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“The fish is De-lish!”
Review of Lure Fish House

Lure Fish House
Ranked #1 of 427 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant Hours: Happy Hour Sunday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm and Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We have a Private Dining Room and offer Patio seating overlooking beautiful downtown Ventura! Lure Fish House was created with the goal of providing you with a Top Tier Seafood Experience featuring fresh and sustainable seafood from trusted sources. Our restaurant strives to provide locally caught seafood, organically grown local produce, and wines from local vineyards whenever possible. We also feature a full bar with specialty cocktails, and an oyster bar serving a variety of fresh items that can vary daily. Lure specializes in Mesquite charbroiled seafood while also providing uniquely prepared selections by our chef. We print our menus daily to reflect availability and guarantee freshness. Our primary goal is to provide you, our guest, a fun and exciting seafood experience. So just remember, "if you are looking for a healthy and delicious dish...Eat more fish!"
Ventura, California
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The fish is De-lish!”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Lure is one of the better bets for downtown dining in Ventura. It has a lively bar scene, small outdoor seating area and nicely planned indoor table settings for comfortable dining. The way they have it situated is nice because it allows one to observe & feel a part of the action without the dealing with high decibel blah-blah-blah as some restaurants have with this type of city bar n' grill. The service is good for the most part and its an attractive place too - nice light coming in, etc. The oyster bar is super and their selection of fish is really good. (One of the few places I've found with Ling Cod.) Took a friend who was also happy with her steak so I'd say after about a dozen happy meals there - I like it - I like it a lot.

Visited August 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Lure seafood restaurant in Ventura”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Vibrant bar scene for socializing, oysters, and small plates. Dining area in back for some privacy and conversation. Calamari appetizer and Sand Dabs entree were both "10"s...

Visited August 2014
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Hartford, New York
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“Wow, what a meal!”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Local Halibut, Rock Fish, and Tequila Shrimp Pasta were all completely consumed because of the amazing tastes. Everything was extremely fresh. We had a great view looking into the kitchen and it was mesmerizing to watch all the employees preparing the meals. I have never seen a cleaner kitchen than this one. Our waiter was awesome, I wish I got his name. The menu had something for everyone, seafood and steaks. Appetizers were fantastic and so was dessert. The place was packed and it was simple to figure out why. Go here for possibly one of the best seafood dinners of your life. If the tables are full, or even if they are not, get a seat where you can look directly in to the kitchen. It was very entertaining.

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London
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat on our way from LA to SF.

This place is seriously good. The food, ambience and service are all top drawer.

Special thanks to our waiter David who was a real star. Check this place out!

Visited August 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“Delicious Food and Good Service”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Great seafood! I had the salmon and it was prepared perfectly! Good service. A bit expensive and always a wait, although you can sit at the bar to eat or wait for your table. the best Key Lime Pie I have every had!! I would make a reservation.

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