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Spencer Makenzie's Fish

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806 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-8226
11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

SM is always a good meal. Perfect place for a quick meal and a draft beer. Service is generally good and friendly. Food is super tasty and flavorful.

Thank Travelchicks
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No ambiance but excellent fish and chips, fish tacos, sauces, and slaw. Good value too. Dinner for two under $25 on busy night.

Thank 1Scooter
Ventura, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish tacos were very good. I first discovered Spencers at the Fair. They were very pricey at the fair . I thought they were very pricey at the restaurant also. Very casual atmosphere. By the beach.

Thank Marcie Y
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh fish well prepared and reasonably priced. Favorites are the Parker Burger (a seared ahi sandwich) and the fish and chips (ask for light batter - have them flick off most of the batter before frying.) Each table has a selection of a number of house-made sauces to try. Experiment with them all.

Thank Rich B
Lake Arrowhead, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read about this family owned restaurant and had to give the fish taco's a try. Service was immediate and good. The taco's did not disappoint and the fish and chips were cooked to perfection...crispy batter and flaky fish. The sauces at the table are all worth a try. Good selection of beer for a place this size and indoor or... More 

Thank 2inArrowhead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Burgers, salads, fish best lunch place by the beach. Fast service, friendly staff. They make sure everything is to your liking. Very busy during the weekends.

Thank FA J
Ventura, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch tacos Mon = good deal Fresh fish tacos - great Some items not cheap Across the street from a good Mexican to go

Thank Will C
Port Hueneme, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

True, no fluke but plenty of other good fish. Fresh stuff, cooked well, and good service. Not a fancy place but well worth a visit. Didn't try the burritos but saw plenty, huge, tacos as well. Did fish and chips, a B+ .

Thank Robert B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The restaurant is very plain & simple, but the Burritos & Tacos are the best I have ever tasted - healthy & filling at realistic prices for fish which is relatively expensive. The rest of the menu is inviting and the food looks very good. The food is so good that I did not use any of its free special... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Food tour clam chowder and fish were great. They have some gluten free options. Atmosphere and people where very nice.

1 Thank Rory J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 806 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-8226
Voted best fish taco in the county.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?