Ventura County is quickly becoming well known as a great place to find some top notch dining establishments.  Please find a list below of some of our favorite spots to grab a bite in Ventura County....



cafefiore11_006Café Fiore
66 South California Street
(805) 653-1266

Located in the heart of newly renovated downtown Ventura, Cafe Fiore is an understated elegant spot for traditional rustic Italian cooking with a southern flare.

Comfortable loose pillow booths, overstuffed couches and a warm fireplace in the Martini Lounge is a great spot to sip fun flavorful martinis and listen to the sounds of hip Jazz trio’s.

Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars


photoAloha Steak House
364 S. California St.
(805) 652-1799

Aloha Steakhouse is a casual, family friendly restaurant proudly serving the highest quality steak and freshest seafood in a warm, inviting atmosphere.

The menu offers a mouth-watering array of contemporary lunch and dinner favorites, impeccable service and breath-taking views of the ocean and beach. Aloha Steakhouse also features an impressive wine bar with a superior selection of vintage wines and champagne.

Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars


598 E. Main St.
(805) 643-6800

Watermark's menu is a fusion of locally inspired cuisine and ingredients.  It features a mixture of signature entrées including life altering steaks and seafood, rousing appetizers and shared plates, and delectable soups and salads to round things off.

While dining you are surrounded in breath taking architecture and fixtures that have an old world, yet modern appeal.  The warmth of the wood work matched with the cool feel of the onyx bar and tiled floors provide an interesting balance of ambiance and appeal.

Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars


great-place-for-peopleThe Greek at the Harbor Restaurant
1583 Spinnaker Dr. #101
(805) 650-5350

The Greek is a family owned restaurant that has been in the Ventura Harbor since 1994.  It features Greek dancing and Belly dancing, along with amazing Greek food! This is Ventura's only waterfront restaurant featuring authentic Greek dishes paired with lively Greek entertainment.

Yelp Rating: 3 stars



Ventura County Real EstateCafe Zack
1095 E. Thompson Blvd.
(805) 643-9445

Nestled inside a cozy 1930's style cottage, resides one of Downtown Ventura's hidden treasures for food lovers everywhere. Cutting edge haute California cuisine prepared with only the freshest ingredients.

This family owned and operated business has elevated the cuisine scene in Ventura to new heights. Renowned for their Filet Mignon, fresh seafood and their exceptional wine cellar boasting local boutique vintners as well as Sonoma and Napa's finest selections.

Yelp Rating: 4 stars




Ventura County Real EstateAnacapa Brewing Company
472 East Main Street
(805) 643-2337

ABC has been providing Ventura with a great selection of handcrafted ales, a menu of delicious and original meals and a warm friendly meeting place. Whether in a suit and tie or shorts and flip flops, you will always feel welcomed by the familiar staff of long term employees. You will feel right at home in the Anacapa’s 120 year old beautifully restored brick building, with multiple HD TVs & warm decor. Making it a great place to meet with friends to catch the game or just to unwind after work.

Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars


Ventura County Real EstateEric Ericsson's Fish Co.
668 Harbor Blvd.       Ventura
(805) 643-4783

Enjoy great seafood and drinks all while looking out over the Pacific Ocean.  This restaurant is located on the Ventura Pier and boasts an amazing view of the  beach and ocean.  Watch the sunset while sipping a cocktail at the Ventura dining landmark.

Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars



Ventura County Real EstatePrime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2009 E. Thompson Blvd.
(805) 652-1055

Prime is sophisticated, but still fun. Ventura is a beach community and Prime caters to the locals. It is a supper club, with a steakhouse menu, extensive wine list, and live music Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Try the best “Happy” in town! Prime also offers Happy Hours 7 days a week.  If you want amazing food, exceptional service, and a beautiful ambiance look no further than Prime Steakhouse.

Yelp Rating: 4 stars


Ventura County Real Estate71 Palm
71 N. Palm St.
(805) 653-7222

Magnificent French-American fare by chef-owner Didier Poirier keeps longtime customers coming back for more.  This quaint Craftsman cottage in Downtown Ventura boasts a peaceful and intimate atmosphere with seating by the fireplace and friendly service.

Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars



Ventura County Real EstateAllison’s Country Café
3429 Telegraph Rd.
(805) 644-9072

If you have ever left the main road in search of the perfect small town eatery then you will want to swing by this family cafe. Enjoy the country style food without having to go out of your way. Allison's Country Cafe brings the flavor of mid-america to the west coast and has been a mainstay of Ventura dining for thirty years.  Allison's Country Cafe takes pride in cooking up healthy comfort food for all those who visit.

Yelp Rating: 4 stars





Ventura County Real EstateWhales Tail Restaurant

3950 Bluefin Cir.
(805) 985-2511

With a touch of class and an unmistakable style all its own, The Whale's Tail offers just the right place to match your mood. Enjoy a casual rendezvous with old friends in the upstairs Shellfish bar, a romantic dinner for two or a celebration with family and friends in the main dining room downstairs. There's no better way to truly be a part of the tranquility of daily harbor life or the after-hours excitement when the sun dips into the ocean.

Yelp Rating: 2.5 stars


Ventura County Real EstateBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
461 W. Esplanade Dr.
(805) 485-1124

You will find something everyone will love on the menu, from exciting appetizers, signature deep dish pizzas and fresh salads to our famous Pizookie® desserts and award-winning handcrafted beers.

Relax after a long day with a BJ's Brewery beer while watching a game on one of the many big screen TVs that surround the bar and restaurant.

Yelp Rating: 3 stars




Ventura County Real EstateThe Ranch House
500 S. Lomita Ave.
(805) 646-2360

The ultimate in romance...hidden away in the beautiful Ojai Valley is a gourmet restaurant famed for original award winning cuisine.  Dine in an exquisite garden setting next to meandering streams and lush foliage.  Enjoy the Wine Spectator Grand Award Winning wine list with approximately 650 selections to tempt you.  Don't forget about the herb garden and bakery on site as well.  This is perfection in Ojai.

Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars



Ventura County Real EstateSuzanne's Cuisine

502 W. Ojai Ave.
(805) 640-1961

Chef Suzanne Roll whips up an imaginative and flavorful menu with fresh produce from her own garden at this superlative, midpriced French-Italian restaurant in Ojai that's always a treat for visitors. The service is excellent and the low-key setting is lovely, especially when dining on the beautiful patio.

Yelp Rating: 4 stars



Ventura County Real EstateBoccali's
3277 Ojai Rd.
(805) 646-6116

Two miles east of Downtown Ojai, past crowded streets and the hustle and bustle of town, sits Boccali's Pizza and Pasta amidst
magnificent mountain vistas, and beneath a blanket of crowning oaks.

The menu features their own fresh produce during the growing season, picked daily from their Upper Ojai farm.  Fresh-squeezed Boccali Ranch lemonade and orange juice are available all year long.  Boccali’s customers enjoy dining “al-fresco" on the patio, or on the large oak-covered lawn area, while enjoying the scenic vistas that make the Ojai Valley so beautiful and unique.  Boccali’s recipes are "Original Ojai Italian”, inspired by family recipes passed down through generations.

Yelp Rating: 4 stars

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