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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (114 reviews)
“seafood” (111 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped for a late lunch driving from Vandenberg Air Force Base to Los Angeles. This is a popular restaurant and when I have eaten in the past the food has been good. Unfortunately, the Calamari was over seasoned with hot pepper. Cole Slaw had an...More

Thank Dionges1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The clam chowder here is one of the best in the area. The outdoor seating is great getting to look over the harbor. The tuna melt and fish sandwich are great budget options here.

Thank 222jwong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extensive menu choice, Happy Hour is great. Harbor views, great bar. Efficient and friendly service.

Thank GRG59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner today after seeing the play, “Grease,” performed at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura. The play was s first rate production and so was our dinner selections. I ordered a cup of their delicious New England Clam Chowder soup...More

Thank James C G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the food was very good the service was outstanding, but the only reason I did not give them an outstanding rating was that it was so incredibly noisy that we could not hear each other. We were seated inside, because it was packed...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not from the area, but there seems to some kind of local debate over the best fish restaurant.... Brophy bros, or Andrea’s across the street. I’ll try to stay out of it, and will concentrate on Brophy bros. First and foremost, this was the...More

Thank chuckharp123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great place to eat in with a view of the harbor, this is the place for you. Excellent sea food and if you are not into sea food, there is a complete variety of other food to eat. It...More

Thank MartinPVernon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Brophy Bros on the strength of good reviews, but it was even better than expected. We got a table outside on the deck, which turned out to be awesome in two ways - first, it was a bit warm on the inside...More

Thank RoadJunkie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoy the food and atmosphere here. It is super noisy inside so we always try to get a table on the deck. Sometimes a long wait. Good service, fair prices.

Thank doctorsandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an original great place for drinks and food. My wife and I were seated at a counter where we could watch our shellfish meals being prepared. For the very good quality that you get the prices are reasonable. Before or after it is...More

Thank Richard S
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July 18, 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.
June 17, 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
June 17, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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