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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
+1 805-639-0865
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (116 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Thought we had found a gem when we saw the location overlooking the harbor in Ventura. However the food was not particularly well cooked being mostly over-fried. The service was poor-we had to ask for bread to begin, the dirty appetizer dishes were not removed...More

Thank Spike1947
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was not exceptionally prepared; the service was adequate; the location was a bit difficult to find. Not a bad experience, but after the rave reviews we'd had, it was a disappointment.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best clam chowder we have ever had!! The menu offers a good selection of fresh fish at reasonable prices. The service is prompt and friendly. Terrific view of the harbor. On busy weekends parking can be challenging BUT don’t let that chase you away!

Thank 1kenny
Reviewed 1 week ago

great view of harbor from the second floor. chill socal vibe. most everything on the menu is very good. nice place to spend a weekend afternoon or after a day at the beach. usually very busy on weekend afternoons and evenings.... plan on a wait...More

Thank gary a
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to dinner with a group of friends. We all got something different and were impressed with everything.

Thank SurferVal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great quality and nice view of the harbor. Suggest sit outside on heated Patio for the view and ambiance. Calamari was great along with the clam chowder. Go early to get a good seat.

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I could rate no stars this place would get it. We walked up to an empty receptionist desk, so we waited for there return, two min. maybe, no big deal we weren’t in a hurry. Girl walked up, ultra confused look on her face....More

Thank sflslong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to meet-up with friends on a Friday for happy hour. The location is lively, the margaritas and ceviche are wonderful. Overall, a great atmosphere for a good hang at the bar.

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents came to visit this weekend from Chile and we were excited to try this place since it had such great reviews and it was a perfect stop on the way to Santa Barbara. However we were very disappointed especially me because my parents...More

Thank Jaylene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the only spot down at the marina that seemed to be busy! Get a table out on the second story porch if you can. Or the bar looks out on the marina as well. I had a Dark and Stormy (or two), 1/2...More

Thank Tom B
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18 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.
17 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
17 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
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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
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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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