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Cafe Zack

1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
+1 805-643-9445
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild boar” (9 reviews)
“pie” (13 reviews)
“filet mignon” (9 reviews)
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1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This kind of place is getting hard to find. Was an old house, now a quaint little family owned restaurant, loved it!! We sat in the front of what must have once been a living room and had a good view of everyone coming and...More

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Wanted to give Zack's five stars due to the warmth and friendliness of the staff, however they have a few weaknesses, but the filet mignon is not one of them. Excellent steak, vegetables, and appetizer. So what are the weaknesses? The basic things you would...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have been here before and that experience was OK. My latest visit was very disappointing. We had the rack a lamb and it was not good. I specifically asked if the lamb was a Colorado rack or from New Zealand, as there is a...More

Thank mote1
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Let me preface this by saying we have only been here once. A friend of ours invited a group to dinner here during the holidays. The restaurant is a former house; so dining areas are separated by rooms as in a home. This adds to...More

Thank jtdanza
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants for a quite meal without kids. The wine is excellent. The servers are exceptional. And the food is amazing! The Zacks pie is our favorite.

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Cafe Zack is my favorite restaurant in Ventura County, and has been for over 25 years. We love the cozy house and patio, the impeccable and friendly service, the interesting wine list full of local wines and more exotic ones too all well priced. The...More

Thank GwendolynAP
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Small location ! But big on service ! Xcellent food and ambiance ! The fillet mignon and ribeye steak are top notch ! Xcellent place for romantic dinner !

Thank mexicanbob5150
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Went to Zack's for my boyfriend's birthday and had a wonderful meal - with caring, attentive service and a happy dinner crowd. It's located a bit away from the "happening" area of Ventura's downtown, but what a great find. Highly recommend.

Thank tammyloans
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Very enjoyable anytime but even better when saved for a special occasion. The finest California/Continental cuisine prepared and presented in an elegant but comfortable manner. Gracious welcome and service throughout. Great for a special occasion, Fine small wine selection. Take care to not fall off...More

Thank seamusb
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Every meal here is a special meal. Great choices from the interesting menu and delicious specials. Excellent service. Ask for suggestions from their diverse wine list. A good selection of wines from smaller wineries. The peach dumpling is beyond words. At our table we had...More

Thank Hoopoexxx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-9445
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