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Harbor Cove Cafe

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1867 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4353
+1 805-658-1639
07:30 - 14:30
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Santa Clarita, California
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I stopped in this little café near the Channel Islands Museum. We were in a hurry and ordered a hamburger. We were very surprised by the quality of the burger. The onions, tomatoes and pickles were very fresh and the coleslaw was really good. The buns were exceptionally fresh and had a very good flavor. We will... More 

Thank cwalter2014
Shanghai, China
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173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This a very good restaurant with an amazing view over the harbor. The burger was really good and service good as well.

Thank tingman1
ventura, ca
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Want a nice relaxing breakfast go to this little Harbor Cafe. I can bring my pets and the food is very good and plentiful. I love the relaxing atmosphere.

Thank martinatunafish
Palm Desert, California
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped on our way down from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles for some lunch. We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely outdoor seating, picnic tables. The view of the water and boats is delightful. Our dog loved the grass. Now we were not expecting the food to be spectacular, but it was! Best burgers and fries for miles. Pleasant... More 

Thank desertminky
Palm Desert,CA
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211 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Sat at one of the many picnic tables with our dog watching the boats the hamburger we all ordered was great. Nice lunch break on our drive home.

Thank Offthebeatenpath011
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Fun environment - food is mediocre - take it or leave it. Dock side eating is fun and the live music is fun! The location is weird you have to pass through a gate and be let in- almost like you're in the wrong place lol

Thank Katy S
Deming, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

In town 4 days and on the morning of the 4 day we found this great Cafe for breakfast. We would have eaten here every day if we found it sooner. Well prepared food, fresh ingredients, homemade jams/jelly, applesauce and presented very well. Harbor boat views and just a wonderful experience. EAT HERE.

Thank MickiDem
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Small place right on the Marina. Very casual, outdoor dining. Stand in line to order and they bring it to your table. Menu and staff not very veg friendly, but what I had was great. Excellent veggie burger with the works, added avocado, tasty bun and fries. Hit the spot on this sunny, windy day. Great place for meeting friends,... More 

Thank Gina J
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We were staying nearby at the harbor view condos. We used their bikes and went exploring. We stopped at this restaurant on our way back to the condo and we were glad we did. We had great salads for lunch and the view was great on the patio. Must be a slow lunch crowd on Thursday; we got an outside... More 

Thank Barbara T
Studio City, CA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I love this place!! The breakfast seafood omelette is delicious and so is the fish and chips. Dogs are welcome outside and they even have water bowls out for them. The cafe overlooks the inlet and marina. Service is a bit slow but it's worth the wait...

Thank Suzanthepetnanny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1867 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4353
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-658-1639

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