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Shoals Restaurant at The Cliff House Inn

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$$ - $$$
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6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
+1 805-684-0025
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Excellent cooking in a romantic ambiance is a good start to a great dining experience. we started with a few mixed drinks , soup of the day and CHARBROILED FILET MIGNON ,PESTO FETTUCINE Comes with house-smoked Chicken Breast Substitute Tiger Shrimp. and we topped it off with The Shoals Famous Banana Reef sauteed bananas over vanilla ice cream with an... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Very good meal we sat outside to make the most of view , very good table service and very good food only draw back is when restaurant closes you can not get a drink

Thank Michael C
Arlington, Texas
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530 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We love the food here. I had seafood both nights, the special once and the Ciopianna or something like that which is soooo gooood.

Thank joedvet
Ontario, California
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184 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Good service with a nice lunch menu, and a better dinner menu.. inside or outside seating, $15 corkage (not a great wine list), super romantic. Food is delicious (especially the fish dishes) and if you get there at sundown, it is pretty amazing.

Thank markj4golf
Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were there for Dinner and Lunch (twice) The food is excellent, I had the steak and it was cooked perfectly as were the vegetables and very delicious. I also had the Seaweed Ahi salad which was delicious. The servers were very attentive and helpful. We had an 8pm seating and a 7pm seating both outside. The weather was lovely... More 

Thank Leslie A
los angeles
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

They do offer options for vegetarians for lunch and dinner that doesn't consist of grilled vegetables. The porcini risotto was quite tasty. Dessert was delicious and they're generous with the wine pouring!

Thank Sharon S
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We are there twice, the food was good but a couple of niggles. My wife ordered tagliatelle with prawns and I had the mushroom risotto, both delicious but what on earth? Both dishes had a heap of vegetables on top of them? I could not see the risotto. Once I cleared them off the plate I was able to enjoy... More 

Thank WilcoBraintree
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We dined at the Shoals Restaurant during our stay at the Cliffhouse Inn. The food was very good, and the service was great. However, our fried bananas dessert was a bit overdone. The ambiance inside the restaurant itself was not beautiful, but not bad, and it is right next to the ocean. We opted to sit inside as the weather... More 

Thank Douglas C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty good. Expected it to be better. Would not order the shrimp pesto pasta again. Everyone else said their entree's were really good. The view and how close we were to the water was spectacular. Loved hearing the sound of the waves breaking!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Whatever you eat here will not compare with the view and setting. Fortunately the food was good. Lamb, risotto with shrimp, fish, soup, salad, dessert- all was good! Beautiful water view!!!

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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
USD 30 - USD 50
American, Seafood
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-0025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?