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Winchesters Grill & Saloon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub, Gastropub
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632 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2815
+1 805-653-7446
11:30 - 01:00
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Flemington, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something simple but good. The burger options were great, cooked perfectly to the right temp. We enjoyed the elk burger as well. Our server was super nice, she offered great suggestions from the menu. All the food tasted fresh.

Thank Roseanna D
Ventura, California
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

It was a beautiful evening so we invited friends to dinner at Winchester's in old downtown Ventura. The restaurant has a large patio area with heaters if the weather is cool. On this particular March evening it was pleasant with no wind. Our waitress was friendly and very efficient. Winchester's has a huge & varied menu so it was hard... More 

Thank Beth H
JR4d, Owner at Winchesters Grill & Saloon, responded to this review

Hi Beth~ Thank you for the great review and kind words from your visit back in March. All very much appreciated! I agree, hopefully without sounding boastful, but I'm pretty proud of that Cedar Planked Salmon. Glad you enjoyed your visit, and I hope we get the chance to see you again soon. All the best, JR More 

Santa Barbara, California
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I went to the Winchester Saloon in January for dinner and we had some of the BEST steaks that I have ever had! They were cooked perfectly! Mine medium, her's was rare as requested. They nailed it! The salads and sides were good BUT the apple pie dessert was the best finish! Three weeks later I went back for lunch... More 

Thank Tim D
JR4d, Owner at Winchesters Grill & Saloon, responded to this review

Hi Tim~ Thanks so much for the great review and 5 stars! You have my gratitude, and will look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Ventura. All the best, JR More 

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202 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I had a bacon burger that was good but not wow. The service was good but not wow. All in all, the place is okay.

Thank Belterish
JR4d, Owner at Winchesters Grill & Saloon, responded to this review

Hey Michael~ Thanks for taking the time to review. I hope we can see you again, and get the chance to "Wow" you. All the best, JR More 

Thomasville, Alabama
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Our steaks were exactly like we wanted. Nice flavor. Drinks were also above average. Loved the decor and atmosphere. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. If I lived close by, it would be one of my favorites.

Thank C J
Detroit, Michigan
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

They have beer and food, all pretty good, good location. The patio outback is pretty nice. I'd go there again.

Thank Justin V
Lake Arrowhead, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Excellent food, great location, great parking and yummy full bar with great bartenders! The steaks are to die for and patio setting is the way to go in summer!

Thank Louise S
Los Banos, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We love this place! This was probably the best sirloin steak I've had in years, both for flavor and quality of the meat! My husband had the pork chops and raved about those too. Everything tasted great, from the wedge salad to the beans. Nice, relaxed indoor dining atmosphere with outdoor dining available and even with dogs welcome on the... More 

Thank Pawstruck
JR4d, Owner at Winchesters Grill & Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review on your visit back in January. Your kind words are greatly appreciated! Hope we get to see you again... Cheers, JR More 

Chandler, Arizona
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I think it was about 9pm and downtown Ventura was already a ghost town. Most places had just stopped serving dinner, so one of the only choices left was Winchesters. The fare was so "you can get this food anywhere" that I only vaguely remember what we ordered. It wasn't at all bad, just blah. Maybe everyone at Winchesters just... More 

Thank Jim H
JR4d, Owner at Winchesters Grill & Saloon, responded to this review

Hi Jim, Thanks for taking the time to review. I'm sorry that you found our food "blah". We certainly strive for excellence in all we do. I can commiserate with the fact that downtown Ventura is not as vibrant as it once was, especially during the week. Nonetheless, while others have shortened their hours, we always keep our kitchen open... More 

Ventura, California
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155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is our third or fourth time at Winchesters, and their food is consistently good. We've enjoyed their Kobe beef burger and Winchester burger before. For the first time, I tried their petite tri-tip steak, and it was superb. The seasoning was perfect and it was cooked just as I'd ordered. The house beans were good, but a little spicy... More 

Thank VtaTraveler
JR4d, Owner at Winchesters Grill & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words, and 5 stars. I'm pleased to know you enjoyed your visit, and hope we get the chance to serve you again. We agree, Chrissy's great! All the best, JR More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 27
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 632 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2815
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-653-7446
More than just a great steakhouse, Winchesters serves up the freshest seafood, succulent chicken, and even some exotic meats like venison, buffalo, and elk. But don’t forget about those Certified Angus Beef™ steaks. Whether it’s the massive Rib-Eye, the petite Top Sirloin, the New York or Tri-Tip they’re always thick and juicy and grilled to perfection. Lighter fare includes great burgers, salads and grilled sandwiches. Their forty draft beers along with extensive Wine and Martini lists will round out a truly memorable meal. Two heated patios and ample parking available.

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