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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

) #5 of 349 Restaurants in Ventura $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
+1 805-639-0865
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (110 reviews)
“seafood” (103 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brophy brothers has been around for years in Ventura harbor. It has a great view of the harbor and mountains from the bar and outdoor patio. The seafood is high quality. The fish and chips are really good. Happy hour is a great value offering...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great. We were immediately seated on the porch area overlooking the harbor. We watched big fishing boats come in and we watched kayaking as I waited for my birthday dinner. My jumbo shrimp cocktail was plentiful and the shrimp was crisp and...More

Thank angelinmpls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brophy Bros Seafood Restaurant is considered one of the best seafood restaurants in Ventura. Located in the Ventura Harbor, the view is outstanding. The Marina area is also a tourist mecca. They have many other restaurants and shops there to visit. The Channel Island Museum...More

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love to hit this spot when traveling to from Northern CA. When weather is good ( no fog or heavy overcast) the outdoor patio is a terrific setting and great for watching marina activity. You are up on 2nd story so great vantage point....More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite fish restaurant in Ventura/Oxnard area. Fish is fresh, the vegetables and spices are perfectly prepared and blended and the combinations are fantastic. The ambience is buzzing with conversation and energy. Wait staff members are professional and well trained to show up...More

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seated immediately at the counter, overlooking the Marina. Huge bowl of ceviche, perfectly spiced. Served with sourdough (could have crispedup the crust a little). Fish and chips excellent,huge potions, hot crispy fries.Frequen free refills of ice tea.

Thank MMouseMD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Brophy Brothers restaurant in Santa Barbara, so tried the one in Ventura. We were gifted by the Happy Hour menu, 3:30-7:00 PM. That includes BOTH drinks and food M-F. Outstanding Steamed Clams, Mussels, Fish and Chips and Clam Chowder. And the icing on...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I finally got around to visiting Brophy Brothers after so many people had told me to go there. It was worth the wait. I enjoyed lunch with a friend on Father's day. After a short wait (20 mins walking around the harbor and spotting some...More

Thank Lynluke
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

A friend and I were in the mood for seafood and decided to try Brophy Bros. The meal began with sourdough bread. Disappointed that it wasn't warm. We ordered the calamari appetizer which was very good with the cocktail sauce. We decided to split two...More

Thank Tiffany F
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Brophy Bros is a well-established restaurant in Ventura Harbor. Go during lunch or Happy Hour and try and snag a spot on the outdoor veranda looking out over the harbor. Fantastic view, the clam chowder is excellent, and the folks working here are friendly.

Thank Tyskyr
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Lynluke | Reviewed this property |
Only if you were on the corner of the patio closest to the ocean. The sun sets over the ocean so if you have an ocean view from the patio, you will see it.
18 June 2017|
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Response from Maggie B | Reviewed this property |
Although many places are dog-friendly, the dogs must be on an outdoor patio area and not transit the restaurant to get there. Brophys is on the second floor, so even the outdoor patio area mush be accessed through the... More
18 June 2017|
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Response from GwendolynAP | Reviewed this property |
A place to go with dogs is Cafe Nouveau on Chrisman at Thompson. Dogs are welcome there on the outdoor patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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