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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

) #5 of 344 Restaurants in Ventura €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Seafood
1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
+1 805-639-0865
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  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (104 reviews)
“seafood” (98 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 3 days ago

The fish is always fresh, and the clam chowder is one of their must try! Also, they are known for their delicious Bloody Marys! The original Brophy Bros Restaurant is in Santa Barbara at the harbor. We were so happy when Brophys decided to open...More

Thank VenturaDaddyo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Decent food, good atmosphere great view of the harbor. Good service wait staff was attentive. Group of four of us ate there with no complaints.

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went during the week. Very busy and I was anticipating a great meal. None of the food was remarkable and some disappointing, The house fish sandwich that day was thrasher shark and it lacked any type of personality. Just grilled fish on a plain...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Chowder and the sandwiches are good, but eating inside is way to noisy and has an impact on how you enjoy your meal. I am not that young and the action and traffic is too much to tolerate. But you have to balance that with...More

Thank espi492017
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sitting at the bar and watching the staff prepare the fresh shellfish dishes is a fun experience! Highly recommend - IF one can ever get a seat at the bar! Staff is friendly and fun; food is probably the best seafood around.

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us arrived late in the evening, near closing but we were welcomed, and a prime table with views of the harbor was set for us. Someone took our orders for drinks quickly and was knowledgeable. I ordered a special "La Paloma" which...More

Thank GwendolynAP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view, great food, great service. I had the best salmon salad that I ever had. I can't remember the full name, but it was a salmon filet seasoned with sesame, I think, and placed on a bed of greens. I can honestly say, it...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Table with a great view of the harbor; had the clam chowder and it was delicious! Also had the fish and chips and it too was delicious! Excellent service

Thank walkero2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had drinks, oysters, calamari, clams and shrimp. The clams were a little disappointing but everything else was exceptional. We'd return on a future visit.

Thank steve-USABoston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and awesome service. IF you visit ventura, go here! We tried several starters and everything was cooked to perfection. Nice locally brewed beers and the location was also top notch with a view of the harbor.

Thank Christoffer B
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I would be interested whether you found it easy or difficult to have a conversation at Brophy Bros.
3 August 2015|
Response from Bjrsmom | Reviewed this property |
Very easy in the outdoor seating. It is not overly noisy. I have never eaten inside, so I can't speak to that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
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.