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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%
Travellers talk about
“sand dabs” (87 reviews)
“oysters” (157 reviews)
“ahi ceviche” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with a group of 11 that included an 18 month old and a 3 year old in the mix as well as some older children and adults. They had a great kids menu and were very efficient in getting food out. Certainly anyone...More

Thank kristinrye
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic,we eat there at least twice a month. Can you say charbroiled oytsers🤗. Very consistent and good patio sitting.

Thank 768wilg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at Lure our first day in Ventura. It was beautiful and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The meal was superb and well priced. This place is apparently a mecca for visitors and we could see why.

Thank Alaroy01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Happy Hour at Lure is where it's at. While the drink specials are fine, I focused on the food. Great lineup of apps, but head immediately to the ahi ceviche. Same size portion as the regular evening menu - loaded with lush chunks of fresh...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose this Restaurant at the suggestion of our receptionist at our hotel. The Restaurant is located in the downtown area, scattered with other restaurants. Service was perfect and the meal was delicious. There was nothing wrong with our visit at Lure.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving through Ventura and searched Tripadvisor for the best restaurants - Lure Fish House was #1. We walked in for an early dinner. Service was great! We had three apps: - Artichoke (good but not out of this world) - Crab Cakes (very...More

Thank BeckyWinchester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went twice to "lure" because of the atmosfere and the food! The place is cosy and the seafood is fresh and well prepared. There are many different ousters (fresh!) and a variety of fish dishes. There is a little menu for the lunch and...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after we got into town. It's very nice prices are still reasonable and delicious food.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely place! We have been two times there. Fresh fish every day, big plates and friendly stuff! Recommend it!

Thank JC-Inside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a relatively new restaurant in Ventura. I have been there at least four times and every time I have been very, very happy. The food is incredible but also the ambient, the vibe and the fantastic customer service. It is now a must...More

Thank LuzEscobar
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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 burgelin | 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
USD 10 - USD 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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