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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%
Travellers talk about
“tiger shrimp” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank chipsin
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn and so we decided to dine-in. The view, the service exceptional! Wow couldn't of been more impressed!! The prices extremely reasonable, the quality of food and service "top drawer"! A must stop if you are in the area. We dined...More

Thank Sandie2020
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We regularly visit Santa Barbara and this restaurant has become our choice for a last night meal. The view is amazing and you can see, if you are lucky, Whales and Dolphins out at sea. Service has always been great and attentive and the food...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I will keep going to Shoals Restaurant at the Cliff House just north of Ventura. But I go for the ocean--not the food or service. Repeatedly, there is not enough staff and or the kitchen isn't up to the volume but both food and service...More

2  Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We only ate here once, but my wife and I both loved our meals. The seafood is fresh, the filet mignon melts in your mouth, and the view was outstanding (our table was outside, but the inside views are stunning as well.) Prices are about...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The Shoals is a California treasure when it comes to beach dining. The quaint classic old school California Cliffhouse Inn in Muscle Shoals just south of Carpinteria is home to The Shoals restaurant. It is on the beach side of PCH with fantastic breathtaking views...More

Thank VictoriaCA
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Top location with a terrific view and a nice beachside ambience. Great fish and chips, perfect for the beach settings.

Thank Viviane B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped for an afternoon lunch. The views from the restaurant are amazing! Ocean view from every seat. Service was amazing and the food was above average.

Thank dan b
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Restaurant Details

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