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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
+1 805-639-0865
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (111 reviews)
“seafood” (105 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here after reading reviews and my husband had the clam chowder which I also tasted and it was delicious. He had the sea food pasta which was nice joy ok. I had fish and chips thinking it would be safe, but the fish...More

Thank Karin R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at the bar and ordered a Bloody Mary...iiiiick..it was the worst I have ever had...stay away from that...but the food was great...has clam chowder and that was delicious...seafood pasta was pretty good...and shrimp scampi was pretty good too...overall it wasn't memorable and if I...More

Thank Maui808Mama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The calamari = excellent The Bloody Mary = excellent The bread basket = excellent What more do you need to know?

Thank Foodie021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at the bar overlooking the harbor. Congenial and attentive bartender, nice wine selection by the class, fast service and good food. My husband had clam chowder which he said was excellent and I had shrimp/crab louie salad. Fabulous San Francisco-style sourdough bread.

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is consistantly good, we especially enjoy sitting at the bar and having the local favorite, mussels or clams, taking in the harbor view and having their house margarita. It is a clean version not made with margarita mix, it is tart and yummy.

Thank gatoventura
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over crowded. Too expensive and poorly served. Locations a ten. After that, the food and overall experience is a 5. You can do a lot better at Lure or other fish houses in SB. Definition of a tourist trap

Thank Mocurlylulu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always good but not great. Usually crowded but with efficient service. Consistent and reliable. Sit outside if you can and enjoy the harbor view.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten at Brophy Brothers many times. The views are spectacular. But this time in late August the food was just ok. The service and our server was excellent. The clam chowder was very good. I had fish and chips. The French fries were fairly...More

Thank dtwsjw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before dining I asked twice whether food was prepared using monosodium glutamate (MSG). I was assured two times they did not use MSG in their food. Almost immediately I was sick as I have a reaction to MSG. My criticism is not simply that I...More

1  Thank dougandivy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is sister location to Santa Barbara restaurant. Food is a far cry from S.B. Ordered steamed mussels and fish/chips. In Santa Barbara, mussels are cooked in water, garlic, butter. Here the order was a dish full of oregano, cracked peppercorns, and bay leaves. There...More

Thank sqw
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Questions & Answers
19 July 2017|
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Response from Lynluke | Reviewed this property |
Only if you were on the corner of the patio closest to the ocean. The sun sets over the ocean so if you have an ocean view from the patio, you will see it.
18 June 2017|
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Response from Maggie B | Reviewed this property |
Although many places are dog-friendly, the dogs must be on an outdoor patio area and not transit the restaurant to get there. Brophys is on the second floor, so even the outdoor patio area mush be accessed through the... More
18 June 2017|
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Response from GwendolynAP | Reviewed this property |
A place to go with dogs is Cafe Nouveau on Chrisman at Thompson. Dogs are welcome there on the outdoor patio.
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Restaurant Details

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