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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%
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“clam chowder” (122 reviews)
“seafood” (115 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood I have all kinds very fresh. They have great chowder just be prepared to yell if you seen inside. The place is very loud. Did you have a patio that would be great with a wonderful view.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank iamiamgoing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy which is a good sign. We went for lunch on a Sunday with many football fans cheering on their teams. Somewhat loud but that's expected. Excellent seafood, selection of beers and a well stocked bar. The staff were really working hard to keep...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank J1406GZscottk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first visit to Ventura. Brophy's is a well known tourist spot - of course with a spectacular view; and it is a convenient distance from our vacation rental. I suspect many rate this restaurant highly because of the view, but I have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Buzzard100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got right in with a window seat overlooking the Ventura Harbor. Steam Clabs with some Clam Chowder made the night. Never had fresh Sourdough Bread like that, super soft and tasty. Excellent service as well!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 652bobp
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Came in with business associates. We had the clam chowder, oysters and fish and chips. Not bad, but not great. Just an ordinary place with a nice view that you are paying for. On a positive note, the service was very good and the beer...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank therealS1
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Happy great staff who look like they love their job and have fun with each other. Bartenders are fun and generous. What a fun place! Good food at good prices.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank L N
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

This habor restaurant has a great view from the patio especially during sunset. The staff is friendly and service was great. I’m sad to say that meal was very average and pricey for the quality. :/

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 665lebab
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Originally from the area so I have my list of places I always stop when I'm back in town and this is one of them. My Dad and I love to come here in the afternoon and toss a couple beers back and enjoy their...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KBeavv
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Had our weekly ‘date night’ here on Friday. Sat outside on the patio overlooking the harbor. Had clam chowder and fish n chips, both of which were very good. Definetly sit on the patio.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hans T
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in fior a quick bite before boat trip and had a cup of the clam chowder. It was so amazing we had dinner there that night and the next! Of course having chowder each time. Friendly staff and great outside seating overlooking the harbor.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 80zhollygirl
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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