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Cafe Zack

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1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
+1 805-643-9445
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants for a quite meal without kids. The wine is excellent. The servers are exceptional. And the food is amazing! The Zacks pie is our favorite.

Thank Amy T
Ventura, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Zack is my favorite restaurant in Ventura County, and has been for over 25 years. We love the cozy house and patio, the impeccable and friendly service, the interesting wine list full of local wines and more exotic ones too all well priced. The food is consistently excellent: tasty soup, the best caesar salad I've tasted, tender and flavorful... More 

Thank GwendolynAP
Oxnard Beach, Ca
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Small location ! But big on service ! Xcellent food and ambiance ! The fillet mignon and ribeye steak are top notch ! Xcellent place for romantic dinner !

Thank mexicanbob5150
Burbank, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Went to Zack's for my boyfriend's birthday and had a wonderful meal - with caring, attentive service and a happy dinner crowd. It's located a bit away from the "happening" area of Ventura's downtown, but what a great find. Highly recommend.

Thank tammyloans
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Very enjoyable anytime but even better when saved for a special occasion. The finest California/Continental cuisine prepared and presented in an elegant but comfortable manner. Gracious welcome and service throughout. Great for a special occasion, Fine small wine selection. Take care to not fall off your chair because of the very thick wallet you'll need upon paying your bill. After... More 

Thank seamusb
Camarillo, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Every meal here is a special meal. Great choices from the interesting menu and delicious specials. Excellent service. Ask for suggestions from their diverse wine list. A good selection of wines from smaller wineries. The peach dumpling is beyond words. At our table we had Osso bucco, halibut, and rd medallions. We were all pleased with out selections. Intimate dining... More 

Thank Hoopoexxx
Sacramento, California
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

One of the better restaurants in Ventura, California. Located in an old house and very nice. Their food is excellent and owners are very friendly. Sometimes the small space gets a little noisy. In that case ask for the tables in the patio area.

Thank Ed J
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Nightly special: Norwegian salmon.. to die for. Spouse had menu fettuccine shrimp scallop curry also delightful.

Thank Jay C
Ventura, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This charming restaurant near downtown Ventura is our go to spot for special occasions in our office, a friend's birthday, a quiet place to meet a client. Everything they serve is delicious. We love the Kobe Burger . . . but like all my friends say: "What isn't good?" The owners are great too and so willing to accommodate and... More 

Thank kathykinnear
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is my husbands and I's favorite romantic date restaurant. The owners and all the workers do an amazing job making sure everyone is happy and satisfied with the service they receive. They are very attentive. The food is amazing. We love the baked Brie with green apples. I always save room for Zack's Pie!

Thank Amy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-9445

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