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Carrows Restaurant

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4095 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003-3758
+1 805-644-8539
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Grand Terrace, California, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Vagrants sitting on ground near entrance😬 We had a large group of 9 Waitress was a darling it took forever to get all of our orders they were very short staffed food was fine ,price was good .... location easy to get to .

Thank Carolynn C
Susansullivan1021, Manager at Carrows Restaurant, responded to this review

Carolynn: I am very sorry that the food took awhile to get to your party which is not typical of Carrows Restaurant as we pride ourselves with competitive pricing, fast service while serving fresh, comfort food. Please email the Regional Manager at dyoshida@foodmps.com with more detail like time and date of service and your server's name so we may investigate... More 

Aurora, Colorado
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Ate there both mornings while staying in Ventura. Great service, great breakfast at a reasonable price. Location is good for a lot of places in Ventura by the harbor and the beaches.

Thank MauiLover5
Redondo Beach, California
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235 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is just a simple cafe but the food is quite good and excellent value. We've visited several times when we wanted a light-ish dinner while traveling. Will return.

Thank UltimateWines
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248 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Used to eat here quite a bit. It is a coffee shop, and it has gone down hill a little. The food was okay - the portions were pretty big... No complaints there. The service was so so. The waitress wasn't really attentive to us at all. I left a smaller than normal tip which is unusual for me. Needs... More 

Thank KUMtngal
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Very similar to Denny's/Shoney's/Howard Johnson's (long ago). We were not looking for a high end (expensive) dining experience and after looking at their web site this seemed to fit the bill and it was close by where we were staying. I had a cod and shrimp basket with fries - plenty of food probably enough for two. It was ok... More 

Thank Bulldawg
Lancaster, Ca
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Spent the day at the beach and then stopped at Carrows for their dinner special. Meal was just fine and as expected. Price was very reasonable and service was excellent. What really caught our attention was the greeter when we entered. Her name was Victoria and she had the biggest and most welcoming smile! When she showed us to our... More 

Thank lloydmax
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184 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Having travelled around California, we stopped off at Carrows as we were staying nearby. The food was totally unmemorable, stodgy and a throw back to the 90s. Food was heavily fried, and the beer battered fish and chips evidently came straight out of a freezer. The place was quiet too, with very little atmosphere. Head elsewhere in town if you... More 

Thank Richard B
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166 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

Walked in to a funky smell. Like sewage smell. Huge menu, everything looked so good. We've never eaten at one of these before. Hubs got the prime rib and lobster dinner. I ordered bbq ribs & crispy chicken dinner, but got ribs & bbq chicken. Oh well, I'm not one to complain. (except on TripAdvisor obviously) Lobster smelled off enough... More 

Thank farmgirlIdaho
La Canada, California
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703 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Carrows is a feel good chain restaurant, a little bit better than Dennys (and a little more expensive, too). This place was quite pleasant, food was good, nice choices, and pleasant people serving.

Thank Rogerdob
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1,695 reviews
543 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 947 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

I find it amazing that this chain is still in business. The food is awful, the service indifferent, and the ambience non-existent. Its only purpose is to make Denny's look good.

Thank CarmichaelVentura

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4095 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003-3758
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-644-8539

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?