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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

) #5 of 352 Restaurants in Ventura $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
+1 805-639-0865
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (107 reviews)
“seafood” (101 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001-5301
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the Brophy Brothers restaurant in Santa Barbara, so tried the one in Ventura. We were gifted by the Happy Hour menu, 3:30-7:00 PM. That includes BOTH drinks and food M-F. Outstanding Steamed Clams, Mussels, Fish and Chips and Clam Chowder. And the icing on...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I finally got around to visiting Brophy Brothers after so many people had told me to go there. It was worth the wait. I enjoyed lunch with a friend on Father's day. After a short wait (20 mins walking around the harbor and spotting some...More

Thank Lynluke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I were in the mood for seafood and decided to try Brophy Bros. The meal began with sourdough bread. Disappointed that it wasn't warm. We ordered the calamari appetizer which was very good with the cocktail sauce. We decided to split two...More

Thank Tiffany F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brophy Bros is a well-established restaurant in Ventura Harbor. Go during lunch or Happy Hour and try and snag a spot on the outdoor veranda looking out over the harbor. Fantastic view, the clam chowder is excellent, and the folks working here are friendly.

Thank Tyskyr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish is fresh, tasty and varied, from fish and chips to grilled halibut with veggies. A wrap around small deck allows dining outside with a view of the harbor, the bar inside friendly and packed. There's a wait at popular hours. A cheerful staff,...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a premier in Hollywood, I was craving seafood so we took a trip to Brophy Bros in Ventura. The reviews were right.

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our road trip - we had a Clam Chowder each and shared a Cold platter. All lovely, fresh and very delicious. Service was great as well.

Thank Becs_M83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to the Brophy Brothers in Santa Barbara, I was looking forward to trying the one in Ventura! Love the fish and chips here as well as the chowder. There's usually a wait, but if you can find a seat at the bar, you...More

1  Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best seafood restaurant in the area of Harbor Village if you happen to be in Ventura. This was recommended by locals that we stopped and asked. The wait staff was friendly, the food was not creative or extra special, but the fish was...More

Thank tkii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time to Brophy Brothers. It's a lovely place with a great view. It's not my kind of place becasue of the the plethora of fried foods, smell of deep frying and the overly salted dishes. I could not eat the shrimp...More

Thank Kac Y
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are small dogs allowed? trying to find somewhere to meet friends who are travelling with their dog across usa
17 June 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
are small
17 June 2017|
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Response from Jedimasterkush | Reviewed this property |
Not really set up for dogs. Maybe go to Andrea's across the way. Other than that maybe give them a call to find out for sure.
I would be interested whether you found it easy or difficult to have a conversation at Brophy Bros.
3 August 2015|
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Response from Bjrsmom | Reviewed this property |
Very easy in the outdoor seating. It is not overly noisy. I have never eaten inside, so I can't speak to that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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