of chowder and it really was simple and...More

Thank JCW1993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to all of the Lure locations and have never had anything less than a wonderful meal. My work is close to the one in Westlake Village so it's our go-to for any business lunch... have probably eaten there close to 50 times. I've...More

Thank nevadafamily2017
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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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