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Shoals Restaurant at The Cliff House Inn

6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
+1 805-684-0025
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are old with beat up linen on worn out mattresses. The floors are creaky. The showers are cheap, stained old tubs that drain poorly. There is no ventilation in the rooms other than an old floor fan and the windows or the front...More

Thank rfenton777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I made a pitstop over here to have lunch. The place immediately did something to me. What a beautiful view!!! And the food was delicious! Good atmosphere! Definitely come back next week to stay for a couple of days!

Thank Suzanne v
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We didn't stay here at the Cliff House, although friends said they loved it, despite being old and funky! We did, however, enjoy a lovely lunch with a friend who lives nearby and took us here. We were able to look out over the ocean...More

Thank Krisinseattle
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Stopped by after hearing from camping neighbors or dining overlooking to ocean. Sat outside and enjoyed watching the dolphins go by as we enjoyed our wine. Had the special lamb shank which was fall off the bone and tender with great sauce. The seafood salad...More

Thank albnh
Reviewed 12 February 2018

both times i had cobb salad for lunch and pork chops for dinner. the cobb salad tasted amazing and presentation was beautiful almost didn't want to eat it cause i didn't want to ruin the presentation although i did eat it in the end sitting...More

Thank Enid S
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The Shoals is a favorite place for us to take out of town friends for brunch. Several tables outdoors with a fantastic view of the ocean. Nice selection of entrees and desserts to select from the menu. Attentive wait staff. We've gone several times and...More

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The Shoals Restaurant is tucked away inside of a small 60’s era lodge in Mussel Shoals halfway between Santa Barbara and Ventura on US 101. Aside from the great wine selection and fantastic cuisine featuring local seafood specialties, the restaurant caters to vegetarians and vegans...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Dined here two nights while we stayed. Staff didn't seem as friendly as we would have liked, but overall not bad. Some of the dishes are are okay, others pretty good. I had the New York strip and it was pretty good. Very expensive, but...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Already talked about this place on Cliff House Inn. It was an incredible dining experience with my wife . We sat outside and ambiance was so nice; dimly candlelit table with clear sky and waves crashing .Food was sumptuous and not at all pricey .We...More

Thank Johnny D
Reviewed 20 September 2017

great food,drink service and what a view. We will definitely come back here, Recommend\ you stay in room 11 and eat in this restaurant. A great experience

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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