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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (119 reviews)
“seafood” (111 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, lively eatery on the Ventura Harbor so the views are terrific! Seating is varied; bar, side tables, inside or out on the covered deck. It’s all good. Food is yummy + the beer is cold. Great stop for lunch. It can get a little...More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Brophy Bothers in Santa Barabar so when we found there was one in Ventura had to go. The food was great and we got to see the Tall boats which was fun. We will go back in the summer whe nI imagine the...More

Thank jacquelene2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A typical tourist trap whose main goal is to get you in and out. Ordered the poke salad. Lots of salad...had to search for the ahi! If you’re in a lurch and every other restaurant is closed for remodeling then this is the place to...More

Thank roscoemoss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, our server was absolutely delightful and very accommodating. I ordered the clam chowder to start. It was DELICIOUS! One of the best chowders I've had in a long time! With that said, I expected my salmon to be spectacular too. Sadly, it was...More

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 8 February 2018

This restaurant is another one of Ventura's finest. Took my wife for her birthday last week. this is one of our preferred places to eat. We had a great time. Sat at this bar. Service was great. The food is about as good as it...More

Thank H3376REdavidh
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We go here every few months to get our fried fish fix. The clam chowder is good and the Fish and chips is my favorite on their menu. Both of these are good but there are so many good fish places here on the Gold...More

Thank Triker T
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Wonderful, fresh seafood on the harbor. The food was great, the service could not have been better. Highly recommend!

Thank deeorlowski
Reviewed 6 January 2018

If I have out of town visitors, this the place I like to take them. Great harbor view, lively ambiance, good food and a good selection of local IPAs that won't break your bank. My guests always come away impressed and satisfied. Then on return...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

You get what you pay for, and Brophy’s is on the expensive side. However, the view and the ambiance are excellent. The food is very good and always consistent. Try the oysters! Try the bloody mary’s! Fresh seafood at its best right in Ventura Harbor....More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The best thing about this place is the super cool location to sit and eat and watch the boats go in and out of the harbor. The food was OK but nothing amazing.

Thank Nick J
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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