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Duke's Griddle 'n Grill

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$$ - $$$
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1124 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3878
+1 805-667-8411
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 19:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Ventura, California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic Ventura eating place is just a short block from the sand. It was completely gutted and redecorated in the past few years. We go there for happy hour. Reasonable drinks. Great carne nachos, fish tacos and mac and cheese. Burgers are also excellent but they are not on the happy hour menu.

Thank GreggP1943
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best burgers by the beach! Big menu with lots of options, but the burgers are the best! Big and juicy, definitely one of the best burgers. The fries are great, the restaurant was clean with cool atmosphere, staff was friendly. Would definitely recommend to a friend!

Thank Mychal R
Roy, Washington
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

On a business trip, my friend and I stopped here for lunch before we headed out of town. It is a really nice place and the staff were very courteous. I ordered the three fish tacos and that was plenty! Could barely finish the third. My friend got a burger and said it was pretty darned good as well. If... More 

Thank Eddie V
Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We ate here some 15 years ago and then returned to see if our experience was as good and yup, it was good if not better. My wife had a tuna sandwich and my son and i each had the Teriyaki Burgers, mine with sweet potato fries. All wrapped up on the patio on a beautiful afternoon. A perfect and... More 

Thank Read W
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Best gourmet hamburgers in town. Large and very flavorful with french fries that are crispy yet soft on the inside due to a special flour coating on the outside of the potatoes before frying them.

Thank Roy G
Roseburg, Oregon
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We enjoyed our lunch here on 9/19. This is a small cafe/sports bar place to eat. It is clean, minimally decorated with several tv's on at the time we were there.Quiet. Great service! It seemed as if the staff knew everyone that came in. It was fun to relax and watch them banter. We will be back if we are... More 

Thank beeducky
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stumbled onto this place on our way back to LA from Pismo last week. My husband said he wanted some fresh seafood and in my travel lethargy, I said take Seaward, there has to be something there. We spied Duke's as we cruised toward the beach. After parking in the public lot, we walked backed and entered a surfer... More 

Thank Susan A
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Seems like Duke's has been cleaned up and made family-friendly at the cost of its heart and soul. It is a clean, rather sterile version of a dive bar. Our hamburgers were nothing special and the fries were run-of-the-mill Denny's style. Since it closes early doesn't seem to be a place for a late night beer & burger. The signage... More 

Thank Andrew T
Vantaa, Finland
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This restaurant was a nice surprise. The food was fine and the staff friendly. We felt welcomed as family.

Thank Freija_69
Port Hueneme, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Dukes for years. After 25 years the original owner retired and I was anxious to see what was new. It got a much needed facelift without losing the beachy charm it was known for. Foods always been excellent so I got my usual Teriyaki Chicken sandwich. Disappointed the chicken was dry and over cooked. Not giving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1124 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3878
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-667-8411
Hello Everyone,
Thank you to our LOYALS!!! We will be back in September, same great food and atmosphere.

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