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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

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$$ - $$$
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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
+1 805-639-0865
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my husband's favorite restaurant in Ventura. And my son's. And my father-in-law's. There is something for everyone here, the food is awesome, the ambiance is chill, the menu is varied (we love the veggie burger and the swordfish) and the bar is fully stocked. The only issue is that they don't take reservations and there is typically a... More 

Thank Meg R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great happy hour at the bar, wonderful staff, can't beat the view of all the boats at the harbour ... love the fish & chips at the bar, it's a lot of food for the price!

Thank cablue620
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brophie brothers is the top seafood restaurant in Ventura county!! They have excellent service, an awesome view of the harbor, and most importantly, great food!! I highly recommend their oysters, bloody Marys and shrimp and crab salad! The chowder is top notch; and I am from New England!!

Thank Lisa G
Ventura, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great prices for happy hour fish, shrimp, ceveiche, wine Ventura location only has happy hour, Santa Barbara NO happy hour.

Thank Will C
Goodyear, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW, each and every time we are in Ventura we make it a point to visit Brophy Brothers at least 2 or 3 times. Absolutely love going to their happy hour where you have so many choices from fish & chips, beer battered shrimp, etc. The view, the bartenders, Niki and Alisia are absolutely wonderful. They keep an eye on... More 

Thank PJ6979
Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very surprised the last 2 times we went to BB in Ventura.We have been used to 45 min to an hour for a table. Both last night and in Nov we were immediately seated. I hope we just hit slow nights and this place is not going to close.The food id great,reasonable service friendly, just all good.I had... More 

Thank cAl55xx
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Sat at the bar overlooking the sunbathed yacht club. Enjoyed a bowl of clam chowder and salad with Stone IPA. Very good. The waiter was ver friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend Brophy Bros.

Thank SAJ75
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We had a B/day dinner party here with friends and family. The food is ALWAYS great here! Even though they specialize in fresh seafood. They do offer steak, pasta, & (I think ) a,chicken entree or 2. For the large party we were offered "fixed price" menue with 3 entree choices. Soup (The Clam Chowder is THE BEST EVER), or... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A co-worker recommended Brophy Bros. for dinner while I was in town on business. Nine of us went to dinner and they easily accommodated us. The food was very good and there was a nice view over the water. If you go, be sure to have the clam chowder. I had a cup and wished I had ordered a bowl.... More 

Thank nysparty
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My favorite is the clam chowder, creamy very tasty great value. Bread bowl with clam chowder outstanding. Good bar selection good service

Thank gilbert m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-639-0865
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.

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