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Shoals Restaurant at The Cliff House Inn

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$$ - $$$
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6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
+1 805-684-0025
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Lodi, California
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped for an afternoon lunch. The views from the restaurant are amazing! Ocean view from every seat. Service was amazing and the food was above average.

Thank dan b
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a little out of the way hidden and somewhat hard to get to but it is well worth the trouble! Order the spinach seafood salad it is light and taste just right! The view is spectacular and you can sit outside. Great place for a celebration!

Thank Ashbecker1
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Shoals melted in your mouth. So full of flavor. They may have a slightly limited menu if you aren't into seafood.

Thank AlexisTai
Bakersfield, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We made an outdoor reservation and couldn't have been happier with our view and the service. Located on a quiet spot on Hwy 1. We ate the Filet Mignon and the Stuffed Chicken. Both dishes were good. To enter the restaurant, take the outdoor stairwell down a few steps below the Inn.

Thank Carol E
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The tourist, me, was taken here for Saturday lunch...hotel and restaurant has been here for many years. The patio overlooks the ocean....i mean, you are sitting 10 feet away..amazing view every direction. Food is not fussy. Very fresh and quite nice. We had mussels and salads. It really hit the spot. This spot is hard to get to so maybe... More 

Thank SammyHam
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This place is a hidden gem that was recommended by a local neighbor! WOW! Excellently prepared food, excellent service and the view of the ocean could not have been better! Lots of options and I chose their special Sea Bass. Fabulous dinner on the ocean beach, what more could you want?

Thank Mary B
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Shoals Restaurant has a delicious menu at a remarkable landscape overlooking the Pacific Ocean, surfers and sea life. The view is spectacular. While the menu isn't wildly creative the yellowfin with capers was surprisingly refreshing. A worthwhile dinner at one of the most lovely spots on Earth.

Thank Kris M
Corona, United States
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153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Stayed at the hotel and already ate dinner so I got dessert to take to my room. Oh so yummy!! A caramel banana with ice cream yummy goodness.

1 Thank JenJen1865
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Excellent cooking in a romantic ambiance is a good start to a great dining experience. we started with a few mixed drinks , soup of the day and CHARBROILED FILET MIGNON ,PESTO FETTUCINE Comes with house-smoked Chicken Breast Substitute Tiger Shrimp. and we topped it off with The Shoals Famous Banana Reef sauteed bananas over vanilla ice cream with an... More 

Thank loveoffun
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Very good meal we sat outside to make the most of view , very good table service and very good food only draw back is when restaurant closes you can not get a drink

Thank Michael C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001-9704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-0025

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